Saturday, March 21, 2015

National Quilting Day

The entire month of March is National Quilting Month, but today is the day! According to the National Quilting Association, the first National Quilting Day was observed in 1992. Now it’s a global celebration!

NOTE TO SELF: It is always the third Saturday in March.

Maybe next year, I’ll not be under the gun in organizing, creating, encouraging others to help, in getting 30 quilts finished to honor our local Veterans! Hopefully next year, I am able to organize a local public celebration of quilt making! I will, however, celebrate today through service by finishing quilting a top, and hopefully load another one on the longarm frame.

Thanks to the National Quilting Association, they offer a variety of ideas, of ways to celebrate National Quilting Day. Here are a few I will certainly keep in mind while planning next year’s celebration!

  1. Make it a service day – maybe schedule a local sew-in on 3/19/2016
  2. Organize an exhibit at the library – invite folks to share their quilts! I would love to share the one my maternal grandmother made me over 45 years ago!
  3.  Start a “quilt documentation” project! I’d never heard of this until today! I did a google and found a site “Texas Quilt Search Project” and will check into it further, later! Wouldn’t it be fun to do a local project and produce something like those local recipe books but have it about Quilts! Just thinking out loud here!
  4. Organize several of my fellow quilters to each demonstrate a quilt block technique to a group, set up at various locations, where ever they may be!
  5. Oh, I like this idea… contact a hospital (before hand) and donate a quilt to the first baby born on National Quilting Day!
So many other great suggestions… 

I agree with what they wrote in the article: 

The possibilities for National Quilting Day
are limited only by your time and energy!

What are your suggestions on how to celebrate next year?

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