March is National Quilting Month, a month-long celebration of quilts, quilters, and quilting established more than 30 years ago by the National Quilt Association. We will be celebrating this year with a Library Quilt Hop in partnership with the Coopersville Area District Library, Gary Byker Library of Hudsonville, Georgetown Township Public Library, Herrick District Library and Spring Lake District Library. So, what is a Library Quilt Hop? This is when a group of libraries get together and create a Quilt Hop Library punch card to help encourage quilters to visit their locations with special events, displays, and prizes offered. Get your Quilt Hop Library punch card free at any participating library. While at each participating library, check out local quilters’ works on display, as well as great selections of quilting books! See a book you like on display? Check it out using your library card and find inspiration for your next quilting project! Check out the schedule of classes being offered so you can learn new skills or just have some fun. Pick up a brochure at the library for details or check out our website to register for classes. Each participating library is offering a $25 gift certificate for a local quilt store to one of our lucky Library Quilt Hop participants. Loutit District Library is partnering with Abbi Mays Fabric Shop in Muskegon. Bring your Quilt Hop Library punchcard with you to be punched at each library by a staff member. If you have at least 3 punches, turn in your Quilt Hope Library Card at any of the participating libraries by April 5, 2022 to be entered into the raffle for a gift certificate. To remind you of all the fun you had participating in our Library Quilt Hop, we would like to offer you a free Quilted Bookcase Pattern. The pattern and instructions may be found at . Each library you visit will give you a special mystery selection of fabric strips to use as the books in your quilt. Visit each library to receive more strips. Thank you to the local Quilting Guilds who are participating: West Michigan Quilters’ Guild, Big Red Quilters’ Guild, Lighthouse Quilt Guild.

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