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    Good grief, people with this kind of time to waste astound me!
    “Come to me all you who are weary and I will give you rest”~Jesus

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    That's sort of like asking if someone is a "real" mother if she only has stepkids or adopted kids. Sounds to me like they were suffering from terminal stupidity.

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    when "purists" talk to me about only 100% cotton, etc, I tell them the womwn in the covered wagons used what came to hand. And those quilts are admired in museums
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    I try to avoid negative judgmental types in all aspects of my life, quilting included. Such a silly thing to argue about

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    that hasn't happened to me at a quilting thing, but actually at a group of people from my church and they started raising their voices a bit and getting somewhat argumentative. I just said "Sorry folks. I gotta go" and left. Didn't seem like either time or place...if there ever is a time for loud arguing....I'd rather find something better to do with my time. YIKES

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    There is room for everyone in the quilting world. The first quilt I ever made was cut out with scissors and stitched on my machine. I like to think that I have advanced as methods have advanced. I am not to old to learn a new way of doing things or to appreciate the love and work that went into a quilt if it was made using a different method than I use. What a sad world to be so narrow minded. You were right to go leave. I would have been right behind you.

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    I used to think that, but if you follow that line of thinking clear through, we would be walking and not riding in ANYTHING. Let alone still sending smoke signals instead of using cell phones. I agree with the lady who said that the early women appreciated their sewing machines. I DO think hand quilting is lovely and so is machine quilting. I sure would like to do it as well as the artists I have seen on this site. Maybe they were having a bad day???

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    She probably doesn't sew anything but just likes to complain. There are many of them out there;
    just give me one or two who love to do parts or all of the making of a quilt. I have 2 tops ready
    for a LAQ, (just not the funds right now, but soon). I love to hand quilt but I am a slow quilter
    and right now I don't have room in my living room to put up a frame; I have GD living with me
    and I had my fabric in her room and it has gravitated to the living room in tubs....I was so hoping
    to clean in there this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merry View Post
    SusieQ, some people will argue about anything I'd have gone home with you
    So true! In those situations ignoring is the best reply. And don't let it bother you.

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    Who cares? If nobody 'built' the tops, nobody would 'quilt' the layers.... Also, which came first the chicken or the egg? Same idea. Are you a homemaker if you send your clothes out to be washed and have a housekeeper?

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    I agree it was a waste of time and I would have gone home with you too! And I laugh because I can hear my Mom say " some peoples children". LOL (of course it was me she was usually talking about)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie68 View Post
    You did the right thing by going home. Time is too short to be arguing over such silliness.

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    I quit my local quilt guild over a pretty similar concept (well, actually it was a racist rant one member had gone on that I was having no part of). My thinking was like yours... life is too short. Do I miss being in the guild? Well, I miss being in "a" guild but not this one. I'm not from here & have lived numerous places & belonged to numerous guilds so I know there are good ones out there. But experiences like that really leave a bad taste in your mouth, don't they?

    And just as an aside, I think a quilter is anyone who makes a top... period. I hate when people get their panties all in a twist over defining somebody else. Grrrrrrrrrrr!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maire View Post
    So true! In those situations ignoring is the best reply. And don't let it bother you.

    Maire
    Like my mom used to say "If they can't run it, they want to ruin it". Ain't dat da troof?
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    oh i swore i would always complete my quilts myself. then i had two done for me and it was just fine!!! so yes you are a "quilter" even if someone else does the design quilting for you.
    "From hence only infer that an Englishman, of all men, ought not to despise foreigners as such and I think the inference is just, since what they are today, we were yesterday, and tomorrow they will be like us"
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    I love this board, I have been sewing since I was about 9, started quilting when I was about 25, I have sewn many tops, and even quilted quite a few, but, because it is often easier and less expensive to send my tops to a local longarm quilter because i want the receipient to feel comfortable washing it, according to my LAquilter, she feels that we do all of the work, and they just sandwich it together using our ideas, I still quilt the occasional by hand, but not if I feel the quilt will be washed very often, and I can't afford to buy my own machine
    happy to have enough stash fabric at all time

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    Could some body please do a tutorial on how to whittle a whale bone needle. LOL
    Happy to:

    1. Catch a whale........

    2. Let me know when step one is finished and we'll continue the tute.

    Last edited by Greenheron; 05-27-2012 at 04:45 AM.

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    Jacquie, I love binding too!
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    no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

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