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On what day is National Quilting Day celebrated? Third Saturday in March

What is National Quilting Day? This day recognizes the commitment, labor and love quilters put into each quilted piece they create. This day is celebrated in a variety of ways, from quilters showing off their special pieces to free quilting classes open to the public.  

Here are some fun facts about quilting:

  • The word “quilt” dates back to the year 1250.
  • However, the act of quilting dates back to 3400 B.C.
  • In the United States, quilting is a $3.7 billion industry.
  • Paducah, KY, claims to be the quilting capital of the world and even features the National Quilt Museum.
  • The largest quilt is in Antler, ND, and is 11,390 square feet.

Who founded this day? National Quilting Day was started by the National Quilting Association in 1991.

What is the hashtag? Use the hashtag #NationalQuiltingDay when sharing on social media.

How to celebrate: Here are a few ideas to celebrate National Quilting Day:

  • Buy a quilt from a local quilter.
  • Learn to sew a quilt at a community class.
  • Visit a quilting event and browse the various intricate quilt designs.

What other days are there for quilting?

There are many other national days on our website. Try browsing one of our categories, or even create your own!