It’s finally National Quilting month!
The world’s love of quilting can go as far back as 3400 BC with a quilt completed in Sicily, Italy. It has thought to come from a pair with the other founded in Florence, Italy. The quilt, better known as ‘The Tristan Quilt’, depicts scenes from the story of Tristan and Isolde, a Sicilian favored romance and tragedy, highlighting the oppression of Cornwall by King Language of Ireland and his champion the World, and the battle of Sir Tristan with the latter on behalf of his uncle King Mark.
Quilting brought forward an art for rhetoric as a representation of stories and symbols. Used as a tool to depict personal stories or as a way to highlight history, quilts were used to communicate between cultures. Quilting also came from necessity; creating blankets during cold weathers and clothing. It wasn’t until the mid-1700’s that quilting began to become artwork again for those that wanted to create heirlooms. To complete one project, it took many years to create elaborate artwork and depictions many had.
National Quilting Month itself started as a celebrated day back in June 1991. The National Quilting Association (NQA) began sponsoring National Quilting Day after members attending the 22nd Annual Show in Lincoln, Nebraska passed the resolution of designating the third Sunday of March as National Quilting Day. However, over the years you and those who love quilting expanded this and created a full month for the appreciation of quilting. It has been amazing seeing what quilting means to the community.
Now that March is finally here, we have a number of exciting things to share with you, JUKI Lovers. This month we have brand new promotion of a spectacular deal that includes a wonderful Wonderfil kit. Join the making of history for quilting today with your own JUKI.
All month long, you will have the chance to purchase a new Miyabi J-350QVP frame or sit down and pay no interest for 60 months! We will also be running a promotion for registering your new longarm this month and getting a FREE Wonderfil Thread Kit! Our kit includes four thread cones and pre-wound bobbins, the best thing to start off with.
How do you plan to celebrate National Quilting Month?