What is a quilt top?

Quilt Top The quilt top is the face of the quilt. It’s what you see when the quilt is faced right side up. Although a quilt top can be one piece of fabric, they are typically made from a number of pieces of fabric that are sewn together in a pattern.

What is a quilt maple top?

Quilt or quilted maple refers to a type of figure in maple wood. It is seen on the tangential plane (flat-sawn) and looks like a wavy “quilted” pattern, often similar to ripples on water. The highest quality quilted figure is found in the Western Big Leaf species of maple.

What causes quilted wood?

This is an area of high stress inside the trunk, which can result in some beautiful figuring in the wood. Often referred to as “feathering” or “feathercrotch”, the intersection of the grain inside the branch and the trunk combine to create an interference pattern, much like two sets of ripples in a pond.

What is a veneer top guitar?

Veneers are very thin layers of wood that are only 1 or 2mm thick. They’re paper thin and are strictly for aesthetic purposes. A top, on the other hand, is much thicker.

Why do you quilt?

Quilts keep people warm. They may warm the heart, but they also warm the body. And what better way to keep you and your family warm than under one of your own quilt creations! Quilt making is an art form.

What is quilt language?

Quilting is a ‘mother tongue’, a visual language and culture indigenous to women. It is a medium that has enabled, and continues to enable, women to create works in which they speak the truth about their lives. Quilt making has been a coded language, often overlooked in the general interpretations of human history.

What is curly oak?

Quercus Rubra. Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada. About. Well-developed wavy grain is extremely rare in Red Oak trees. Wavy grain frequently is called “curly” when waves can be measured in terms of numbers per foot and “fiddleback” when waves are measured in numbers per inch.

What is the difference between solid top guitars and laminate top?

There is no difference in appearance between a solid wood and laminate guitar, it’s all on the inside, and only your ears and wallet will know. Also, if you are playing on stage either plugged in or mic’d up, you may not need a solid wood guitar because no one will really be close enough acoustically to know.