More Than Bedding, Quilts Are Art

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The art of quilt making is traditional, and quilts are still used today for warmth and comfort. In England, the term used for quit is duvet and the inside batting layer is called wadding.Quilts are not just a form of bedding. They have many other uses, some of which include decorations, armory, educational, artistic expression, campaigning, etc.

The Amish quilts are remarkable for their quilt making. The choice of colors in their quilts reflects their worldview and religious beliefs, in not being flashy or exuberant.

The artistic aspect of even a common quilt becomes apparent from the outside decorations. Piecing and patchwork quilts are the most common quilting method to make the outside layer. Embroidery and applique are also used to add more creative touches to the fabric.

The choice of colors makes the quilts a real artistic delight. While some prefer bright colors, a patchwork of colorful additions allows the creation of artistic colorful patterns. Machine embroidery is also sometimes used to automate the process.

Just as a work of art has a name and carries a date, quilts too have been given names and dates of completion. This practice is in use since the 1900’s.

There are many organizations associated with quilts and quilt making, one such being the Quilt Alliance. There is also a National Quilt Museum devoted to quilts.

From children to adults, all of us like quilts for their warmth and softness, enhanced by the colorful and creative patterns and fabric details. The art of quilt making is very much alive, and quilts will continue to be an essential part of our lives.

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    The Ashelyn quilt by Laura Ashley features a standard allover patchwork block pattern with a designer twist of appliqued mini-ruffle floral print trim. Cotton with cotton-polyester blend fill. Coordinates with other Ashelyn collection pieces.
    $129.99  from Bealls
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    Tommy Bahama's Orchid Retreat quilt features an infusion of tropical coral and ivory. Quilt features casual shirting stripe on the reverse and is quilted in a triple needle diamond stitch. 100% cotton with 100% cotton fill.
    $90.99  from Bealls
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    The Michaila quilt by Tracy Porter features a machine stitched detail, patchwork detail, and reverses to a solid brown. Quilt is machine washable with 100% natural cotton face and fill. Dimensions of quilt are 68'' x 86''. Part of the Michaila collection.
    $89.99  from Bealls
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    The Elyse full/queen quilt measures 90'' x 90'' features squares of springtime floral prints together in a fresh palette of green, aqua, and yellow. Embroidered bouquet and trellis detail throughout the quilt. Quilt reverses to an allover floral print.
    $159.99  from Bealls
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    Tommy Bahama's Orchid Retreat quilt features an infusion of tropical coral and ivory. Quilt features casual shirting stripe on the reverse and is quilted in a triple needle diamond stitch. 100% cotton with 100% cotton fill.
    $69.99  from Bealls
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    The Elyse king quilt measures 96'' x 104'' features squares of springtime floral prints together in a fresh palette of green, aqua, and yellow. Embroidered bouquet and trellis detail throughout the quilt. Quilt reverses to an allover floral print.
    $199.99  from Bealls
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    Lavinia Quilt features a pleasing pallet of violet, lavender, and spring green on creamy background that brings a garden fresh feeling all year long. Patchwork king quilt measures 96'' x 104'' and features cotton/polyester fill.
    $179.99  from Bealls
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    Tommy Bahama's Nassau quilt is a beautiful addition to any bedroom. The quilt is engineered with a wide border on the outside and delicate channel stitching framing an all over medallion quilt stitch in the center. 80% cotton 20% polyester fill.
    $129.99  from Bealls
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    The Sisley quilt by Tracy Porter features a machine stitched detail, geometric print, and reverses to a solid navy blue. Quilt is machine washable with 100% natural cotton face and fill. Dimensions of quilt are 68'' x 86''. Part of the Sisley collection.
    $89.99  from Bealls
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    This American Traditions quilt features a traditional quilt pattern with pastel triangles and a wide white border. This quilt is cotton with cotton blend fill and measures 86'' x 86''.
    $129.99  from Bealls
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    The Gemma quilt by Tracy Porter features machine stitched details and reverses to solid burgundy. Quilt is machine washable with 100% natural cotton face and fill. Dimensions of quilt are 68'' x 86''. Part of the Gemma collection.
    $89.99  from Bealls
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    The Elyse twin quilt measures 88'' x 68'' and features squares of springtime floral prints together in a fresh palette of green, aqua, and yellow. Embroidered bouquet and trellis detail throughout the quilt. Quilt reverses to an allover floral print.
    $139.99  from Bealls