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Signature Styles

By its nature, the signature quilt is meant to be read not only as a whole but also square by square. Although the form is known by various names—including friendship, album, and fundraising quilts—what all of these types share is the composite nature of the quilting project, in which individual signed blocks have been brought together to form a larger design. This type of quilt was often a group undertaking, with each block typically named for, and frequently made and/or paid for by, a different member of a community.