Quilt Quotes and Thoughts

To Inspire, Lift, and Make Us Laugh


One who makes no mistakes never makes anything.


“We should have nothing in our houses, which we did not either know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
–William Morris The Beauty of Life lecture, 1880

“My soul is fed by needle and thread. “

“Sewing fills my days, not to mention the living room, bedroom, and closets.” ~ Author Unknown

Methinks it is a token of healthy and gentle characteristics, when women of high thoughts and accomplishments love to sew; especially as they are never more at home with their own hearts than while so occupied.”~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun, 1859


“Veni, Vidi, Velcro.  I came, I saw, I stuck around.”  ~Author Unknown


Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,

The days pass quickly when I am sewing.

~Author Unknown


“I am reminded that every day I have the chance to pick up a needle and some thread and add to the story. To stitch together something beautiful and unique, to patch a small scrap of fabric to the story, to the Story of God, that will be retold again and again for all of eternity.”
― Jerusalem Jackson GreerA Homemade Year: The Blessings of Cooking, Crafting, and Coming Together


“I’m a fabricaholic on the road to recovery. Just kidding. I’m on the road to the fabric store! “(attributed to Linda Nee)


MY QUILT (a poem)

by Internet

My neighbor is washing her windows                                                                     And scrubbing and mopping her floors                                                                     But my house is all topsy turvy                                                                                   And dust is behind all the doors.

My neighbor, she keeps her house spotless                                                              And she goes all day at a trot                                                                                        But no one will know in a fortnight                                                                                If she swept it today or did not.

The task I’m doing is enticing                                                                                         (my poor neighbor is worn like a rag)                                                                           I am making a quilt out of pieces                                                                                I’ve saved in a pretty chintz bag.

Oh, and this quilt, I know my descendants                                                                 Will exhibit with pride in their hearts!                                                                       “It’s lovely, my grandmother made it,                                                                        Such an example of patience and art.”

But will her grandchildren remember                                                                         All of her struggles with dirt and decay?                                                                        They will not, they will wish she had made them                                                       A quilt like I’m making today.


"Is a nine patch part of a twelve step program?"

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