National Quilting Day
The 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 quiltmaking in Kentucky. In 1991, National Quilting Association 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.”
Join us this Saturday, March 17th for National Quilting Day! We will have fantastic specials, food and door A new special every hour and a new prize every hour. Every person celebrating with us will receive a free pattern to share their special gift of quilting. Make sure you join us!
March 17, 2018 -- Paper Piecing -- This fun technique will get you well on your way to making those great points and tiny strips. You can find out more and sign up by clicking HERE.
March 24, 2017 -- Only $6 per month gets you in this fun club where each month we will learn a new way to create something fantastic with those Missouri Star Quilt Co. tumblers. You can sign up by clicking HERE. This is going to be F U N !
April 18, 2018 -- Free Motion Quilting, The Basics and Beyond -- This 3-hour, hands-on class will review the basics of how to machine quilt using your domestic machine, discuss tips and tools to make things easier, and will move quickly into practicing and expanding your quilting design options. Let's work on increasing your confidence and skills with various designs beyond the stipple. We’ll be creating a sampler of new designs and we can also talk about how to pick designs to enhance your quilt tops! Click HERE to register for this class.
Did you know . . . you receive 10% of all your class supplies!?!