March 19, 2022 National Quilting Day

A quilt is a form of bed cover that is usually made up of three layers of fibre: a woven fabric top, batting or wadding, and a woven back, all of which are stitched together using the quilting technique. A quilt is distinguished from other blankets by the fact that it is made up of multiple pieces of cloth.

Quiltmakers and their quilt-making abilities are honoured on National Quilting Day. The word ‘quilt’ is derived from the Latin word ‘culcita,’ which meaning stuffed sack, and it was converted to English from the French word ‘cuilte.’

Quilting is practised in practically every part of the world, and it is commemorated every year on the third Saturday in March. National Quilting Day was established by the National Quilting Association in 1991, and it has since developed into a worldwide celebration for all quilt enthusiasts and crafters.


Quilting is a process that involves stitching or tying at least two fabric layers together. Quilting has a long history, dating back to 3400 B.C. It was primarily used as a practical method of physical protection and insulation. However, ornamental features were frequently included, and many quilts are today considered works of art.

Quiltmaking was popular in the United States during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Only the wealthy had the time to practise quilting at the time, thus only a few people did it. Unlike the colonial quilt bed coverings, which showed the maker’s superb stitching, such as the Baltimore album quilts, commercial blankets or woven coverlets were a more affordable bed covering for most people. Quilting has grown in popularity in recent years, with an estimated twenty-one million quilters.

The oldest quilted piece is housed in the Archaeology section of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg. It’s a linen carpet that dates from 100 B.C. to 200 A.D. and was discovered in a Mongolian cave.

The Quilters Day Out, which was organised by the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society in 1989 to highlight the historic heritage and its practise in the state of Kentucky, is where the quilting day got its start. This event grew in popularity to the point where the National Quilting Association declared a quilting holiday two years later. The name of the event was changed from Quilters Day Out to National Quilting Day on this day. Over the years, this event has drawn individuals from all over the world to celebrate and contribute to the development and preservation of quilting’s worldwide history.

The first quilting remnants were discovered in 3400 B.C., indicating that this art style predates history. They were widely traded until the Crusaders arrived from the Middle East with these types of trade commodities in the 12th century. Since then, it has become an important aspect of Colonial textile arts, as well as one of their most well-known products.


Quilts are hung outside homes on National Quilting Day to educate and motivate people to join in honouring this old artistic skill, as well as to show that you are aware of the event and are participating in it.
This holiday season, share your talents with others by offering to teach a basic quilt project A.M.D. and demonstrating how to accomplish it. You can instruct your relatives/family members, schools, neighbours, friends, or a youth organisation on how to do this.
You can work on a quilt for your favourite cause on this day, whether it’s a national or local effort. Check with departments and facilities such as the police and fire departments, nursing homes, and children’s services to see if they need quilts.


Quilting is an ancient craft that dates back to 3400 B.C. Quilting Day allows us to appreciate this old-time art form, learn about its history, and regard it as a link between the past and the present, as well as creativity and legacy.

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