Spudgrandma's Thoughts on Quilting & Life!

Secrets of the Old Quilt!

SECRETS OF THE OLD QUILT

 

Today, I went to the attic,

and found a quilt that grandma made.

The binding was worn, the pieces tattered,

and the colors had begun to fade.

 


There were silks and wools and calicos,

in a pattern of the nine patch kind.

They were precision cut and precision sewn,

with an intricate quilting design.

 


She pieced the top and the quilting bee,

helped her quilt the days away.

And they talked about everybody,

Who didn't help quilt that day.

 


Only if that quilt could talk.

Oh, the words that would be conveyed,

of the gossip at the quilting bee,

in the quilt that grandma made.....

 


(Author: Dallas Reed)

 

Comments

Spudgrandma said:

This really caught my eye, the last time I was at my Son's house, my DIl showed me some blocks her grandmother had made and asked if I could do anything with them.  The next time I go up I'm going to take a archival box to bring them home with me.  They were so simple and beautiful. There was one lone Sun Bonnet Sue we are going to make a small wall hanging out of for my grandaughter.

# October 12, 2009 8:13 PM

Kris said:

Great poem Spud. If you can I would love to see photos.

# October 14, 2009 7:22 PM

Spudgrandma said:

I don't have them yet, I had the car full of stuff and did want to get them ruined.  I got a project box today to take with me the next time I go up and bring them home, unless she changes her mind.  

# October 14, 2009 8:04 PM