Welcome to the first session of the Curious Quilter Glee Club!
Warm up your voices, tune up your guitars. Today I invite all of you to join me in song. Everyone welcome, no critics here; opera stars and tone-deaf singers will all be embraced. If you are inclined to sing in another language, go for it. Whatever works for you.
For our first tune, please join me in singing our new Curious Quilter Anthem:
Take Me Out to the Fabric Shop
sung to “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”
Take me out to the fabric shop,
Take me out with my pals.
Buy me some patterns and batting too,
I don’t care if I’ve got lots to do.
Let me buy, buy, buy for my fabric stash,
I hope I have enough cash!
For there’s one, two, three rooms of bolts,
At the fabric shop.
Let us join in a round, sing it through two times, with some pep! All you ladies and gents in cities, you start. All of you rural singers, please start when the city dwellers reach the third line.
Sew, Sew, Sew Your Stash
sung to “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”
Cut, cut, cut your stash
Into nifty squares.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Chain them into pairs.
Press, press, press your seams
Nearly quarter-inch wide.
Steamily, steamily, steamily, steamily,
Toward the darker side.
Sew, sew, sew your pairs
Into larger squares.
Over, and over, and over, and over, and
Stitch away your cares!
(Thanks to blog follower Martin, who suggested this next great verse!)
Quilt, quilt, quilt your layers
any way that’s fun.
Stippling, stippling, stippling, stippling
Bind it up, then done!)
That sounded wonderful, I am very proud of you all! I think I heard a Spanish stanza somewhere out there, and perhaps a Finnish one too. Do share the translation, please. I hope you will practice these tunes and be ready for the next Curious Quilter Glee Club session!
- Note added 7/25/2010: The CQ Glee Club performed this week at Stash Manicure. Check out the quilty version of “My Favorite Things” there!
- Note added 9/26/2010: The CQ Glee Club rehearsed today on The Curious Quilter! Get your toes to dancing as you sing a quilty rendition of “Shall We Dance?”
- December 2010, check out the holiday tunes!
- Note added 4/9/2011: New spring tunes to keep you singing!