One of the Hawaiian Quilt traditions that was strictly followed in our family was that you “Never Sit On A Quilt”. You never sat on a quilt because the quilt was treated with great respect due to the time invested and the belief that the quilt is the embodiment of the creator’s spirit. To be respectful of the quilt demonstrated respect for the creator as well. You could sleep under the quilt, but never sit on top. The correct way to sit on a bed that was covered with a quilt was to life the corner of the quilt and then sit on the uncovered area.