10 ways to celebrate National Quilting Day!

National Quilting Day is tomorrow, March 18, 2017!  I’m so glad there’s a day to celebrate and honor quilting’s history and current trends.  Whether you’re just beginning or you’ve been at this for a while, there’s no doubt that quilters love an excuse to sew and share!  Let me give you a few ideas of ways you can celebrate this day.

10 Ways to celebrate National Quilting Day at The Crafty Quilter10 Ways to Celebrate National Quilting Day:

  1. Finish a UFO (unfinished object) or at least make a list and prioritize them.
  2. Give your sewing room a spring cleaning.
  3. If that’s too big of a job, organize one thing such as your scraps, magazines, patterns, thread, etc.
  4. Visit your local quilt shop and do some shopping!
  5. Take an online quilting class.  I love Craftsy classes and iQuilt classes.
  6. Listen to a sewing/quilting podcast. Two of my favorites:  American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast, hosted by Pat Sloan, and Modern Sewciety, hosted by Stephanie.
  7. Teach someone else to quilt.
  8. Play with your fabric stash and plan your next project.
  9. Browse Pinterest or Instagram for quilting inspiration.
  10. Try a new skill.  Find a book or watch a YouTube video that demonstrates it well and go for it!

In addition to that list, here are a few more things to check out.

The Quilt Show is opening up all of its shows, 101-1713, for the entire weekend!  That’s 220 shows featuring some of the quilting worlds leading artists for FREE!


Martingale is having their semi-annual warehouse sale.  That’s over 90 books on sale for $5 each!


Make this sweet Little Clover Block, compliments of The Splendid Sampler.

Little Clover Bonus Block from The Splendid Sampler


Enjoy the weekend and Happy Quilting!






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  1. Hello Julie, I really enjoyed your post today with all of your suggestions. There are several that I am working on today; the first are blocks for a very special friend and slowly but surely organizing my fabric storage room. I have been meaning to tell you that I am really enjoying the thread, glue and fabric that I won in a give away. The thread is just so smooth, I had to check it out at first to see if it was holding the tension with the bobbin. Yet, both were perfectly entwined together. Plus, a friend and I tried the glue out on an applique project using some of the beautiful fabrics and just loved both. So thank you again for the special give away! Have a great day celebrating National Quilting Day!

  2. I think I’ll celebrate with a few of your ideas, Julie! I love to listen to podcasts, too, while I sew and the two you mentioned are my favorites. I need to spiffy up my sewing room and will also work on my current project. Maybe I should put a “do not disturb” sign on my door this afternoon!

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