If you give a quilter a needle,
she’s going to ask for some thread.
When you give her the thread,
she’ll probably ask for a thimble.
When she is ready,
she’ll ask for some fabric.
Then she’ll want a pattern,
so she’ll have something to sew.
When she has sewn some pieces together,
she’ll need some scissors to cut the thread.
If she has strings all around her,
she’ll want a broom to clean up her mess.
When she’s done cleaning up,
she’ll probably want a nap.
You will have to fluff up her pillow
and turn down her bed.
When she gets in bed,
she’ll want a quilt to keep her warm.
She may want you to read her a story,
so you find a quilt story and read it to her.
She’ll want to see the pictures in the book,
but there are no pictures so she’ll ask for paper to draw them on.
Then she’ll want to color the drawings
so you give her a box of colored pencils.
Then she’ll want a pen
so she can sign her picture.
Then she’ll want you to hang the picture
on the wall above your sewing machine.
She’ll hang up the picture
and stand back to adore it.
After looking at her picture,
she becomes thirsty and asks for a glass of wine.
And chances are if she asks for some wine,
she’ll want some chocolate to go with it.
If you give a quilter a needle…
(*Parady based on the original book, If you Give a Mouse a Cookie written by Laura Nomeroff and Illustrated by Felicia Bond.)