According to the National Quilting Association, what began as National Quilting Day has expanded to include the entire month of March!

Need some suggestions on how to be included in National Quilting Month?  Here is a list direction for NQA:

  • Make it a service day and work on a quilt for your favorite cause — national projects such as ABC Quilts, Project Linus, or one of the great ones for the troops. If you don’t have a favorite service project, start one! Check with police and fire departments, children’s services, nursing or rehabilitation facilities or local hospitals to see if they have a need for quilts.
  • Organize an exhibit for your local library or historical society. Exhibit quilts, tools, books, etc.
  • Find a local shelter for battered/abused women with children — a log cabin ‘home’ for those without a real home.
  • Check with VA Hospitals — lap quilts for invalids.
  • Organize a quilt history day or a quilt documentation project.
  • If a military facility is nearby, contact the social services there to see where to give quilts or how to send to soldiers or their families
  • Contact local churches to see if someone in congregation needs a little home love.
  • Check with local hospital about giving to first baby born on National Quilt Day, 2011.
  • Nursing homes for those who don’t have much, or are newly without their own home may be a good place to donate quilts.
  • Work on a quilt with a school, 4-H, or scout group, or spend the day passing along your love of quilting to your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or neighbors.
  • Contact a local senior citizens group or facility and organize a show and tell of their quilts and yours. Or sponsor a sewing day to make lap quilts for seniors. Turn it into an oral history project to gather quilters’ stories from your community. You will be amazed at what you learn.
  • Organize a stitch-in, banquet, workshop, lecture, retreat, bus trip or even a shop hop.
  • Celebrate on your own — visit your favorite quilt shops, pass your love of quilting on to a child or friend, or spend a few hours sewing or reading your favorite quilt book.

Visit the National Quilting Association for this year’s free project!

If you are looking for great fabrics to make a great quilting project, then visit any one of the Fabric Shopper’s great sponsors.  Is that too many greats?  Well, it is great!

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