NATIONAL QUILTING DAY

Found out that today is National Quilting Day, that’s the third Saturday every March.  Also didn’t realize that is actually a National Quilting Association that gives grants which ** “. . . leaves a marvelous quilt heritage…” and “. . . ensure the continuation of our mission through service, conservation, and education.”  I suppose today I should do at least a little quilting.  How about everyone else? Do you have a quilting project you are working on?  Would love to see what you have going.

Illustration of a Quilt with a National Quilting Day Theme

 

*A Brief History of National Quilting Day

In 1989, the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society organized a “Quilters’ Day Out” on the third Saturday of March to celebrate the rich tradition of quilt making in Kentucky. In 1991, the NQA officers were so enthused with the concept and success of “Quilters’Day Out” that they voted to take it to a national level.

The first National Quilting Day was observed in 1992 and since then it has grown into a global celebration for all quiltmakers and quilt lovers. Helen Storbeck, one of the founders of National Quilting Day, wrote in The Quilting Quarterly, “Groups of quilters were encouraged to hold special events, publishers and shop owners were invited to sponsor promotions especially for quilters and it quickly became a grassroots endeavor with quilters in every part of the country participating.  In the first year of National Quilting Day, quilters in other countries asked to participate. They were welcomed with open arms. As our feelings of a community network has evolved to include a world community, it is only appropriate that quilters and quilt lovers everywhere united to give recognition to the special art form.”

 

* http://www.nqaquilts.org/nqd/

**  http://www.nqaquilts.org/grants/2016/

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