quilt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v quilt create by stitching together
    • v quilt stitch or sew together "quilt the skirt"
    • n quilt bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Quilt Anything that is quilted; esp., a quilted bed cover, or a skirt worn by women; any cover or garment made by putting wool, cotton, etc., between two cloths and stitching them together; also, any outer bed cover. "The beds were covered with magnificent quilts ."
    • Quilt To stitch or sew in lines or patterns.
    • Quilt To stitch or sew together at frequent intervals, in order to confine in place the several layers of cloth and wadding of which a garment, comforter, etc., may be made; as, to quilt a coat.
    • Quilt To wad, as a garment, with warm soft material.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n quilt A mattress or flock-bed.
    • n quilt A cover or coverlet made by stitching together two thicknesses of a fabric with some soft substance between them; any thick or warm coverlet: as, a patchwork quilt.
    • n quilt A quilted petticoat.
    • quilt To stuff or interline in the manner of a quilt; supply with stuffing.
    • quilt To stitch together, as two pieces of cloth, usually with some soft substance between: as, to quilt a petticoat; in general, to stitch together: said of anything of which there are at least three layers or thicknesses, the stitching often taking an ornamental character, the lines crossing one another or arranged in curves, volutes, etc.
    • quilt To pass through a fabric backward and forward at minute intervals, as a needle and thread in the process of making a quilt.
    • n quilt In building, a coarse, rough fabric used as a wall-lining in wooden houses.
    • quilt To beat; thrash; ‘lam.’
    • quilt To swallow; swallow (something).
    • n quilt The point in the throat where swallowing begins.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Quilt kwilt a bed-cover of two cloths sewed together with something soft between them: a thick coverlet
    • v.t Quilt to make into a quilt: to stitch together with something soft between, to stitch in: to sew like a quilt
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. quilte, OF. cuilte, L. culcita , bed, cushion, mattress. Cf. 2d Counterpoint Cushion

Usage

In literature:

He straightened the quilt over his mother's meagre shoulders.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Dark green quilted petticoat.
"Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People" by Constance D'Arcy Mackay
On dark nights, the women mended and quilted sometimes.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Folkses was all time a-piecin' quilts and having quiltin's.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
There are bright-coloured quilts on a shelf.
"The Good Shepherd" by Anonymous
One day Sally cried until he wriggled her out of her nest and spread a quilt for her in a corner of the room as Grandma did.
"Across the Fruited Plain" by Florence Crannell Means
Near her was a small oblong bundle, wrapped round with a bright patch-work quilt; and out of this bundle a cry issued.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
If you begin a quilt on Friday, you will never live to finish it.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
The quilting began at three, the corn-shucking at sundown.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
Welfare helps me but I quilts for people.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
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In poetry:

At first you fancy they are built
As patterns for a crazy-quilt,
But soon you see that they express
An ambient simultaneousness.
"Post-Impressionism" by Bert Leston Taylor
He smoothed the clay where it was rough,
With his hard tender hand he drew
As 'twere a quilt of silken stuff
Between the sleeper and the dew.
"The Vision" by Katharine Tynan
Teeth of flowers, hairnet of dew,
hands of herbs, you, perfect wet nurse,
prepare the earthly sheets for me
and the down quilt of weeded moss.
"I Am Going To Sleep (Suicide Poem)" by Alfonsina Storni
"Go, paint the birch's silver rind,
And quilt the peach with softer down;
Up with the willow's trailing threads,
Off with the sunflower's radiant crown!
"The Meeting Of The Dryads" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
And so she sits, till in the still, gray dawning
Two fairer nurses come, her place to take,
And smiling, beaming, with no word of warning,
Draw off the quilt, and kiss the babe awake.
"By The Cradle" by Susan Coolidge
The pillow's low, the quilt is warm, the body smooth and peaceful,
Sun shines on the door of the room, the curtain not yet open.
Still the youthful taste of spring remains in the air,
Often it will come to you even in your sleep.
"Spring Sleep" by Bai JuYi

In news:

Benzel initially learned to sew and quilt from her mom but she's been "seriously" quilting for the last 20 years.
Sojourn House is following up the success of the Northwest Illinois Quilt Expo by offering local quilt enthusiasts the chance to win a weekend getaway to Madison, Wis. For the Wisconsin Quilt Expo.
Pat Wright (left) and Anna Davis (right) display one of the quilts that their quilt guild made for the mother of a deceased soldier in California.
The city, known affectionately as "Quilt City", is home to the national quilt museum, along with an entire subculture of artists and history.
Wayside Quilt Guild 2012 raffle quilt.
The event will include quilting workshops, with more than 200 quilts on display, as well as special exhibits.
BLOOMINGTON — Quilting workshops, a display of more than 200 quilts from around the world and a special exhibit featuring the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiatives will be.
While Gery Rosemurgy of Broadway Quilts, and Bob and Kaye Kinsey of Quilts for the Troops look on.
Quilts of the Custer Piecemakers Quilt Guild are on display at the Custer County Courthouse art gallery through December.
Island resident Jesse Tromanhauser works on a quilt during Quilts By The River, the 2012 quilt show by Grand Island's River Lea Quilters Guild.
Martha Garcia/Loomis NewsA quilt aficianado checks out a quilt.
Those attending the Marquette County Quilters' Association's 2012 Autumn Comforts Quilt Show will see bright colors and beautiful patterns in the more than 300 quilts on display.
Budding Star Quilts, a full-service quilt shop in Lebanon Plaza, Lebanon, will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on Dec 1.
Artist Valerie Funk's quilt entered into American Quilting Society quilt show.
These beautiful quilts are all handmade, the product of Quilt Pink, an annual special designer quilts will be included in the Quilt Pink Auction.
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In science:

Definition 3.13. A holomorphic quilted treed quasidisk to X is a quilted treed disk Σ together with a map u : Σ → X such that u is holomorphic on each disk component, and u is a gradient tra jectory for ˜Fn,v ∈ C ∞(U Wn,v × ˜L) on each edge, where v = v(γ ) depends on the homology class γ = γ (u) of u.
Gauged Floer theory of toric moment fibers
The additional data of the quilting on each quilted disk is not used to modify the Cauchy-Riemann equation (as opposed to the situation in where the quilting has a geometric meaning.) Let M W n,1 (L) denote the moduli space of holomorphic quilted treed quasidisks with boundary in L, and perturbation system (B∗ , F∗ ).
Gauged Floer theory of toric moment fibers
Perturbations can be constructed inductively in a neighborhood of the boundary components, by taking the perturbation system (B∗,0 , F∗,0 ) above the quilted disk components (that is, on the components not connected to the root by unquilted components) and (B∗,1 , F∗,1 ) below, and zero on the edges of small length.
Gauged Floer theory of toric moment fibers
If every stable holomorphic disk is regular then there exist compatible systems of perturbations so that every quilted treed quasidisk is regular.
Gauged Floer theory of toric moment fibers
If the two perturbation systems are equal then we may take as perturbation system the one given by forgetting the quilting.
Gauged Floer theory of toric moment fibers
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