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NATIONAL QUILTING DAY – Third Saturday in March

National Quilting Day - Third Saturday in March

NATIONAL QUILTING DAY

Snuggle up every National Quilting Day on the third Saturday in March. Around the country, special quilting shows, classes, open museums and much more celebrate the day. It also appreciates and recognizes quilt makers, along with all of their long labor, love, and skill that goes into the making of each quilt.

A quilt is a layer of batting or stuffing between two layers of pieced together fabric. Early American quilts were the result of patched together pieces of worn-out blankets and clothing. Since they had to weave their own fabrics, there was little time for creative piecing together of colorful, artful patterns. These items were purely functional.

By the mid 18th century Americans were making elaborate quilts designed to be handed down from mother to daughter, often pieced together from salvaged pieces of clothing and other bedding.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalQuiltingDay

Attend a quilt fair. You might find the next family heirloom. Buy a homemade quilt or make one yourself. Use #NationalQuiltingDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL QUILTING DAY HISTORY

At the 22nd annual show of the National Quilting Association in Lincoln, Nebraska in June of 1991, a resolution was passed and National Quilting Day was started. 

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DATES
21 March 2020

20 March 2021
19 March 2022
18 March 2023
16 March 2024
15 March 2025
21 March 2026
20 March 2027
18 March 2028
17 March 2029
16 March 2030

 

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