Ornate, handmade quilts are not only in America seen as true collectibles but are now also becoming increasingly popular in Europe. Originally Quilts were three-ply pure and hand-stitched bedcovers with traditional patterns. Even the ancient Egyptians knew those ornate ceilings and the Christian crusaders wore quilted blankets under their armor. In later centuries, particularly in the 17th and 18th centuries, quilts became increasingly popular and were even taken to the European courts. Since the material for new ceilings in the small settlements in America of the 17th century was missing, people began to reuse old blankets and pieces of fabric to survive the long and cold winter. From this necessity arose the patchwork and quilting techniques. The so-called "pieced quilt" with its sides, which has been stitched together from individual geometric fabric parts was created at this time. Nowadays Quilts are not just to keep warm, but are true works of art, which often serve even as a wall decoration.

The Quilt Club was founded in 1987. The quilters meet regularly to share experiences with the trainer and to get new ideas.

Club Meeting: every last Friday of the month (except school holidays) By 19.00 until 21.00 clock in the conference room of the Carl-Schurz-Haus.

Those present are ecouraged to bring their work which is currently in production. The Quilt Club has no club dues. Participants become a member of the Carl-Schurz-Haus and pay the current annual contribution. Of course, the Club members receive the same benefits as the other members of the Carl-Schurz-Haus. The number of participants is unlimited.