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From: MotherInLaw
Date: 01-23-2007, 12:40 AM (1 of 15)
I thought this was so cute and true I had to share it with you.


Only a Quilter
by Tom and Madge Powis
June 2003

We've all heard the classic line that only a quilter would take
yards and yards of material, cut it into little pieces and then sew
them back together again. While this statement is true and a little
funny to think about, it doesn't even scratch the surface of the
things that only a quilter would do.

Only a Quilter would spend more hours sewing several hundreds of
buttons on a quilt to embellish it, but wouldn't take five minutes
to replace a button on a pair of pants.

Only a Quilter would give the gift of a wedding quilt two months
after the birth of the couple's second child.

Only a Quilter would put hundreds of dollars worth of fabric into
her fabric stash because she might find a use for it sometime, but
wouldn't replace a 50-cent needle on her sewing machine.

Only a Quilter would let three later-arriving patients go ahead of
her at the doctor's office because she is on the verge of completing
a block.

Only a Quilter would rush to finish a gift quilt. Not so it's done
in time for the recipient's birthday, but so it's done in time for
Show and Tell.

Only a Quilter would make a special quilt to give to her son, who
would then have to attend quilt shows just to see it.

Only a Quilter would use freezer paper in the production of
something to keep someone warm.

Only a Quilter has a welcome mat at the door to her home and
an "Enter at Your Own Risk" sign on the door of her sewing room.

Only a Quilter invites everyone to see her sewing room, then
says, "Don't look at the mess."

Only a Quilter says, "I really don't need another project," then
offers to make a quilt for a friend.

Only a Quilter will buy more than she'll ever need of one fabric for
her stash, but slightly less than is needed of another fabric to
complete a project.

Only a Quilter would give a quilt book to the guild auction then bid
on it to get it back.

Only a Quilter would drive 40 miles in a hurricane to attend a quilt
show, but call out to have her dinner delivered because it is
drizzling.

Only a Quilter's family would put up with, understand and love a
quilter.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
User: MotherInLaw
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From: Skye
Date: 01-23-2007, 02:33 AM (2 of 15)
hee hee :up:
so true
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From: HeyJudee
Date: 01-23-2007, 07:27 AM (3 of 15)
I'm guilty of a couple of those!!! LOL
TTFN from
Judy
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From: Patty22
Date: 01-23-2007, 08:10 AM (4 of 15)
Bwhahahahaha....Thanks Suzie......

I adapted one stanza for our area of the country :)

Only a Quilter would drive 40 miles in a snowstorm to attend a quilt show, but call out to have her dinner delivered because it looks like snow.
Patty
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From: DorothyL
Date: 01-23-2007, 08:32 AM (5 of 15)
It's like I always say -- those quilters are all crazy!!
Dorothy
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From: Patty22
Date: 01-23-2007, 09:21 AM (6 of 15)
Dorothy.....that's why I keep insisting you are a quilter at heart :wink:

:bolt:
Patty
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From: lendube
Date: 01-23-2007, 11:17 AM (7 of 15)
Those are great! I think it applies to all of us here that LOVE sewing.

Lennie
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From: swartzrn
Date: 01-23-2007, 04:13 PM (8 of 15)
I LOVE it!!!
Julie
"To see the future, look into a child's eyes."
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 01-23-2007, 04:37 PM (9 of 15)
How nice to have something that applies to me....and you, and you and you and well most of 'us'...
:bg: :bg: :bg:
Chrys
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From: Bama
Date: 01-23-2007, 05:09 PM (10 of 15)
Only a Quilter would spend more hours sewing several hundreds of
buttons on a quilt to embellish it, but wouldn't take five minutes
to replace a button on a pair of pants.
:bg:
User: Bama
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Total posts: 2116
From: esrun3
Date: 01-23-2007, 08:55 PM (11 of 15)
ROFL....too funny, and too too true!! Thanks for sharing that! I'm thinking I need to embroider those sayings on a quilt hahahhahahaahaha
Lyn
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Member since: 12-02-2004
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From: mozeyrn
Date: 01-23-2007, 10:20 PM (12 of 15)
I don't quilt but there's even one or two that apply to me! Very funny.
- Maureen.
Learning something new with every stitch!!
Kenmore 16231000
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From: plrlegal
Date: 01-23-2007, 11:24 PM (13 of 15)
Susie that is terrific. If you don't mind, I'm going to share it with my Sonshine quilt group and the Midwest City Stitchin Sisters Quilt Guild. They'll all love it.

Patsy
Patsy
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From: cowqueenie
Date: 01-24-2007, 12:50 PM (14 of 15)
I am so guilty of the button one!

Just had to spend five minutes this morning FINALLY putting a button on one of my shirts so that I could wear it today! UGH!
"A trip to the fabric store is my therapy"
User: cowqueenie
Member since: 10-30-2006
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From: MotherInLaw
Date: 01-24-2007, 09:43 PM (15 of 15)
I think it applies to most of us even the ones that don't quilt but just sew. I love fabric, I even look at RTW garments and think boy that is great fabric I wish I had some to make...................... Well you know the rest. LOL I thought it sounded like something that would hit a nerve in all of us. It was sent to me by a lady I met on here and then I met her in person when we did a swap. She was "coffeequeen". She lives in Mississippi and we met half way and had dinner and did our swap at the restaurant and have been emailing each other ever since.

Patsy go ahead I don't mind you sharing with everyone. I just did. I did give the author credit at the top I'm not the author.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
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Total posts: 1118
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