A fellow librarian sent me the note about National Quilting Day. Our plans were changed, so i will be able to stay home and, perhaps, even sew.
National Quilting Day
Join us in the celebration of the 17th Annual National Quilting Day on March 15, 2008. Whether you celebrate with your quilting friends or alone, take time to reflect on the rich traditions of quiltmaking and the contributions to family and community made by quiltmakers for many generations.
The NQD logo for 2008 is a block called “Eight Hands Around”. In her block reference book, Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, Barbara Brackman cites the first publication of the pattern in 1895 or earlier in the Ladies Art Company #149. LAC is listed as the first mail-order quilt pattern company – another tradition generations of quilters have cherished: shopping from catalogs (and now the Internet) and waiting anxiously for delivery of those special packages!