Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Blessed Piecemakers

There is something about a quilter that makes them special. I don't know if it is because they are piece makers. Heaven knows they make a lot of pieces, as evidenced by their many scrap bags. Or, which I think may be the case, they know how to take those pieces and make something beautiful. Even if those pieces are teeny tiny, odd shaped, or ugly to begin with. And that gift from God, because He blessed the piece makers, makes them compassionate and caring.
Their ability to pick up the pieces and make something beautiful spills over into all aspects of their lives. They help victims of natural disasters, wars, and nasty diseases pick up the pieces of their lives and feel of God's love in the many quilts that are donated to these causes. They rally around each other and give support if one of their own is feeling burdened in any way. They share their knowledge, talents, and resources freely. They are truly an amazing group of people.
I often feel inadequate amongst them. But their gentle, loving way draws me to them and inspires me to work harder and be better. So many, many, thanks to all you piece makers may you be blessed again and again for all the pieces you make and then put back together so beautifully.

8 comments:

  1. This is a lovely post.

    And thank you for the sweet comment.

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  2. how sweet! I've never thought of changing spelling in that to apply to quilters but it is so true

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  3. What a sweet post...thank you for taking the time to write something this nice.

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  4. Like the others said, this is lovely and so true! Some of the best people I've ever met are quilters:)

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  5. Hi Em -

    This is my first visit to your blog. It's nice to meet you!

    I'm just getting started on my first scrappy quilt form my stash, and I'm very excited! It feels good to be using up the odds and ends leftover form this past year's projects. I look forward to getting more ideas from you!

    Wonderful post today - the play on words is very clever. And so true! Quiltmakers are the best!


    PS – Small world: I was born and raised in Salt Lake City.

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  6. Hello Em, thank you for visiting my blog.Also, for your words in this post. Regards Lyn

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  7. That was such a lovely post. All of the quilters I have met are thoughtful, generous people. A friend of mine received a beautiful baby quilt when her daughter was in the hospital and I immediately thought that the quilter that made it had put so much work into it and how generous of her to make it for the pediatric floor to be given to a child.
    I think quilting has a calm, peaceful effect on us.

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