Quilting uses small scraps of fabric to make larger blankets, bed covers, and other works. Because it is often based on discarded textiles, it is available to low income communities and benefits the environment by reducing waste. In this site, you can learn about the cultural background of quilting and program simulations for four quilt traditions: Gees Bend African American quilts, Native American star quilts, Anishinaabe, and Appalachian quilting practices. Quilting is just one of many textiles that sustain both cultural traditions, economic income, and environmental sustainability. Read more here.