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Thread: Do you have an embarrassing quilting moment?

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    My quilt was 1st prize in the raffle. 2nd prize was a bottle of wine. I overheard a ticket buyer saying that she hoped she won 2nd prize.

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    That's awful!

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    Not sure why someone would rather a bottle of wine over a handmade quilt. I know I would love the quilt, wine a couple of glasses and it is a done deal. I am sure your quilt was lovely!

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    Awww, that's rough! The wine would be gone in a night or two. Your quilt could be cuddled for years and years. Some people just don't get it. We do though! I would have been thrilled to win first prize!

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    Yeah, that would have stung a bit:<

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    Awww, don't worry about it, she was probably a wino anyway.

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    Some people just don't have a clue :wink:
    Aren't you glad the she probably won't get it? :D:D:D

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    Perhaps rather than taking the negative perspective, you could think she was just making a joke about wanting a bottle of wine. I don't even drink, but still make tongue in cheek comments about winning alcohol in raffles.

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    Before my grandma got really bad. She would make dumb comments like these and my sister and I would just quickly walk away so noone would know we were with her. She didn't know what she was saying or how much it would hurt, but it sure was embarassing for us.

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    Ouch! I sure hope it wasn't the person who won your quilt.

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    So many people don't have a clue. You wouldn't have wanted her to have your quilt. She was not deserving, that's for sure!!

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    Oh that's sad.. not sure I'd want that person to win it !! Did donate a simple one once and the person who won was thrilled, said now he had his own, it was cute. Pretty sure it went to a good home. :)

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    Maybe I have a warped sense of humor but when I read this I thought she probably meant it as a joke!! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Maybe I have a warped sense of humor but when I read this I thought she probably meant it as a joke!! :D
    Not warped, you have a positive nature, your glass is half full, not half empty. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam
    Awww, don't worry about it, she was probably a wino anyway.
    You beat me to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Maybe I have a warped sense of humor but when I read this I thought she probably meant it as a joke!! :D
    Not warped, you have a positive nature, your glass is half full, not half empty. :-)
    Aww, thank you!! I will now try to look at my WIPs as "half finished" instead of unfinished !!! hahahahahaha

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    Let's hope she was joking.

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    I really believe she was jokeing. I know it sounded bad but some people say things like this, really meaning that they do want it in the worse way.

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    I agree with Blue Chicken & Sunrise450, I think she was just making a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam
    Awww, don't worry about it, she was probably a wino anyway.
    LOL

    She will be a cold wino

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    Congratulations on winning 1st place. Don't take it to heart. Some people just don't like quilts. They don't see the beauty in them.. My children are some of those people. They are glad I have the quilting to keep me busy since they father died, but they are not into quilts.

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    Those who do not hand craft anything, whether it's quilting, painting, crafting, etc. have no idea of the time, effort, quality, or love that goes into something hand made.
    It is their loss.
    I would rather have anything hand made as opposed to something store-bought any day of the week.
    And perhaps your quilt wasn't meant to go to that person since it would never be appreciated. I'm sure the right person won it and it was deeply appreciated and loved.

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    I hope she won the bottle of wine. It would have found a better home than the quilt.

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    sometimes people will just SETTLE for anything,when it comes to WINNING. They don't go for the BRASS RING, oopps-quilt!

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    maybe she was a quilter herself???? when I pay a dollar for a raffle ticket on a quilt, I rip it up. they have my dollar and I sure don't need to win a quilt. LOL See my point???

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