Bed Decorations: Quilting 101

history of quilting

Many of us grew up with a favorite quilt in our household and many cherish that memory so much that we take up quilting at some point in our lives.   We love our quilts so much and wanted to share that passion with you.     Here’s our guide that covers everything from the history of quilting to how to get started on your first quilt project.

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The History of Quilting and Quilting Museums

Quilting has a rich history and it feels great to be part of that history and pass it on to the next generation.

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Quilting Shows

There is a large quilting community in the United States and around the world.  You can become part of this larger community by attending shows.


Quilting for Charity

Your local quilting group can make a difference in a child’s life by donating your next quilt project to a charity.


Quilting Associations and Societies

A lot of the joy of quilting comes from your local community of quilters.   There are many groups that you can become part of from local to national.  Many have an online presence.


Learning to Quilt

Getting started is the hardest part.  Once you do, you’ll be hooked.  Here are some learning tools for the beginner quilter.


Quilting for Kids

Quilting is a great learning tool for kids.  It teaches patience and discipline and focus.  Plus they get to make something beautiful that they can be proud of.  Here are some ideas for helping your kids make their first quilt.


Yarn, Tools and Miscellaneous Quilting Supplies

You can’t quilt without the right tools.  Here are some references to help you find the supplies and tools you need to become an expert quilter.

Additional Resources on Mattress and Sleep Facts

The Evolution of Sleep – A Brief History

35 Surprising Scientific Facts About Sleep