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The Quilt Club is the first half of the twelfth episode of Season 2 and the 49th episode overall. It aired on August 2, 2002 preceding Swindlin' Wind.

Plot

The Bagge Family is rummaging through fabrics in an ancient, dusty handicraft shop (except for Eustace, as the dust aggravates his allergies) that specializes on quilting. The owners are the two strange, conjoined twin sisters named Elisa and Eliza Stitch, who live and work in their shop. Muriel wants to join the Quilt Club, as advertised over the cash register, and is fascinated with the quilt the Quilt Club allegedly have made together. But the Stitch sisters are not satisfied with Muriel's swatches, as they prefer to "make new memories."

Muriel works her fingers to the bone to make the perfect example quilt, each time forgetting her family more and more, until she cannot remember Eustace at all, which is the Stitch sisters real scheme, and is now ready to be accepted into the Quilt Club.

The Stitch sisters arrive at the farmhouse with their quilt, and explain to Muriel that the only thing she needs to do now is to embroider a certain symbol on a block of fabric, and sow it into the quilt. Courage takes a picture of the symbol and scans it into the Computer. He researches the history of the Stitch sisters, and finds out, to his great horror, that Elisa and Eliza Stitch have kept themselves alive for hundreds, if not thousands of years by making unsuspecting quilt enthusiasts sow the symbol of everlasting life (the same symbol that Muriel is working on at that moment) into their quilt, thus trapping their souls inside it and sustaining the sisters own lives.

Downstairs, Muriel has finished her patch and is excited to meet the other members. She is helped by the sisters to add the block to the quilt, and this is when she realizes that the real Quilt Club is the quilt itself, which is composed by the souls of dozens of previous aspiring members. The sisters chant a magic spell to lock souls in the quilt by saying "Be believe belong, be believe belong, leave the circle never, weave the quilt forever!". Courage comes to rescue, but too late, as Muriel is assimilated into the Stitch sisters quilt, where she is welcomed by the other members. These women are from different periods who the sisters had lured in and trapped into the quilt throughout the millennia once they had forgotten their families, in just the same fashion as Muriel. Courage surprises and ties the sisters up with yarn and helps Muriel to remember her family by sewing a baby picture of Eustace, and his own fur, into the quilt. And in doing so he relinquishes Muriel and the other Quilt Club members, unravels the quilt and transform the Stitch sisters into a patch of fabric with their picture embroidered. However, the allergy-ridden, shirtless Eustace is all out of tissues and comes into the living room, scares the other women away, and blows his nose in the sisters' block.

Trivia

  • The women who were trapped in the Quilt Club belonged to different parts of the world from different points of time. They were a cave woman, Cleopatra from Egypt, a Dutch woman wearing the traditional Dutch milkmaid clothes, a Japanese woman and a French lady from the 19th century.
  • This is notably, a graphically dark episode, showing a cloudy/stormy sky and using a high variety or dark colors in the background (especially inside the Stich sister's shop) when usually Nowhere is shown sunny and bright.

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