We’ve celebrated special occasions with quilts for a long time.
They’re perfect for pretty much any occasion, from babies to birthdays. But quilts don’t have to be limited to celebrating a few events each year; you can use a quilt to celebrate ANY special occasion, no matter how big or small.
Special occasion quilts are typically made to either match the theme of the occasion, or to match a special interest of the person receiving a quilt. A quilt celebrating the birth or adoption of a new baby could be designed to match the nursery decor, or it could be designed in “traditional” baby colors such as blue, pink, yellow, or green.
Put some thought into designing your special occasion quilt ahead of time, and think carefully about what elements you want to focus on for this celebratory quilt. As stated above, quilts can be the perfect gift to celebrate ANY special occasion in life.
Below is a list of some ideas to get you started, but there really is never an occasion too small to celebrate with a quilt.
- Professional accomplishments
- Getting a promotion
- Passing a test or exam
- Adopting a new pet
- Starting a new job
- Starting a new school/grade
- Moving to a new home
- Remembering a loved one who has passed
Celebrating the Holidays With Quilts
Celebrating holidays is another way that we can use quilts to celebrate the happenings of our lives.
Holiday-themed quilts are often smaller quilt projects, such as a table runner or wall hanging. This makes it easy to switch them in and out as holidays come and go and the seasons change.
Some people even have a designated space in their house to ALWAYS be filled with a celebratory holiday quilt or a wall hanging. When the calendar flips over to the right day or the right season, the current quilt gets swapped out for the new one, resulting in an easy to way to keep holiday cheer the whole year through.
As above, there is no holiday too small to celebrate with a quilt or quilted project. Although we often are decorating our homes for a whole holiday season (Christmas, Halloween, Easter), we can also use a quilted decoration to celebrate a single day, like American Independence Day (4th of July).
Here is a list of some holidays to get you thinking about how you can celebrate each one with quilts:
- New Year’s Eve/Day
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- President’s Day
- Groundhog Day
- Valentine’s Day St.
- Patrick’s Day
- May Day
- Memorial Day
- Summer Solstice
- Fourth of July/Independence Day
- Bastille Day
- Labor Day
- Winter Solstice