Thursday, March 14, 2019

Quilting Quiz from PBS

Here is a quiz about Quilting 
that I first stumbled across in 2010. 

What questions would you 
like to see added to such a quiz?

Quilting Quiz -

1. What do the following refer to: Chain, Feather, Herringbone, Outline?

  Quiltmaking patterns
  Appliqué patterns in popular use from the 1840s - 1860s
  Stitches found on Crazy Quilts

2. Foundation blocks are found in which group of patterns?

  Log Cabin, Pineapple, Press Piecing
  Dresden Plate, Sun Bonnet Sue, Rose of Sharon
  School House, Star of Bethlehem, Ocean Waves

3. What form of quilting originates in Laos?

  Pan Dau

4. Who is the inventor of the sewing machine?

  Elias Howe
  Isaac Singer
  Richard Sears

5. Which term does not belong?

  Garden Maze

6. Which of the following quilt patterns is not thought of as in vogue in the 1930s?

  Drunkard's Path
  Grandmother's Flower Garden
  Double Wedding Ring
  Dresden Plate

7. For what is the International Quilt Association known?

  Honoring a quilter every year who has made a difference in the quilting world
  Sponsoring the World's Largest Quilt Show
  Holding an annual conference in which over 250 classes and lectures are offered
  All of the above

8. What do the following have in common: Echo, Stipple, Meander, Crosshatch?

  Quiltmaking techniques
  Quilting patterns
  Methods of joining patchwork

9. Where might one find the Language of Flowers?

  Baltimore Album Quilts
  Crazy Quilts
  Appliqué Quilts
  All of the above

10. What innovation in quilting was introduced at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia?

  The Crazy Quilt
  The first electric iron
  Rotary Cutters

11. What do these things have in common: Hand of Friendship, Duck's Foot in the Mud, Bear's Paw?

  They are the names of square dance movements.
  They are the titles of Victorian children's stories.
  They are different names for the same patchwork pattern.
  They were popular appliqué patterns during the late 1800s.

12. What are the following names: Turkey Red, Indigo Blue, Double Pink, Nile Green?

  Crayola crayon colors
  Watercolor paint colors
  Rainbow Brite's friends
  Fabric colors

13. What characterizes a "summer spread?"

  light colors
  no backing
  no batting
  smaller than bed quilts, made to be used as picnic cloths

14. What do the following have in common: Baby Block, Thousand Pyramids, Trip Around the World?

  Children's toys/games
  Patterns of Asian origin
  One-patch patchwork patterns

15. Which quiltmaking technique has always been done by machine?

  Seminole Patchwork
  Prairie Points
  Miniature Quilts

16. What characteristics are associated with Folk Art Quilts?

  They are made by people who have had no artistic training.
  They are made for visual impact, not quiltmaking excellence.
  They have a spontaneity about them, often containing whimsical elements.
  They have crudely shaped design elements.

17. What do the following have in common: Diamond in the Square, Bars, Center Square?

  Types of cookies
  Amish quilt patterns
  Square-dancing formations
  All of the above

18. What do the following have in common: Charm Quilts, Scrap Quilts, Postage Stamp Quilts?

  Popular quilt styles in the early 1900s
  Patterns were obtained through mail order sources
  Quilts that used a wide variety of fabrics
  Quilts that were tied as opposed to quilted

19. Which of the following is created by a series of fabric folds to make an origami-type pattern?

  Attic Window
  Cathedral Window
  Doves in the Window

20. What are the following: Tapestry, Crewel, Upholstery, Quilting?

  Types of yarn
  Types of fabric
  Types of needles
  Types of scissors

21. Which term does not belong?

  Prairie Point

22. What are the following: Bodkin, Boot Spur, Emery Pouch?

  Articles of clothing
  Sewing tools
  Quilting Patterns

23. Where is "Quilt City, USA"?

  Houston, Texas
  Lowell, Mass.
  Kutztown, Pa.
  Paducah, Ky.

A recent addition to my collection said to be Cuban made. Each block is signed with a first name and three have the date of 1996 stitched on them as well.  Any of my readers familiar with Cuban needlework?   More photos on my next blog post.

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