Just to prove this site isn’t a complete fanny-pack-old-lady-bash, I would like to report one of my very favorite quilt encounters of the past. About 3-8 years ago I was chatting about on my cell phone whilst pacing the central hub of the downtown Paducah parking lot when I was interrupted by the man pictured below…
Jody: “No. Yes. No, I told him that. No. Yes!”
Man: “‘Scuse me, Miss?”
J: Quick assessment of rape to robbery probability is low “Yessir?”
M: ‘Can you tell me where I can buy a quilt around here?’
J: “Heh. Well pretty much anywh–”
M: (interrupts) ‘I mean like a real nice one. You know? Maybe with cats on it?’
J: Blank is-this-really-real-?-stare. “Kitties? KITTY CATS, of course! I love those things.” Wide grin.
M: “Yeah, like a fancy one, that I could hang on m’wall?”
J: “Hrrrm. Well if anyone was gonna have a kitty cat quilt it would be that store over there…or you can maybe ask real quilters at the museum?” Points to each location.
M: “Oh ok, so you think that store has Kentucky quilts?”
Man: “Wildcat quilts! My mama loves UK basketball!”
Jody: (totally dejected) “Oh. Probably nowhere. Bye.”
And when I tell you this blog will be a fair and balanced representation of quilting and the people who love quilts, I DO NOT mean that I will NOT be including my LOVE for kitties and my HATRED for UK Basketball!!
Here is the quilt you should have purchased, sir. SIR! I SAY GOOD DAY!!