24+ Best Quilting Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational quilting quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Quilting Quotes

We stitch together quilts of meaning to keep us warm and safe, with whatever patches of beauty and utility we have on hand. Anne Lamott

In your life, the people become like a patchwork quilt. Some leave with you a piece that is bigger than you wanted and others smaller than you thought you needed. Some are that annoying itchy square in the corner, and others that piece of worn flannel. You leave pieces with some and they leave their pieces with you. All the while each and every square makes up a part of what is you. Be okay with the squares people leave you. For life is too short to expect from people what they do not have to give, or were not called to give you. Anna M. Aquino

Take a good look at your fabric and intuit what it is saying to you. Patricia Belyea

I do not like patchwork, said Anne dolefully, hunting out her workbasket and sitting down before a little heap of red and white diamonds with a sigh. I think some kinds of sewing would be nice; but there’s no scope for imagination in patchwork. It’s just one little seam after another and you never seem to be getting anywhere. But of course I’d rather be Anne of Green Gables sewing patchwork than Anne of any other place with nothing to do but play. L.M. Montgomery

Paintings, people really don’t understand. They don’t really get paintings. Quilts they do understand because everybody has a quilt in their house. Faith Ringgold

She sat still, I thought, and yet she traveled. And when one stitches, the mind travels, not the way men do, with ax and oxen through the wilderness, but surely our traveling counted too, as motion. And I thought of the patience of the stitches. Writing a book, I thought, which men often do, but women only rarely, has the posture of sewing. One hand leads, and the other hand helps. And books, like quilts, are made, one word at a time, one stitch at a time. Sena Jeter Naslund

When your quilting up a life, you sometimes got to start with any piece you can get your hands on. Jonathan Odell

It’s only fabric! Freestyle fabric cutting and sewing is a low risk endeavor with a strong payoff of personal growth and empower  ment. Patricia Belyea

Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind. Johannes Brahms

There is no room for church mice in improv quilting. You have to own your ideas, your choices, and your determination. Patricia Belyea

Anyone who works on a quilt, who devotes her time, energy, creativity, and passion to that art, learns to value the work of her hands. And as any quilter will tell you, a quilter’s quilting friends are some of the dearest, most generous, and most supportive people she knows. Jennifer Chiaverini

Tom lived by the sea. In a small blue house that was from another time. It was squeaky and drafty and held one of my favorite places in the entire world a big old chair by a front window and a fireplace, from which could be seen a view of the North Sea while one lounged, under a quilt preferably, and read book after book. Paige Shelton

Sewing small pieces together gives me a peaceful heart and a quilt to wrap you with, my love. Benita Skinner

We sat bathed in luscious darkness, Casco Bay’s thousand islands spread out before us like a diamond quilt. I don’t get enough of this, she said. Mike Bond

Life is less a quest than a quilt. We find meaning, love, and prosperity through the process of stitching together our bold attempts to help others find their own way in their lives. The relationships we weave become an exquisite and endless pattern. Keith Ferrazzi

Take a good look at your fabric and intuit what it is saying to you. Patricia Belyea

Much like a patchwork quilt, inspiration that stirs and motivates me is made of many things. Robert Reynolds

In winter when I put a quilt over myself its shadows on the wall seem to sway like an elephant. Ismat Chugtai

The whole quilt is much more important than any single square. Rohinton Mistry

Being scared wasn’t a weakness. But letting it force my head down and my voice quiet was. Fear wasn’t the enemy. It was the teacher. Penelope Douglas

To me, the beauty of a quilt or a dress lies within the stitches and the thought of the person who made them. When you spend time making something with your two hands, you impart love in a way that buying never can. Natalie

It’s one of the few places I don’t have overwhelming anxiety. Nobody looks at me strangely or thinks I’m different. I can read and listen to music and pet my cats. I can work and research. I can do whatever I want and feel like a normal fucking human. K. Webster

It’s all a quilt of fairy tales with a patch here and there of truth. Laini Taylor