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“You know what a storyteller is, don't you? It's a person that has a good memory who hopes other people don't.”
Sandra Dallas
“After all, a woman didn't leave much behind in the world to show she'd been there. Even the children she bore and raised got their father's name. But her quilts, now that was something she could pass on.”
Sandra Dallas
“When it's raining pudding, hold up your bowl.”
Sandra Dallas, Prayers for Sale
“Hennie replies to, How are you doing? 'I'm deteriorating at a normal rate.”
Sandra Dallas, Prayers for Sale
“Jam on a winter took away the blue devils. It was like tasting summer. ”
Sandra Dallas
“Don't mind her. She keeps her nose so high in the air, she's liable to drown in a good rainstorm.”
Sandra Dallas, Prayers for Sale
“She wasn't soft, but she never saw the sense of a living thing dying such a cruel death just for some woman's vanity. Still, she thought, a fur coat when the wind blew down off the Tenmile Range would feel mighty good. Maybe they made fur coats out of foxes that died of old age.”
Sandra Dallas, Prayers for Sale
“for pleasing to me are meadows and a far view”
Sandra Dallas, The Diary of Mattie Spenser
“There's a special kind of man who plants a tree when he knows he'll move on before it's big enough for him to sit in it's shade.”
Sandra Dallas
“Marriage has taught me that women are the only ones who apologize.”
Sandra Dallas, The Diary of Mattie Spenser
“A quilt circle's like a crazy quilt. You got all kinds in it. Some members are the big pieces of velvet or brocade, show-offish, while others are bitty scraps of used goods, hoping you don't notice them. But without each and every one, the quilt would fall apart. There's big and small, old and new, fancy and plain in a quilt circle. Some you like better than the others. We have our differences, and Monalisa is a trial, but it's a surprise how we all come together over the quilt frame, even Monalisa. We're as thick as a lettuce bed.”
Sandra Dallas, Prayers for Sale
“Love is not limited.”
Sandra Dallas, The Diary of Mattie Spenser
“Nobody starts out a perfect quilter.”
Sandra Dallas
“... I told him I was so happy that I had nothing else to pray for. 'Why,'says I, I've got prayers to sell. ”
Sandra Dallas
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“She wasn't any bigger than a minute and had hair like wild gold, and she was always merry as a marriage bell.”
Sandra Dallas, Prayers for Sale
“Stories were a living thing. They changed to suit the teller or the times.”
Sandra Dallas, Prayers for Sale
“Sophie Kruger had worked in a house herself, up in Middle Swan. But now she pretended she was quality. There were none so self-righteous as those who rewrote their past.”
Sandra Dallas, The Last Midwife
“we women always feel guilt, even about things that can’t be helped.”
Sandra Dallas, Alice's Tulips
“She remembered how Billy always picked the first apple blossoms and put them into a tin cup for her. They made the house smell like springtime. Billy said apple trees were a double blessing, first for the blossoms and then the apples.”
Sandra Dallas, Prayers for Sale
“Both of them loved the earth and the things that grew in it.”
Sandra Dallas, A Quilt for Christmas
“You may hate being pregnant, but the minute the baby is born, she is God's precious child, given to you as a gift.”
Sandra Dallas, A Quilt for Christmas
“Will was dead, but Missouri Ann was going to have a baby. Birth and death were God's way, she told herself. Joy and sorrow were joined together.”
Sandra Dallas, A Quilt for Christmas
“Missouri Ann ate her bit of orange slowly. "Tastes like summer," she said.”
Sandra Dallas, A Quilt for Christmas
“to sheer numbers, the North would have won again. Moses then proposed “Turkey in the Straw.”
Sandra Dallas, The Diary of Mattie Spenser
“Quilts are like lives. They’re made up of a lot of little pieces,” Nit said.”
Sandra Dallas, Prayers for Sale
“I must learn to be obedient. How fortunate I am to have a husband who helps me.”
Sandra Dallas, True Sisters
“Proverbs 31:27: “She looketh well to the way of her household and eateth not the bread of idleness.”
Sandra Dallas, Alice's Tulips
“Sometimes it seemed as if the burden of each death was added to the others until she was bowed under the weight of dead souls.”
Sandra Dallas, The Last Midwife
“Now I am shut up with his mother on Bramble farm and she is no better for conversation than prune whip”
Sandra Dallas, Alice's Tulips
“I don’t know how a woman can have such a poor view of herself as to show off poor stitching.”
Sandra Dallas, Alice's Tulips

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