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NATIONAL QUILTING DAY

 
The winner of the 2015 National Quilting Day Design Contest has been selected!
 
Congratulations to Danniele Bohannon of Harrisonville, Missouri. Her design will be published in the Winter issue of the Quilting Quarterly and posted January 1, 2015 on the NQA web site.
 
Danniele has been a four time exhibitor at the NQA Quilt Show, including participating in the SewBatik challenge. She is a long time quilter and especially enjoys designing and making pieced quilts. We look forward to seeing her winning design.


A Brief History of National Quilting Day

In 1989, the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society organized a "Quilters' Day Out" on the third Saturday of March to celebrate the rich tradition of quiltmaking in Kentucky. In 1991, the NQA officers were so enthused with the concept and success of "Quilters'Day Out" that they voted to take it to a national level.

The first National Quilting Day was observed in 1992 and since then it has grown into a global celebration for all quiltmakers and quilt lovers. Helen Storbeck, one of the founders of National Quilting Day, wrote in The Quilting Quarterly, "Groups of quilters were encouraged to hold special events, publishers and shop owners were invited to sponsor promotions especially for quilters and it quickly became a grassroots endeavor with quilters in every part of the country participating.  In the first year of National Quilting Day, quilters in other countries asked to participate. They were welcomed with open arms. As our feelings of a community network has evolved to include a world community, it is only appropriate that quilters and quilt lovers everywhere united to give recognition to the special art form."

There are countless ways to celebrate National Quilting Day.  Find a few suggestions here. 

 

Mark Your Calendar For The Third Saturday in March Every Year! 
National Quilting Day - Celebrate!! 

March 21, 2015
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2014 NATIONAL QUILTING DAY PATTERN & DIRECTIONS

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The National Quilting Association, Inc., hopes you enjoy making the official 2014 National Quilting Day project, Stash Attack. Whether you make this pattern for personal use or for charitable giving, enjoy the annual celebration of quilting each year in March!