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Thread: I'm needing a hug

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    Several days ago I was waiting for my husband in a doctor's office, hand binding a quilt I had quilted on my quilting machine. This older man came in, sat down across the waiting room from me and kept watching what I was doing. After several minutes of looking at my quilt, he asked how long it had taken me to quilt it. This was a large full size which I had quilted double feathered wreaths on, so it took about 15 hours of quilting time. He grunted and made a comment about he bet the fabric was even new. Then he went into a loud and lenghty speach about how women these days don't know how to make a quilt. How they (quilts) should be made from scraps of clothing. Should never be made from new material. Should all be done by hand, etc. on and on. I really felt small. I finally folded my quilt and went to my car to wait on my husband.

    Here's the quilt I was binding
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    This is absolutely gorgeous. I would give no attention to his opinion and I would not have left the room. You had nothing to feel small for. Great job on this quilt. Thank you for sharing.

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    Some people are just not happy unless they make someone else unhappy. It is a beautiful quilt and just ignore the grumpy old man!

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    People are clueless. He just didn't get it. I love your quilt
    it is beautiful and your work on it is amazing:)

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    It is beautiful.

    Some men just don't get it.:(

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    Oh how beautiful!!!!!!!
    Hope the doctor gave that guy some anti-grumpy, anti-opinionated, pills lol
    HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!

    PS. There are so many roads to a beautiful quilt, too bad you didn't tell him that :)

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    It is gorgeous. Never let anyone make you feel uncomfortable. Smile sweetly and say it will be an heirloom for my grandchildren.

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    It's to bad he is living in the Depression Era! I love your quilt and anybody that takes the time to do the beautiful work that you did on ANY type of quilt needs LOTS OF HUGS!
    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUG}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

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    its stunning!!

    next time someone talks to you like that tell him its a new generation that has taken the quilt world by storm and those outdated rules don't apply any longer.

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    That is a beautiful quilt! Never mind what he said, old people get crabby, it's just a fact of life. I would love to have a quilt that beautiful.

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