It’s National Quilting Day!
March 17, 2024
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day third of March, repeating indefinitely
It’s National Quilting Day! ✂️🏵🧵🪡
Quilting dates back to at least medieval times, taking hold in America as colonial settlers arrived. Quilting bees were a popular form of socialization for women in early America. Quilts were particularly prized as wedding gifts for young women about to marry. 👰♀️👰♀️👰♀️
Aside from being beautiful, quilts are a very practical innovation in which otherwise small, unusable pieces of fabric are transformed into a warm blanket. Many quilts remind the user of friends and family members, as they use fabric from old clothes and other meaningful scraps.
The Patchwork Quilt, Nora Cundell, 1919
-Written by Anna Zemaitaitis, Communications and Design Officer