March 19 is officially National Quilting Day even though the month of March has been made into a quilting month. Is there someone you can show the joy of quilting this month and pass on the traditions? Can you get together with friends and just sew because you want to!? Do you have an extra quilt that you can pass onto someone in need of a hug or just because you care about them? How about finishing up a UFO or starting a project that you've looked forward to. These are all ways to celebrate this day or month.
I know many of you sew with daughters or grandkids, how great is that. Peg just recently sent me a photo of her granddaughter sewing on her first quilt, what a sweetheart! (Both of them!) It doesn't get better than that. One of my granddaughters has a birthday this month and she told her dad to tell me that she wanted her own "sewing kit" for her birthday. How fun will that be for me to buy...finally I'm getting her the real stuff, real scissors, needles, etc. She likes to hand sew already and the girls fight over the Featherweight. Quilting is a communicable disease!
There is also an official Quilting Day quilt pattern offered as a free download. If you like log cabins you'll love this. Its called Build Your Own Log Cabin and designed by Barbara Harrell. Check it out.