Did You Know–March is National Quilting Month?

In 1991, the National Quilting Association proclaimed the third Saturday of March to be National Quilting Day.  This was to be a day to celebrate the tradition of quilting and remembering the contributions quilters have made to their family and community. 

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At some point this one day of celebration unofficially expanded to an entire month.  So March is often referred to as National Quilting Month.

For a number of years there has been a free pattern released to aid quilters in celebrating their skill and community.  Some guilds set aside the third Saturday or some other time to have a Quilt-In which often supports a charity.

This year’s pattern is called “Stash Attack” by Evelyn Young of LeRoy, Illinois, and can be made from scraps in your stash. It is 60” x 70”.  Directions using yardage are included as well as an option on how to make it in different sizes.

Celebrate National Quilting Day on Saturday, March 15th and do something Quilt-y!

Happy Stitching!

 

Quilt Mouse

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About Quiltmouse

I am retired. I love to quilt. I make charity quilts as well as quilts for my friends & family.
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3 Responses to Did You Know–March is National Quilting Month?

  1. KerryCan says:

    Well, since I’m obsessing about a quilt that has to be made for a deadline, I guess you could say I’ll be spending the month “celebrating”!

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  2. Sounds like a good excuse to do some quilting!

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