Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy National Quilter's Day

I have noticed today is National Quilter's Day. I thought who says? How does there get to be something like a National Quilter's Day?

I turned to Google and voila! here's the answer:

"NQA began sponsoring National Quilting Day with a resolution passed by members attending the 22nd Annual Show in Lincoln, Nebraska, in June 1991. The third Saturday in March is officially designated as National Quilting Day, but quilters are flexible and we love a celebration — especially when fabric is involved! So over the years, observance of National Quilting Day has unofficially been expanded to the whole month of March."

Check out their web site, they have some lovely ideas about how to spend this day. My day will be both arduous and glorious. Arduous: we have to shovel the driveway AGAIN, as significant snow fell again here last night. Glorious, as there are basketball games to watch later today - KU and KSU. Ah, heavenly.

I do have a little quilting surprise to share today. A while back, a young woman wrote to me asking how to hand piece and quilt. She wanted to have a handwork project to work on, as the demands of little ones filled most of her time. So I thought about handwork then and made a few suggestions. I thought of Jo Morton and how she always carries a little patchwork project to hand piece everywhere she travels.

At sewing the other night, I just picked up some scraps and started stitching them together. I've kept it up as I watched several basketball games this week. I'm not sure where I'm going with this but I'm enjoying it, and isn't that what quilting is all about.

We do so many good things for our communities with our quilting. We meet such interesting people. So Happy NATIONAL Quilters Day to you!


  1. Ahh Google, we should get Google to run for some political possition..... knows soooooo much.

    Now about your sewing of scraps with out knowing where you are going; from the looks of things it might be time to decide where you are going.... or I might not believe you are doing ANYTHING much less quilting....

  2. Improvisational quilting is a big part of modern quilting, as it was with our quilting foremothers. Just look at the Gee's Bend quilts. Have fun sewing those scraps together and let us see what you end up with.