Celebrate National Quilting Day March 17th

National Quilting Day

The third Saturday of March every year since 1991 has been designated as National Quilting Day by the National Quilting Association.  This year it falls on March 17th.

Who wants to make a green quilt in St Patrick’s Day style?

Ideas

Browse the quilting books at the library to jump start your quilting project.  You’ll find applique, easy patchwork, strip quilting, scrap quilts, traditional and modern quilt ideas, and more in the West Wing of the library at 746.46 in the soon-to-be-formed Crafts Neighborhood.

You can share your love of quilts and quilting by giving back to your community. Contact local organizations to see if they have a need for your quilt donations.

  • Make lap quilts for nursing homes and VA hospitals
  • Sew baby quilts for new babies at the hospital
  • Donate quilts to the rescue mission and battered women’s shelter
  • Give a gift to the fire department or Red Cross to help during emergencies

Local Quilting Guilds

Topeka

Kansas Capital Quilters Guild

Country Quilters

Lawrence

Kaw Valley Quilters Guild

Holton

Calico Gardens Quilt Guild

Kansas Quilting Guild Directory

You can find me at the Media Desk and helping people with their Interlibrary Loan requests. I love to talk (and learn more) about spinning, knitting, weaving, crochet and any other fiber arts you can mention. Need assistance with a pattern or technique? I might be able to help. I am currently reading (and being inspired by) An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler, The Circle by Dave Eggers, and Made from Scratch by Jenna Woginrich. Current projects: making special gifts for new babies, cooking new recipes, discovering old (but new-to-me) crochet stitches, and getting my floor loom warped.