The third Saturday in March is National Quilting Day. This annual holiday originated in 1991.
The National Quilt Museum partnered with The Quilt Alliance to hold a kickoff event on March 16, 2019. Quilt Alliance's executive director Amy Milne was the guest of honor, and was invited to thread the needle. The public was invited to attend this special event at the museum in downtown Paducah, Kentucky. The event was free and visitors were invited to stay and enjoy the museum galleries afterward.
Pictured above: Artist who carved the wooden needle, Director of Education Becky Glasby, Amy Milne from Quilt Alliance, and CEO Frank Bennett.
Mark your calendars for next year's celebration on March 21, 2020.