Oh my goodness, this is a brilliant idea! Brooklyn-based Haptic Lab makes gorgeous quilts with maps sewn on. So the whole thing could be a map of something like Paris or New York City. And you can even custom order one. Get one of the neighborhood where you grew up, the collage campus where you met your spouse or just your favorite city or neighborhood. I'd so love to have one of Colonial Williamsburg. What would you get?
P.S. Just in case you're interested, the above ones are from top to bottom, Rome, Italy; Washington D.C; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Paris, France.