The Amazing Quilter-Woman at Christmastime

Sometimes I can’t believe how much stuff a quilter-woman stores in her head and accomplishes all at once, especially at Christmastime! Here at Quiltmaker, we’ve just sent our March/April ’10 issue out the door, which was a big enough feat all by itself. But just like you, we’ve been doing all the holiday preparations in our personal and professional lives as well. Here’s a quick rundown of things I think an average quilter-woman has probably done in the past few days:

Shopped for groceries

Purchased last-minute gifts

Finished up a handmade gift

Wrapped gifts

Delivered gifts

Acted thoughtfully toward a co-worker

Thought about an original quilt idea

Made a meal

Wished for time at the local quilt shop

Cleaned up the kitchen

Cleaned the house for company’s arrival

Worried about the wintry weather

Picked up someone at the airport

Phoned someone who is alone or lonely

Chatted with a friend about holiday plans

Sent a card to someone far away

Thought about family members’ favorite holiday foods

Cooked ahead for the weekend

Picked up or dropped off kids/pets/relatives

Packed/unpacked the car

Lit a pretty candle

Enjoyed a soft snowfall

Listened to familiar Christmas music

Missed someone who is gone

Hugged someone who is home

Wished for peace on earth

Gave thanks for blessings big and small

From all of us at Quiltmaker to all of you, a very Merry Christmas!

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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3 Responses to The Amazing Quilter-Woman at Christmastime

  1. Ron Sass says:

    Diane is known around the world on you tube as the only known totally blind quilter. She would make a wonderful story for your magazine. check , phone 254-799-7990

  2. Lisa N says:

    You are right, it is amazing all the things that can be accomplished all at once & Merry Christmas to you too!

  3. Vickie E says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!

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