This year’s quilt show theme is “STELLAR” and our current raffle quilt is a storm at sea, done in an appropriate water-themed colorway. I’ve decided to tie the two ideas together to form the challenge. The challenge is to make a quilt 18” x 18” (size matters for display purposes) that reflects the emotion of the poem “SEA FEVER”. It can be an overall interpretation or one that represents just a single line from the poem. This beautiful poem has much symbolism and I think you will find it an interesting and fun one to work on. I will provide the poem analysis which explains it more clearly at the January meeting. The quilts are due on Thursday, September 27th. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.
Thank you, Ann Hockmeyer.
Sea Fever By JOHN MASEFIELD
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.