STATE OF ILLINOIS PROCLAIMS LOCAL QUILT SHOP DAY Saturday, January 23. 2021

In recognition of the importance of independent quilt shops to local economies.

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has proclaimed Saturday, January 23, 2021, Local Quilt Shop Day in the Great State of Illinois. Illinois is home to 108 quilt shops in 89 cities. In addition, The Illinois State Museum has been collecting quilts since the 1950s and features a collection that features over 150 Amish Quilts in a variety of styles, from historic and traditional. The state of Illinois 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 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.

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The Fabric Shop Network is a trade association for independent fabric and quilt retailers. As an organization, we provide comprehensive resources and services to help educate, connect, and support our members worldwide. For more information or interview, contact Laurie Harsh, President of The Fabric Shop Network. Phone (360) 666-2392, email: info@fabshopnet.com

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