I’m on a bit of a mission! I think here in the UK the majority of people who don’t make quilts believe that there is only one use for a quilt – a bed cover. When potential customers have spoken to me about my quilts they are puzzled that many will not cover the full length of a bed. Humm! This has got me planning a little poster campaign inviting the craft-shop-browsing public to think beyond patchwork quilts as bed covers.
Here are some of of the messages I’ve dreamed up so far:
A quilt is not just for bedtime!
Around this statement I thought I could add some uses for quilts such as; sofa throw, tv or reading snuggle blanket, storytime shared blanket, comfort blanket, car blanket, picnic rug, playmat, play tent, a boat or a treasure island… Perhaps I could include some pictures of quilts being used away from a bed – I keep thinking of the numerous patchwork quilts that appear on Monica’s sofas in Friends! Please go ahead and add any other uses for a quilt to the comments below. Thank you!
What’s in a quilt sandwich?
In answer to this question maybe I could make a board with sample pieces of patchwork, wadding and backing explaining how the quilt stitches hold all the layers together?
Hug a quilt and it will hug you back!
Around this slogan I could add lots of words to describe the benefits of a quilt: comfy; warm; soft; cozy; happy memories; security; familiar; given with love… If you can add more words and phrases to this list please leave them in a comment, I’d be very grateful!
All these thoughts have been whizzing round inside my head today as I’ve been quilting the star table runner. Very glad to be able to announce a finish, just in time to add it to my display in the pop up craft shop when I’m on duty tomorrow afternoon 🙂