Did you know that today is Visit your Local Quilt Shop Day?
Me neither but I do like to browse through the calendar to see what kind of special day today could be 😊
It seems that Quilt shops aren't getting the attention they deserve. The purpose of this 'Visit your local Quilt shop day' is to give them the recognition they deserve. And to widen the scope Fabric shops of any kind can be part of it too.
I suppose most of you know what a quilt is but for those who don't.....Here is part of the description that I found on Wikipedia
Quilts are textiles with multiple layers that are traditionally made up of three layers of fiber. Mostly they make a patchwork from smaller pieces of fabric, and the pattern and color of these pieces will be important to the design. They usually are quite light with little to no filling which makes them perfect as a blanket for spring or summer.
I have seen a lot of them on hobby fairs and I am always in admiration of the amount of work that goes into making such a quilt 😍
They have been introduced in Europe by the Crusaders in the 12th century as a quilted garment worn under their armor. One of the earliest existing works is the Tristan Quilt that was made around 1360 in Sicily.
They seem very popular in the United States where salvaging small scraps of fabric was a part of life for all households. It was often a communal activity, involving all the women and girls in a family or in a larger community.....But not only women would take part because there are also many historical examples of men participating in these quilt traditions.
Yes, girls don't be surprised.....But I know a few men who have creative hands 😉
So how about I give you some inspiration to get quilting yourself and show you some of the materials you can find on Etsy 😋
Hexie Pop Quilt Kit using V and Co Confetti or Original Ombre's
Seaside Stars Quilt Kit with Pattern
Penguin Party Kit Green Lap Quilt Kit
Quilt Kit For Beginners, Pre-cut, Crazy Colorful Letters
LAST ONES Quilt Kit Remix Zoologie Pink Girl Zoo Animals
Quilt Kit for Arizona Cactus by Quiltworx in Bohemian Blues
Windham Fabrics - Starlight - 58" x 78" Quilt Kit
Granny Chic Tea Pots Quilt Kit
HOPSCOTCH - Pre-cut Quilt Kit
Sweet Pea Flannel Pod Precut Rail Fence Quilt Kit
Ok now tell me are your fingers itching to start quilling 😁
Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day.
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