It’s National Quilting Day!

Carousel of Time Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins Original quilt based on the song Circle Game
Carousel of Time
Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins
Original quilt based on the song Circle Game

This is the day we celebrate quilts, quilting and quilters.  If you think quilting is something only done by little old ladies think again.  Women and men of all ages are turning to this age-old art form to not only make practical bed coverings but increasingly as a means of self-expression.  From traditional quilting to art quilting/fabric art this art form is still alive and well.

If you live near Lincoln Nebraska Quilting Day activities are being held today at the International Quilt Study Center.  Visit their website for more information.  While you are at the website take a minute to look around to see some beautiful quilts.

Perhaps you have a quilting story of Grandma’s quilting frame, a beloved old family quilt or a story about your own quilting or fabric art activities you would like to share.  Please leave a comment to do so.  Happy Quilting Day!

 

4 thoughts on “It’s National Quilting Day!”

  1. I am a minimalist and don’t hold on to much but my friends Mother made my son a quilt, just for him. It is so special and precious, I will always keep it. PLUS they are not just warm and look good, they are practical. 🙂

    1. I looked around a bit online and found references to International Quilting day but they all seemed to be the same day — 3rd Saturday of March. Maybe you could start something where you live? Personally I think any day is a good day to celebrate fabric art.

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