Quilting: Younger Women Patching Together an Old Tradition

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Quilting is making a comeback, and quilters look to quilt racks to display their new heirlooms.

Every day we hear stories from customers about the beautiful quilts their mothers, aunts or grandmothers have created for them

Just when it seems quilting is fading as a tradition of hearth and home, many young women are finding it again and are even reviving the old quilting circles, or “quilting bees.” Just look at the rise in popularity of quilt racks as evidence of this resurgence.

HGTV says group quilting began as far back as 1761. Around the 1840s, men were invited to join the women after the quilting was finished for the day. Considered a festive occasion, food, fiddler music and dancing would round out the evening. Many met future spouses thanks to the quilt.

Today's quilting bees are not much different, according to HGTV. The primary objective still remains to gather friends and create a beautiful piece of handiwork, possibly for display on a beautiful quilt rack. Mini-quilting groups are made up of guild members, church members or friends, says HGTV.

“Every day we hear stories from customers about the beautiful quilts their mothers, aunts or grandmothers have created for them,” said Krista Bjelland, store manager of http://www.QuiltRacks.com. “It naturally makes sense to want to buy an equally lovely quilt rack on which to display their treasures.”

“With the trend of more people wanting to spend time at home with their families as well as the increased need for stress relief, a seemingly ‘lost art’ has made a resurgence among today’s younger generations. Between 4-H projects, quilting groups and individual efforts, beautiful new quilts are again alive and well,” she said.

“And with everything from standing quilt racks to wall-hanging quilt racks, we’re thrilled to offer many different ways a quilt rack can be used to display the heirlooms that will be passed on to future generations,” Bjelland said.

A sturdy but still old-fashioned quilt rack is an ideal place to store a colorful quilt, much better than hiding it in a closet, or in a chest, or under a bed. Quilt racks can come in wood or in wrought iron, free-standing or wall-mounted, traditional or modern styles.

http://www.QuiltRacks.com offers one of the largest online assortments of quilt racks, starting as low as $49. http://www.quiltracks.com is constantly expanding its product line to help quilters and friends of quilters find the perfect quilt rack for the home.

For more information about quilting or finding the right quilt rack, call 1-800-998-4269 or visit http://www.quiltracks.com.

About http://www.quiltracks.com:

http://www.quiltracks.com is part of the NetShops family of stores. NetShops is a growing collection of online specialty retailers that feature fantastic merchandise for indoor and outdoor fun and décor.

Contact:

Krista Bjelland

(402) 884-3112

http://www.quiltracks.com

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