Saturday, March 18, 2017

National Quilting Day


Happy National Quilting Day! This year is the 27th annual National Quilting Day, which was started in 1991! We love to participate in this day every year, to remind us all of our true quilty passion! All around the country special classes are offered, quilt museums are opened, and the art of quilting is celebrated! How are you celebrating this year? Be sure to share today's project on social media with the official hashtag #NationalQuiltingDay.

To celebrate, we're giving away a $100 gift certificate on Instagram, Facebook, and here on this blog! 


That's right, THREE chances to win! To enter, comment on this blog post and tell us your favorite thing about quilting, then head over to our Instagram and Facebook for more chances to win! The randomly selected winners will be announced here on our blog on Thursday, March 23, 2017!

We can't wait to hear your answers! Now let's get to quilting!

847 comments:

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cgd said...

I would love to win!!!! Love reading the blog too!!! Thanks!!

marogez said...

What I love about quilting is it relaxes me and I can show my creative side.

Mrs Quinn said...

Buying fabrics! So many great choices.

Michelle Tarantino said...

favorite thing about quilting..it relaxes me!

Lois Versaw said...

Thank you so much for this "winning" opportunity! I am loving this new-found creative outlet and have fallen in love with so many beautiful fabrics and color combinations in such a short time!!!

Brandi B. said...

I love quilting because I can see my work come together into an awesome piece of art one piece of fabric at a time.

Dahlia Anderson said...

I love the feel and the look of the fabric. I love the anticipation of project planning the making and the rush of that last stitch to the binding so I can start on the next five I have planned while making this one.

rebecca said...

I love how I can relax and just go. Creating with fabric suits me well.

Reader Owl said...

Love to play with fabric!

barb blair said...

I retired 7 years ago and quilting keeps me sane. I love learning new techniques and sew every day

Beth Brown said...

I love so mch about quilting! I love the colors, the relaxing hum of the sewing machine, the soothing feel of needle through fabric, and the end product of a warm quilt.

Michelle Holloway said...

Favor thing is the creative outlet it allows. It is mental therapy for me. But is also practical because a quilt is so useful. It doesn't just hang on a wall and look pretty like most art.

Jen said...

My favorite thing about quilting is the community! I have never known such a kind, sharing, helpful group of people. And all so creative and talented too!

Debbie Y said...

I love picking out the fabric and just creating.

Julie Scott said...

My favorite thing ... My love affair with fabric! I just love to pet it and touch it and work with it. I guess it's a sickness! Haha!

MichelleL said...

I enjoy quilting because I get to personalize things and gift them! It's fun to be creative and unique in quilting projects!

L. Evans said...

I am new to quilting, and this would give me a great start!

ShelleyJo said...

I love that you take pieces of fabric and turn it into something beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

a.vintage.heart said...

I love the creative process of selecting all the fabrics and watching them come together in the final piece.

Jill said...

I love the cutting of the fabric.......

Sharon said...

I love the whole process from start to finish!

Caitlyn said...

I love making something from fabric into something even more fun and beautiful that fits my personality and home.

Autumn Kordas said...

I started sewing/quilting four months ago. It is quite addictive when you get started and have completed two quilts. I love that I can listen to my favorite music and get lost in my project. My most favorite part about quilting is trying a new block.

Hilda Hignojos said...

I like choosing my fabrics. Have a fabulous day!

L. Evans said...

Sorry, posted before finishing. I love the idea that I can do just about anything on a quilt. I can go classic, or go modern. I especially love to try different types of applique.

Carolyn Stoermer said...

Quilting is so zen! I like getting into the zone.

Jeanne said...

Love the feeling & colors of fabric. Also love being creative and sharing that with others. Thanks for the giveaway.

AnnP said...

Love making quilts to give away to the people I love.

Nissa Sultanian said...

I like quilting cause I can make thoughtful useful gifts for all my friends and family

Linda Bushee said...

I love the colors and being able to show creativity and seeing people's faces when they receive a quilt.

Emilym said...

I just love to create with fabric!! Sewing just makes me happy!

Kristal said...

My favorite thing is the fabric! I love choosing it, arranging it, handling and sewing with it. Sigh. . . .

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite thing about quilting is relaxing in the sewing room, piecing together all my beautiful fabrics!

Susan D said...

Love quilting as I can learn so many new techniques, plus making gifts for friends and family. Plus after a long day of working it takes my mind to another place ! Quilting soothes my soul.

Julie said...

Every day is a happy quilting day. I love the whole quilt making process. It is relaxing and allows me to be creative.

Kathy M said...

It gives me a place to escape and create

Kirsten said...

I love that quilting requires both creativity and technical skills - such a fun combo!

orangekittymom said...

I check everyday for your 24 hour specials! Love your tutorials and special guest quilters videos!
Happy National Quilting Day!

Julie E. said...

I'm a new quilter and have loved gaining confidence in my abilities as I learn to create.

Brandy said...

I love collecting and playing with fabric and then transforming it into something beautiful!

Lonnie Drahos said...

I love to quilt and now that I'm retired, I can do it everyday!

Jaimee Loria said...

My favorite thing about quilting is the quilting! I love coming up with designs and watching them take shape as I quilt away! This is very, extremely, closely followed by picking out the fabrics.

Lisa Marino said...

I love quilting because of the way it makes me feel to present someone with their own special quilt!

Anonymous said...

Quilting is relaxing to me. I love working with charm packs and the many patterns you can create.

Wendy Graham said...

I love the unending variety of fabrics and the process of deciding which combination to use next.

Connie said...

It's my Zen.....relieves my stress and makes me happy!

Lauren Valera said...

Happy National Quilting Day! I love Quilting. It is my little escape from everyday life and is relaxing. I am definitely able to show my creative side!

ME said...

My favorite thing is seeing a block come together!

jenwhitley69 said...

My favorite part of quilting is piecing together the blocks! I find that the most rewarding part of it.

Charald Comeau said...

I just love sitting at my machine and sewing.

Leanne Stephens said...

Its something that relaxes me and I love the challenge of figuring out the quilt math!

Leanne Stephens said...

Its something that relaxes me and I love the challenge of figuring out the quilt math!

Gramsews said...

I'm going to celebrate my 70th birthday and I love quilting, sewing and creating for others. Satisfaction iwhen the recipient enjoys my work!

J. Justen said...

My favorite thing about quilting is 1. Picking the fabrics! 2. Seeing the fabric come alive when all the work is done!

Katrom said...

My favorite thing about quilting is gifting my quilts.

MC said...

I love coming u with a design on paper and seeing it translated into a quilt!

LaurenL said...

I love quilting because it's creative but also structured. And you get something useful out of it!

Joy said...

My favorite thing about quilting is watching the piece come together. I love to play with fabric!

Carrie Lathrop said...

I love seeing the reaction of the person my quilt is gifted to. It makes the process even more rewarding!!!

Quilto65 said...

My favorite thing about quilting is all the fabric that is out there to pick from. Sometimes it just about looking and finding beautiful and fun fabric.

Debra Grantham said...

My favorite thing about quilting is searching for patterns for my fabric.

Elisa said...

The satisfaction and pride in a finished quilt is the best part!

Maslklwp said...

Quilting relaxes me and keeps me focused.

Leslie May said...

I have so many favorite things about quilting I can't pick just one- colors, fabrics, community, family , design, instgram, blogs, ! And wonderful fabric stores both on line and on the street! Thanks FQS for the chance to win!

Sarah Wyatt said...

My favorite thing about quilting is that I can really be proud of what I make and share it with others.

Beck said...

I just started quilting last fall. Love it! Happy National Quilting Day!

eleni_s said...

Event though I am a novice quilter and more of a top maker, I enjoy that quilting brings the design of the top yo life! !!

mygeneration said...

Every day should be National Quilting Day!

Rebecca J Smith said...
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Veronica Aguilar-Erickson said...

I love making memories into long lasting gifts :)

Anonymous said...

Love Fat Quarter shop!!

Unknown said...

I love designing quilts!

Hillary Drake said...

I love the act of creating - it pushes my brain away from work stress.

Rebecca J Smith said...

My favorite thing is being able to make a beautiful and meaningful gift for friends and family.

Rachael said...

I love playing with fabric especially piecing! It's fun to take a stack of random shapes and turn them into a quilt top

Alison said...

The fabric!

QuiltGram said...

Quilting & playing with fabric is so relaxing...puts me in my happy place!

Jennie Exposito said...

I enjoy stitching pieces of fabric that look cute on their own but become more beautiful when stitched to other pieces. The bigger picture once all together is just gorgeous! I also love quilting because it's artistic and fun but also useful. Curling up with a comfy quilt is great!

Heather/Life With The Stevens said...

Quilting is my therapy!! My sewing room is a place for me to focus and regroup.

Nancy said...

My favorite thing about quilting is playing with fabric and color. Plus when you are done you have a quilt!

carolann said...

My favorite part is the creativity! carolann427@aol.com

Jenadina said...

My favorite thing about quilting is color!!

free indeed said...

I love giving hand made gifts of love to friends and family. Most know it is a labor of love :)

Gale said...

My favorite thing...seeing all the little pieces come together into a beautiful quilt whether it is a mini or big one!

rosemaryschild said...

The finished product-a quilt to use and enjoy for generations - and get to use my fabric stash-yay! Thank you, Susan

CommTeach said...

My favorite part is getting to create!

Joy Meetis said...

My favorite thing about quilting is how relaxing it is and I can take it anywhere.
joysnoop78@yahoo.com

bobbinbear said...

I love quilting because it allows my creativity to flow. I enjoy the color choosing process and piecing the most.

DebBee said...

I love expressing my creativity with quilting.

anna brown said...

The look on people's faces when you give them a snuggly hand made quilt...priceless. ..
happyness04431@yahoo.com

All About Andrea said...

I love shopping for pretty fabrics

crafting_jan said...

What I love about quilting is that it allows me to create beautiful things out of beautiful fabrics that I get to close. Love being creative.

Vic said...

I love that quilting is like a best friend ... you get together for hours and time flies. AND when you aren't together for a long time you pick up right where you left off. Always there

Linda said...

My favorite part about quilting, is trying to learn new techniques or finding new patterns.

Kathy E. said...

My favorite thing about quilting is playing with pretty fabrics to create something unique and beautiful! It's part of leaving my mark on the world!

Judy said...

What I love about quilting is the fabric....sometimes I just like to organize and play with it...some is just to pretty to cut-up!

Patti L. said...

I love the personal creativity....it's whatever makes my heart sing using all my senses. It makes me calm and relaxed and at the same time excited to see where the creative journey has taken me. I'd be lost with out my passion!

Anonymous said...

Favorite thing about quilting is the friends I have made

63bbb808-0bea-11e7-a385-93326f6e2502 said...

Picking out the fabric is my favorite part!

Crafty said...

When you give someone a quilt, you give them a hug they can wrap around themselves again and again! I <3 to quilt!

Diane said...

My favourite thing about quilting is when you are done, you have something beautiful to use.

apskimom said...

I enjoy picking out patterns and then selecting the fabrics for the pattern. I enjoy sewing/piecing the quilt pieces. Very relaxing

Sherri Burrier said...

Quilting has become my therapy and my passion! It is a way to make many friends who shares the same passion as you; it is a society of people who gives from their heart.

peg gonzalez said...

I love that it relaxes me and takes me away from the stress of everyday live.

Andrea York said...

It's challenging but fun and lets me make things for my loved ones.

Susan said...

Creating shapes, designs, patterns in my mind, then turning it into something tangible with twists along the way.

leeleedel said...

I love putting colors and patterns together that I don't think will work and then seeing a beautiful transformation into something I love!

Melissa Wheeler said...

I love quilting to give to others and they know I put love into their gift and always know someone loves them.

Shannen Clark said...

I love quilting because it calms me. It gives me a creative outlet while making something useful.

Kellie Warren said...

My favorite thing, and the REASON I quilt, is that I absolutely escape into what I am doing and forget everything else. I have lupus and a host of other ailments because of the lupus. I am in constant pain and am sick everyday. My treatments make me sick too. My husband actually bought me a really nice machine one day and brought it home and said you love quilts, make some! I had no idea how. But I learned, and now it's my passion. I truly feel better when I am in my studio. I forget how bad I feel. And it's good for me, it's gotten me up and moving when the bad days are bad when used to I would just lay. My godmother quilted and i used to run my fingers across the quilts when i was a kid, i loved them. I have them now that she passed. I have always loved quilts. So i make quilts for family, friends and charity. So that's what I LOVE about quilting.

Cammi said...

I love everything about Quilting from choosing the fabric to hand stitching the binding! Start to Finish love it all!

Susan said...

Happy National Quilting Day!!!

Julie mitchell said...

I love everything about quilting. From choosing fabrics to hand binding.

Debbie McGavock said...

I would be awesome to win some fabric!

Michelle said...

Love creating. Would love to win!

Debra Turner said...

Happy Quilting Day! One of my favorite things about quilting is the friendships I have made while doing something that I love!

amy Burns said...

I love everything about quilting! The most exciting part is when you sew that last piece together, and your masterpiece is done❤️

David N Christine Bronson said...

my favorite thing about quilting is creating something for someone I love and blessing them with it. The look on their face and the appropriation they express it so worth it. It's a priceless gift

Jessica Shull said...

My favorite thing about quilting is the piecing.. I love seeing the quilt top come together. I just started venturing into fmq.. thank you for a chance to win. ☺

Rina Mason said...

I honestly don't have a favorite thing about quilting, I love it all. I love everything from the original idea to picking fabric to cutting, sewing, ironing and quilting. I even like putting the border on. Each step brings me closer to completing a project and it's always fun to watch it evolve. Thanks for the chance!

Kristi Loudon said...

I love your site and all the tutorials! My favorite thing about quilting is when it all comes together into some beautiful design. I literally fall in love with my quilts! And fabric!!! I love it!

Owl Tell You Sew said...

Quilting is my get-away! I love to go into my sewing room and plan my next projects, fabrics and designs. It's sew relaxing and such a great hobby to learn no matter what your age is! Happy Quilting Day!!

Clare said...

Quilting Makes me happy and relaxed. Thank you for the opportunities to win today. I love your shop!

Jenna Fincham said...

I love being able to give a gift with so much love built in!

pick_karen said...

Quilting provides a way to be creative, use my imagination, and dream about more ways to use fabric.

Jan A. said...

Quilting is relaxing and gives me great quilts at the end of each project.

~*~Leanne~*~ said...

Quilting just simply makes me happy❣ I love every part of quilting and the creative process❣ I love hand stitching the binding on❣

Keri said...

That moment when everything matches up -- the seams, the patten, & the fabric!

MÂȘ Antonia Puig said...

Feliz dia del acolchado !!!!

Mary said...

I LOVE Quilting, from the BUYING of New Fabrics to Choosing the Pattern & all the stitching in-between. Sewing with Guild Friends today for a while. Hope to WIN Something today. Prizes are always FUN!

LizD4400 said...

My favorite thing about quilting is the relaxation and joy in the creation process...as long as things aren't going wrong and I'm trying to keep myself from throwing my sewing machine across the room. :-)

Laurie Smith said...

It let's me be creative and I love all the colorful fabric!

Monica said...

I love the peace it brings. I love the beauty it creates. I love the looks on the faces when I give my loved ones something hand made!

Lorraine said...

Quilting is a therapeutic, creative outlet for me--and I enjoy making quilts for the people I love!

Deanna said...

The passion that each quilter puts into their projects. It truly is a labor of love. Picking out fabrics and their endless possibilities is so much fun!

Melanie Sharkey said...

So greatful for your generosity!

Ann Kolpin said...

I love to hand piece which brings peace to my mind. Such a simple thing.

Steph said...

I know it's not original, but quilting is wonderfully therapeutic! Plus you get an end product after working through all the thoughts in your head!

The Journey Is The Destination said...

Quilting brings me joy and calm, and allows me to show my love for people through thread, fabric and time. It's wonderful!

Donna said...

My favorite part of quilting is piecing. I love seeing fabric "Magically" become something new and unique.

Velma Butler said...

The best thing about quilting is my quilting friends.

Carmen Christian said...

Quilting relaxes me. I love to touch, look and play with fabric. I like to take a pattern or idea and make it mine. Also love the quilting community and how the internet and social media bring us together.

Tracey Holzer said...

There are so many things that I love about quilting, but my favourite would be my quilting friends that I now have that I probably wouldn't have if quilting hadn't brought us together. Thanks for this chance.

Carol said...

You can be so creative when you quilt

BarefootThunder said...

I love the whole process, picking fabrics, choosing what blocks to make, cutting, piecing, quilting. I even enjoy binding !!!
Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I love collecting beautiful fabrics and then deciding on the patterns to use with them! veeveebug@aol.com

Judy said...

My favorite part is the end after it's been pulled from the dryer and I can snuggle underneath it. FMQ is also my favorite part. Happy Quilting Day!!

Christel Janz said...

Sew excited to be able to spend time quilting on National Quilting Day!

Meghan said...

I love coming up with the perfect pattern and fabric to match the recipient's personality. People love receiving quilts!

Denise Mitchell said...

My favorite thing about quilting is giving things to people that I have made.

Alicia T. said...

What I love about quilting is the chance to create something beautiful AND useful. I love to make gifts for people who truly appreciate how much work and love (and $) went into it. I treat quilting like therapy; it relaxes me and it brings me joy.

Robin Iorio said...

I love that every quilt is as unique and special as its maker!

Tracy C. said...

Yay! Happy National Quilting Day!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Quilting Day everyone. Guess what I am doing today!
Rcomfort@outlook.com

Debby said...

I just love creating something that whoever I present it to can appreciate the love that went into making a quilt especially for them. And I love buying fabric. Makes me happy. Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize.

kbo said...

Quilting provides a quantity of satisfaction for me, creating, designing, sewing both by hand and machine, some math skills, and my favorite "shopping"!

270 Ranch said...

My favorite thing about quilting is my quilting friends. ❤

K Czuprynski said...

I wish I had some stained glass that my great grandfather made. My great grandchildren will have my quilts.

Melissa Valasek said...

I love quilting probably because my grandma was a quilter I was blessed to have my grandma on this earth and know my grand babies. She went home to be with the Lord 2yrs ago. She got more done in one day than most people do in a week haha I love being able to work with beautiful fabric. I love sitting at my machine in front of my window it's so relaxing. And I always think of my grandma. ��

Maricruz said...

My favorite thing about quilting is the piecing the quilt together. There's something about putting all your fabric choices together in a pattern and seeing it all become one piece. It's beautiful and sooooo rewarding!

Sorcha girl said...

Quilting has been a entry into new communities as I've moved around the country several times. Each time I'm in a new town, I look for the quilting shops and guilds to find friends. I've never been disappointed--quilters have been very welcoming. Thanks for all you do to keep quilting creative and fun. clara-chandler@att.net

theBandyfamily said...

My favorite part of quilting is my happy space! It's filled with all things quilty!!!

Bethni Lee said...

Love letting my mind wander when quilting...it's very relaxing.

Lynne Hannant said...

Happy Quilting Day!! xoxo

Kim West said...

I love quilting because it is my therapy. My family knows when it has been a while and I need to create to relax.

Lori Longpre said...

My favorite thing about quilting is planning a quilt. Pulling fabric and seeing what goes together and deciding how to quilt it. :)

Quilting Tangent said...

My favorite part is picking out the fabric and seeing it come together into my vision of the top. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Elizabeth S. said...

Quilting is so relaxing for me. I call it my therapy. Love seeing the finished project and if it is for some else it gives me joy to see their reaction to the gift.

QuiltShopGal said...

I love everything about quilting: beautiful fabrics, colors, designs, community, etc.. But I also love how you can make something handmade to be a unique item for your home, or to give as a gift, and it lasts for years and years, sharing good comfy hugs.

QuiltShopGal
www.quiltshopgal.com

Unknown said...

My favorite part about quilting is piecing blocks together in an assembly line. Once you're ​in a zone time flies.

Keri F said...

I love making quilty things for our home

Kathleen Anne said...

My favorite part about sewing is making a quilt. In particular watching the creation go from fabric, to the promise of cutting out pieces, to piecing them into something even better, to quilting it into something warm while adding more to the design. So for me it is more the journey the act of creating.

Christy Gilbert said...

Happy Quilting Day! I love to quilt because it's my therapy from the every day stress of life. I love watching people choose their fabrics then I get to turn it into something they will hopefully wrap up in and love forever. What an awesome feeling.

Rita Lynn said...

I love working with all the colors . Seeing them come together in a beautiful new piece of cloth. It gives me peace and a sense of accomplishment. Rita_l_39212@yahoo.com

Quiltcharmz said...

I love FQ shop fabric & quilting with my Grandaughter!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

quilting and sewing gives me great satisfaction. I love to make things for people that I love. FQS provides all of the inspiration, supplies and encouragement

Julie said...

I love every step for different reasons but the best part for me is seeing someone love something I have made for them.

Tonya said...

I love selecting fabric. All the beautiful colors, the feel of the fabric. I love the anticipation of the finished quilt. I love the artistry.

lynn said...

Creating with quilts is soul-rejuvenating, a welcome break from the stress of life. I love that I can create small bits of beauty to make people's lives better : )

Melanie said...

I love everything about quilting but I'd have to say my favorite thing is the fellowship of other quitters and the many friends I have made.

Ellen Reibling said...

I love that each quilt is a unique creation that also offers comfort and warmth to the person who receives it. The gift that keeps on giving!

Anita said...

Quilting keeps me sane.

Lou Lou said...

I love the different looks you get from playing with colour and pattern, especially with fussy cutting. Ultimately though, for me it's all about relaxing and keeping my hands busy

tiger_beat said...

My favorite thing are the endless possibilities

Jennifer Hack said...

Quilting allows be to be creative and relaxes me.

Jeanne said...

My favorite thing about quilting is the joy of playing with color/fabric!!!

Joanna said...

There' nothing like a finished quilt. I love the whole process, some things more than others, but when it's all put together and I shake out my quilt, I'm a happy quilter. Happy National Quilting Day.

Gr8Potholders said...

Quilting is the best! Not only do you make works of art but they provide warmth & comfort. And I have met some of the nicest people ever!

Nita M said...

Thanks for helping us celebrate.

Martha Cook said...

good question. making me ponder on that a bit. hmm,it is creating something that gives comfort, makes people smile, a symbol oh our love to those we give it to . It is also therapeutic to us as well,our happy place.

laurajane08 said...

I love pretty fabrics and putting them into a quilt creates a beautiful way to have them live in my life for a long time.

Kitty Cat Four Patch said...

I love the act of sewing, but giving away quilts that I've made is the best part!

ForMomCrochet said...

I love coming up with an idea and getting started- planning fabrics and colors and layout. (ForMomCrochet on IG)

Beth said...

My favorite thing about quilting is the joy of creating. I love making something unique!

Shannon said...

Yay!!! One of my favorite days! It would be even better if I get to go shopping for free too!

Susan Overstreet said...

Quilting keeps me grounded. My husband has Parkinson's and when I quilt I find I can keep going and serving lovingly and patiently.

JoyD said...

Finishing my quilt.

Beth Barron said...

A sense of accomplishment and a creative outlet. I was a young mom when I started quilting and if I cleaned the house it immediately got messy again. Quilting gave me a satisfaction that I'd accomplished something that day that wouldn't get messed up. Now that I'm a grandma, it's a creative outlet and lets me do what I love - play with fabric!

Jamie Parker said...

I love quilting and its ability to soothe my frayed nerves!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Quilting is so relaxing!

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