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Thread: Hi,Ya'll, I too have a quild problem

  1. #11

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    drop them, quilting is suppose to be fun, relaxing, something to do to get your mind off theese kind of people. and you want to pay for this kind of treatment. i say go the way of the man with the toe problems.

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    Personally, I wouldn't go back to that guild. It sounds like they're offering more negitive criticism and "written-in-stone" quilting instructions than anything you could use to your advantage. From what I understand, a quilting guild is meant to be a place where you can learn new things and perfect your skills, but how can you learn anything when stuck-up snobs are bashing your work left and right just because you didn't do it their way or it defys what the quilting world considers "traditional"? I highly doubt you joined the guild to be discouraged and to feel awful about your completed work so you shouldn't have to keep at it just because you think the guild might still have something to offer. There are ways to learn new quilting techniques and tips without having to deal with such negitivity and non-constructive criticism.

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    They sound a lot like what some people
    have referred to as "the quilt police"...
    :roll:

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    First of all, welcome all of you "newbies". We were all newbies once, even those stuck up snobs. The point about the guild having teachers from out of the area that the guild helps pay for is a very good one. There are some great opportunities there. Just go then if you want. Old memebers are hard to swing over, even at church. They don't like change. They are old. They will be gone sometime and then the guild will either be dead, too, of full of youngers that think differently.
    Also, the Red Hat society here are a bunch of snobs, too, or what we used to call soshes. It runs through any organization where people are allowed to be like that. Not at this forum. I love us!! :D :D

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    :? :( :!: :?: Yea I agree with goddess, I like doing new things but don't know about this is this a cyber quilt guild sort a kinda ???BJ

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    From what I've read from several people here...they sound more like high school clicks than guilds. I'm wayyyy to old for high school...so I'll stay here with all you nice folks!!

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    Just saw your post. Welcome. My brother lives in central Texas and raises longhorns. Do you raise them?

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    Hi beeflasher,

    I am new and have never posted before but your post made me upset.

    Guilds should be nurturing, accepting of all ideas and friendly, nonjudgemental and encourage creativity.

    I sent the whole chat to my friend who is the co-president of out Guild and this is her reply


    hey tell that girl on your site that if she doesn't want to stay with the Guild she's in, she can participate in the Piecemakers. We'd be happy to have her! Long distance and all!

    We have several long distance members and we are very friendly.

    Connie

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    There is one quilt guild in my area, then there are a half dozen quilt stores which also have classes, If you want to learn something new join a class, if you want a group to quilt with stay with the guild long enough to meet people. There will be some good eggs

    Our local guild is 25 a year plus dues and only meets everyother month, If you go as a guest 3 dollars.

    try local churches, senior centers hang out at the lib near quilt books :D don't give up

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    Don't give up on the guild. As others have pointed out, they offer lots of instruction and years of quilting experience. Do, though, look around for a friend with whom you share common ideas. If you make just one good quilting friend, it's worth the effort. Plus, all the oldies but goldies there, might just learn a thing or two from you! (and in the meantime, stay online, the ladies and gentlemen here at this board are so supportive---I'm a newby, too, and they have always taken the time to answer my questions that I know have been asked a thousand times already)

    I do have to share, though, that in addition to quilting I'm a doll collector and have collected for golly at least 30 years and belong to our local doll club. Like quilts, there are lots of doll types and lots of doll interests. But, unlike these guilds I keep hearing about, everyone in our club respects each other's interests whether it be flea market finds or expensive antique dolls. I think it makes the group truly unique and a wonderful place to be. I hope to find a quilt guild like that!

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