March 15, 2014

Depending on who you ask, today is National Quilting Day (according to the NQA) or Worldwide Quilting Day (according to the Fabric Shop Network).

Whatever we call it, it’s a day to celebrate quilting and all that it means in the lives of anyone who has ever made a quilt, slept under a quilt, touched a quilt, or seen a quilt. That’s gotta be just about everybody, don’t you think?

Illuminations, design by Kay Mackenzie

There ought to be a party. And at a party, there are often door prizes. When there are door prizes, people win them. I have door prizes!

Yep, at almost every guild show I bring along door prizes, goody bags of my books that lucky ticket holders get to take home with them. Instead of tickets, we’ll do comments! If you’d like to win one of my door prizes, leave a comment here on this post before 7:00 p.m. California time on Tuesday, March 18. We’ll do three winners!

Open to U.S. and Canada mailing addresses only. And, I can’t remind about this enough… if you click “Reply” to your email subscription, you will not be entered in the drawing. You have to come to the blog itself and leave a comment.

Happy National/Worldwide Quilting Day!


47 Responses to “National and Worldwide Quilting Day!”

  1. Diane R on March 15th, 2014 5:46 am

    I am having a sew day at my house today to celebrate Worldwide Quilting Day! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Sandy A in St. Louis on March 15th, 2014 5:52 am

    Happy National Quilting Day to you, too! I will be trimming blocks to (hopefully) finish a top I started in December. Or maybe just working on some blocks I am making for a sampler quilt, or hand quilting on the never ending project…haven’t quite decided yet! May have to go to the fabric store first! :)

  3. DebrafromMD on March 15th, 2014 6:20 am

    I just returned from a quilting retreat at Ocean City. Today I plan to finish the two projects I didn’t complete there.

  4. Christa on March 15th, 2014 6:39 am

    I think it’s a great day to cut out a new quilt….been eyeing up a storm at sea for awhile now!!

  5. Four dogs and one quilter on March 15th, 2014 7:27 am

    Plan to get some seeds in the ground this morning, then spend the rest of the day quilting.

  6. Margaret Schindler on March 15th, 2014 8:31 am

    Happy quilting day I am working on an applique wall hanging today. Love the sunshine we are getting and hope to get out and enjoy it because tommorrow the temp is going to drop to 26. Weird Arkansas weather that we are having.

  7. Lorie B. on March 15th, 2014 8:35 am

    I am going shop hopping to four different quilt shop to see what goodies I can find. Thanks for a great giveaway. Hope I win.

  8. Vickie VanDyken on March 15th, 2014 8:45 am

    Whoot Whoot!! I love door prizes :) I plan on visiting our local craft fair today. They have some flavored vinegars calling my name!!

  9. Chris on March 15th, 2014 8:49 am

    I just finished Patch Pal’s Dog. I love these quilts. I will probably help a friend with her quilt the rest of the day. Love your tatent, it’s amazing.

  10. kathy in NC on March 15th, 2014 8:53 am

    HAPPY quilting Day. :0)
    Love everything you do,your site always brings me a smile.

  11. Diann on March 15th, 2014 8:55 am

    Enjoy your blog. So nice of you to give a prize for Quilter’s Day!

  12. Kathy Pennell on March 15th, 2014 9:17 am

    Would love to win a door prize! I dream of your teapots LOL. Which just goes to show that I am probably in need of more medication than I am currently allowed! :)

  13. Diane Bowron on March 15th, 2014 9:21 am

    I am planning to work on a long-term, ongoing applique project today.
    Thank-you for offering today’s prize.

  14. jennifer padden on March 15th, 2014 9:35 am

    Thanks so much for your generosity! I’d love to win whatever you are giving away. I’m working on some embroidery projects today. There will be quilting involved after the embroidery is done.

  15. Joan Trautwein on March 15th, 2014 9:43 am

    Happy quilting day and I’m going to make a quilted teething crib rail-guard today–a long skinny quilt for my teething granddaughter. It qualifies as quilting sort of. Thanks for the give away.

  16. Penny on March 15th, 2014 9:45 am

    Today I will be celebrating my twin daughters 18th birthdays. These are my only children and all of my quilt dreams are for them. I am currently planning the quilts that will accompany them to college in the fall. Hopefully they will have sweet safe comforting dreams while sleeping under these quilts as they start this new phase in their lives. Happy Quilting Everyone!!

  17. kathleen C on March 15th, 2014 9:55 am

    Every day could be National Quilting Day! I’m designing an applique wall quilt of a pear branch, pear and blossoms. And I’m trying to choose my next applique quilt–there are so many choices and styles. Thanks very much for all you do for the quilting world.

  18. Kathy L on March 15th, 2014 10:10 am

    Love National Quilting Day! Should be every day, right? Love all your designs.

  19. Robin on March 15th, 2014 10:13 am

    Happy National Quilting Day! I plan to be quilting all day. I’ll be working on the last 4 applique blocks for my daughter’s wedding quilting and then on to finishing some hand quilting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. Kaye M. on March 15th, 2014 10:24 am

    To celebrate National Quilting Day, I am going to finish sewing the binding on my Trip Around the World quilt today! It will be great to say it is all done!!

  21. Charlene McCullough on March 15th, 2014 10:33 am

    I’m somewhat new to applique and I love the technique. I would love to win the book for this reason. National Quilt Day is awesome seeing all everyone has and are doing. Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. Michele T on March 15th, 2014 11:50 am

    I started hand quilting a quilt that I am making for my neighbouv who will be celebrating her 80th I April!!! But ssshhhhh, it is a surprise and I ca wait!!!

  23. Linda Webster on March 15th, 2014 11:54 am

    So nice to have a special day just for quilters. Happy National Quilting Day!

  24. Becky on March 15th, 2014 12:45 pm

    Giveaway?? Always up for that! Happy Quilting Day Everyday!!

  25. Debbie St.Germain on March 15th, 2014 1:06 pm

    A fun day for quilters and a good excuse to quilt;)
    We have a local quilt show next month, love going to that since it is close by and a talented group of ladies.


  26. Deb G. in VA on March 15th, 2014 1:37 pm

    Happy National Quilting day! I haven’t done much quilting today, but hope to get a bunch done tomorrow. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  27. Bobbie Weidner on March 15th, 2014 2:58 pm

    Happy National Quilting Day to you AND your blog followers! Bobbie

  28. Janet P. on March 15th, 2014 3:49 pm

    Happy National Quilting Day! And I spent a good portion of the day piecing quilts! Actually, I worked on one in progress and got this month’s BOM done and will do handwork tonight. A great day!

  29. Sharon Decker on March 15th, 2014 4:04 pm

    Happy Quilting Day everyone. I am going through my batiks stash cutting squares and strips and throwing out pieces too small to save. Would love to win the goody bag.

  30. Annie on March 15th, 2014 4:11 pm

    I spent much of the day with my quilting friend. We shopped at a local quilt store, prepared and cut some fabric for a new quilter who is making a gift quilt, and worked on preparing backing fabric for one of her quilts. We finished with me doing some cutting for a paper piecing project, and she did some stitching on some microwave bowl potholders. We also included brunch at IHOP. We had a great day!

  31. Lynn S on March 15th, 2014 4:25 pm

    I’m working on finishing up a large applique piece that will be the center of a quilt. I get so many tips from your site!

  32. KatieQ on March 15th, 2014 4:45 pm

    I’m sewing a table runner made with blue 2.5 inch charms. Our LQS was hosting Jennifer Paganelli today, but sadly, I had to run errands with my daughter.

  33. Loris Mills on March 15th, 2014 8:14 pm

    Happy Quilting Day! Somehow I always end up working on this day but I will enjoy some quilting soon :-)

  34. Dorothy Holt on March 15th, 2014 8:37 pm

    I really enjoy Applique! I am a new quilter and am very interested in this givaway! thanks.

  35. Ellen on March 15th, 2014 9:12 pm

    I am practicing my free motion quilting during this Nat’l or Worldwide Quilt Day. I am hoping to quilt the first quilt top I made soon.

  36. Elizajane on March 15th, 2014 9:30 pm

    I spent quilting day with my 9 yr. old granddaughter helping her applique/quilt a pillow. Tomorrow will be my day to quilt.

  37. Betty Woodlee on March 15th, 2014 11:04 pm

    I just love prizes! Thanks for giving us a chance!

  38. Kay Opilka on March 16th, 2014 4:32 am

    I spent National Quilt Day with my fellow quilt guild members at the Crete Library in Crete,Ill. We offered demos,door prizes and food. We had many people come in and express their interest in quilting. My guild has always had an activity planned for quilt day. Great fun and fellowship. Love your blog.

  39. Cathy Weatherford on March 16th, 2014 5:22 am

    I did some hand quilting on a long term applique project. In fact I am unquilting it. I just wasn’t happy with my machine quilting. No matter what I told myself, I still wasn’t happy. So
    I am half way, and it looks so much better. I am in love with it again. I am camping with the cattle. Thanks for the give a way.

  40. Sue on March 16th, 2014 10:16 am

    Thanks for sharing the door prizes on Quilting Day. Love the Illuminations letters, very pretty. Hope you are enjoying the day.

  41. Maureen on March 16th, 2014 11:29 am

    What a great idea for “comment prizes” Kay! Thanks so much for the chance!

  42. Nancy on March 16th, 2014 1:52 pm

    Everyday should be quilting day – so many projects, so little free time!

  43. Beth Strand on March 17th, 2014 9:12 am

    I love your illumination! I spent my day in a quilting class and then came home to do more sewing!, Beth @ Words & Stitches.

  44. Lynn on March 17th, 2014 9:27 am

    Happy Happy Quilting Day! How can you be anything else but happy on a day like this! I am a beginning appliqué quilter and have found the starch method works the best for me and I am lving it! Have fun everyone and don’t forget to enter your quilts into your local shows. I just won a blue ribbon, (Yes Me!!!) on one of my first appliqué quilts!

  45. Sue Van Oss on March 17th, 2014 1:46 pm

    I enjoy your blog and as a new quilter would love to learn from one of your books!

  46. Sandy on March 17th, 2014 5:42 pm

    Ooooh, please put my name in the pot!!! I would love to win one of the prizes. I love all of your work. You’re very inspiring.

  47. Lynn on March 18th, 2014 5:48 am

    I spent National Quilting Day helping my two grandsons, 8 and 11 yrs, sew 4-H projects. Fun times!