Often patched together from various scraps of fabric, quilts have long offered an easy metaphor for the diversity of a sprawling nation. Curator Jennifer Swope, the David and Roberta Logie Associate Curator of Textiles and Fashion Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, believes quilts tell different stories about culture, community, and the power of remembrance. Learn more about American History as seen through quilts.
Are you interested in collecting vintage quilts? Here are ten tips to consider when looking for these patchworks of history.