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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    Quote Originally Posted by momski
    And if you are a lady in your 50's, brown hair, white shirt w/ print who was visiting the museum today with 2 other ladies of the same age who snickered at a young mom wearing a Mariners shirt.... I hope your sewing machine eats every last one of your quilts!
    I don't mean to laugh at your experience, I do feel your pain, but your statement is really funny.
    I agree!

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    What does an average quilter look like?
    Well let's see, I'm average I guess. In wieght I'm above average. My graying hair has "grayed" funny. I have two unusually light strips--one above each temple that makes me look very similar to a skunk. But the gray hair compliments my wrinkles so I don't want to color it. My hair is longer than most 56 yr old's wear theirs. Last time DD measured it was 46 inches.
    You know what? maybe I'm not so "average" afterall---and that's okay, I still love to make quilts and most people that know me think I'm fairly nice.
    LOL

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    Love Raptureready's solution. Sometimes you just gotta put them in their place.

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    Thanks for the love ladies. I LOVE the pincushion idea and will definatly put that into practice.

    The snicker was in response to a statement that I made about the usefulness of a quilt with no batting that was made in NJ. I suggested that it could be for decoration and the lady in question snickered at me and said "they didn't have decoration." I call BS. She should have read the very next plaque, which said that a quilt of this complexity and quality of fabric would be used for display purposes.

    I also should have mentioned that I am a historical archaeologist with a special interest in the "womanly arts" of the mid-1800s through westward expansion, so I know what I am talking about. But I just wanted to get away from that woman before I acted as rude as her and let my son throw his toy phone at her.

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    Love your answer made for the 1st laugh today :lol:

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    Some people just don't know when to keep their traps shut. I can totally relate. What does a quilter look like? Well, they look just like the rest of us. I am legally blind and I have a seeing eye dog. I can't count the times I've been asked if I was training my dog. When I said NO, he's working. More people than I can count have told me, "well, you don't look like a blind person." WHAT??? And what does a blind person look like? It's much easier to keep your mouth shut and appear to be intelligent than to open it and show your ignorance. Some people, sheeesh!

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    People just amaze me every day. I work in an ER of a local hospital and I enter registrations and unfortunatley part of my job is Financial Councelor for people who do not have ins.It is my job to collect $.You have no idea how verbally abused I am.This is why on my days off I come home at 7.am as I work 7p-7a close the door to the world and paint and trying to teach myself quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienQuilter
    So sorry you had a bad experience!

    I had a similar experience years ago.

    May I suggest for therapy, that you make a pincushion in her honor. Something brown. :lol:
    oooh, dats nasty...
    I LIKE IT!!! :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Being funny, but sadly I have had to learn that among those of us that are really down to earth, friendly, generous and very conscientious of other ppl's feelings, there really are some bad apples that drive up prices:thumbdown:, hurt ppl :hunf: and act very rude in public places like museums etc.:roll:
    Shame on them...they befoul our lovely craft.:-o
    Let's take away their quilting license and boot them in the stash!!! :shock: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindyline
    See if this makes yu feel better.
    DD, DGD(18mths old) and I went to Quilt show, couple of years ago.DGD started to throw a tantrum, in her pusher.
    One lady turned around, lookes at child, glared at mother, then turned to freind and said"this is no place to bring a baby or a pusher.Look at the space it's taking up."
    Quick as a wink DD looked her straight in the eye and replied"Well your a fair unit, you're taking up more space than us, maybe you also should have stayed at home".
    Other ladies around us applauded her.
    Very sheepish embarassed lady apologised, and left quickly.
    APPLAUSE FROM THE PAWS!!!
    Hands (and mouth) off my grandbabies!!! They come before fabrics, even!!!:evil: :evil: :evil:

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueDor
    Quote Originally Posted by lindyline
    See if this makes yu feel better.
    DD, DGD(18mths old) and I went to Quilt show, couple of years ago.DGD started to throw a tantrum, in her pusher.
    One lady turned around, lookes at child, glared at mother, then turned to freind and said"this is no place to bring a baby or a pusher.Look at the space it's taking up."
    Quick as a wink DD looked her straight in the eye and replied"Well your a fair unit, you're taking up more space than us, maybe you also should have stayed at home".
    Other ladies around us applauded her.
    Very sheepish embarassed lady apologised, and left quickly.
    Love it! Unfortunatly when the time comes to say something nasty back, nothing comes out because your dumbstruck.
    that, and we don't have enough practice being nasty! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat and pups
    When someone is rude to me, I like to "hit 'em in the head with love." I'd have asked her if she was having a bad day or if she was tired from walking all over the exhibit. If I did it right, she would be ashamed of her original remark. She'd learn, and I'd be a nice person instead of lowering myself to her level.
    yes ma'am...you are right!
    sometimes you listen to the angel on your shoulder, but the offender is kicking you in your gut and you forget and listen to the other one! Oh well, I'll probably go on being a very nice mouse, but it's fun once in a while to blow off a little steam to friends ;-)

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    Yay ...someone expressing my thoughts!!!!

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    Wishing that quilter a rusty seam ripper.....



    Quote Originally Posted by momski
    I went to the Milwaukee Art Museum to see the American Quilt exhibits and was confronted with some really rude quilters who treated me like a idiot. I won't go into specifics, I just wanted to remind everyone that quilters come in all shapes, sizes and ages. Don't assume someone doesn't know what they are talking about just because they don't look like your traditional quilter.

    And if you are a lady in your 50's, brown hair, white shirt w/ print who was visiting the museum today with 2 other ladies of the same age who snickered at a young mom wearing a Mariners shirt.... I hope your sewing machine eats every last one of your quilts!

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    I've had a similar thing happen to me. I just smile, the in my head Pray for them, LOL that all their fabric dyes to run, their needles to break and bird nests on the back of ALL their future quilts.


    Don't let the rudeness of someone else ruin your day. They are the ones who are lacking. You on the other hand are a wonderful Mariners fan. :)

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    What a rough job that must be! You're prob ready to cry or shoot someone at end of the shift.I learned all my quilting from books/mags.You just hang out here & any other nice quilting boards & you'll do fine.


    This is why on my days off I come home at 7.am as I work 7p-7a close the door to the world and paint and trying to teach myself quilting.

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    lol..some people r so rude..

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    I hope I can remember the quick comebacks should I run into some rude quilt police--Loved the crack about the menopause. That would have set them back on their ear. ha. Don't pay any attention to people like that, there is always someone who will try to put another down. I try to "consider the source" when I run into people like that. Sad life they must have when they have to put others down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momski

    And if you are a lady in your 50's, brown hair, white shirt w/ print who was visiting the museum today with 2 other ladies of the same age who snickered at a young mom wearing a Mariners shirt.... I hope your sewing machine eats every last one of your quilts!
    You go, girl !!!!!!!!

    Do you think that maybe this lady (?) was not a quilter and only wished she was? Maybe she was trying to impress someone and just didn't know how.........there are people like that !!!!!

    If she is reading this, let's let her know that "we" quilters don't act like that and the next time, think before acting.

    There...did that tell her anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theoldgraymare
    Unfortunately, there are snotty people everywhere. If only they knew what a negative impression they make.
    Do you think they even care what kind of an impression they make?

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    AMEN.
    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Shame on them! But a quilt eating sewing machine???? That might be a little drastic! LOL

    People can only put you down if you let them. If it should happen again just look the woman in the eye and say something like, "I've heard that menopause can sometimes make a woman really nasty and hateful, I guess it's true."
    Or, "I'm sorry, did I inadvertantly convey the impression that you had the right to be snotty to me?" Don't ever let anyone make you feel less than what you are.
    Naomi Judd once said, "Every woman should feel like a princess because we're all daughters of the most High King."

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    Some quilters are very rude they think they know more then any one else. That's ok I don't know everything but I still enjoy quilting and learning. I love your comment and I hope she gets material stuck in the plate and has to take it in to get it fixed. SAME ON HER FOR HAVING A SMALL MIND.

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    What a shame. Old crones.

    A few years ago I waited in a long line the day after Thanksgiving to buy a video camera for my S and DIL. When it finally came my turn to make a purchase, the clerk asked if I'd like an extra something or another to go with the camera. I thought about it for maybe 5 seconds...an and old hag behind me thumped her big old expensive purse on the counter and said "Don't hurry just because I'm waiting behind you!" The clerk gasped. I sized her up in a quick glance...60something,bossy, spoiled, used to getting her way, way expensive clothes and purse and jewelry for WalMart on Black Friday...I smiled sweetly and said "Oh, I never get in a hurry...it just makes you old and ugly." I looked at the clerk and said, "I've decided to pay for this with a check instead of my debit card and I'll need to call my husband since he has the checkbook. He's in the store somewhere."
    Old hag looked offended and MAD but what could she do? The clerk looked pleased. Even the couple of customers behind me looked pleased and didn't mind one bit that they had to wait about a minute for my husband to get there.

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    There are many rude people in the world, I firmly believe in the saying "what goes around comes around". They are just plain ignorant .

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    May their tension be out of whack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelia
    What a shame. Old crones.

    A few years ago I waited in a long line the day after Thanksgiving to buy a video camera for my S and DIL. When it finally came my turn to make a purchase, the clerk asked if I'd like an extra something or another to go with the camera. I thought about it for maybe 5 seconds...an and old hag behind me thumped her big old expensive purse on the counter and said "Don't hurry just because I'm waiting behind you!" The clerk gasped. I sized her up in a quick glance...60something,bossy, spoiled, used to getting her way, way expensive clothes and purse and jewelry for WalMart on Black Friday...I smiled sweetly and said "Oh, I never get in a hurry...it just makes you old and ugly." I looked at the clerk and said, "I've decided to pay for this with a check instead of my debit card and I'll need to call my husband since he has the checkbook. He's in the store somewhere."
    Old hag looked offended and MAD but what could she do? The clerk looked pleased. Even the couple of customers behind me looked pleased and didn't mind one bit that they had to wait about a minute for my husband to get there.
    You're my kind of person! LOVE IT! God designed us upright so that we might walk ---not horizontally to be walked upon.

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