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Thread: Quilt Master?????

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    Senior Member Cagey's Avatar
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    I spoke with a woman the other day and she told me that she was a quilt master. Didn't get a chance to ask her what that means. How does a person become a quilt master?

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    Very good question, I'd like to know this also. I been piecing and quilting for 26 yrs and still don't consider myself a master. Always learning something new. ;-)

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    I know another board member who dealt with a master quilter and her long arm service and was very disappointed. I think people give themselves these titles in order to gain respect from newbies. Just my opinion

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    I'm not 100 percent sure , i thought it had something to do with winning so many awards or recognition or being nominated by a quilter society??

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    You can become a "Master Quilter" thru NQA . It is extremely hard to make a quilt that is "Master" quality.

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    http://nqaquilts.org/master/

    Looks like a "for real" title. I guess like Master Gardeners.

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    Perhaps she said guild master which I would think was an officer in her local guild. Otherwise it would be a title bestowed by the IQS or AQS for teacher, ribbons won or maybe even one of the white glove people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom
    http://nqaquilts.org/master/

    Looks like a "for real" title. I guess like Master Gardeners.
    I recognized a few names on that list. Sharon Schamber is one of them. I didn't have a clue, thanks for sharing.

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    It also could be that she gave herself an honorific title, as we might say about someone who makes cookies, a Cookie Queen!

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    I've read the program, I guess I never will be a Master Quilter :D

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    Did she say "Quilt Master" or "Master Quilter"??

    If someone had worked that hard, and had the distinction of having "Master Quilter" bestowed upon them they would not make the mistake of calling themselves a "Quilt Master" as opposed to the correct nomenclature.

    If she said "Quilt Master" I highly doubt it is a true "Master Quilter".

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    I don't see that happening.

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    Hmm I've never heard of that. Reminded me of a guy my husband met once, had "B.D.O.P." after his title on his business card. My husband asked him what it meant, he replied that he'd had that title for years and DH was the first to ask about it. It meant Big Dog On Porch. Bwaa haaa haaa!

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    When I was working all day, going to school at night, raising kids and had a DH all while going to college at night, my SIL told me she didnt have to go to school as she had her M.R.S. degree. Yeah, MRS. married. She thinks she is funny. I wasn't impressed at the time I was just tired. Now, I can see it is funny.

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    So there really is such a thing. I like what Clint Eastwood would say, "she's a legend in her own mind!" I don't care where the get their desigantion from, it's a snotty thing to drop into a conversation. She ranks right up there with the Quilt Police.

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    I pulled up the list from the website and surprise - surprise - her name isn't listed. More investigating.........

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    Well go figure, LOL

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    sounds like delusions of grandure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    So there really is such a thing. I like what Clint Eastwood would say, "she's a legend in her own mind!" I don't care where the get their desigantion from, it's a snotty thing to drop into a conversation. She ranks right up there with the Quilt Police.
    With as difficult as it looks like master quilter is to obtain it wouldn't be a snotty thing to drop into a conversation at all. It would be something to be proud of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish
    Hmm I've never heard of that. Reminded me of a guy my husband met once, had "B.D.O.P." after his title on his business card. My husband asked him what it meant, he replied that he'd had that title for years and DH was the first to ask about it. It meant Big Dog On Porch. Bwaa haaa haaa!
    What is even funnier is that the guy advertised that on his business cards. In my circles to be the big dog on the porch means you can't keep up, you can't compete with the big guys in the field so don't even try. The saying I know is "If you can't run with the big dogs then stay on the porch".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    So there really is such a thing. I like what Clint Eastwood would say, "she's a legend in her own mind!" I don't care where the get their desigantion from, it's a snotty thing to drop into a conversation. She ranks right up there with the Quilt Police.
    With as difficult as it looks like master quilter is to obtain it wouldn't be a snotty thing to drop into a conversation at all. It would be something to be proud of.
    I think it would depend on the context of saying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom
    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    So there really is such a thing. I like what Clint Eastwood would say, "she's a legend in her own mind!" I don't care where the get their desigantion from, it's a snotty thing to drop into a conversation. She ranks right up there with the Quilt Police.
    With as difficult as it looks like master quilter is to obtain it wouldn't be a snotty thing to drop into a conversation at all. It would be something to be proud of.
    I think it would depend on the context of saying it.
    True. But I wouldn't call them snotty and the quilt police without having been in on the conversation.

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    I'd rather be known as a quilt goddess. ;-)

    Years ago I was on a navy base doing training on a system called TTS (Target Tracking System). One of the young sailors asked me if I was the "TTS goddess". It made my day.

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    My thoughts exactly!!! Just like the quilt police ...a figment of her imagination.



    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    So there really is such a thing. I like what Clint Eastwood would say, "she's a legend in her own mind!" I don't care where the get their desigantion from, it's a snotty thing to drop into a conversation. She ranks right up there with the Quilt Police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom
    http://nqaquilts.org/master/

    Looks like a "for real" title. I guess like Master Gardeners.
    Thanks

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