Let's celebrate Worldwide Quilting Day!
Celebrate all things quilting with Worldwide Quilting Day! Discover what it is, how you can get involved and download two free quilt patterns below.
Worldwide Quilting Day is now over but it will be back in 2024! Make sure you check back in 2024 as the fabulous Today's Quilter and Love, Patchwork & Quilting will be giving away free projects in celebration.
Keep reading to find out more about Worldwide Quilting Day.
What is Worldwide Quilting Day?
Worldwide Quilting Day is the day that we celebrate quilting around the world and explore the ways that it binds us together (though to us every day is quilting day!).
Your local quilt shop is at the heart of the quilting community, and we hope you show them some support not only today, but throughout the year. They are wonderful places to get great advice, buy quilting bits & bobs, take classes to learn new skills and, of course, find new quilting friends.
When is Worldwide Quilting Day?
Worldwide Quilting Day is held each year on the third Saturday in March. For 2023 it's taking place on the 18th of March.
Your free quilting project
For Worldwide Quilting Day 2023, we gave you two free projects! Check back in 2o24 where you will receive two more exclusive projects.
Keep reading to find out more about last year's free patterns: Paris by Starlight by Lynne Goldsworthy and Go for Gold pattern by Paula Steel.
About your free Paris by Starlight quilt pattern
Lynne has taken the classic Lone Star design and given it a fresh feel. Combining floral fabrics with soft beige linens gives the feel of a vintage quilt. The diamonds in the stars are also graded by value, light to dark, to add interest. This design would work equally well made up in lots of scraps.
About your free Go for Gold project
You can go Half-square Triangle crazy with Paula’s light and lovely quilt – and cute coordinating cushion – in a symphony of stunning prints. It’s a beginner-friendly design that’ll help to ignite your love affair with HSTs, through simple techniques and easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations.
Celebrate Worldwide Quilting Day with us!
Worldwide Quilting Day is a time for us quilters to come together and appreciate the craft.
Make sure you also tag us in your photos of your WIPs, especially if you start sewing Lynne or Paula's free project.
Discover more quilting goodness with Gathered
Now you know all about Worldwide Quilting Day, you'll need some more projects to stitch! Head over to our collection of quilting patterns which has hundreds of fun and free patterns to choose from.
Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.
Lynne Goldsworthy is a modern British quilter who blogs at Lily’s Quilts (so called because her Welsh husband calls her Lily). She’s a prolific quilt designer and co-founder of The Thread House. Her work is regularly featured in Today’s Quilter and Love Patchwork and Quilting magazines. She’s authored books including 500 Quilt Blocks and Quick & Easy Quilts and co-edited Fat Quarterly E-zine! Find her on Instagram @lilysquilts
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