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Sure, many of us are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day today, but there’s another holiday that may excite crafters even more this weekend. National Quilting Day is on the third Saturday in March, which means if you enjoy any kind of quilting, today is a day for you. Here’s some information from the Holiday Insights web site:

National Quilting Day celebrates fabulous quilts and those who make them. Definitely a ladies hobby, quilting is a skill that produces warm and beautiful results.
Today is a day to recognize and appreciate the quiltmakers, the skill and the warm and the results. If you are a quiltmaker, spend a minute to recognize and appreciate that you have truely been blessed with a special skill. If you are not a quiltmaker, wrap yourself into a quilt and enjoy the warmth.

To help you celebrate, we’ve gathered some of our favorite quilting projects in this National Quilting Day roundup. Enjoy!
How-To: Paintbox Quilt (front side pictured above)
How-To: Simple Quilted Potholder
How-To: Machine Quilting Loopy Flowers
Vegetable Patch Quilt
Amazing Quilt by Katrin Rodegast
Crop Circle Quilt
Heavy Metal Quilt in San Francisco
Solar System-Inspired Quilts from Jimmy McBride

  • Haplo

    I know you were quoting someone else, but I find “definitely a ladies hobby” to be a ridiculous phrase. There is nothing gender-biased in quilting.

  • Janice Bear

    @Haplo: HEAR HEAR!