Samantha The Quilt Snob
By Patricia Littlefield
Samantha the quilt snob was heard to intone
as she quilted primly while on her cell phone.
“My dear, rotary cutters are just for the masses,
and any one having the least bit of class has
just scissors to cut strips and square patches.”
And with certain distain in her voice she then said,
“Use a sewing machine? Well, I’d rather be dead!”
But the day came to Samantha as it does now and then
when she needed a quilt by a quarter past ten.
A rotary cutter she did purchase, with no time to waste;
the fabric was flying, as she cut at great pace.
The squares she had cut and the strips serpentine,
she stitched together on an old sewing machine.
The finished quilt was a delight without doubt;
She couldn’t believe how well it’d turned out.
The next week she made, first one then another,
all the same way, with machine and with cutter.
She entered one in a contest just to have fun,
then heard somebody say, “It’s Best of Show that you’ve won!”
A quilt snob no longer for Samantha concedes
the way that works the best is the way that succeeds.
©2004 Patricia Littlefield