Happy National Quilting Day! While Leah started off her sewing journey with quilt making and Gemia started by making clothes, we’ve enjoyed coming together through our mutual love of fabric. Each of us has branched out in our sewing adventures & we appreciate the opportunity to share our experiences with you all here on our blog!
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What is National Quilting Day? Well, it falls on every third Saturday in March & has become quite the International celebration of a unique art form. Here’s what the National Quilting Association has to say about it:
“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.”
How are you celebrating today?