Gather ye fabric scraps while ye may…

This Saturday, March 20th, is National Quilting Day. Many quilting groups or guilds gather to quilt their fingers off in celebration, so if you’re an avid quilter, you’re probably already well aware of this.

For those of you not so familiar with National Quilting Day, it was created by the National Quilting Association (NQA) in 1991 and is always celebrated on the third Saturday of March. Every quilting community celebrates differently, so put your thinking caps on and find unique way to use your quilting time!

The NQA is offering a free pattern in honor of the holiday. The theme: “Let’s Tie One On…For the Troops!” The site offers great places you can donate your quilt to, such as VA hospitals, military bases, or to family members with a soldier overseas. And they encourage you to use whatever scraps you have on hand, so it’s a great chance to be super-creative!

Visit Checker Newsletter to find other great organizations you can donate quilting projects to.

Do you have any fun plans to mark the occasion? Please share!

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