Future Heirlooms: African Canvas Quilts

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African Canvas quilts are very special memory quilts. Each quilt is a unique, handcrafted African coin quilt. Different embellishments are added to each quilt to make them truly one of a kind. There will be 100 quilts in the African Canvas quilt series, and each one will be signed and numbered by the quilter.

You can take your African Canvas quilt home and hang it on your wall just as it is, (a hanging sleeve is on the back) but it is much more fun to turn it into a memory quilt. Add snippets from your life to the quilt. Here are some examples to get you started: an old “go steady” ring, conference pins, service pins, pressed flowers from a special date, jewels, charms, sorority/fraternity symbols, candle wax from that special date, etc. The possibilities are endless, and each addition will only enhance the uniqueness of your work of art.
Your friends will immediately recognize some of the clues to your life on your African Canvas – but some additions will be your special secret hidden in plain view. African Canvas quilts can be purchased exclusively at the Underground Railroad Quilt Code Museum http://www.plantationquilts.com/ in Atlanta, GA and on Ebay.
Have fun!

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