Quilt Guild celebrates National Quilting Day
Carson Valley Quilt Guild members will celebrate National Quilting Day with a special quilting project for children at the Douglas County Library.
Members are inviting children to learn to sew quilt blocks for the group’s community quilts, which are given to area families who lose their homes due to a disaster, at the library March 15, 9 a.m. to noon.
Nationally known quilt designer Robert Callahan of Yerington will join the group for the educational event, according to Sue Muller, president.
National Quilting Day is sponsored by the National Quilting Association, which promotes the art of quiltmaking, providing educational opportunities in quiltmaking and encouraging creativity and artistic expression.
Because quiltmaking is an integral part of the American heritage, organizers say, the third Saturday of March is celebrated each year as National Quilting Day.
The national association holds quilt shows and has a program to certify teachers of basic quiltmaking and offers a short course on quilt judging. The group also has a master’s guild program that recognizes masterpiece quilts.
Quilting groups all over the country will offer programs on March 15, from exhibiting quilts to public demonstrations of quiltmaking.