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Thread: A Quilters Poem

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    Junior Member babindg12200's Avatar
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    A Quilters Poem

    I don't know where I got this poem, but it really says how I feel about quilting. It's a wonderful poem, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

    Quilter's Lament
    submitted by Crystal Rathbun, Sundance, WY.
    I love beautiful fabrics, I hoard them
    I spend hours and hours oohing & aahing over them
    They look so lovely in my stash on the shelf
    I consider them my treasures, my pleasures, my wealth.
    There are patterns and designs to play games with my mind
    Weaving their mystery time after time
    With loving stitches for loved ones and friends
    A never end to the expression it lends.
    There are Batiks and Modas, a challenge that's true
    Those of the 30s and Depression, too
    Like an artists' palette, imagination takes shape
    And, I've decided once more, a new quilt I'll make.
    So, out comes the library of books full of patterns
    I've hoarded and saved all those that matter.
    Decisions, decisions, what one shall I make?
    One of beauty, make no mistake.
    But, then there's that box sitting high on the shelf
    Labeled 'Possible Quilt' and I say to myself
    What must I have been thinking Did my mind go astray?
    Oh I'll make something lovely with it one day.
    There is no such thing as a Butt-Ugly quilt
    It's only because I am laden with guilt
    That I find myself in this state of mind
    What do I see when I look one last time?
    A missing link that's been there all the time.
    I'll add an embellishment and my thoughts will unwind.
    It's beautiful now, I'm sure you'll agree
    I can show it with pleasure now, for all to see.
    What a great legacy I'll leave behind
    And, go on to grace heaven with pieces so fine
    To God give the glory A talent gave He
    To leave to my children, a small piece of me.

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    I love it. Thanks for sharing this poem.

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    Thanks for sharing. Very nice.

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    Thanks. I really enjoyed it.
    Sewflower

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    Haven't really thought of my quilting as a gift but maybe I should. I have been trying to figure out what to do with this hobby besides make a few donation quilts. Regardless, giving the glory to GOD...that part of the poem is awesome.

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    i like it. very nice.

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    I like it!!!I printed it out so I will have it - Will put it in safe place and hopefully I will find it back lol thanks so much for sharing - would be great to print out when giving quilt as gift I think.
    Grandmas are just antique little girls!!

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    Thanks for sharing that. I printed it as well. MAy work it into a counted cross stitch some day...in my spare time...hahaha
    Those who are piecemakers will sew seeds.

    Hugs,
    Drue

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    This is very lovely, quilters have so many talents!!

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