The first National Quilting Day was observed in 1992 and has grown into a global celebration for all quiltmakers and quilt lovers. Helen Storbeck, one of the founders of National Quilting Day, wrote in The Quilting Quarterly, “Groups of quilters were encouraged to hold special events, publishers and shop owners were invited to sponsor promotions especially for quilters. It quickly became a grassroots endeavor with quilters in every part of the country participating. In the first year of National Quilting Day, quilters in other countries asked to participate. They were welcomed with open arms. As our feelings of a community network has evolved to include a world community, it is only appropriate that quilters and quilt lovers everywhere united to give recognition to the special art form.”
Sarnia Quilters’ Guild
“Each year, the Sarnia Quilters’ Guild celebrates NQD by hosting a sewing extravaganza from 9am – 7pm. The day is filled with fun, laughter, numerous sewing projects, small demonstrations, catered dinner and very generous door prizes. Every year there are over 70+ ladies registered to come out and cultivate friendships and enjoy quilting and sewing together.
For the past 5 years, AL’s VACUUM and SEWING CENTRE in Sarnia, Ontario has generously donated a Janome Jem Gold sewing machine as the grand prize! We are overwhelmed at the support and generosity of Rob and Mike Bedard at AL’s Vacuum and Sewing Centre every year. The machine has supplied our quilters with a ‘take to class’ machine or a much needed upgrade from a broken hand-me-down. We are very grateful!
We look forward to continued support and encouragement between the quilting community and Al’s Vacuum and Sewing Centre. ” Diane Fisher, Past President ~2013-14, Sarnia Quilters’ Guild
Thanks for sharing! Happy Quilting, Linda P.