Tanka Poem: Quilt
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Sewn lovingly together
Patterns soon reveal
The quilter's heartfelt story
Preserved for generations
My mother was a quilter as was her mother.
Piecing and quilting quilts is a skill that has been passed down through the generations in my family. I love quilts, always have. They beckon to be touched. Fabric beckons to be cut and sewn into patterns. I wrote this Tanka in honor of my Mother and my Oma.
The zentangle I choose to publish with my poem is called Adeline, my Mother's name.
Sue Jacobs created this zentangle and named it for her Mom. This zentangle has been in my sketchbook for the longest time. It was unfinished until today. As I flipped through my sketchbook, I saw a quilt pattern! This is an elaborate zentangle that requires exact measurements on a grid. I added the stitch marks to mimic my Mother's hand quilting stitches.