National Quilting Day


National Quilting Day is observed annually on the third Saturday in March. It is a day that is celebrated around the country with special quilting shows, classes, open museums and much more. This is a day to appreciate and to recognize quilt makers, along with all of their long labor, love and skill that goes into the making of each quilt. National Quilting Day was started at the June 1991 annual show of the National Quilting Association in Lincoln, Nebraska when a resolution was passed to commemorate quilt artists and creators.
The Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild has been invited by the Figge Art Museum in Davenport to celebrate National Quilting Day by displaying several of our award-winning quilts in the lobby of the Museum March 19-24, 2019! Aren’t we lucky to have such a gem in our locale?!
Set-Up is Monday, March 18 starting at 9 am. Quilts to be displayed will be selected from those that re-ceived awards at our quilt shows and makers will then be contacted. In the past, between 25 and 30 quilts have been exhibited. Of course we will need volunteers to help with set-up, promote our Guild and answer questions thru-out the week and assist with taking down the exhibit.
Please contact Bev Hoy, 563-391-8685, email: sidbev67@aol.com to volunteer or with questions. Further details will follow in the March Newsletter and on the Guild website.

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