Quilting, stitching together layers of fabric with padding, has been around for centuries. From the humble scrap quilts of the American settlers to the fabric masterpieces on display at museums and shows, quilting can be functional, keeping you warm, as well as decorative. If you have a quilt in your home, it was most likely pieced together by a loving seamstress. March 21st has been set aside to honor the age old art of quilting and its products.
There are lots of fun ways to celebrate Worldwide Quilting Day with your entire family.
1) Go to your local fabric or quilt shop and take some time to look at all of the fabrics they offer. You could even make a treasure hunt out of it and see what different members of your family spot on the wide variety fabrics available.
2) Go to the World Wide Quilting Page, print off some of their coloring pages, and take a stab at coloring a quilt of your own. Or use graph paper to make a design completely your own.
3) Think of a quilter you know and ask them to demonstrate the art of quilt-making to you.
4) Go on a picnic or snuggle a loved one with a favorite quilt.
5) And if you are a quilter, share your talent! Teach someone how to make a quilted blanket of their own or donate a finished quilt to one of the charities listed here.