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]