Happy Worldwide Quilting Day!
A day to reflect on all the quilters before us and to indulge in some of our favourite activities! Sewing and fabric shopping!
And yes, whilst it seems everything according to the USA is ‘national’… we hold a more global approach and call it Worldwide Quilting Day! Much more inclusive : )
Here is some history about how Worldwide Quilting Day came about (via QuiltAlliance.org):
“In 1989, the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society organized a “Quilters’ Day Out” on the third Saturday of March to celebrate the rich tradition of quilt making in Kentucky. In 1991, National Quilting Association 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.”
Moda Fabrics has released a cute little project called the Moda Candy Spools Mini – and you can make it for your sewing room. Just click on the link or the image below to download the free pattern!
All you will need is
1 Moda Mini-Charm Pack of 2.5″ Squares
1/2 Yard Spool Accent (for the spool tops and bottoms) *or (6) F8’s for scrappy version shown in the pic
1¼ Yard Background
⅓ Yard Binding
and 1⅛ Yard Backing
Click on the image below to go to the FQS page with all you need for the sewalong including their triangle on a roll papers, fabrics and fabric requirements!
The sewalong starts on March 30th and goes for 7 weeks and the free pattern will be available on the 30th.
For me… today is going to be about getting into my sewing room and getting some progress made on some of my WIPs….. a day spent playing with fabric in my craft room sounds pretty fabulous!
And if you would like a sneaky special…. there is 10% off Tula Pink Curiouser and Curiouser ribbons today and tomorrow!
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