National Sewing Month was first celebrated in 1982 after President Ronald Reagan declared September as National Sewing Month “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.”
Of course, we can’t forget quilting. However, quilting is also a complex sewing category. There is machine quilting and hand quilting. There is piecing and applique. Just think of all the different machines that are available including long-arm machines. Think of the fabrics, supplies and notions that have been created just for the quilting market.
Imagine how important quilting and sewing products are to our economy and how many businesses and people are supported by the “home sewing” industry. Home Sewing certainly deserves its own special month.
President Regan wasn’t the first president to recognize the importance of sewing. Do you know which president gave this advice to his daughter?
“In the country life of America there are moments when a woman can have recourse to nothing but her needle for employment. When one is in dull company and it is poor taste to read, or simply leave, the needle is a valuable resource.”
If you know which president gave this splendid advice, just share the information here or make your best guess. I will post the answer next week.
Happy National Sewing Month,
Suzan @ AQS