I found it very interesting that many of the comments that were left concerning how to display your quilts, don't actually use the quilts you make. I like to use my quilts as a part of decorating. As a landscape in my home. I change them as the seasons change, or the mood, whichever comes first.
They are in baskets, on tables, as well as hanging from the walls. Looking at several art quilters websites, they show displays of their homes, and how they use their quilts to enhance a room or a bed. Funny thing is that I don't use the quilts on my beds. My youngest son is the only one who uses his dinosaur quilt every night.
We used to have a quilt rack in our living room, but I found that it took up too much space and did not really display the quilts as much as I liked. So I have enjoyed rotating the quilts for the different seasons of the year.
With no grandchildren in the near future, and a sister in love who makes some very beautiful quilts, there are few family members that receive quilts that I make. There was a time when I made a lot of charity quilts for Operation Home Front Quilts, and for the local children's hospital, until I kind of burned out on them. Now I try to make projects that are enjoyable during construction as well as becoming a part of my home. There are a few gift items on the burner right now, and hopefully I can get back to teaching beginners. It is always such a delight to watch a beginner toddle off and blossom into a quilt fanatic. Many have far exceeded my abilities.
The Ivy House
7 hours ago