Quilt of Many Colors

Old 04-08-2015, 11:12 AM
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So this is a quilt that I made for my daughter's family. I've posted it before. But now it was my 70th birthday last week and all my kids and grandkids made a party for me, and my daughter wrote a song using the tune to Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors. Here are the words:

In the last few years
Since our mom began to quilt
Itís only been a short while, thatís the truth
We received a gift, a quilt, from mamaís workshop
The colors and the form we all could choose

There were squares of many colors
And every piece was small
And nobody had a quilt
And now we have them, one and all
Momma sewed the squares together
Sewin' every piece with love
She made our quilts of many colors
That we are so proud of

Each quilt now tells a story
Of a Bubbe, mom, or friend
Who spent hours in her workshop
To her quilting she would tend
Each person who received one
Got good luck and happiness
She signs one of the little corners
And blesses it with a kiss

My quilt of many colors
That my momma made for me
Made from tiny squares
That she cuts accurately
Worth more than any money
Weíre as lucky as can be
Itís my quilt of many colors
My momma made for me

See life is much like quilting
When you grow a family
You need different little patches
They start off all separately
Then you sew them all together
Connecting all of them with love
You make a quilt of many colors
That we are all part of

What makes a quilt so special
Besides the main designs
Is that deep embroidery
Itís often hard to see those lines
But they hold it all together
In their quiet symmetry
Each stitch is placed there for a reason
To create the harmony

See life is much like quilting
When you grow a family
Each patch is like a leaf
In our own family tree
Worth more than any money
Weíre as lucky as can be
Itís my quilt of many colors
My momma made for me
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Old 04-08-2015, 12:08 PM
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That's a beautiful song for a beautiful quilt from a wonderful daughter. My eyes are leaking, must be my allergies.

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That is a great compliment to show their love and appreication to you and what you have done for your family. You are truly blessed and loved!
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OH MY you are a 'STAR' in their eyes. Love Love Love it !!!
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Old 04-09-2015, 10:53 AM
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What a wonderful song and tribute! You must be so proud.
Your quilt is beautiful.
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:26 AM
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I'm also having the "allergy eyes"...
Aw heck, no I'm not...it's misty eyed tears...no shame in it!
That's a lovely poem, made more endearing for you, as your daughter wrote it for you. What a great feeling to know your "kids" "get" how much you love them. Beautiful quilt, too..

Happy belated 70th Birthday!

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What a wonderful momentum....
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Wow, terrific tribute ...tears and feelings of such love come over cyber space to everyone..Thank You.
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You are so blessed to be so appreciated not only for your talents but the talents of your children. By the way that is a beautiful quilt.
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You are so blessed to have children who would take the time to do that for you.
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