1791 Supply & Co. introduces The George Washington Positioning Life Guard Flag Quilt Kit

For years, fans have been sending the Beck family handmade quilts. Some quilts are taken to the Beck’s house in Dallas, while others are kept around the studios. Glenn has taken a few favorites to his ranch, and they kept the family warm during the cold Christmas break. Glenn loves them for the warmth they provide, for the stories they tell about the people who made them, and for the time and dedication put in by each person who creates them. That’s why he asked 1791 to offer families the experience of creating and sharing a quilt through their store, one not only made of the highest quality but that taught history as well.

Glenn just needed to find the right partners to help 1791 develop the highest quality quilt, and in the heart of the Mountain West while on vacation last summer, Glenn found the answer in a small, boutique quilt company.

Today, 1791 Supply & Co., in partnership with Suppose Quilt Boutique, is proud unveil the George Washington Positioning Life Guard Flag Quilt Kit.

The Flag

With 13 stars arranged upon a blue background, the George Washington Positioning Flag served as Washington’s headquarters standard and was with him wherever he went. It saw all of the action that Washington saw, and was present at some of the biggest moments in America’s early days.

“I fly this flag at my house,” said Glenn. The phrase “Life Guard”, which adorns 1791 patches with the flag pattern as well as the quilt kit, represents those “who will stand and preserve the history and the life of what George Washington fought and died for – what he spent his whole life living for.”


The Valley Forge Historical Society in Pennsylvania currently keeps an original version of the flag.

The Story

Last summer, Glenn had just finished raising his positioning flag at the ranch, when Tania came home with a new discovery. She had found a small quilt shop in a nearby town that was run by a kind and caring group of people: Suppose Quilt Boutique.

The staff at Suppose didn’t know Glenn from his radio or TV show, and when he arrived at the store with Tania he simply introduced himself as the guy staying in the mountains just outside of town.

Not long after stepping into the shop, the creative gears in Glenn’s head started to turn quicker and quicker. He asked Kathy and Jo, who run Suppose, if they would help him design a quilt for 1791. The pair was skeptical. They had declined similar requests in the past, but they found themselves buying into Glenn’s vision.

Over the next few weeks, the 1791 team and Suppose went back and forth looking at fabric swatches, exchanging design sketches, and finalizing a plan. Kathy and Jo got to work on a prototype, and included plenty of special touches, including hand-quilting the stars and doing the applique by hand.

Launched by 1791 Supply & Co.
Launched by 1791 Supply & Co.


The Kit


Once the prototype of the quilt was delivered to the Beck family, Kathy and Jo got to work on designing a quilt kit for 1791 so families could share in the experience themselves at home.

“For three years I asked my wife if she would make a quilt for me, but she needed a kit,” Glenn explained. Needless to say, the kit makes it possible for anyone to make the same quilt that the Beck family has at their ranch.

Glenn has personally worked hard to make sure that every piece of the quilt kit is exceptional, overseeing all of the details of the project. From the packaging to the instructions, which feature a Valley Forge Map on the back that can be displayed at home to compliment the quilt itself, Glenn has ensured that the quilt kit meets and exceeds the high standards of 1791.

“1791 is really about quality. Making everything different, better, and telling history,” Glenn said.

  • PatrioticDissent

    I love this and am going to purchase one today! Thanks Glenn, All at 1791 Supply & Co., Kathy and Jo of Suppose Quilt Boutique for this beautiful quilt kit!

  • Cynthia Troendle

    and…the site is down. Sad beans. :(

  • E Van

    $200? Thanks for making it available to everyone. Are you kidding me?

    • pctrn

      It is quite the price…non-discount quilt fabric is typically no more than $12/yard; granted, thread, pattern and template are included but this kit is obviously not for Midwesterners who value frugality. Hope they sell out, but we won’t be purchasing.

    • Glenda Coleman

      Apparently you haven’t shopped for quilt kits lately. $200 is a fairly reasonable price.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Revan

    That looks cool.

  • richard diamond

    1791 charges way to much for its products.. guess they figure just because Glenn advertises for them people will pay such an inflated price.. Ripoff..

  • Anonymous

    I like the quilt. Having said that, the beautiful queen sized quilt on my bed cost me a hundred dollars . . . and wasn’t fit into our fixed income budget immediately upon my wanting / needing it. The price of this kit for a smaller quilt – that requires my handiwork to make is very expensive by many people’s current economic standards. We keep looking, because we want to buy products – but they are always very expensive. I hope you have enough customers that can afford your products. (Meaning 1791 and also the Marketplace.)

  • Eatie Gourmet

    I think its great that they support small American businesses, and employ so many people. But a lot of the stuff is not within my budget, especially the 1791 jeans. I just keep wearing my jeans from 30 years ago that I’m still ‘breaking in’, (always bought those stiff new ones — I’ve never paid More for stuff that’s already old, or made to look that way. I’ve always broken-in my own jeans, thanks very much. And I still have them. In fairness, I also wear a uniform 5 or 6 days a weeks for the last 20 years, so my street clothes last forever.)
    Got a couple of Christmas gifts from the Marketplace last Nov/Dec, but I just don’t ‘buy’ a lot of anything. And given the economy and my own household budget, got to watch where the spending goes.
    I Hope people support these businesses. But I also know my own economic limitations.

    • Anonymous

      So agree with this person. 200.00 for a pair of Jeans surpasses stupidity, no REAL denim (an american invention) should cost 200.00 for a yard or two. Style counts for something…but FEW people know the LABEL, so you can throw out style. My 15 year old wranglers look, feel, and wear just fine, especially since over the years the denim has conformed to me and my body parts.

      • mspatdev

        I agree with you about having jeans for a long time as I have them also. they are the original levi brand. Pretty soon I’m going to have to give them to someone to make quilts or something out of them. I haven’t had the money to buy any kind of jeans. My mother always made quilts and I have a couple of them that I have. She died about 20 years ago.

        • Donna Leonard


          ☗☗☗ ☗☗䷔☗ ☗☗☗ ☗䷉☗☗☗ ☗☗☗The price of this kit for a smaller quilt – that requires my handiwork to make is very expensive by many people’s current economic standards.

      • BlueMN

        Denim was actually invented in the city of Nîmes, France. It was originally called serge de Nîmes. The first “blue jeans” came from Genoa (Gênes), Italy.

  • Eatie Gourmet

    Love the idea of a quilt — I always buy raffle tickets when they have handmade quilts! Have one quilt in the house and when its in the laundry it is sorely missed. Blankets are great, and I’m grateful for having them, but wouldn’t mind a spare quilt.

  • Firey Hooks

    Patriots: Arm yourself against the mirage of illusions conjured up by today’s liberals and progressives: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Troy S

    I love Glenn and the message he has but 1791 jeans are too expensive for the majority of people. Diamond Gusset makes 100% American jeans, headquartered in Bon Aqua, TN and they cost 1/2 of the 1791’s. Just laying it out there.

  • Anonymous

    Or, if you’re not into making quilts here’s a free pattern for a crochet american flag afghan. http://tinyurl.com/freeUSflag

  • The Beech Bums

    Well, if one thing is clear, it’s that Hussein Obama is a liar, a fraud, and a fool.

  • Susan Leach

    I bought the quilt kit and wanted to go to the webpage mentioned in the directions for pictures how the quilt and the five different fabrics are used. The site is not operational and actual photographs, rather than graphics in the directions would have been more helpful as I am a long time quilter and this is a gift for my husband.

  • Susan Leach

    OK, I was trying to get pix of the back of the quilt as the directions are somewhat vague on what is going on; is the ticking fabric inside the quilt? Is the back of the quilt off white or blue? Any body who can help me with this as the stars are made and I am going to go off on this on my own as I bought cotton batting, washed and dried it to prevent additional shrinkage and will put that inside the quilt and then quilt the stars and the leaf pattern throughout. When in doubt, go on what experience tells one to do…

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