Happy National Quilting Day!

As a fifth-generation quilter, I’m happy to spotlight National Quilting Day. This holiday is celebrated on March 18. It was created in 1991 by the National Quilting Association in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Source)

How to write about National Quilting Day:

  • Are you a quilter? Describe why you started quilting and the role it plays in your life.
  • If you are a quilter, spend the day quilting. Write about your day and post photos of your quilt!
  • Do you have a story about a quilt? When I talk to people about quilting, many recall a special family quilt (and some even still have the quilt). Describe who made it and why it was special.
  • Visit a quilt show. If your last memory of a quilt was from your childhood, you will be stunned at how quilting has become an art form. Make time to attend a quilt show and write about your experience.

Happy National Proofreading Day!

National Proofreading Day was created to promote the importance of proofreading. The word comes from the practice of carefully reading printer’s proofs to catch mistakes in spelling, punctuation or grammar before a document was printed. The holiday was created by Judy Beaver to honor her mother’s birthday and her love of correcting people. I think this holiday is especially timely given that our current president sends tweets that are filled with spelling errors! (Source)

How to write about National Proofreading Day:

  • Who does your proofreading? Do you do it yourself or do you rely on someone else?
  • Describe something that you didn’t proofread. What was the error and how did you deal with it?
  • Do you feel that proofreading is overrated in our social media era? Is it more important to get thoughts across quickly than to be concerned with spelling and grammar?

Happy National Cold Cuts Day!

National Cold Cuts Day is celebrated on March 3. This day celebrates turkey, ham, roast beef, salami and all of the other deli meats that we find in the supermarket. These meats are served cold and (most often) in a sandwich. (Source)

How to write about National Cold Cuts Day:

  • What is your favorite cold cut? Why do you like it?
  • What is your least favorite cold cut? Share the reason that this is on your dislike list.
  • Share a memory of eating cold cuts. I can remember my mom serving cold cuts for lunch, using a bowl filled with small pieces of bologna and cheese. (I think that’s why bologna repulses me.)
  • Do you still eat cold cuts? Is there a special event (like Super Bowl) when cold cuts are part of your celebration?

Happy National Tile Day

National Tile Day will be observed for the first time on February 23, 2017. The holiday was created by Coverings, the largest international tile and stone show in North America. The purpose of National Tile Day is to recognize the beauty of tile and showcase its benefits in residential and commercial design. (Source)

How to write about National Tile Day:

  • If you are a tile manufacturer, describe the manufacturing process. Highlight some of your most beautiful tiles and explain where they come from.
  • If you are a contractor, explain how to properly install tile. What mistakes do people make?
  • If you are a designer, describe the benefits of tile and where they can be used in a home or office.
  • If you are a historian, showcase some of your favorite historical tiles and where they are located.
  • If you are a home owner, describe your experience choosing tiles. What were you looking for? What motivated you to select a particular material and design?