Quilt Display / August 23, 2018 / Alita.
In olden days pioneer families that braved the hostile westward trails in hopes of finding new land and new lives had to stock up on supplies as they prepared for their journeys. They needed provisions that would not only assist with their safe passage but would help them to survive when they reached their destinations. Along with several months` worth of food ammunition and clothing it was recommended that every family pack enough bedding to last for a few years with two or three quilts or blankets per person.
These often included quilts that had been stitched by friends of the women of the departing families as keepsakes of people and places that they weren`t likely to see ever again. Along the trails quilts were used for many things besides bedding. While friendship and heirloom quilts were frequently kept in trunks or used for wrapping fine china and other delicate items everyday quilts were folded and used as cushions on the rigid wagon seats. During blinding dust storms people would hang their quilts across openings and stuff them into cracks to keep debris and dirt out of the wagons.
Well it is quite hard to attract a crowd if you`ll just place your quilts on the floor - visitors wouldn`t be able to see your quilt collection from a distance. And it wouldn`t really help if you`ll just tape them on the wall - it might come off as very unprofessional and messy. That`s why portable quilt racks are highly recommended to use in trade show exhibits because they keep everything in orderly fashion and easy for both the exhibitor and potential customers.
In such instances our only recourse may be to grab our beloved dependable quilts and wrap ourselves in their soft soothing warmth. Truly it`s no wonder that quilts are referred to as comforters or even more to the point security blankets. Actually they have been calming furrowed brows for centuries during a long colorful history that is steeped in tradition. Because they have customarily been given as gifts and made from pieces of worn-out clothing linens and other materials of significance to the recipient the sentimental value of quilts increases many times over.