Friday, March 20, 2015

How National Quilting Day Started

Our National Quilting Day festivities have begun! Come on in and join the fun!

If you want to know a little more about National Quilting Day, here's a little summary of it's history based on the National Quilting Association's website (

National Quilting Day began in Kentucky with the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society. In 1989, they decided to set aside the third Saturday of March for a "Quilters' Day Out" to celebrate Kentucky's rich quilt-making heritage. It was a hit! Just two years later, in 1991, the National Quilt Association officers were so excited about the event that they voted to make it national. The first National Quilting Day was held in 1992, and quickly grew into a world-wide celebration of quilts and quilting. In just the very first year, quilters from all over the world asked to participate and were gladly welcomed in. And it's been going ever since, on every third Saturday in March. This year, that's tomorrow! But our celebration at the shop has already started and will run through Monday!

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