Holiday Decorating With Quilts
- Holiday by Holiday
Nearly every month of the year there's a day to
entertain, to relax or to just have fun.
Celebrating holidays such as Valentine's Day,
Mother's Day or Thanksgiving often provides our
most warm and wonderful memories of family and
And while it may not be your
first thought, including a custom quilt in your
holiday plans can make those special days even
more special. You may even be surprised to find
out how much quilts can add to holiday
activities. After all, by their very nature,
quilts are warm and wonderful, too!
<b>Quilts for Super
It may not be a true
holiday, but Super Bowl Sunday might as well
be. Cheering every touchdown of the Big Game
will be even more fun when you are toasty warm,
wrapped in a quilt made in the colors of your
February 14th is approaching
again, and you are looking for a unique way to
share the love. But flowers and candy can seem
so passé. Instead, give a flower- or
candy-themed quilt - it makes that ordinary
sentiment extraordinary. A Valentine's quilt is
also the perfect way to express how much you
want to wrap your sweetheart in love. Every
time they pull it around their shoulders it's a
reminder of the warmth of your feelings.
You've picked out the
perfect 'going to church' outfit for Easter.
But wait! You still need something to carry
your change for the offering plate. A quilted
purse, perhaps? With the endless design
opportunities for quilted purses - from the
oversized tote bag that holds everything to a
slender clutch that holds just the necessities
- you're sure to find the perfect one to
complement your ensemble.
<b>Quilts for Mother's
Day / Father's Day</b>
These special days are for
remembering Mom and Dad and all the ways in
which they have helped shape you into the
person you are today. A photo memory quilt is a
special way to preserve those memories. In a
photo memory quilt, digital copies of photos
from your childhood are printed on fabric and
then used as the basis for quilt blocks. When
pieced together, the result will be a one of a
kind quilt, a terrific way to say "thank you"
to the parents who raised a one of kind kid -
<b>Quilts for the 4th
Heading out to see the
fireworks this 4th of July? Don't forget a
quilt - you'll want one to spread out on the
ground when you find the perfect spot for
"ooh"-ing and "ah"-ing. Or maybe spending the
long holiday weekend at the beach is more your
style? A quilted beach bag will keep your
sunscreen and flip flops handy while you
boogie-board in the surf. Or perhaps you are
celebrating Independence Day with an outdoor
BBQ? Flipping burgers on the grill will go much
easier with a quilted apron.
Rarely do so many people
visit your front door at one time than on
Halloween. That makes it the perfect time to
greet them with a quilted holiday door hanging.
Ghosts and goblins may be so welcoming they'll
forget to be scared!
Thanksgiving is that
wonderful time of the year where you and all
your friends and family gather - to be the
first at the After Thanksgiving sales. Just
kidding! When you are gathered around the
delicious turkey and mouth-watering pumpkin
pie, quilted placemats can grace your table
while coordinated quilted chair backs can make
your guests more comfortable.
Christmas or Hanukah</b>
Of course, quilts are ideal
for the winter holidays. There are so many ways
a colorful quilt or quilted piece can add
warmth to the season. Don't just hang the
stockings with care, hang quilted stockings
(when you have them custom made, you can have
them made big enough to hold more goodies from
Santa!) Quilted tree skirts or table runners
can be specially designed, also.
For instance, a small skirt can be sewn to fit
under a miniature tree or a striking runner
made to cover the table where a menorah is
Fabric gift bags can be a
terrific solution for holiday gift-giving, too.
A quilted gift bag can be a stress-free
time-saver that simplifies the whole wrapping
process when used for an odd- or over-sized
gift and quilted wine bags can add a trendy
touch when bringing a bottle of your favorite
Chardonnay to a party.
In addition to those
holidays mentioned here, consider having a
quilt or quilted item made to celebrate Mardi
Gras or Cinco de Mayo or even lesser known
holidays like National Relaxation Day (Aug 15),
National Hug Your Cat Day (May 19) or National
Quilting Day (Mar 15). Or, to take some very
good advice from a clever greeting card,
Celebrate Everything - and do it with a
About the author:
Author and quilt creator Deidre McLeod invites
you to decorate - holiday by holiday - with
custom quilts from Whimzie Quiltz and More.
Have a quilt created just for you or your loved
one at http://www.whimziequiltz.com.
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