Sale: Patchwork Quilt

jotartanRecognize this picture? It’s of the patchwork quilt my mother made me when I was very young. I blogged about it a while back, talking about how much I loved it, how old it was getting and the remarkable coincidence that Jo’s family tartan appears in it. At the time I blogged about it I thought that, no matter how much I loved it, it was time to throw it away. I was wrong. Since then I have actually started taking the quilt apart, stitch by stitch to save it and turn it into something else. Since the passing of my mother, especially, it has been made clear to me that I definitely made the right decision.

I also wrote a poem about this quilt entitled (creatively enough) Patchwork Quilt. Patchwork quilt has just been accepted for inclusion in the summer issue of Westward Quarterly.

Long live the quilt! 😉

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3 thoughts on “Sale: Patchwork Quilt

  1. Congratulations – and I love the idea of unpicking it to make it into something else. That’s a fine image for a poem right there.

  2. What a great idea. I need to do the same with a quilt my grandmother gave me–the batting has disintegrated.

    So wonderful your quilt has another life in your poem. Congratulations on getting it accepted for publication.

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