This year, all quilters will be able to watch the event via live stream for free on the National Quilt Museum's Facebook page.
The kickoff of National Quilting Day 2019 will be held at The National Quilt Museum on Saturday, March 16th at 10am CST. The public is invited to attend and the doors will open at 9:45am. The museum is located at 215 Jefferson Street in downtown Paducah, Kentucky and free parking is available in the museum's lot and the large adjacent public parking lot. The event is free and visitors are invited to stay and enjoy the museum galleries afterward.
This year, quilters around the world will be able to watch the event via live stream on The National Quilt Museum's Facebook page. To watch the event, go to https://www.facebook.com/NationalQuiltMuseum/. Very high viewership is expected, so viewers are advised to please log on a few minutes early. The event is expected to run approximately 30 minutes.
National Quilt Museum CEO Frank Bennett is excited about streaming the event live this year: "National Quilting Day is the day we honor our wonderful community and celebrate the art of quilting. I want every quilter to be able to experience this live."
National Quilting Day is the annual celebration of quilters and quilting. Taking place the third Saturday of March every year, National Quilting Day is the one universal celebration of all things quilt. The National Quilting Association launched the celebration in 1992. The event is now a partnership between The National Quilt Museum and the Quilt Alliance, two of the largest nonprofit organizations serving the needs of the quilting community. The National Quilting Day Kickoff Event marks the beginning of an entire day of quilt-related activities by organizations and individuals nationwide. Events and programs to date have included service projects, exhibits, quilt documentation days, and spreading the word about quilting through social media, websites, and other communication.
For more information about the event and about National Quilting Day, go to www.National-Quilting-Day.org. We ask that all quilters and companies that serve the quilting community please forward the information about this year's kickoff event so everyone passionate about quilting knows how to participate. On the day of the event, the quilting community is encouraged to add #NationalQuiltingDay to their relevant social media posts.