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Thread: Dear Quilt,

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    Senior Member stefanib123's Avatar
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    Dear Quilt,

    I pulled you out last night
    from the darkness of the closet,
    where you had been tossed
    in a shame I wanted to forget

    I saw not your clumsy stitches
    or your badly cut block,
    I saw the pieces of my life
    in you, an eternal clock

    I looked not at your crooked borders,
    or at your imperfect seams,
    but at the green strips that I put on you
    Angry,When I wanted to just scream

    I remember the day that I cried
    over and over again, and
    my tears mingled with your stitches
    Like so many grains of sand.

    I remember working on you
    on that night spent in doubt,
    while waiting, waiting, waiting
    to see how it would all turn out.

    The day I lost it all
    dear quilt, you saw that too
    yet you said nothing
    just comforted me through

    You were there, again, dear quilt
    through those long days of fears
    my shaking hands calmed,
    your fabric catching my tears

    You weren't only a comfort
    but always there when
    everything was wonderful
    and all I could do was grin

    You brought out my sense of humor
    too, dear quilt, you did
    how could I not laugh
    when I sewed you to that lid?

    In your corners and crevassses
    I can finally now see
    the joys and the sadness
    that you lived along with me

    The threads of our life intertwined
    As I worked the parts of you
    You are a part of me, dear quilt
    As I am a part of you

    So,no longer, dear quilt
    will you be hidden away,
    You will wear your mistakes proudly
    even out on display

    I will look at you and remember
    all those long gone days
    for your imperfections are mine
    dear quilt,and finally, thats ok.

    Stephanie Bowling
    8-13-2010
    Dedicated to "Santa is for the birds"

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    **Sniff**

    GAAAAAH!

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    Awwww! So sweet and so true!

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    Senior Member stefanib123's Avatar
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    Let me take a pic of this quilt, and I'll post it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanib123
    Dear Quilt,

    I pulled you out last night
    from the darkness of the closet,
    where you had been tossed
    in a shame I wanted to forget

    I saw not your clumsy stitches
    or your badly cut block,
    I saw the pieces of my life
    in you, an eternal clock

    I looked not at your crooked borders,
    or at your imperfect seams,
    but at the green strips that I put on you
    Angry,When I wanted to just scream

    I remember the day that I cried
    over and over again, and
    my tears mingled with your stitches
    Like so many grains of sand.

    I remember working on you
    on that night spent in doubt,
    while waiting, waiting, waiting
    to see how it would all turn out.

    The day I lost it all
    dear quilt, you saw that too
    yet you said nothing
    just comforted me through

    You were there, again, dear quilt
    through those long days of fears
    my shaking hands calmed,
    your fabric catching my tears

    You weren't only a comfort
    but always there when
    everything was wonderful
    and all I could do was grin

    You brought out my sense of humor
    too, dear quilt, you did
    how could I not laugh
    when I sewed you to that lid?

    In your corners and crevassses
    I can finally now see
    the joys and the sadness
    that you lived along with me

    The threads of our life intertwined
    As I worked the parts of you
    You are a part of me, dear quilt
    As I am a part of you

    So,no longer, dear quilt
    will you be hidden away,
    You will wear your mistakes proudly
    even out on display

    I will look at you and remember
    all those long gone days
    for your imperfections are mine
    dear quilt,and finally, thats ok.

    Stephanie Bowling
    8-13-2010
    Dedicated to "Santa is for the birds"
    That was just Beautiful!!! :cry: :thumbup: :XD:

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    Super Member Kitsie's Avatar
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    Whoa! And that says it all when asking why we make these wonderful things called quilts! Lovely poem! Stirs the senses.

    Thank you so much!

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    I luv it and will read over and over and over again. Thank you.

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    That was lovely - says it all.
    Colleen

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    Sniff, sniff. Wonderful.

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    Thank you, everyone.

    I don't know why I wrote that, it just happened. I was sitting at my sewing table, scribbling on some graph paper and it just came out!

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