Origin of quilting
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of quilt
Examples from the Web for quilting
His wife reportedly told members of her quilting club that she, too, was carrying a pistol.The Storm of Violence That Killed Texas District Attorney Mike McLelland|Michael Daly|April 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Cox has been quilting for 20 years and her latest book is The Quilter's Catalog: A Comprehensive Resource Guide.
I didn't care for their frolics and sleighing parties and quilting bees.Norine's Revenge; Sir Noel's Heir|May Agnes Fleming
I am sure Mother will want my help with her quilting this afternoon.A Little Maid of Old Maine|Alice Turner Curtis
Each motif has its edges turned under, then tacked to the quilt or bedspread when the quilting is finished.Needlework Economies|Various
The whole design is made up of gayly coloured silks evidently worked in after the quilting was done.Quilts|Marie D. Webster
It will roll up easier if the quilting runs from side to side only.How to Camp Out|John M. Gould
Word Origin for quilt
c.1300, "mattress with soft lining," from Anglo-French quilte, Old French cuilte, coute "quilt, mattress" (12c.), from Latin culcita "mattress, bolster," of unknown origin. Sense of "thick outer bed covering" is first recorded 1590s.