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    an ''undercover'' cop??? This is my new description of a silent member of the quilt police....someone who doesn't like another persons quilt but doesn't open their mouth and give their opinion!!

    What do you think??

    jodi in leavenworth

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    Probably. Yeah, the more I think about it I don't think I'd ever tell anyone that I didn't like their quilt because I've seen some pretty bad ones. I have said things like, "The colors wouldn't be my choice but the I like the pattern." and also the other way around. But I'd never tell anyone that their creation was hideous even if that was MHO.

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    Everyone has different tastes, but I do appreciate the work that goes into even simple quilts. I'm sure lots of people don't like my pattern or colour choices either.
    If we all like the same thing and made quilts all the same how boring would that be.

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    I think I'm one that wouldn't say anything negative about anyone's quilts. I know how hard it is to make some of these quilts. I'm not perfect by any means. I do agree that if everyone had the same tastes, that this world would be very boring.

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    I never say anything negative on the Board.
    In person, if I'm asked what I think and there's opportunity to make changes I say what I think.
    If it's a finished quilt, I too find something nice to say (with my toes crossed, fingers might be seen LOL).

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    I try to find something positive to say - bearing in mind not everyone would love my color choices, etc.

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    I would never say "my word, WHAT was she thinking!"
    but I think it! LOL

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    My mother taught me "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all". I would never say anything bad about someone's quilt/work. But I always try to find something nice to say...even if it's "good job" or "nice quilt".

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    unless asked for complete honesty and in able to make changes. I too try to stay positive. But if there is an opportunity to make a changes, I try to positively spin any comments I make about changing their choices. But I see that if someone takes the time to ask for feed back I will give it but I also try to give an idea of how to make it even better. I would rather have someone say that they didn't like my whatever as long as they can tell me why and a why to make it look or be better. that is the whole reason for asking for advise. now I will step off my soap box.

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    I taught both of my sisters the basics of quilting and then set them out on their own (BTW, I am the younger sister, just for the record) :-) one sister once made a trip around the world as one of her first "on my own" quilt projects. When she showed it to me she asked why she had all of these extra squares. I debated if I should tell her those were not extra blocks, she had forgotten an entire row from top to bottom and from left to right in the quilt. I did tell her and we laughed and laughed.

    have another sister who cranks out projects now like there is no tomorrow. matching seams, even rows, wave border - no bother to her, she wants it done and she wants it done now, matching seems be damned! I admire her courage to do what she wants and how she wants it.

    I had many great people teach me throughout the years so I've decided there are NO BAD quilters and NO BAD quilts - there are only BAD quilt judges.

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