Worldwide Quilting Day 2015: 3 ways to celebrate

Worldwide Quilting Day 2015What’s so special about this coming Saturday? It’s Worldwide Quilting Day!

How will you celebrate?

We’ve gathered a few fun ideas for making this year’s Worldwide Quilting Day your best yet. So clear your schedule and make time for a little sewing, a little shopping… and maybe a little selfie?

The first thing to do on Worldwide Quilting Day (that’s also the most fun)? S-E-W. Create a group getaway for the day with quilting pals or relish a quiet day at home with needle and thread. Hey, this excuse only comes once a year. Plan time for patchwork!

Simple Appeal Patchwork Loves Embroidery The New Hexagon
Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics My Enchanted Garden Stack, Shuffle, and Slide
Download the eBook versions of best sellers like these—save on shipping costs and have them in plenty of time to enjoy this Saturday.

It’s the perfect day to visit to your local quilt shop, where you know they’ll be celebrating in style. Download our free printable shopping list for quilters to keep track of what you need, want, or can’t resist buying when you arrive.

Printable shopping list for quilters
Print two shopping lists per 8½" x 11″ sheet.

Spread the word on social media about Worldwide Quilting Day! Take a selfie with your sewing project in progress—or your favorite Martingale book—and hashtag it with #sewingselfie on Instagram. We’ll repost your pic on our Instagram and Facebook pages.

Publisher and Creative Visionary Officer Jennifer Keltner says of her selfie, “Who can choose? I love all the Martingale books!#sewingselfie

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Happy Worldwide Quilting Day from all of us at Martingale!

How will you spend Worldwide Quilting Day this year: celebrating with quilting friends, visiting your LQS, or sewing the day away? Tell us in the comments!


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  • I’ll be celebrating with a sewing day with my delightful quilting friends at one of our favorite local quilt shops, Hattie’s Quilts! They have a nice room set up for groups to come and sew — we just love going there. We always make time to go through the shop, look at all the offerings and then make purchases as a way to thank them. It’ll be a great day.

    Susan Mulvihill on March 17, 2015
  • I will be quilting a quilt on a longarm machine! Can’t wait!!!

    —kraftykc on March 17, 2015
  • On World Wide Quilting Day I will be at a local 12 hour retreat. We have these every couple of months. Everyone works on their UFOs, we take breaks and play bingo with lots of prizes,plus there are 3 additional door prizes. We have lots of snacks that everyone brings, lunch and dinner are fixed for us! The retreat runs from 9am-9pm. All this fun for only $25.00!

    —Mary Ann on March 17, 2015
  • It’s my birthday on the 20th. To celebrate, my husband is taking me to the Grand Canyon for a long weekend (3/20 to 3/23)! Because you can’t tour the Canyon at night without falling off the cliff, I have my sewing machine and a paper pieced table runner project ready to go. We can walk the Canyon in the daylight, then I’ll sew and we’ll watch TV when it’s dark….It’s a perfect weekend!

    —Janet on March 17, 2015
  • I’ll be sewing in my home, on that day, between little spurts of housework.

    Keep smiling,

    Lynnita Shipman on March 17, 2015
  • I only wish I could be quilting with friends. I hope to be sewing or quilting at home at least part of the day.

    —Linda Taylor on March 17, 2015
  • I hope to visit a local fabric shop in the morning, then I plan on spending the afternoon sewing on a lap quilt top.

    —Lori Sutton on March 18, 2015
  • Hopefully, I will be spending the day QUILTING!! I’m working on 4 projects, and I love them all. So fun!!!

    —Norma on March 18, 2015
  • Arkansas Quilters Guild is presenting quilting demos at Historic Arkansas Museum. We we be showing techniques such as English paper piecing and 2 color bindings for visitors to the museum. We hope to share our love of quilting with lots of new friends.

    —Riley Middaugh on March 18, 2015
  • I planned to take a class, but one of my volunteers is being honored by her local politician as a Woman of Distinction for community service making our Quilts of Valor, so I will be there to support her for all the quilts she has made honoring our Veterans! Then I’ll sew that afternoon.

    Barbara Winkler on March 18, 2015
  • I will be taking a quilting class. Always a good time, learning a new pattern with a great teacher and being with friends that love what I do.
    There is always a lot of laughing and a good time had by all.

    —connie b on March 19, 2015
  • I am going to sew the day away.

    —Linda Christianson on March 20, 2015
  • I’ll be at the LQS at a "fun money" auction.

    —Bro AJK on March 20, 2015
  • I am going to finish the quilt that I made for my Daughter for her Birthday, March 11.

    —cj on March 20, 2015
  • My daughter, granddaughter and I went to a guild quilt show about 75 miles away. Granddaughter has her driver’s learning permit so she drove–first time on an Interstate for her. She did a good job. All the quilts were gorgeous; we really enjoyed seeing them. Great way to spend National Quilting Day with family.

    —Joanne on March 21, 2015
  • Some members of Hands All Around Quilt Guild in IL took member quilts for trunk shows at 2 local retirement centers. Lots of nice, positive comments and a good way to promote our guild.

    —Lynne on March 24, 2015
  • My church makes quilts for a children’s home. I hope to work on one of those

    —Jolynda Waters on March 17, 2017

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