Heirloom or Wholecloth Design
Wholecloth quilts, known in Pennsylvania Dutch Country as Heirloom quilts, are bed coverings that are known for their single fabric. The design lies in the quilting, not in the piecing of contrasting fabrics. The qiuilting should be extensive and well done, in even, very fine stitches.
The first Heirloom quilt known to come to America came via the Cogswell family, who immigrated to America from Bristol, England - in 1635!1