Sewing Quotes

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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

Margaret Atwood
“I am certain that a Sewing Machine would relieve as much human suffering as a hundred Lunatic Asylums, and possibly a good deal more.”
Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace

“fabrics doesn't make exquisite dresses, it is the stitches.”
Treasure Stitches

Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Women derive a pleasure, incomprehensible to the other sex, from the delicate toil of the needle.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Arthur  Miller
“I made a gift for you, Good Proctor. I had to sit long hours in a chair, and passed the time with sewing." - Mary Warren”
Arthur Miller, The Crucible

Patricia A. McKillip
“But dear, you hate to sew.

I will be married soon. Lady Thiel says a woman with needlework in her hands is generally assumed to have no other thoughts in her head and can safely harbor any number of improprieties. That will come in handy, especially when I'm married to a wizard.”
Patricia A. McKillip, Od Magic

“When pockets were first added to women’s clothing in 1913, a Paris reporter wrote, “It’s all over with men’s superiority over women.” Pockets are indeed indispensable, and they come in two types: patch and set-in”
Claire B. Shaeffer, Sew Any Set-In Pocket

L.M. Montgomery
“I couldn't sew on a day like this. There's something in the air that gets in the blood and makes a sort of glory in my soul. My fingers would twitch and I'd sew a crooked seam. So it's ho for the park and the pines.”
Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne Of The Island

Lois Lowry
“But to use the knowledge of the threading, you must learn the making of the shades. When to sadden with the iron pot. How to bloom the colors. How to bleed.”
Lois Lowry, Gathering Blue

Polly Shulman
“What are you doing?"
"I'm darning a sock," he said, holding it up to show me.
"What's that lump inside?"
"A sock egg."
"A sock egg? I didn't know socks hatched from eggs."
"Only the best ones do. I can't wear the cheap kind, the ones that grow on trees. They give me blisters.”
Polly Shulman, The Grimm Legacy

“The verb 'to darn' is explained in my pocket dictionary as follows: 'To mend by imitating the texture of the stuff, with thread and needle.' But this definition does not correspond to the work accomplished by good Chinese housewives. When they mend a sock, they do not try 'to imitate the texture of the stuff'. Their art makes no attempt at concealment: it even takes a certain pride in revealing itself.”
Daniele Varè, The Maker of Heavenly Trousers

Jerusalem Jackson Greer
“I am reminded that every day I have the chance to pick up a needle and some thread and add to the story. To stitch together something beautiful and unique, to patch a small scrap of fabric to the story, to the Story of God, that will be retold again and again for all of eternity.”
Jerusalem Jackson Greer, A Homemade Year: The Blessings of Cooking, Crafting, and Coming Together

Elizabeth Lynn Casey
“Since when did you start plucking books off the children's shelf, Leona?”
Elizabeth Lynn Casey
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Viola Shipman
“The Sewing Machine Charm

To A Life Bound by Family, The Thread That Ties Us All Together”
Viola Shipman, The Charm Bracelet

Rick Riordan
“Stitched into the bag’s side were several new lines of glowing red runic script.
“What does it say?” Alex asked.
“Oh, a few technical runes.” Blitz’s eyes crinkled with satisfaction. “Magic nuts and
bolts, terms and conditions, the end-user agreement. But there at the bottom, it says:
‘EMPTYLEATHER, a bag completed by Blitzen, son of Freya. Jack helped.’”
“I wrote that!” Jack said proudly. “I helped!”
Rick Riordan, The Hammer of Thor

T.A. Miles
“You are not one of Pentrigrel’s creations. This is not where you belong. He will not keep his word to you. He is concerned only with himself. You cannot condemn yourself to this over Lunette’s fate.”
T.A. Miles, Masque of Shadow

“As far as we could tell, the face of the revolution was a sea of embroidering women, patiently waiting the resignation of their repressive governor.”
Diana Denham

“Yeah, it was my mom who showed me how to select the needle from her tomato, snip the bit of string, and find the eye.”
Patrick Rosal

Phen Weston
“The Tuesday Seamstress said
our souls were sewn apart.
Delicate embroidered tomorrows
travelled without a start.”
Phen Weston, Under the Rose

Tracy Chevalier
“It was no surprise that her sewing was so uneven, for to make even stiches the seamstress herself had to be steady. Abigail tended to hunch over her patchwork, her fingers and thread a snarl, and sew a few stiches before abandoning it to look down the road towards the houses near the general store, or to get up for a drink of water.”
Tracy Chevalier, The Last Runaway
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Tracy Chevalier
“She attributed her own fine sewing to the prolonged periods of silence at Meeting; these had made her thoughts level and her hand steady, which was reflected in her even stitching.”
Tracy Chevalier, The Last Runaway

Alyssa  Moon
“To unravel any mystery, find the start. Untie that riddle, and the rest will follow.”
Alyssa Moon, Delphine and the Silver Needle

Whitney Gardner
“I know all their costumes by heart, and one day I'll be making-" "Costumes?! That's what you're into, their outfits? Oh God... you're not one of those cosplay chicks, are you?”
Whitney Gardner, Chaotic Good

Jessamyn West
“Lib had been working all day at the sewing machine, running up new house-dresses for the womenfolk. When Lib launched into a long seam, she pushed the treadle so fast the whole machine rocked like a boat. The needle ate up the goods like a prairie fire eating up grass. Lib hated sewing and she didn't propose to spend any more of her life than needed to be turning out house-dresses for the female inmates of the Rock County Poor Farm. When she hit a long seam the poor Singer hummed and whined. The seams Lib sewed were saw-toothed, but they were in to stay. She sewed a firm stitch and she put the stitches far from the edge. . .when she held up one of her uneven seams for inspection, she consoled herself by saying, "It'll never be seen on a galloping horse.”
Jessamyn West, The Witch Diggers