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Thread: A Quilt Story

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    Beautiful! The quilt, the poem and the spirit that created them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanib123
    Lovely!

    What a coincidence, too. I just posted this:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-59335-1.htm

    Maybe we could get a thread going with quilting poems? We could print them all off and have a nice little inspirational "book"!
    Sounds like a wonderful idea to me. Put me on the list to order one!

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    Love the poem - & the quilt. Both are beautiful & touch the heart.

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    I'm impressed. yeah we are all mismatched quilt blocks and God makes a beauty out of the scraps.

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    I love it! The poem and quilt. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    Sandy, the poem and the quilt are just lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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    Very, very nice, Sandy! Thanks for sharing both your talents! And thanks for allowing the group to use the poem! Very generous!

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    Quilt looks fine and the poem is great.

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    Nice poem, and great looking quilt.

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    What a nice little poem. The quilt does look awfully comfy.

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    Your quilt is so pretty, the colors are bright and cheerful. I loved the poem. How true it is.

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    Loved your poem, also your quilt.

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    Love the poem. The quilt is beautiful, nice and bright, can't believe it's made from scraps. What talent!

    I'm not too good with recognizing patterns, but is there a name for that pattern or is it your pattern creation? Is it Orphaned Blocks or is that just your name for the quilt?

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    Thank you for sharing your poem and quilt! Both are inspiring!

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    Awesome!!! Great quilt...great attitde...great poem!!! Just lovely...brought tears to my eyes!!!

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    Your poem gave me a nice warm feeling, just like that quilt will do for you. Thanks so much for sharing the photo and the poem.

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    I really like your quilt. The poem is so neat. God made only one perfect person, so who are we to try to outdo Him by trying to be perfect?

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    -I love your poem. May I use it to read to my Church circle group? O by the way your quilt is quite beautiful.

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    Your quilt is beautiful. Also your poem went to my heart. I really needed it today. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4
    Hi quilting friends,
    Somewhere on one of these topics someone was asking if it was better to make perfect quilts or just make them for practicality. It just so happens, I was looking through my stash one day and here is what came from that. I am not a perfect poet so excuse the lines if they aren’t exactly in sync. Will enclose a picture of the quilt that inspired the poem. I wanted to practice my machine quilting so just used it to experiment on, too. When I was finished, I threw it in the washing machine to get some of the stiffness out of it. Now it will be a nice enough quilt for any small child.

    A QUILT STORY
    By Sandy M.

    As I looked through some fabric scraps
    A friend had passed to me,
    I found a stack of quilt blocks
    As lonely as could be.

    Their edges were not even
    And their sizes did not match.
    So she had tossed them in the box
    To add them to my stash.

    I looked at them a minute
    And then I thought, “Why not?”
    It wouldn’t take me very long
    To sew them into blocks.

    So I began to measure them
    And found that nothing matched
    But even so thought, “What the heck!”
    As my sewing plans unhatched.

    Often the points might overlap
    But I did not get mad,
    For as it came together,
    It didn’t look so bad.

    And just a couple hours
    Was all it really took
    And so I laid it on the bed
    To see how it would look.

    Amazed, I looked and smiled
    And much to my surprise
    It really looked quite lovely
    To my wide-open eyes.

    Then a thought popped in my head
    How much like it we are,
    With cut off points and crooked seams,
    From perfect we’re so far.

    Yet each of us is quite unique
    And if we’re really truthful,
    If one does not look really close.
    We’re all warm, cuddly and useful.
    You Poem is Great and your Quilt is Beautiful!!! :thumbup: :mrgreen:

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    Love your poem and the quilt.

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    SandyinZ4
    You say the quilt is not perfect, You are wrong,Dear quilting friend, it is PERFECT, because It was made with love, sewn together with love the pieces fit together perfectly because of the love and happiness that it bring all who see it and know that it was put together by a wonderful lady with LOVE.
    The quilt is beautiful and your poem is wonderful. It really makes you stop and think of all the blessings that we truly have.

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    What a lovely poem. I really really really liked it. Somewhere in here is the GRANNYS CRAZY QUILT, that I wrote years ago. I love the quilt that came of your efforts also. Pretty pretty pretty!!!!

    You are one talented lady. Keep up the good work.

    Vickey Stamps

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    Thank you for placing the smile on my face today. By the way, your orphan quilt is beautiful.

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    I love your quilt and hope that if you gift it, the poem will go with it. So pretty.

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