A Quilt Poem for You

On a recent teaching gig during a class on quilt labels, a student named Imogene shared the following poem with me. I really appreciated its sentiment and would like to share it with you.

Although the poem appears in many places online, I’ve not been able to determine the original source. If you know of its origin, please let me know so I can add that information. I think this will go on labels for some of my future quilts. I just love it.

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This quilt is made of cloth and thread
To place upon your little bed.
It’s not an heirloom just to keep,
But to lie upon as you count sheep.

Or perhaps the floor’s the perfect place
For a doll and teddy picnic space.

This quilt can be anything you dream—
From Superman’s cape to the robe of a queen.

Pretend it’s a raft adrift at sea,
Or just cuddle up when you watch TV.

So use it up and wear it out—
I promise I won’t yell or pout.
Just tell me when its days are through,
And I’ll make another, just for you.

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My thanks to Imogene for sharing this little gem. Have a wonderful day, and make time to sew!

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: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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5 Responses to A Quilt Poem for You

  1. Sandy says:

    The poem was written by Kathy Sherlock.

  2. Barbara Jean Tomas says:

    Is there a poem to use for grownups? I want to make sure the quilts I make are used. Thanks!

  3. Oh – I haven’t heard that one before. It’s lovely. Thanks so much for sharing with everyone. Have a super day!

  4. Nicole B says:

    I’ve used this on a baby quilt before, the label turned out quite large, but I loved it! :D

  5. kaholly says:

    Oh, thanks for sharing. It’s lovely and worth saving!

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