Great Aunt Am’s Quilt

Pat Sinople quilted this top for me. She is a very sweet neighbor, always willing to help.

MotherĀ gave me the hand pieced top and stated that Aunt Am had pieced this top. It was kept with all the other old quilt but I could never find someone to quilt it for me.

Pat teaches quilting at her church…the prayerimage quilts are a favorite. When I showed her this quilt she volunteered to quilt it for the cost of the materials.

I need to photograph the back side to show her detailed work. Some of the material is from flour sacks; some is satin…she used whatever scraps she had. I am forever grateful for this act of kindness by my neighbor, Pat, for her 3 days of work to make this a top I can now showcase on a bed.


critic’s cheer mediocrity

fearing genius

would diminish

the politicians

the talking heads of TV

Having now read

their mediocre 


(Not that I would know

not being a famous author

just an ordinary reader 


the Classics again)

How to explain?

This feeling of crowds

Pushing into my 


Strange that you

Never noticed


The more who came


Slowly slowly, feeling




The Egdar Allen Poe

Brick Walls

With only

One brick 

Left to be