National Quilt Day 2023
UPDATE: Havasu Stitchers collected over $305 and 458 lbs. of food for the Havasu Community Health Foundation, Food Bank. The presentation to Colleen of the Food Bank will be at our general meeting on April 19, 2023.
Havasu Stitchers also raised over $454 for the Denise's Day Quilt, sponsored by Printing Plus (Michelle). The winner of the quilt was our own Jill Roesner. Donation and the quilt will be presented at our general meeting on April 19, 2023.
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Date: March 25th, 2023
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Admission: A Non-Perishable Canned Food Item
(This is our annual canned food drive to help support our local Food Bank)
Location: Lake Havasu Aquatic Center
AZ 95 & 100 Park Ave
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
What is National Quilt Day, you ask? It is a day to recognize quiltmakers and their artistry and abilities. The name comes from the Latin word "culcita," meaning "stuffed sack." The practice of quilting dates back as far as 3400 B.C. During America's early years, the quilt was utilitarian, sometimes created from scraps and old clothes to provide warmth on beds or hangings in doorways and windows to keep the cold out. National Quilting Day started in 1991 and is celebrated on the 3rd Saturday in March every year. Many quilters will hang a quilt outside on this day for all to enjoy.
A quilt usually has three layers -- a pieced top, a middle layer of batting, and a backing. Here in Arizona, a quilt may only have the two outer layers. Once the layers are "sandwiched" together, the quilt can be tied, hand stitched, or machine stitched with thread to create the patterns that hold the layers together. It can take years to acquire the skills for some of the more intricate designs. In recent years, it has become the practice to label quilts with the quiltmaker's name, pattern name, year made, and other information specific to that quilt.
Havasu Stitchers is a local guild here in our beautiful lakeside city with many talented members. Come by and gaze at the wonderful creations from our local crafters.
Once again, we have lots lined up for everyone to come see and enjoy a fun day of quilt making.
Havasu Stitcher’s Community Outreach program will be making various sewn items to help support our local Charity Organizations.
We will have our annual Indoor Garage Sale fundraiser. Come check out all the great stuff for sale.
We will have a Vendor Mall with 6 shops.
There will be over 30 quilts of various sizes on display for all to enjoy.
There will be demos on different aspects of quilt making.
We are once again having an open Sit-N-Sew with Havasu Stitchers working on their own projects.
We would also like to invite others to come, demo, and show off their talents.