Beth Camp Historical Fiction

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Poem a Day 26: A Quilter Begins . . .

Imagine a little boy
helping his mother in her quilting shop,
picking up scraps of every color,
playing with patterns,
never realizing one day, he would
draw with fabric such exquisite designs,
his own patterns would dazzle quilters everywhere.

And so I begin my first quilt of his making
by cutting the fabric, tracing the lines,
four flowers balanced in batik,
each block builds into the next,
perhaps a quilt one day 
to comfort my husband, my daughter;
perhaps my granddaughters will
play hide and seek, pointing
to their favorite flowers
just before napping or dreaming
or remembering.

First block of "Enchanted Garden"
by Jason Yenter, 

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