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RE: [ticket2write] Just a quick poem

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  • Margaret Magle
    I don t know. We have a huge Amish quilt show up here every summer and that is where I heard of the tradition. I may have to ask.
    Message 1 of 34 , Aug 31, 2006
      I don't know. We have a huge Amish quilt show up here every summer and that
      is where I heard of the tradition. I may have to ask.


      >From: "Johnny" <john.gregory7@...>
      >Reply-To: ticket2write@yahoogroups.com
      >To: <ticket2write@yahoogroups.com>
      >Subject: RE: [ticket2write] Just a quick poem
      >Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 11:10:24 +1000
      >
      >Very nice Margaret.
      >
      >Does that tradition apply to everything made by Amish workers?
      >
      >Johnny
      >
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      > <http://johnnymuses.tripod.com/> http://johnnymuses.tripod.com/
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      >From: ticket2write@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ticket2write@yahoogroups.com] On
      >Behalf Of Margaret
      >Sent: Wednesday, 30 August 2006 2:24 PM
      >To: ticket2write@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [ticket2write] Just a quick poem
      >
      >
      >
      >I had to write a piece based on the word 'quilt'
      >Here it is.
      >
      >STITCHIN' TIME
      >
      >Every Tuesday they come,
      >Baskets of fabric on their hips,
      >To gather around a plain wood frame,
      >And create magic.
      >
      >King size this week,
      >Three pair of hands per side.
      >Double wedding ring pattern,
      >In shades of blue and green.
      >
      >Flock of geese, log cabin,
      >nine patch and more.
      >Cut and stitch, hem and tie,
      >Tradition and love fill each design.
      >
      >Old hands teach daughters to quilt,
      >Youth helps old stay young.
      >One small mistake sewn in standard,
      >In honor of God's perfect love.
      >
      >
      >Margaret Ann Magle
      >
      >29Aug2006
      >
      >There is a tradition in Amish quilt making that a small mistake is
      >purposely made. Their belief is that only God can create perfection.
      >
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    • Margaret Magle
      Gee, is that the reason there are so many crappy books and B-grade movies out there? :)
      Message 34 of 34 , Sep 3, 2006
        Gee, is that the reason there are so many crappy books and B-grade movies
        out there? :)


        >From: albiaicehouse <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
        >Reply-To: ticket2write@yahoogroups.com
        >To: ticket2write@yahoogroups.com
        >Subject: [ticket2write] Re: Just a quick poem (Quilt/Margaret)
        >Date: Sat, 02 Sep 2006 01:03:55 -0000
        >
        >Well, I can't resist any longer.
        >
        >I heard years ago that middle eastern carpet weavers inserted an
        >intentional mistake into each of their creations...again, so as not to
        >offend Alah who is the only entity capable, and apparently, perfect in
        >all of creation.
        >
        >I leave plenty of mistakes in all my poems out of similar motivations.
        >
        >(And if you believe that one, there's a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to
        >sell you!)
        >
        >albi
        >
        >--- In ticket2write@yahoogroups.com, "Susan Donahue" <suzianne411@...>
        >wrote:
        > >
        > > Dear Margaret...I love your poem about quilting. I have stacks of
        > > fabric pieces I hope to join someday into a quilt. The tradition of
        > > one imperfect stitch reminds me of what I was told of American
        > > Indian beadwork. Each piece must contain a flaw, or spirit bead, to
        > > acknowledge that in nature, nothing is absolutely perfect. It would
        > > be an insult to the Creator to make something more perfect than He
        > > would. Perhaps the Amish felt that making a tiny "mistake" is a way
        > > of accepting our place in the proper order of things, too. A very
        > > nice thought!
        > >
        > > Suzianne
        > >
        > > --- In ticket2write@yahoogroups.com, "Margaret Magle"
        > > <ladybug_m@> wrote:
        > > >
        > > > I don't know. We have a huge Amish quilt show up here every
        > > summer and that
        > > > is where I heard of the tradition. I may have to ask.
        > > >
        > > >
        > > > >From: "Johnny" <john.gregory7@>
        > > > >Reply-To: ticket2write@yahoogroups.com
        > > > >To: <ticket2write@yahoogroups.com>
        > > > >Subject: RE: [ticket2write] Just a quick poem
        > > > >Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 11:10:24 +1000
        > > > >
        > > > >Very nice Margaret.
        > > > >
        > > > >Does that tradition apply to everything made by Amish workers?
        > > > >
        > > > >Johnny
        > > > >
        > > > >
        > > > >
        > > > > <http://johnnymuses.tripod.com/> http://johnnymuses.tripod.com/
        > > > >
        > > > >From: ticket2write@yahoogroups.com
        > > [mailto:ticket2write@yahoogroups.com] On
        > > > >Behalf Of Margaret
        > > > >Sent: Wednesday, 30 August 2006 2:24 PM
        > > > >To: ticket2write@yahoogroups.com
        > > > >Subject: [ticket2write] Just a quick poem
        > > > >
        > > > >
        > > > >
        > > > >I had to write a piece based on the word 'quilt'
        > > > >Here it is.
        > > > >
        > > > >STITCHIN' TIME
        > > > >
        > > > >Every Tuesday they come,
        > > > >Baskets of fabric on their hips,
        > > > >To gather around a plain wood frame,
        > > > >And create magic.
        > > > >
        > > > >King size this week,
        > > > >Three pair of hands per side.
        > > > >Double wedding ring pattern,
        > > > >In shades of blue and green.
        > > > >
        > > > >Flock of geese, log cabin,
        > > > >nine patch and more.
        > > > >Cut and stitch, hem and tie,
        > > > >Tradition and love fill each design.
        > > > >
        > > > >Old hands teach daughters to quilt,
        > > > >Youth helps old stay young.
        > > > >One small mistake sewn in standard,
        > > > >In honor of God's perfect love.
        > > > >
        > > > >
        > > > >Margaret Ann Magle
        > > > >
        > > > >29Aug2006
        > > > >
        > > > >There is a tradition in Amish quilt making that a small mistake is
        > > > >purposely made. Their belief is that only God can create
        > > perfection.
        > > > >
        > > > >
        > > > >
        > > >
        > >
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