March proves to be open season of crafting with the entire month declared as National Craft Month. To add to the excitement of this glorious time, the third Saturday in March is National Quilting Day. It is a day that is celebrated worldwide with special quilting shows, classes, open museums, retreats, and much more. This is a day to appreciate and to recognize quilt makers, along with all of their long labor, love and skill that goes into the making of each quilt.
Photo: National Quilt Museum
The National Quilting Association launched the celebration in 1992. The event 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.
The Quilt Alliance and the National Quilt Museum are hosting an event at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, and this year, quilters and crafters worldwide will be able to watch the event via live stream on the National Quilt Museum's Facebook Page.
The National Quilting Day Kickoff 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 other communication.
If you want to visit the National Quilt Museum for this free event, the museum location is at 215 Jefferson Street in downtown Paducah, Kentucky. Or, you can watch the event via live stream on the National Quilt Museum's Facebook Page.
If you are celebrating National Quilting Day and want to be social, please use #nationalquiltingday hashtag in your post.
Will you be celebrating National Quilting Day? We would love to have you let us know in the comments below.
Happy National Quilting Day Everyone!
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