The Quilt

by Esther Thornburg
(Cantril, Iowa USA)

Why is the quilt a precious piece?
It holds stories and memories, all in place.

The materials, they hope, will last.
They're colors that match and colors in contrast.

A piece of material saved from this and from that,
All placed in the quilters stack.

They form the diamonds, squares or fans.
It is the result of long laid plans.

There is a seam here, a seam there.
It has lines of quilted stitches everywhere.

There is matching binding all around.
When finished it is a treasure found.

They hold stories recalled from the past.
It is a valued and treasured gift at last.

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Mar 14, 2020
As A Quilter
by: Anonymous

Thank you for this post. I have been looking for just the right poem to put with a painting I just finished up for my oldest sister. She is 14 years my senior, and she's really like my mother. I gave her a quilt I made last Christmas and that makes it all the harder to think up something as good as. I'm sure she will love this. I am the last one of our clan who learned to make quilts. So, unless I make them, no one in my family will have any new ones. It is a tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation. We are the two oldest left here on earth. She is getting on up there, and I want the poem to put inside the back of the canvas. So that years down the road when we are dead and gone, one of our kids, or maybe Grandkids will come across this painting and find the poem, read it and remember that we loved each other. To show them to remember us foundly. And let it remind them to be good to your family, because to soon they will have to go away. I lost my baby sister to cancer a few months ago. I'm so glad I told her all those things that were so deeply laying on my heart. She died knowing she was loved. I was in a coma when she died. We almost went to Heaven 2gather.Life is so short. Love one another.

Feb 26, 2017
The Quilt
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