Blanket America Impresses with Strong Opening Blanket America's founder, Mesh Gelman, has given life to a project that has taken the nation by storm. On January 20th, 2009 President Barak Obama gave his inspirational inaugural address and told our great nation that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. With those words the seed of thought was planted. What if the greatest economy in human history matched what it consumed with what it donated? Gelman and his crew then created an innovative new approach to charitable giving that answers that question. Hence, Blanket America's charitable project was created and the Patchwork Heritage collection was born. Gelman's new project implements a buy one, give one model. That is, for every Patchwork Heritage quilt sold, a new fleece blanket is donated to charity. By implementing this program, we, as consumers, will match what we spend with what we give. Now that is a project worth investing in! The Patchwork Heritage Collection is an attractive blend of modern design, tradition and patriotic symbolism. The fabric colors are an eyecatching blend of red, white and blue that is modern enough to match nearly any décor while still capturing the fundamentals of American patriotic color schemes. The quilt is sewn from 13 unique fabrics to represent our 13 original colonies. The reverse of the quilt is far less subtle in its patriotic message. The foreground boldly displays President Barak Obama's inaugural address, where he stated that "We know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness." In the background the same lady liberty that graces Elis Island, stands proudly erect, holding her torch of freedom. The collection, which includes throw pillows, decorative shams and quilt sizes ranging from throw to king, is perfectly harmonized. Anyone should be proud to display such a striking collection. The quilt keeps more than the body warm; it also warms the heart. Supporters can feel good knowing that their purchase is warming someone in need. Throughout the month of December the Patchwork Heritage Collection has been available for presales. The word has spread and big name companies have jumped on board to support the cause. QVC, Amazon.com and JC Penney Stores all have the collection available for presales. To learn more about Blanket America, visit their website at http://www.blanketamerica.com/. Blanket America is showing an impressively strong start during its first weeks. Many organizations are showing support of the Blanket America cause.