Quilters have their own special holiday - QUILTERS’ DAY OUT! And, March has come to be known as NATIONAL QUILTING MONTH.

In 1990, the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society (KHQS) organized a "Quilters' Day Out" on the third Saturday of March to celebrate the rich tradition of quiltmaking in Kentucky.

In 1992, the National Quilting Association was so enthused with the concept of Quilters' Day Out that they voted to make it national. Thus, Quilters' Day Out has grown into a global celebration for quiltmakers and quilt lovers.

As quilters, National Quilting Day gives us the opportunity to reflect with pride on the traditions of quiltmaking and the contributions quiltmakers have made to their families and communities for many generations.

Quilter's Day Out Across the Districts . . . .

District 4 - Barren River

Calvary Baptist Church
3011 Elrod Road
Bowling Green, KY 42104

Saturday, March 16 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
District 6 - Kentuckiana


Date -- Saturday March 9, 2013  (second Saturday in March)
Time -- 10:00 am - 3:00pm

New Location   --
Fern Valley Hotel and Conference Center                                
2715 Fern Valley Road (exit 128 off of I-65)
 Louisville,  KY  40213

Admission -- $5.00 plus a donation (non-perishable food items, hygiene items, cleaning supplies) to benefit Shepherd's Shelter in Bullitt County       

Activities  --   Meet area guilds offering demos throughout the day             

Vendors                                  Door prizes                                  Quilt exhibits

Quilt Challenge with cash prizes  --   This year's theme is "Let Freedom Ring".  Enter any size quilt for a chance to win $100.  For more information and an entry application please visit our website: quiltersdayout.com or contact Sharon Stotler  at 502-742-1519 or 502-777-6839 or Dstotler@insightbb.com

Lunch concession on site

More Information - Marilou Jacob, 502-291-5731, marilou1037@insightbb.com
Linda Slye, 502-266-7629, kmslye@aol.com

District 10 - Fivco

Greenup County Hospice Quilters are hosting 2013 Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society Quilter's Day Out District 10 on Saturday, March 16 at the Highlands Museum Discovery Center , 1620 Winchester Ave. Ashland , KY 41101 , 10 AM - 4 PM. There will be thirty-plus quilts in the museum exhibit.


Hospice Quilters from the area will show some quilts they made for the Hospice Community Center in Ashland , KY. Since 2005 approximately 1,900 quilts have been made and donated by 52 volunteer quilters from the Ashland area and Hospice Quilters from Ohio . Also the Hospice Quilters from Ohio will have a table of items for sale.


Sandy Stark will be doing written quilt appraisals. The cost will be $30.00. Sandy has been an avid quilt maker since 1984 and became interested in the study of quilt history and appraisals in 1990. She was the Museum and Archives Chairperson for five years for the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society conducting all of the Quilt Registries during these years she has taken classes and studied appraising, construction, care, dating, ethics, regional differences, preservation and textile history. She is also the President of the Lawrence County Quilted Treasures. Sandy is looking forward to seeing your quilts and will be happy to discuss the history of your quilt. Call  Sandy 606-638-0284 or Nancy 606-923-4784 for an appointment.


Everyone is invited to bring your quilts to share. If you want to work on items, please let Nancy know if you need a table. Bring your only sewing supplies. Call for more information, (606) 923-4784.


Quilter's will be viewing the "Century Of Quilts" that is displayed at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center during QDO.


The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is celebrating National Quilt Month, March 2013. The exhibit " Century of Quilts " will be displayed all month. Carolyn Warnock and Heather Akers, Curators at the museum will have some of the museum historical quilts in this exhibit.


Two local quitters are featured in this exhibit are the late Fannie Hatfield who started the Greenup County Hospice Quilters which grew in to four groups with 52 quilters in KHQS District 10 (FIVCO), and Karen Young, Boyd County quilter who has traditional patchwork quilts and designing her own pieces in modern patchwork. Karen Young has exhibited her quilts at many places around the country. You don't want to miss seeing these beautiful Kentucky quilts.


The Highlands will have a special showing of Elizabeth Mitchell's 1836 Graveyard Quilt Top in March 2013. This quilt is so frail that it may be some time before it is on public display again. The Mitchell's quilt top and quilt in Frankfort is not only a Kentucky treasure quilt, it is one of two known world treasures and we have both here in Kentucky . " Century of Quilts " exhibit will also have more quilts from the museum collection.

District 15a - Bluegrass

Quilters Guild of the Bluegrass


Celebrate National Quilting Day at Quilters Day Out in Lexington.

Quilters Guild of the Bluegrass will host Quilters Day Out at the Fayette County Extension Building, 1120 Red Mile Road, Lexington, KY from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. ET. March 16, 2013. Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
The featured speaker is Lola Jenkins from Oklahoma City, OK. She has been featured in The Quilt Life magazine. (Check the web site: lolasdesignerquilts.com)
Lola will also present two classes: Sunday, March 17 - Portrait Wall Hangings (½ day class) and Monday, March 18 - Thread Art (full day.) To register and cost information, contact Vickie Canham (859/489-3586.
Enjoy Vendors, Refreshments, Door Prizes, KHQS Challenge Quilts, and Show and Tell.
The event is FREE. Please consider donating a non-parishable item for God's Pantry or cash.