There is exciting news for Shannon Shirley at Once in a Rabbit Moon. Today at Quiltfest Destination Savannah, the quilts in her book, Celebrate the Day with Quilts, make their exhibit debut. Shannon says, “Fifty-three artists from seven states share 72 original wall hangings celebrating some of the random, lesser known holidays that occur throughout the year. These quilts represent only the tip of the iceberg because there are hundreds of random and sometimes bizarre holidays celebrated around the world!”
One example of the fun and quirky holidays the book celebrates is National Paper Clip Day, May 29th. My friend Didi Salvatierra’s quilt is a bright, happy homage to just that day. There are so many other offbeat holidays to celebrate, not all of which are silly, that you are sure to get thinking about a quilt to celebrate something you love.
The exhibit schedule for the quilts is listed on Shannon’s website, as is a link to buy the book when it becomes available later this spring. I can’t wait to get a copy! take a minute to look at all the exciting things on her site. Her quilts are wonderful!
I found this site that lists fun things to celebrate on so many days. Next Tuesday, for example, is Batman Day. A week from Sunday is a Scrabble Day. I could spend way too much time reading all the days! What day would you make a quilt to celebrate?