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"Our ancestors quilted what they knew: hardship and joy, birth and death, winter and harvest, church and family traditions."
"As I concentrate on quilting, the pieces of my frazzled life settle into focus."
"When I sleep under this crazy star quilt my grandmother made, I sometimes dream that I'm living in a sod house on the Oklahoma prairie."
"Quilting runs in the family. It's like a gene."
"When we were young, we used to take the baby blue and white nine-patch that Grandma made, drape it over the table like a tent, then hold private club meetings in our quilt-fort."
The children like to play with their toy cars on the bed. The sashed between the patches are roads and the patches are city blocks."