In 1991, the National Quilting Association decided to create a special day to celebrate and inspire lovers of quilting and to encourage others to take up this charming and addictive craft. Quilting Day was born, and has been celebrated ever since by quilt and patchwork lovers every spring.
Quilting is basically a form of sewing where small pieces of fabric are stitched together. It has been practised for hundreds of years and is particularly associated with the pioneering culture of North America; many famous quilting block patterns, such as ‘Log Cabin’, ‘Wild Geese’ and ‘Tree of Life’ were created in this period.
You could mark Quilting Day by joining a quilting group and learning how to make your own quilt – there are numerous classes throughout the country that will teach you different stitches and embellishing techniques. If you are already an experienced quilter then why not share your love with the next generation?