My cousin is quite skilled at quilt making, and it is amazing what she can produce, although as beautiful as her quilts are, they take a tremendous amount of work that the average person wouldn't have the time and patience for. If you don't have the time to invest in making a quilt, why not buy one? Quilts are tremendously beautiful, so why not showcase them as art on a wall? Look at this stunning pink star quilt to the left from Fourth Corner Fine Quilt Gallery from ebay. Something like this can be purchased for a child and then given to them again as they move out and go to college. A quality quilt can be passed down through generations. The sophistication of the pattern that you love and cherish makes a quilt a piece of art that you will never get tired of. Quilts come in a variety of colors and patterns making it the perfect object to base your children's room around.
One really nice antique quilt is far better than a number of modern quilts. If you have not bought a hand made quilt, consider picking a quilt from French 72 Antique Quilts on ebay. One good quilt that you love and appreciate looking at is better than 10 quilts that are just average and discounted in price. French Antique Quilts on ebay specializes in high quality antique American quilts and quilt tops from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The antique historical quilts are quite a bit more beautiful than any of the modern contemporary designs popular today. Historical quilts combine patterns and colors better than the quilts you find today. Quilt Making and patchwork have been popular pastimes in the United States since the 1700s, and historical quilts are highly collectible as works of art. Antique American quilts often have historical significance and can tell a story about the time period. Antique quilts vary widely in design and materials, and can be hard to date at times because they may have been assembled in phases from older quilts or blocks.
Picking a special quilt can also allow you to take that special pattern and duplicate it. Why not project the same pattern of the quilt onto the walls of your child's room for a layered boxed effect. Consider purchasing an overhead projector and project the same image as the quilt design on to their dresser. Geometric shapes are often the easiest to paint. Another way to showcase a quilt is to take the color of your quilt and paint the walls the same color as the main color of the quilt. Consider painting a block behind the quilt (slightly larger than the quilt) to showcase it. This can be easily done with painters tape and a shade or two darker of your wall color. A quilt is often over sized and makes the perfect wall decor for a large wall. Add some antique touches to your child's room with a quilt.
National Quilt Museum, located in Paducah, Kentucky. The museum houses a large collection of quilts, most of which are winning entries from the American Quilter's Society festival and quilt competition held yearly in April. The Museum also houses other exhibits of quilt collections, both historic and modern.
Quilt Museum and Gallery in York, England -Britain's first museum dedicated to the history of British quilt making and textile arts. The museum was founded and is operated by The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles. The Guild was formed in 1979 and is the national organisation representing quilt makers throughout the country. Traditional and contemporary work is of equal importance within the Guild, and membership is open to anyone who works in patchwork, appliqué, and quilting, or has an interest in quilts.