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    Super Member CAS49OR's Avatar
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    I ran into one of them. She started quilting at the same time I did, less than a year ago, but felt a need to tell our instructor, LQS owner that she missed a few points on a quilt.

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    They come from the planet Mongo. :hunf:

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    Several years ago I asked a quilt shop owner (quilting police) if she gave classes on quilt-as-you go. She brushed me off and implied the only way to quilt was by hand and not by machine.
    Personally I think there are too many quilts to make and too little time to do everything by hand even though I love to do hand sewing and quilting as time allows. I admire anyone who does all hand quilting however.

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    I think its over-opinionated people who wish they could quilt -My Pops always said If'n ya ain't got nothin nice to say -say nothin at all I've been quilting a long time and I make bunches of mistakes and give all my quilts away and every one loves them and they never see my mistakes all they see is the love that went into them

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    Really enjoyed reading all these answers and the stories that went along with them. :thumbup:

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    Hmm, the quilt police....I think they're the same ones that also claim to be "recipe" police, "child rearing" police, "fashion" police, etc. Since they usually know little or nothing about the subjects they claim expertise on, we don't have to pay any attention to them. :D :D :D

    Loved all the answers here. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by labtechkty
    Since I'm new to quilting I have often wondered who the "Quilting Police" are and how do they get elected??? I mean are they people whose ancestors taught them to quilt generation after generation or are they people who just happen to have alot of talent and declared themselves police over all quilt domain???? :hunf: just asking.... :roll:
    They are the people whose life work is to be critical of everything, not just quilts. They have a vocation to correct everyone else.

    Best thing to do is pity them. froggyintexas

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    I have one in my quilting group. She can pick out a mistake 100 feet away!!! I feel like I am being scrutinized!! I have lost a lot of self-esteem because of her and am thinking about changing to a different group.
    Sorry for the rambling!!!!!!!

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    Just as in other areas of life, there are people who happily provide their "unsolicited opinions". They tell you how you should change your colors, change the size of your blocks etc. Ignore it! Each time you sew quilt as if you will never sit at your machine again and savor each moment.

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    It is very interesting to me that many people feel there is only one right way to construct a quilt. Isn't there enough room at the table for all of us?
    I began my quilting journey making fairly traditional quilts by hand. Eventually, I transitioned to machine-pieced, then, machine-pieced and quilted, quilts.
    When Hollis Chatelain won best of show in 2004 for "Precious Water", I heard many people scream about how it was unfair because this "wasn't really a quilt"..? Because it was dye-painted it is suddenly no longer a quilt? It is 3 layers stitched together. How is that NOT a quilt? It makes me shake my head. I have a deep love and respect for traditional quilts, whether pieced by hand or machine. I don't make many traditional quilts anymore, but I still love em.
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