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September 28, 2009

Quilting Fever

This was on the back of a Country Woman magazine a while back. Thought you might like it.


Quilting Fever

I can shop all day
And hardly spend a dime.
But let me in a fabric shop-
I nearly loose my mind.

I see those lovely fabrics
So pretty and so bright
My eyes take on a glassy look
(it really is a fright).
My knees, they start to shaking,
My nose begins to twitch.
As I look at all the colors,
My fingers start to itch.

I picture Dresden Plate
Done up in yellow and blue
Oh, look at that lavender
Just right for Sun Bonnet Sue!
Across another aisle
It’s true I almost ran
For a shade of brown I had to have
To make for Overall Dan.

Drunkard’s Path or Ohio Star
Pieced in that real bright red
Would be absolutely beautiful
Covering my bed.
I gasp, I pant, I simply
Lose all sense of time
As I pick out all the colors
That I have to have as mine!

I hurry home, my purchases
Clutched tight beneath my arm,
Dreaming of the quilts I’ll make
And how they’ll keep us warm.
Housework gets forgotten but
I have no pangs of guilt
As I start cutting and a-piecing
‘cause I’m going to make a quilt!

By Beverly Page

12 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a great poem! Need to have this posted in my sewing area :-)

Amy said...

How true!!

Colleen said...

Thank you for sharing that perfect poem!!!

Hazel said...

Love the poem and the magazine .

Busy As Can Be said...

I love this poem! Thanks for sharing it.

ivoryspring said...

Love this! Thank you for sharing.

Auntie Em said...

Oh how I can relate to that! Very cute piece. Thanks for posting it.

Susan said...

So TRUE!

Shirleymac said...

Great poem. Thanks for sharing.

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

way cute!

ivoryspring said...

Thank you for your comment on my smocked bishop. Your comment prompted me to look at the difficulty of heirloom sewing in a more positive perpsective!

Hope you are having a great weekend.

shiny4444 said...

That is a great poem, I'm going to put it on my blog - credited of course :) http://shiny4444.blogspot.com
Love your latest quilt, Lis x