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National Quilting Day


Quilting is a remarkable craft, one kept alive and thriving by millions of people across the globe year after year. It’s a magical industry and we’re always thrilled to have an excuse to honor the traditions and celebrate the creativity. Join us in the celebration this weekend for National Quilting Day

National Quilting Day is the annual celebration of quilters and quilting, taking place the third Saturday of March every year. The celebration, launched by The National Quilting Association in 1992, is now a partnership between The National Quilt Museum and the Quilt Alliance, two of the largest nonprofit organizations serving the needs of the quilting community.  

[Gee's Bend Quiltmakers, via Souls Grown Deep]

Both organizations are dedicated to sharing the history of quilting, the stories behind the stitches. The practice of quilting goes far beyond needle and thread, pressing through to complex relationships, activism, family ties and so much more. It's truly fascinating and we're grateful for the documentation, to bring the stories of the past and also from the present on in to the future.

[via Kansas Historical Society]

The kickoff event will be held at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY at 10amCST on Saturday March 16, 2019. The public is invited to attend and the doors will open at 9:45am. Click here for more information. The event marks the beginning of an entire day of quilt-related activities by organizations and individuals nationwide. Events and programs to date have included service projects, exhibits, quilt documentation days, and spreading the word about quilting through social media, websites, and more. 

[Quilts on display at the Sisters Quilt Show in Bend, OR & International Quilt Festival]


Not planning to be in Paducah? This year, quilters around the world will be able to watch the event via live stream on The National Quilt Museum’s Facebook page. To watch the event, click here. The event is expected to run approximately 30 minutes. 

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