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  1. Alma Anischko - February 2, 2012

    I think the sewing machine is the most significant historical contribution to quilting. Instead of having to quilt for required home needs, quilts became a part of art and expression, since they could be made so much faster.

  2. vicki brown - February 2, 2012

    The most significant historical contribution to quilting is the women who created it for necessity. It was the foresight for warmth and grew into an art. The rotary cutter made life easier, so was the sewing machine.

  3. Debra Bauder - February 2, 2012

    To have the ability and foresight to know that what woman made was not only beautiful in a dark and heavy time. But also for the warmth of the family and the togetherness of that family as they struggled in hard time, but pulled together as a family. I sewing machine made their production of the quilt faster, they also lost some of the personal closeness of the family sitting around in the evening.

  4. Sharon Steele - February 2, 2012

    To answer your question completely would take pages and pages so I will try to keep this relatively short. The Industrial Revolution caused so many changes, sewing machines, commercially produced fabric, etc, all of these things allowed women to be able to purchase fabric instead of having to make their own fabric. The sewing machine gave them an ability to sew faster and produce more. This allowed for commercial manufacturing of clothing in larger quantities. I don’t think there was one thing but many that were significant contributions to quilting.

  5. Jenny Moore - February 2, 2012

    The first quilt that I made was Ohio Star with Eleanor Burns. The second one was the Log Cabin. I just love her instructions. I am very lucky to have most of her books.
    Hope I am lucky enough to win this one.
    Thank You for giving me the chance to enter this contest.
    Jenny Moore

  6. Jo Price - February 3, 2012

    I believe the most historical contributions of quilting were the skills and techniques that were passed down from one generation to the next, but also the stories or memories that the quilts often toldor held. Another significance was when the groups of women got together to quilt on a large quilt togehter & the information & knowledge that they shared as they worked togehter for a inifies cause.

  7. carol - February 3, 2012

    I think the sewing machine was probably the biggest contribution to quilting. Quilting used to be a necessity for obvious reasons, but has since become a passion for many women around the world, thanks to women like Eleanor Burns

  8. carol mewes - February 3, 2012

    I would say that the civil war was the era that contributed more to quilting. The book “Underground railroad tells the story best for quilting to help the slaves. Also they needed to make them wo keep warm.
    They made them to send with the soldiers not only for warmth but for some comfort of home. I think quilts area very important part of our lives, not only for those who made them, but for those who received them.n Sewing machines made it easier, but the “love” is what got them made.

  9. Barbara Swartchchick - February 3, 2012

    I think the invention of the sewing machine was the turning point for quilters. They were able to make their clothes and quilts much quicker and faster, without sore fingers.

  10. Melody Gruenhagen - February 3, 2012

    I think the sewing machine was the first significant event. the second was the feed sacksof the great depression.

  11. Linda Blackstock - February 4, 2012

    I just love the history of quilting and the ladies who made them. I belong to a heritage quilting group and I enjoy making quilts with reproduction fabrics. This book would be a great addition to my quilting library.

  12. sheilah rushing - February 4, 2012

    Quilts are as diverse as our great country. The first ladies helped lay the building block to creat this proud nation. Just as quilters piece small scraps of fabric to create great quilts.

  13. Cherilyn Magoto - February 5, 2012

    It is hard to pick one significant contribution. Today we draw from something from each Era in our quilting. I love applique and I’ve always been intrigued by the Baltimore Album quilts and history.