WARNING! Quilting Pox Outbreak!!




Continual complaint as to need for snuggling under a handmade quilt. Patient has blank expression, sometimes deaf to spouse and kids. Has no taste for bedspreads or electric blankets. Hangs out at Quilting Bees. Mumbles to self “Log Cabin”, “Double Wedding Ring”, “Ohio Rose”…



Medication is useless, Disease is Not Fatal. Victim should attend as many Quilt shows and Quilt shops as possible.


Cause: The Fabric Effect

A recent study has indicated that fabric gives off certain Pheromones that actually hypnotize women, and causes them to purchase ungodly amounts.

Sound tests have also revealed that these fabrics emit a very high-pitched sound, heard only by a select few of the breed of women known as “quilters”.

When stored in large quantities in enclosed spaces, the Pheromones cause memory loss and induce the nesting syndrome (similar to the one squirrels have before the onset of winter, i.e: storing food), therefore, perpetuating their species, and not having a population loss due to their kind being cut up into little pieces and mixed with others.

When played backwards on a LP, the sounds are heard as chants “buy me, cut me, sew me”!

In order to overcome the so called ‘feeding frenzy effect’ that these fabrics cause, one must wear a face mask when entering a storage facility and use ear plugs to avoid being pulled in to their grip. (One must laugh, however, at the sight of women in a fabric store, with WWII Army gas masks and headphones!)

Studies also indicate that aliens have inhabited the earth, helping to spread the effect that these fabrics have on the human woman population. They are called FABRIC STORE CLERKS.

The Quilt Shop Navigator blog was recently informed that Cause: The Fabric Effect was written by Kathy Smith Harris and was originally published in August 1997  in the Western North Carolina Quilters Guild Newsletter. We apologize publicly to Kathy for the omission of a proper attribution. 



About thequiltshopnavigator

We are the premier directory of quilt shops in the US and Canada. Our semi-annual editions list over 3,600 shops. We verify the accuracy of each listing twice each year and are constantly adding new shops to our data base. Quite a feat, don't you think? Our mission is to bring ALL the quilt shops to quilters!
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to WARNING! Quilting Pox Outbreak!!

  1. fgassette says:

    Welcome! Thank you for subscribing to follow my blog. I hope you are encouraged, inspired and enjoy the photos I take of life’s events as seen through the lens of my camera.

  2. Elisabeth says:

    This is a nice one! I enjoy your entries! Greetings from Vienna, Austria!

  3. Anonymous says:

    PLEASE! The article, Cause; The fabric effect is MINE. Please attribute it to me, Kathy Smith-Harris, 1997.

    • Kathy, I apologize. I took over this blog in April 2013. The previous blogger obviously did not understand intellectual property rights. I will make an immediate correction to the article and attribute it properly. Again, I am very sorry this happened. MLEH

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s