detailMarch 15 is national Quilting Day. I am spending the day quilting trees into Joy in Shadows. Well, I’m outlining the shadows of trees onto the quilt. Handquilting is soothing, rhythmic and magical. The stitches do more than hold the fabric sandwhich together. They bring texture to the surface. I love to run my hand over a piece as I quilt it–feeling the topography of the quilt taking shape.

Want to learn more about National Quilting Day? Check out a few of these sites:

National Quilting Association

eHow’s Suggestions for Celebrating Quilting Day

Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society