There is no failure, except in no longer trying. – Elbert Hubbard

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Mark Twain

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. – Mark Twain

Be yourself. No one can ever tell you you’re doing it wrong! – Anonymous

A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away. – Bil Keane

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein

A year from now, you will wish you had started today. – Karen Lamb

The True Love Quilting Club by Lori Wilde:

  • Quilts are memories made visible.
  • Friends are like quilts. You can never have too many.
  • Quilts are love made visible.
  • Quilters sew the past to the future.
  • Quilts are permanent hugs of love.
  • Give a woman a quilt and you warm her for the winter. Teach a woman to quilt and you warm her soul for life.
  • Quilts are like people. No two are exactly alike.

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.”

– Shunryu Suzuki

“Take the risk! Remember – there are no rules.”

“When others compliment you on a painting, just say, “Thank you.” I used to tell them everything that was wrong with it, until someone gave me this advice. . . . At first it was hard to get those two words out of my mouth, but I practiced. I did not believe my admirers. My mind was saying, “Surely they don’t mean it. They’re just being nice.” It took many years for my mouth and heart to connect and I really mean it when I say, “Thank you.” My heart feels it, too. Say it with pride!”

– Catherine Anderson from her book: Basic Water Color Answer Book

Doesn’t that resonate with us quilters? It’s a lesson many of us must learn, especially when we first begin.

Christmas Gift Suggestions:

To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponenent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.

– Oren Arnold (1900-1980; American Writer and Editor)

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches on your soul and sings the tune without words and never stops at all.
– Emily Dickinson

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one.
– Elbert Hubbard

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