Following on from this, the European Quilting Association (EQA) is trying to start a similar event for quilters:
The European-wide quilting in public dayThis will take place on the 3rd Saturday in June - that's the 20th of June in 2009.
The 20th June is also the longest Saturday of the year - so there's plenty of daylight hours with which to quilt and sew in the open air (weather permitting of course!).
It's quite simple - all you need to do is to arrange to meet up with some other quilters in a public place and take something convenient to work on.