Quilting as an exciting pastime in Norfolk Island

December 27th, 2014

FindYourStampsValue.com is glad to inform that Norfolk Island Post released a series of five stamps depicting its "Quilts". This issue features quilts created on Norfolk Island. Quilting is a very popular pastime on the island. The series was released and became available for purchasing on the 17th of October.

A quilt is a type of blanket, traditionally composed of three layers of fiber: a woven cloth top, a layer of batting or wadding, and a woven back, combined using the technique of quilting. A quilt is distinguishable from other types of blanket because it is pieced together with several pieces of cloth. "Quilting" refers to the technique of joining at least two fabric layers by stitches or ties. In most cases, two fabric layers surround a middle layer of batting (cotton, polyester, silk, wool or combinations of fibers) which is a lighter, insulating layer.