National Quilting Day
About National Quilting Day
When is National Quilting Day? This holiday is celebrated on the third Saturday in March
National Quilting Day celebrates fabulous quilts and those who make them. Historically a lady’s hobby, quilting is a skill that produces warm and beautiful results. Today is a day to recognize and appreciate the quiltmakers, the skill, and the warm results. If you are a quiltmaker, spend a minute to recognize and appreciate that you have truly been blessed with a special skill. If you are not a quilt maker, wrap yourself into a quilt and enjoy the warmth.
There are an estimated 7 to 10 million quilters. While most are women according to a joint study by Quilting in America and Quilts, Inc., about 1% are men.
How to Celebrate National Quilting Day
Among the ways to celebrate today are:
- Guys, make that big proposal.
- Gals, it is perfectly okay for you to make “the proposal” to him.
- Got a great idea? Determine how to present it and propose it to the appropriate person or group.
- As for me, I’m going to keep an eye on the sky, as today is also Extraterrestrial Abductions Day.
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – – Walt Disney
Here’s a Little Thought for Today: Light travels faster than sound. That’s why some people appear bright until they open their mouth.
History and Origin of National Quilting Day
The National Quilting Association started National Quilting Day in 1991. Their members passed a resolution at the 22nd Annual Show in Lincoln, Nebraska, on June 1991.
This is described as a “National” holiday. However, we found no documentation in congressional records to confirm that this is truly a national day. Nor, did we find a presidential proclamation.
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