March 18, 2023
Quilting practices can be found in almost every area of the world and it is celebrated on the third Saturday in March every year. The National Quilting Association started National Quilting Day in 1991 and since then it has grown into a global celebration (World Wide Quilting Day) for all quilt lovers and makers. With the dissolution of the National Quilting Association in 2015 – the sponsorship of National Quilting Day has been picked up by Quilt Alliance.
HOW TO CELEBRATE (WORLD WIDE / NATIONAL) QUILTING DAY
- Hang quilts outdoors – On World Wide Quilting Day, quilts are hung outside the homes to educate and inspire people to join in celebrating this ancient creative skill and as a sign that you recognize this event and that you are observing it.
- Show your quilting skills – This holiday is a time to share your skills with others by offering to teach a simple quilt project and showing them how it’s done. You can decide to teach this to your relatives/family members, schools, neighbors, friends, or a youth group.
- Make it a service day – On this day, you can work on a quilt for your favorite cause — either national or local projects. You can also check departments and facilities like the police and fire departments, nursing facilities, or children’s services to see if they have a need for quilts.
- Organize a quilt history day or a quilt documentation project. Invite members of the community to share their quilts and documents the quilts for your state documentation project. If you don’t have a state project, work with other quilters in the state to start one! A good place to start is with your local or state historical society, or search the internet for quilt documentation projects.