During the Reformation, Roman Catholics were driven underground, and in England, persecution was given additional impetus by King Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon in 1533, when he broke with Rome and forced his subjects to swear allegiance to himself as the head of the church.
If you've found or purchased a quilt, you may want to know when or where it was made.The oldest quilts in the Smithsonian collection go back to about 1780.A side note from The Patchwork Pilgrimage: "Further proof that ornamental patchwork is no newcomer to the church is provided by this fascinating pieced silk chasuble that is believed to have been made around 1540. Carnival logo © 2005 Carnival Film & Television Limited. We encourage you to design and sell products made with our fabrics, with the exception of the following collections: Downton Abbey, Little House on The Prairie, Outlander, , and An American in Paris. Quilts and quilt making are a reflection of the life and times of the women who made quilts.