Handmade Blue or Rose Guatemalan Patchwork Quilt (Guatemala)

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ITEM#: 10480674

Add a splash of color to your home with this cotton quilt. Expertweavers in Chucam, Guatemala, make these quilts by hand in atraditional patchwork style. A brilliantly vivid color schemecomplemented by a variety of patterns and textures gives thispatchwork quilt plenty of visual interest, while the thick cottonmaterial is comfortable and warm.
  • Handcrafted patchwork quilt combines vibrant color schemes with a variety of indigenous designs and pattern running through the various patches
  • Patchwork quilting is a traditional Mayan craft
  • Bring a touch of Guatemala into your home with these magnificent patchwork quilts
  • Quilt is constructed of 90-percent cotton/10-percent synthetic
  • Dry clean only
  • Queen measures 92 inches wide x 90 inches long
  • King measures 104 inches x 90 inches
The Story Behind The Product

Chucam is a small farming village located in the Department(County) of El Quiche, Guatemala. The community is located about 3miles away from the town of Chichicastenango, but the road to townis not paved and access to the village becomes difficult during therainy season. The families of the community are very poor, but thewomen know the ancestral art of weaving and use it as asupplemental income to provide a better life for their children. In2001, eight Chucam families banded together to form a weavingcooperative to make beautiful patchwork quilts and otherembroidered textiles. Their incomes have doubled if not tripled,and dozens of additional Chucam families have become involved. Moreimportantly, the men don't have to leave for months at a timelooking for work in the sugar cane fields and many more of thevillage?s children are able to stay in school.

What is Worldstock?

The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations incolor, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slightdifferences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occurbetween this product and your computer screen.


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The digital images we display have the most accurate color possible. However, due to differences in computer monitors, we cannot be responsible for variations in color between the actual product and your screen.


Material Cotton
Pattern Embroidered, Patchwork
Color Blue, Pink
Fabric Care Dry Clean
Gender Unisex
Set Includes 1 Piece
Worldstock Worldstock
Dimensions King: 104 in. W x 94 in. L/ Queen: 94 in. W x 92 in. L
Warranty Overstock Guidelines
Model Number n/a
Country of Origin Guatemala
  • Most Recent

  • Verified Purchase
    Option: Vivid Blue - King

    Very nice and will have years of use. Carefull to wash separately as color will fade off, even after multiple washes.

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  • Verified Purchase
    Option: Vivid Blue - King

    This quilt is beautifu! Great for the bed or wall. The colors are rich and the quilt is soft. I also love that it is handmade and sustains the artisans who make it.

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  • Beautiful and functional
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Rose - King

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    I bought this as a gift for my niece and she loves it. It is really heavy and very warm, she claims it helps her sleep better because of the weight. It is really crafted well and it is beautiful.

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  • jamee17
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Rose - Queen

    Love it. Exactly what I wanted and good quality.

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  • Love this!
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Vivid Blue - King

    We love this bedspread. Very good-looking and high quality. After 7 or 8 years, it has a few tears, but that's because our dogs hop up there. I am waiting for Overstock to get more because I want the same one again!

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  • Most Helpful

  • A mixed bag... just like a quilt!
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Vivid Blue - King

    First the good. I bought the rust colored one a few years back and loved it so much I bought it again. The blue color is very nice too. Has an ethnic elegance that is above the cheap touristy schlock. The quilts are really covers as they are not thick, but do look great on the bed. Remember, layers is what keeps you warm! The bad: Like some quilts, durability is an issue. Wash it carefully. As it is made of several different woven fabric patterns, the more ornate ones are fragile. Second the color does run quite a bit. I bought the rust one again since it faded so much over the years. The fade was a nice look, as it brought out the native pattterns in the fabric before the overall dye job. That said, expect it to look quite different with washings. Overall: For the money you can't complain and it does look great. Buy the king size even if you have a queen bed, as it seems to be undersize and does shrink a bit with washing.

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  • Bleeds

    This quilt is a beautiful dark blue BUT, think very carefully how you will use it because the fabric dye is not permanent. It might be O.K. on a chest as part of your decor if you are willing to just bat out dust or dry clean. But I put this on our bed and found that moisture will make the blue bleed. After going to bed with wet hair I have woken up to a blue neck, and my dog licking her paw on the bed has made blue marks through to the sheets. So I was really forewarned when it needed cleaning. Not being in a habit of paying dry cleaning, and the tag says "Dry clean or hand wash separately" I tried the hand wash. Now I have many blue items. Since the blue was everywhere, getting it dry was the biggest problem. Even my clothesline would have been blue!

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  • Well, It looks nice but......
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Rose - Queen

    Well, I was very excited to get this product. The picture does not do it justice. The various colors are very vivid, and so varied. Just beautiful! BUT, I was sooo disapointed when the stitching started to come apart after just 2 weeks! Just sitting on the bed unraveled the stitching. My quilt had loops on one end(?) Maybe it's just mean't to be a wall hanging. I don't know. It's a shame because it's really beautiful. Also BTW, There is no batting in it (like an actual quilt). It's more of a coverlet.

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  • Not QUITE what I expected.
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Vivid Blue - Queen

    First I want to say Love this quilt. Had saved a long time to purchase it. That said, instead of lots of blue swatches of material they took the other quilt and dyed it whole in a blue die. It still looks fantastic for my bed. Speaking of which, I expected a Quilted quilt with cotton batting. What you have instead is paramount to a duvet cover of sewn together swatches which had tabs on it for hanging on a wall or use as a curtain. The materials are organic cotton, it still is weighty and warm, but it is not "Quilted" and has not batting.

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  • beautiful colors
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Vivid Blue - King

    This is a beautiful piece, and the colors are rich, but it has to go on sideways to reach the frame, and cover the mattress. I will remedy this with a piece of fabric around the edge, as suggested by another buyer. My other issue is the color- not so rich a blue overall- more of a turquoise - but it works in the room, and I love the handmade feel. I like that it is supporting the artisans, and will purchase more products from the world store.

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Questions & Answers

  • Q:

    "What are the dimensions of the king-size quilt?"

    • A:

      The king-sized quilt measures approximately 104 inches x 90 inches.

  • Q:

    "Please see about making this quilt in rose color option in twin size. Because of non-color fastness of materials, would only want to use this as a wall hanging and I can do with a twin size for that, and that would also make this quilt affordable to me. I would pay $100 for a twin size but that is the most I could go. Anyone who has any idea of what is beautiful in a quilt design recognizes the outstanding beauty of this particular quilt. Absolutely outstanding design."

    • A:

      Hello dachsie1, unfortunately as of right now this quilt is not available in rose twin size. We apologize for any inconvenience we might have caused. I attached below the link to some others that you might like. I hope this helps. Have a great day! http://www.overstock.com/search?keywords=twin+coverlet&TID=RSB2

  • Q:

    "Why did you choose this product?"

    • A:

      Unique and the color

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    • A:

      Well the pic really showed off the lush rich colors.

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  • Q:

    "is it possible to get swatches of all the Guatemalan bedspreads to make it easier to chose?"

    • A:

      Hello Jility, unfortunately we are not able to provide swatches. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks for shopping with us!

  • Q:

    "How much does it weigh?"

    • A:

      Hello soulofblue, this weighs approximately 9 pounds. Thank you for shopping with us!

  • Q:

    "What is the fiber content? The text description says 90% cotton, 10% polyester, but the features box lists the material as polyester."

    • A:

      Thank you enzyme for your interest in the Handmade Guatemalan Patchwork Quilt (Guatemala). The information on the product details is correct. The "features" box is only for a general search. Thank you for shopping with us!

    • A:

      It's not polyester, but it is made up of a variety of fabrics. some are cotton, some appear to be hand done needle work. the black backing appears to be cotton, or could be a combination

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  • Q:

    "Are there matching shams to go with this quilt?"

    • A:

      Unfortunately, we do not carry matching shams that match this quilt at the present time.

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