Glossaries of Quilt-Related Terms
Links to External Sources
Dawn Pages. http://www.reddawn.net/quilt/glossary.htm
- See also PBS' The Art of Quilting website: http://www.pbs.org/americaquilts/index.html
Quilt Lovers Guide. http://www.quilt-lovers-guide.com/quilting-glossary.html
Quilt University. http://www.quiltuniversity.com/quilt_terms.htm
Quilt-Related Terms on Quilt Index for Translators
quilt(s): (noun) patched fabric constructed in two- to three-layers with or without binding, typically a bedcovering extends to art, quilted clothing, wall hangings and other decorative and functional objects made by this technique
quilt (verb): 1) (general) to make a quilt, or 2) specifically to stitch or tie the three layers together.
quilted: (adj) - created using a quilting process, typically the process of stitching or binding three layers together
quiltmaker(s): (noun) - artist or craftsperson responsible for the overall quilt
quilter(s): (noun) - 1) artist(s) or craftsperson(s) responsible for making the quilt (quiltmaker) or 2) the person(s) doing the stitching together of the three layers, which may be separated from the person(s) who designed or pieced together the front layer.
piecing: (verb) process of stitching together small pieces into a larger whole that forms one layer of the quilt (usually the "top" or decorative layer). Same as patchwork.
piecing: (noun) the parts put together to form the top layer
patchwork: (noun) same as piecing
patchwork: (adjective) describing a textile creating by stitching together small pieces into a whole fabric layer