country quilts

Dreaming of a Romantic Rustic Bedroom? We’ve Got You Covered!!

Breathe Fresh Air Into Your Bedroom

Do you think that creating a cozy, romantic bedroom is the stuff of dreams? Maybe you think it’s complicated and you just don’t have time to get it done. We might just be able to help you.

In fact, before you know it, you could be sleeping in the Romantic Bedroom of your dreams. As we break it down for you, you will see it can be as easy as 1, 2, 3. Your current room can be transformed into a beautiful, cozy retreat where sleep is an old friend and you wake up refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to take on each new day.

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Quilts For Any Country Style

July 6th, 2016 country quilts

Part of the Piper Classics Series on Country Quilts

There’s something about a quilt that says “This is part of the past.”

And that makes sense. As we’ve already discussed in our series on quilts, they’re intertwined with our history in traditions both large (the nationwide quilting effort during the Civil War) and small (the way families hand down quilts from generation to generation).

It’s that old-fashioned feeling stitched into quilts that makes them perfect for country décor and many of it’s spin-offs. Let’s take a look at how quilts can fit into the various schools of country style. Continue Reading

Quilts For Any Season

June 29th, 2016 country quilts

Part of the Piper Classics Series on Country Quilts

When we think of quilts, we often think of autumn or winter: a quilt draped over our laps at a football game, or keeping us warm on an icy January night.

But quilts can really work in any season. A change in color, fabric or style can make them a part of your country décor all year round.

There’s a practical reason to use quilts year-round: In most climates, it gets chilly pretty much any time of year, especially when the sun goes down. Rather than digging out thick blankets or heavy comforters you use during the winter, you can reach for a quilt on a cool September night. Continue Reading

Quilts: An American Art Form

Part of the Piper Classics Series on Country Quilts

When people use the phrase “a uniquely American art form,” they’re usually talking about jazz.

We’ve also seen the term applied to baseball, to hip-hop and to comic books. Today we’d like to add another member to the list of American art forms: quilts.

While the practice of quilt-making began in Europe, it was America that turned quilting from a craft to an art. Like the country quilts in your home, these items can serve a purpose – keeping people warm, decorating a room – while also telling a story. Continue Reading

Quilts: Woven Into Our History

June 18th, 2016 country quilts

Part of the Piper Classics Series on Country Quilts

Quilting has been around since the days of the Pharaohs.

Archeologists exploring Egypt once uncovered a 5,400-year-old figure wearing a quilted garment. But how did we get from the age of King Tut to the warm country quilt draped over your bed?

As people migrated, explored and conquered, they brought the art of quilting with them from place to place. One of those places was America. Quilting has been – forgive the pun – part of the fabric of our country since its earliest days. Continue Reading