Tuesday, March 10, 2015

National Quilting Day Observed March 21st

National Quilting Day is being observed on March 21, 2015. It celebrates quilts and those that make them annually on the third Saturday of March. The National Quilting Association started National Quilting Day in  1991.
In 1989, the Kentucky Heritage Quilting Society organized a "Quilters' Day Out" on the third Saturday of March to celebrate the rich tradition of quilt making in Kentucky. In 1991, the NQA officers were so enthused with the concept and success of "Quilters' Day Out" that they voted to take it to a national level. 
The first National Quilting Day was observed in 1992 and since then it has grown into a global celebration for all quiltmakers and quilt lovers. 
There are countless ways to celebrate National Quilting Day. Check with your local quilt shop to see what special activities are planned.
The winner of the 20156 National Quilting Day Design Contest has been selected. 
Congratulations to Danniele Bohannon of Harrisonville, Missouri. Her design  (Crooked Path) was published in the winter issue of Quilting Quarterly and is posted on the NQA web site www.nqaquilts.org. Danniele has been a four-time exhibitor at the NQA Quilt Show, including participating in the SewBatik challenge. The pattern for her winning design can be downloaded from the National Quilting Associations website. 
Text from The Country Register.. a local Ks quilters news paper.