Happy National Quilt Day!
Saturday, March 18th is National Quilt Day. Did you know about it? Have you planned some exciting, fun events for the day? Will you at least give a quilt some thought or a quilter friend a call today? If you don’t love quilts and quilting why are you reading this?! HAHAHAHA Toward that end, here are few events that are being celebrated in our area in southeastern Wisconsin:
- At the Kenosha (WI) Public Museum, celebrate a day of quilting with demonstrations and family activities from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. followed by a “Fee Expression Quilts” presentation by Robbi Joy Eklow at 2 p.m. In conjunction with the Southport Quilters Guild Annual Members Show, this program is free and open to the public. A limited number of free presentation tickets will be available at 10 a.m. March 18. <Authors note – I need to check out joining the Guild myself!>
- At the Ben Franklin in Oconomowoc, WI: Each year Ben Franklin Crafts celebrates National Quilting Day by bringing community volunteers together to assemble quilts for donation. This year we will be working together with our volunteers on Saturday, March 18th from 9:00am until 5:30pm and Sunday, March 19th from 10:00am until 4:30pm. Donated quilting fabric, batting, threads, and backings are put to good use by our volunteers throughout the weekend. All finished quilts are then donated to local charities and organizations to help those in need. Our volunteers help cut, press and piece the quilts. If you are interested in volunteering, please come for as little or as long as you can. Every little bit helps! We also accept your donations of quilting fabric, batting, backings and thread. These donations can be dropped off at the Customer Service desk at Ben Franklin Crafts anytime during our normal business hours.
- Here is the first quilt by Debi Nicks-Jean, a friend on Facebook. She is trying a pattern by Missouri Star Quilt Company called “Lattice Quilt” and her choice of fabric is by Moda “Front Porch” by Jan Patek. Maybe that will give you some inspiration to start your own first quilt. ~smile~
My two favorite local quilt shops who may have their own fun events planned are listed here with links to their website:
- Buttons & Bows, 27642 75th St, Salem, WI
- Elmwood Fabric Gallery & Sew and Save, Racine, WI is having a Spin the Wheel event for discounts or free merchandise
I hope you find something fun to do on this special holiday! We would love to hear about it here in the comments.