National Quilting Day
National Quilting Day is observed next on Saturday, March 16th, 2024 (15 days from today).
Perhaps the oldest type of blanket-out-pillow-cushion is animal hide from the local animal, which is very warm without the need for textiles. Thus, even the oldest human tribes could have obtained it by simply hunting, cleaning, and tanning leather for use. On the third Saturday in March, National Quilting Day is celebrated. Across the country, shows, classes, open museums and more celebrate the day. It also appreciates and acknowledges the quilters, along with all their long labor, love and skill that went into creating each quilt.
A quilt is a layer of braiding or stuffing between two layers of fabric put together. Early American quilts were the result of patching up pieces of worn-out blankets and clothing. Since they had to weave their own fabrics, there was little time to creatively put the colorful and artistic patterns together. These items are purely functional.
By the mid-18th century, intricate quilts designed to be passed from mother to daughter were made by Americans. These quilts often stitched together from scraps of salvaged clothing and other bedding.
History of National Quilting Day
Quilting Day is the result of a June 1991 resolution by the National Quilting Association. At the 22nd annual show in Lincoln, the National Quilting Association proposed and National Quilting Day began.
How to celebrate National Quilting Day
Celebrate the warmth and stories behind the blankets you collect. Whether you created them or they were given to you, mark the date.
Attend a quilting fair. You can learn techniques or discover new quilting styles.
Take a quilting class. The next heirloom could be in the making!
Share a family's quilting story. Don't let it become out of date with the times. Take a picture of it and its creator.
Discover the importance of 7 Historical Quilt Patterns.
Shre your National Quilting Day on social media such as facebook or instagram with hashtag #NationalQuiltingDay on your post.
ObservedNational Quilting Day has been observed the third Saturday in March.
Saturday, March 19th, 2022
Saturday, March 18th, 2023
Saturday, March 16th, 2024
Saturday, March 15th, 2025
Saturday, March 21st, 2026
National Quilting Association in 1991