Grace Snyder

Recently whilst reading No Time on My Hands by Grace Snyder (as told to Nellie Snyder Youst), I found a tribute written to her by Alice Shipley Schott. By the way this book is an interesting read. For those of you who don’t know who she is, she was raised in a sod house in Nebraska. Grace had three dreams; to fly above the clouds, to marry a cowboy, and to make some of the best quilts in the world. Her quilt below is included as one of the top 100 quilts of the 20th century, and rightly so. she lived to fulfill her dreams, but I won’t give to much away……

grace-snyder-quilt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyway on with the tribute.

She Tells her stories not with gifted pen
And not with practised touch upon the keys.
Her tales are told with needle and with thread;
Her Manuscripts are quilts.
Her treasures these
Will be to leave to those she holds most dear;
Their loving pride will be her royalties.

 

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