No one knows when quilting became an art form.
Historians say the earliest quilted garment was part of a statue representing an Egyptian pharaoh who was doing what pharaoh’s do around 3400 B.C.
The Crusaders brought the quilting art form to Europe in the 11th century. The knights wore quilted garments the way folks wear Under Armour today.
The earliest known surviving quilt is Sicilian. That quilt is a 14th-century deteriorating masterpiece.