What’s the difference between quilts for your home and art quilts? Art quilts are for your home, but they aren’t made for cuddling. They are meant to hang on the wall. Yet, they still do what a functional quilt does. It adds to the decor, can accentuate a color scheme, and adds warmth and interest to the home. Textiles have that warming, cozy effect, whether they are thrown on the bed or hanging on the wall.