In recognition of the importance of independent quilt shops to local economies. Idaho Governor Brad Little has proclaimed Saturday, January 23, 2021, Local Quilt Shop Day. Idaho is home to 42 quilt shops in 31 cities across the state of Idaho. The state of Idaho recognizes and appreciates quilting as an art form and a piece of American Heritage that spans decades.
Local quilt shops not only provide supplies for quilting but also provide a spirit of togetherness and creativity that champions an American Artform encompassing the rich character and even the history of our communities. Celebrated on the third Saturday of January, Local Quilt Shop day was established by The Fabric Shop Network, a trade association that represents over 5,000 members of local quilt shop owners globally.
The Fabric Shop Network encourages the public to visit their local quilt shops in person or online on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021. Check with your local quilt shop first for hours and times. Due to COVID restrictions, not all local quilt shops have been able to open their brick-and-mortar front doors again, and many are operating entirely online.