Crafting Comfort, Crafting Culture

Beverly Lemire, author of the book Cotton took an interesting stance on the spread of cotton from India to Europe. She argued that cotton’s rise to power was a result of the popularity of quilting and quilt culture. In“Quilting and the Rise of Cotton” we will discuss some of her points and try to make light of her argument, seeing how 17th century quilting influenced how we use cotton today.
By: Kyle Kolar, Sara Sheard, and Matthew Cull, Fall of 2015.