Blanket America made its much anticipated debut on the home shopping channel QVC December 28th and 29th. Thanks to Blanket America's innovative buy one, give one approach to charity,
Online PR News – 19-January-2010 – – Blanket America made its much anticipated debut on the home shopping channel QVC December 28th and 29th. Thanks to Blanket America's innovative buy one, give one approach to charity, their project is getting off the ground with enormous success. The Patchwork Heritage Collection is Blanket America's way of helping the public to help those in need while getting something in return.
Blanket America's charitable organization was established with the goal in mind of helping one million Americans stay warm during the harshest winter months America has been subjected to in years, possibly decades. Due to the recession, it is estimated that 35 million Americans are living in poverty. With unemployment rates through the roof and costs on the rise, there has never been a better time to help someone in need.
The Patchwork Heritage Collection idea bloomed while Mesh Gelman and his creative team watched the presidential inaugural address on January 20th, 2009. When President Barak Obama told our nation that our patchwork heritage was a strength and not a weakness, the designer in Gelman latched on to a new idea. Over the next several months, he and his creative team created the Patchwork Heritage Collection.
Created with 13 different fabrics, the Patchwork Heritage quilt represents our original 13 colonies. Modern color combinations in tones of red, white and blue grace the face of the quilt. On the reverse, the presidential inaugural address is printed over a symbolic lady liberty background.
The collection is not limited to a quilt, however. The full line includes decorative pillows, pillow shams, and throws. The decorative pillows feature the American Bald Eagle in flight over a background of two American flags. Running in the Blanket America theme, the pillow states, "We know that our Patchwork Heritage is a strength, not a weakness." The fabric color is a neutral creamy beige color that blends well with any décor.
The pillow shams also run in the same theme as the Patchwork Heritage quilt. The shams are comprised of 13 different fabrics in modern decorative tones of red, white and blue which represent our 13 original colonies. The Patchwork Heritage throws are a smaller version of the quilt. The same creative design that graces the back of the quilt also graces the throw. Like the Patchwork Heritage quilt, the throw is also made of 13 fabrics to represent our fledgling nation.
While the Patchwork Heritage Collection is still on pre-order, QVC is offering the public a discount. The shams, now offered for $24.12 will later be priced at $29. Decorative pillows are selling at the pre-order price of $17.88, but prices will rise to $21.50. The throw is now on sale for $49, the queen for $66 and the king for $81, which will rise to $59, $79 and $99 respectively. Now is the best time to order your Patchwork Heritage Collection piece at a great discount price through QVC! http://www.blanketamerica.com