Connecticut Hang-A-Quilt Day 2024 Highlights

mini quilts hanging in front of a historical home

graphic of 3 quilts and an announcement of Connecticut Hang a Quilt Day
Sunshine, happy chatter, and a rainbow of gorgeous quilts – sounds like a pretty perfect weekend, right — that was the scene in my neighborhood this past weekend as we celebrated the 6th annual Connecticut Hang-A-Quilt Day with a pop-up outdoor show! Myself, along with my fellow local quilting friends Christina Blais and Anne Flitcraft transformed a yard into a mini quilt haven. outdoor tents with colorful, graphic quilts hanging in them three colorful quilts hanging from the railing of a historic home

A Walk Through Our Mini Quilt Show

It was a beautiful day filled with vibrant colors, inspiring conversation, and a whole lot of love for the art of quilting. We weren’t just displaying our work, though. There was a delightful pop-up shop stocked with a variety of sewing and quilting products! From beautiful fabrics, with proceeds going to fund supplies to make charity quilts, to handy sewing and embroidery kits along with quilt patterns. There were treasures for makers of all experience levels. We even had some adorable quilt-themed stationery and other fun finds.

For those who couldn’t make it, I’ve put together a short video tour that takes you through our three colorful tents overflowing with quilts of all shapes, sizes, and styles.

From classic piecing to art quilts to modern graphic quilts, there was something for everyone (and maybe even sparked some inspiration for future projects!).

two art quilts inside an outdoor tent
photo courtesy of Gina Frank
two art quilts inside an outdoor tent
photo courtesy of Gina Frank

large seashell quilt hanging outdoors and small quilted knot pillow on a chair
colorful quilts and quilt products under a outdoor tent colorful quilts and quilt products under a outdoor tent

three colorful quilts hanging from the railing of a historic homecolorful, modern heart quilt hanging from porch railing with man and dog posing next to it

Lots of Quilters, Visitors and Neighbors

The best part of the day was, without a doubt, meeting the amazing people who came by. We welcomed quilters and quilt enthusiasts, and the conversations were so much fun. Sharing our passion for quilting and getting to know others was pretty awesome.

yard with quilts hanging in tents and people admiring the quilts

two women sitting and smiling outdoors
photo courtesy of Gina Frank
three people under an outdoor tent admiring quilts and fabric
photo courtesy of Gina Frank
three people outdoors smiling with tents and quilts behind them
photo courtesy of Shelia McCreven

Finding Quilts New Homes.

We were really excited that some of our quilted artwork resonated with visitors so much that they wanted to purchase pieces for their own homes. One of the quilts that found a new home was my Dragonfly Dance quilt. While it was a bit bittersweet to let this beauty go, I’m so thrilled it will bringing joy to someone else.

quilt of 6 colorful dragonflies arranged in a circle on a dark navy background

Join the Patchwork Party next year!

Connecticut Hang-A-Quilt Day is open to everyone. The organizers ask guilds, shops, and quilt owners to hang a quilt outside. It can be on a building, over a fence or railing, on a tree or bush, from a clothesline, over a chair, or any other creative way to display your love for quilting. You can even ask a local business if you can hang a quilt outside their storefront!

lawn sign that says Connecticut Hang-A-Quilt Day

Anyone can join the fun, so spread the word to your friends, neighbors, and fellow quilt enthusiasts. Let’s turn Connecticut into a giant patchwork paradise for the day next year! The event is sponsored by the Farmington Valley Quilters, so be sure to get on their mailing list to be in the know.


Looking Ahead

The response to our pop-up show was overwhelmingly positive, and we’re already buzzing with ideas for next year! We’re hoping to make this a yearly tradition.

In the meantime, you can see more of our work here:
Christina Blais
Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill / Whole Circle Studio
Anne Flitcraft (Anne doesn’t have a website, but check out this local quilt show that she curated)

We hope this little glimpse into our pop-up quilt show brought a smile to your face. Happy quilting, everyone! And don’t forget to mark your calendars for Connecticut Hang-A-Quilt Day in 2025 and beyond. It’s historically held on the 3rd Saturday of June (but is subject to change).

Keep quilting,

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