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Quilts That Take the Snooze Out of Batting

B/Perrino Custom Quilts

b/perrino baby quilts!

Quilting is not your usual territory.

But thanks to B/Perrino Quilts, a collection of modern baby blankets that takes the prairie out of batting and cotton, you may discover you’ve got a bit of that pioneer spirit.

Artist Barbara Perrino’s coverlets turn the traditional art of quilting on its head with abstract designs and unexpected color combinations. The meticulously crafted blankets range from cozy and muted (hello, nap time) to modern and bright (the perfect showpiece for a nursery wall) and never seem like something from Grandma’s attic.

Each cuddly wrap is individually pieced and quilted, so no two are alike. Perrino has a few ready for purchase on Etsy, or you can ask her to make one just for your little snoozer.

That’s sew nice.

Available online at etsy.com, $110. For custom orders, email info@bperrino.com, $25 an hour. To see styles, go to bperrino.com.

bedtime helpers!Still up? Find more ways to get your sleepyhead to go to bed.

this week in atlanta!

DISCOVER
JapanFest

What: Watch dance performances, try on kimonos, and slurp bubble tea.
Why: Polish up penmanship at the children’s calligraphy workshop.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth (800-224-6422). Tickets online at eventbrite.com. Adults and children, $8; under 7, free.

STROLL
Cochran Mill Nature Center
What: More than 50 wooded acres to explore, plus a turtle pond and reptile collection.
Why: Your city slicker could use a little getaway.
When: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 6300 Cochran Mill Rd., Palmetto (770-306-0914). Adults and children 12 and up, $3; children 3-11, $2; under 2, free.

GAZE
Outdoor Family Movie Series

What: Head to Riverside Park for a free showing of Tangled.
Why: You’ve been looking for an excuse to buy that giant box of Jujubes.
When: Fri., 7-11 p.m.
Where: 575 Riverside Rd., Roswell (770-641-3705).

Photo: Courtesy of B/Perrino

LOCATIONS
Cochran Mill Nature Center
6300 Cochran Mill Rd
Palmetto, GA 30268
770-306-0914
Riverside Park
575 Riverside Rd
Roswell, GA 30075
770-641-3705
Gwinnett Center
6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Duluth, GA 30097
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