Quilts symbolize family Heritage, as these were mostly handed over by elders. Quilts painted bring colours, and a homely touch in paintings. Quilt- A warm bed covering, with padding, typically stitched in designer patterns mostly squares of fabrics stitched together.
Quilts since ages were also displayed as works of art. Apart from functional purposes quilts are planned and made into beautiful patchwork designs and colourful images of birds, landscapes, cartoon characters birds etc.
Quilts have a lot of symbolism. They are specially made by hand for occasions to gift them on marriages, birth of child, or a family member leaving home for studies or higher pursuits; important life events.
Basically quilts are made from small scrap fabrics stitched together. Wikepedia- traditionally it was considered auspicious for females to make quilts before marriage,, indicating her hard working efforts. Symbols like inetr locking rings was auspicious and two hearts design on quilts was considered as evil omen for married couples. Many techniques in quilting and decorating hand made quilts is a tradition that still continues. Quilting is also a beautiful way to express stories and images termed as pictorial quilts. A friendship quilt is one that has similar blocks of patterns all over the quilt.
Quilts are also made with texts and messages stitched over them or painted after making the quilt. Then they are also presented as a token of honour to respected people with stitched signatures and names.
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