Inspirational Thoughts
Quilts have a story to tell
October 11, 2010
by Pam Fiecke

The fall season is a time when we feel ourselves most comfortable when snuggled in a homemade quilt.

The amazing part of a quilt is that, it’s just old or new scraps of perfectly good fabric, sewn together to make a blanket that provides us with warmth and comfort.

To sit around a quilting frame with a needle in your hand is an awakening experience. One needs to acknowledge the time and effort involved in the art of quilting.

Quilts are pieces of fabric sewn together like moments in time. The patience and the working together is a time to connect to another person, tell stories, or just enjoy each other’s company.

Quilting is a unique project that reflects our true self. Sometimes the fabric brings a memory to our quilt, as handmade as life itself.

Every quilt has a story to tell and is made with decorative designs that brings a tear to our eyes and warmth to our heart that lasts forever.

Some quilts deliver a message of friendship and love in every word spoken.

Some quilts offer encouragement and compassion for the places in our lives that need to be wrapped in comfort.

Every stitch is done in love and handcrafted in beauty for all to admire.

The rich earth tones neutralize our thoughts, while bold color designs bring excitement, drama, illusion, visual, and adventure to our thoughts.

Quilts are handcrafted in many designs, an art that lives on in the heart of many who receive one as a gift.

Countless people donate many hours to make something to comfort someone they’ll never meet, who may be going through a difficult time. Many quilts are made to raise funds for an important cause.

Quilters often spend their time, a part of their lives, on making quilts, so that in its giving, they give part of themselves; and in the receiving of a quilt, a person accepts a gift like no other.

Our lives are quilted together by the artwork of God’s design. Those that sleep under a quilt, sleep under a blanket of love.

To those of you who sit with a needle in hand on a daily basis, there are meaningful words for you, “Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.”

We quilt to celebrate and commemorate, cherish, dream, hope, remember, connect, care, and love.

A quilt has been known to have love in every stitch, made with countless hours one could never imagine.

Enjoy the fall season wrapped up in your favorite quilt, a precious treasured gift that warms the soul and sends a message of love.

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