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It’s Time to Celebrate National Quilting Month!

We can’t believe it’s March already, which means National Quilting Month will be in full swing soon. To celebrate we’re offering a FREE episode of Why Quilts Matter on our YouTube Channel during March and a special showing of Ep. 5: “Gee’s Bend: The Most Famous Quilts in America?”  for The Quilt Show members from March 15 – 17. If you haven’t seen the series or you want to watch again, these are perfect opportunities to view for free!

So how did this holiday come about? The National Quilting Association (NQA) began sponsoring National Quilting Day with a resolution passed by members attending the 22nd Annual Show in Lincoln, Nebraska, in June 1991. The NQA designated the third Saturday in March as National Quilting Day, but over the years it has been unofficially expanded to the entire month of March.

No complaints here. We think every day should be a celebration of quilts.  How do you plan on celebrating National Quilting Month? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter!

Related holidays to put on your calendar:

  • National Sewing Machine Day (June 13) – Celebrates the day the sewing machine was patented.
  • National Thread the Needle Day (July 25) – This holiday is also about metaphorically threading the needle – walking a fine line between two issues.
  • National Sewing Month (September) – Proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1982 “in recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.”

Now through March 31st – Watch Full Length Episode of Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics, Ep. 8 – Quilt Nation – 20,000,000 and Counting!

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