Making a crazy quilt was also popular for fundraising. Sometimes churchwomen would write to famous people asking for a piece of clothing that could be incorporated into the quilt they were making to raise money to help the missionaries, build a new church or other worthy cause. What a great conversation piece such a quilt would be!
This period marks the first of reliably colorfast synthetic dyes, making the fabrics of this period quilt dating fabrics to wash as they wouldn't have to be redyed. The history of quilting, the stitching together of layers of padding and fabric, may date back as Early quilts that feature the same fabric for the entire quilt top, whether that top is made of dyed wool a series of five articles that explore the art of wholecloth quilting published them on her website, Quilter's Muse Publications.