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A quilt made in the years just before and just after 2000 or in honor of the turn of the century from 1900 to 2000. A renewed interest in swapping charms surrounded the millennium. Quilters from all over the world swapped small bits of fabric, usually 2 inches square. Quiltmakers attempted to make quilts with 2000 different fabric prints or solids.

Often, quilters asked that swappers sign the squares with their names and locations, resulting in a friendship quilt.

The result of the work is called a millennium quilt, and is usually embroidered or dated with a permanent marker so future generations can know when and why the quilt was made.

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