Patchwork Heritage Collection a Success The Patchwork Heritage Collection is showing strong indications of a bright future. Due to their innovative approach and excellent product, Blanket America's new buy one, give one charitable sales are strong. Climbing aboard to help are big name companies, which are helping to ensure sustained sales in order to reach the projected goal of one million blankets donated to charity. The Patchwork Heritage Collection is based on the idea of patriotic pride and answering the call of duty to help fellow Americans in need. President Barak Obama told our nation on January 20th, 2009 that "We know our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness." From these words, the Blanket America charity and subsequently the Patchwork Heritage Collection was born. The Patchwork Heritage quilt is made of 13 different fabrics representing the 13 original colonies which would later become our nation's first united states. Muted hues of red, white and blue make up the color scheme of the face of the quilt. The colors are a modern take on an old concept. The reverse of the quilt features the presidential inaugural address in its entirety, overlaying a background featuring our lady liberty. The collection includes three quilt sizes: throw, queen and king, all featuring identical design. Decorative pillow shams and throw pillows are sold separately, though it is unknown if this is part of the buy one, give one project as well. The pillow shams run with the same patchwork theme as the quilts and are the perfect compliment the quilt. Decorative throw pillows featuring the words "We know our Patchwork Heritage is a strength, not a weakness" are also for sale. The throw pillows are an excellent accent piece to compliment the collection. The quilt is an excellent example of patriotic symbolism and the buy one, give one concept of charitable giving is an astute achievement in the realms of fundraising. For every Patchwork Heritage quilt sold, a new fleece blanket is donated to charity. Gifts in Kind International is acting as an intermediary to distribute the donated blankets throughout the United States. To learn more about the history of the Blanket America project and the Patchwork Heritage quilt, or to find out how to show your support, stop by http://www.blanketamerica.com/.