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Thread: Do not awe and oooh over quilts!

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    Just wanted to share:

    My 6 year old came with me to quilt BOM club and someone held up a beautiful quilt and I said aw and oh and he said awe and ohh many times.
    The lady said to stop that!

    We got home and I was looking at pictures on the Quilting Board and apparently was awe and oh outloud - He came and and said "Mom you are not suppose to awe and ooh over quilts!"

    How many awe and oh outloud when they see something they like?
    Just had to share this funny with you.

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    I ooh and awe over quilts all the time. That lady sounds like a grouch.

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    I'm an oooher & ahhhher myself :)

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    Of course I do. Was in accountant's homr Thursday. Couldn't help but ooh ahh at her grandmother's quilts on display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merry
    I'm an oooher & ahhhher myself :)
    Me too.

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    Me, too.

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    I don't ooh and awww but I, Wow! beautiful or lovely or amazing.

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    I don't understand why she said to stop...I hear people do it all of the time.

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    Why not?

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    Sounds like it was the repetitive 'awe and ohh' she couldn't handle. Must not be around too many small quilters.

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    Me, me, me, and I get weird looks from my family. LOL

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    hmmmmm....will be hard to keep quiet...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by loves_2_quilt
    I ooh and awe over quilts all the time. That lady sounds like a grouch.
    Or she's one of those people who find it uncomfortable to receive a compliment.

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    I can't help myself. Lots of ooh and aah-worthy quilts out there.

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    I have always taken the comments as the greatest compliments on my hard work. Might not come across as sincere when a child is doing it but me having kids I can be a little more patient (or have learned to ignore easier) when it comes to kids. Anyway, I have heard very sincere oohs and ahhs from kids and they seem like they are more genuine because of their innocence and just comment on what they like.

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    Sometimes when people gush over something I have done, I get embarrassed and self-conscious. I might say don't ooh and ahhh just to get the attention off of me. Just a thought.

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    are you kiddin? free speech, i oooh and aaahhh over nearly every quilt i see on here!! tell them kids, it may not be what moves them, but it definately stirs something in us!!
    keep on oooohing and ahhhing, its good for the soul!!
    katz

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    I awe and ohh out loud when I look at the beautiful quilts on the QB. At first my DH use to come over to see what I was looking at. Now he just ignores me when I'm on the QB.

    I try not to do it in public, but I'm afraid a few sneaked out at the quilt show.

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    I do!!!!! What is wrong with doing that?

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    I ooh and awww outloud about everything, not just quilts. I make sure that the person knows that I appreciate the beauty in whatever it is. . .

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    I think oohing and awwing over something you like is just a natural reaction to something you like. If a quilt has work or colors you admire, it's a compliment to the quilter. If someone did that to my quilts I would be thrilled.

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    Maybe she was just annoyed that your 6 yr old was there and didn't want him to speak... not a nice lady in my opinion. You might have a future quilter there and she was discouraging his creativity.

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    I'm wondering if you're not allowed to ooh and ahh because if there's someone who's quilt isn't oohed and ahhhed at, they get their feelings hurt. I've heard of this happening at guild meetings.

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    Maybe you didn't ooh and aah when hers was displayed

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    I usually say "Oh wow, cool." I have been told that I use the word "cool" too often. Can't help it though I grew up in the 60's. Lol.

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