National Quilting Day for the year 2024 is celebrated/observed on Saturday, March 18th. There are until the next observance.
A quilt is a form of bed cover that is usually made out of three layers of fiber: a woven fabric top, batting or wadding, and a woven back, all connected using the quilting process. A quilt differs from other types of blankets in that it is sewn together from multiple pieces of material.
📆 When is National Quilting Day?
This year, National Quilting Day is on March 18th. It is the 3rd Saturday in March; in 2024, it is on Monday.
→ Did you know: The term “quilt” is derived from the Latin word “culcita,” which means “stuffed sack.”
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📜 History of National Quilting Day
Quiltmaking was popular in the United States in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Only the rich had the leisure to practice quilting at the time, so only a few people did it. Commercial blankets or woven coverlets were a more affordable bed covering for ordinary people, as opposed to colonial quilt bed coverings that showed the maker’s superb stitching, such as the Baltimore album quilts. Quilting is becoming a widespread activity, with an estimated twenty-one million quilters.
The earliest quilted piece is kept in the Archaeology division of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg. It is a linen carpet, discovered between 100 B.C. and 200 A.D. in a Mongolian cave.
The Quilters’ Day Out, established by the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society in 1989 to highlight the old heritage and its practice in the state of Kentucky, is the foundation of the quilting day. Two years later, this event had grown so popular that the National Quilting Association decided to make quilting an official holiday. Quilters’ Day Out was renamed National Quilting Day on this day. Over the years, this event has drawn individuals from all over the world to celebrate and contribute to the development and preservation of quilting’s worldwide history.
The first quilting fragments were discovered around 3400 B.C., demonstrating that this art form existed long back in time. They were widely traded until the Crusaders arrived from the Middle East with these sorts of trade products in the 12th century. It has since become an intrinsic component of the Colonial textile arts and one of its most well-known features.
☑️ National Quilting Day facts
✅ There is an identity behind a quilt
It may interest you to know that quiltmakers create quilts that reflect the quality of their lives or customs. Consider it a traditional book in which bits of stories are stitched together.
✅ A precious heritage
Aside from professional quiltmakers, women of the older generation can make a traditional quilt, which is passed down from grandmother to mother and mother to daughter.
✅ For armor protection
Quilted pads were worn beneath medieval knights’ armors to shield them from chafing and to keep the armor from rusting due to sweat.
✨ Things to do on National Quilting Day
⚡ Hang quilts outdoors
Quilts are placed outside homes on National Quilting Day to educate and motivate people to join in honoring an old artistic ability as well as to show that you realize and are observing this event.
⚡ Show your quilting skills
This holiday is an excellent opportunity to share your talents with others by volunteering to teach a basic quilt project A.M.D. and demonstrating how it’s done. You can teach this to relatives or family members, schools, neighbors, friends, or a youth organization.
⚡ Make it a service day
On this day, you can work on a quilt for a good cause, either national or local. You may also check with agencies and institutions such as police and fire departments, nursing homes, and children’s services to see if they need quilts.
📅 National Quilting Day Observances
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