Shannon Stacey

The Quarrelsome Quilter

Once upon a time there was a craft gallery with an entire floor dedicated to quilts. The quilters who gathered daily were a diverse group. Some worked in very traditional patterns. Some liked abstract or symbolic freestyle patterns. A few had more experience in quilting, or more quilts to share, and the other quilters would gather at those tables to admire their wares, and to share quilting tips with one another.

In this gallery there was one quilter who only crafted Double Wedding Ring quilts. When the other quilters would gather to discuss new and exciting quilting patterns, this quilter would soon arrive to tell them their new patterns were wrong, that were an abomination to quilting, and anybody who quilted using those patterns should have her fabric taken from her.

Why? Perhaps her daily dose of lemon juice was laced with LSD and she received a visit from the great quilting gods, instructing her to rid the world of the scourge of non-Double Wedding Quilts. Perhaps the swelling of her ego occluded the flow of blood to the part of her brain controlling tact and manners.

Do the other quilters shun her? Do they tell her she’s welcome to the other tables to debate the merits of quilting patterns if she can refrain from speculating that any but Double Wedding Ring quilts aren’t fit to wipe puppy urine from one’s kitchen floor?

No. The quilters put signs on their tables, directing quilt shoppers to the DWR quilt lady’s table so they can hear first-hand her diatribe on their quilting sins—while browsing through her own, very acceptable quilts, of course. With so many tables displaying signs pointing to the quarrelsome quilter’s table, she invariably enjoys a steady flow of traffic to her table.

Is it any wonder that the quarrelsome quilter expends so much energy expounding on the evils of non-Double Wedding Ring quilts?

19 comments to “The Quarrelsome Quilter”

  1. THIS! Christine
      · June 15th, 2005 at 1:30 pm · Link

    Er… perhaps I haven’t had enough coffee this morning.


  2. Shannon
      · June 15th, 2005 at 1:38 pm · Link

    Me either, apparently. :eyebrow:


  3. Charlene
      · June 15th, 2005 at 1:38 pm · Link

    I must be sooo out of the loop. :???:

  4. PBW
      · June 15th, 2005 at 1:41 pm · Link

    (hides all her double wedding ring quilts in the hall closet)

  5. Shannon
      · June 15th, 2005 at 1:54 pm · Link

    Note to self: Do not EVER attempt subtle again. Clearly I missed. :doh:

    Imagine the quilters are writers, and those display signs are links. Or imagine Shannon’s taken too much Sudafed.

    Probably too much Sudafed. :nod:

  6. PBW
      · June 15th, 2005 at 2:09 pm · Link

    No, I got it. Just giving you a hard time, Shannon. :)

  7. Shannon
      · June 15th, 2005 at 2:12 pm · Link


  8. PBW
      · June 15th, 2005 at 2:16 pm · Link


  9. THIS! Christine
      · June 15th, 2005 at 2:46 pm · Link

    Oh Dear God! No wonder I didn’t get it… Subtle. Sledge hammer is my kinda subtle. But my brain fuzz is cleared up now.. coffee has kicked in.


  10. Charlene T
      · June 15th, 2005 at 3:42 pm · Link

    I got the writer connection, I’m just trying to figure out who the double wedding ring quilter is. Unless there is no quilter. :doh:

    On the topic of quilts, I tried to make one once. Well, twice, actually. I’ve decided I’m not cut out for quilting. I just admire other people’s.

  11. Kate
      · June 15th, 2005 at 5:01 pm · Link

    Okay. Show me the linkage.

  12. Cece
      · June 15th, 2005 at 6:39 pm · Link

    I think the Double Wedding Ring Quilter is the Organization Who Shall Not Be Named :lmao:

    I get it.

    Point to Shannon.

  13. Shannon
      · June 15th, 2005 at 8:32 pm · Link

    Maaaaaaaaaaaybe. Then again, quite possibly not. :devil:

  14. AngieW
      · June 15th, 2005 at 9:59 pm · Link

    I got it right away and I’m not a damn Double Quilter or a non-Double Quilter. I’m the silly purchaser of the Quilts. But I wouldn’t buy that Quilter’s Quilts, no way no how. Judgemental much? So much for the tenants of her quilting bee ;)

    Damn Shannon, now I’ve confused myself :rofl:

  15. AngieW
      · June 15th, 2005 at 10:01 pm · Link

    Err… that’s tenet, not tenant :doh:

  16. cece
      · June 16th, 2005 at 12:59 pm · Link

    Maaaaaaaaaaaybe. Then again, quite possibly not

    Teasing is MEAN! LOL

    Regardless, I think this could apply on many levels. :diva:

  17. Shannon
      · June 16th, 2005 at 1:03 pm · Link

    Is this the part where I claim I was so subtle so you could apply to any level, instead of being Sudafed influenced? :crazy:

    :thumb:, Angie.

  18. Karen Scott
      · June 17th, 2005 at 12:20 pm · Link

    There are many double wedding ring quilters on the blogwaves,. I’m also just a mere purchaser of quilts, and when I hear about any particular double wedding ring quilters who are busy slagging off the rest of the quilters, I take it upon myself, to go and see the DBWRQ, and gift her with my take on quilting. (g)

  19. Cece
      · June 17th, 2005 at 6:39 pm · Link

    Shannon apparently so!

    Karen…GREAT analogy :rofl:

    *goes to check her DWRQ notes*

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