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    Aw, Shelia, that was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! LOL, I am always too timid to do stuff like that, but always wish I could!!!!!!

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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:
    What a great therapy idea!!!

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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 thought it was funny as well! :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewgray
    Well if they are going to be rude to a fellow quilter I also hope their machine eats their quilts and what the sewing machine doesn't get maybe a run a way seam ripper will.
    Too funny!!!!

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    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!
    ah people should learn to shut up & mind there own business!! You poor thing!! Well, what goes around comes around!! Some of the come-backs from the girls are hilarious, dont think id have the nerve to say them though!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tortoisethreads
    You go girl...I always get comments about quilting and that I can't possibly really know what goes into a quilt. I look very young, red hair, freckles, lots of tattoos...when I tell them I hand quilt using size 11 betweens, they usually shut up!
    You should carry a small album of your quilts with you when you go to fabric stores. And when people say something, pull it out and say, here let me show you some of my hand stitched quilts!!!!
    That should shut them up!!

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    fried green tomatoes remember when kathy bates hit the car over and over because the two younger gals took her parking spot after waiting for it?It's called disrespect and that's the way its done girls.

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    Amen, rapture ready! Don't let anyone get away with 'talking down' to you or anyone you are with. You would think adults would be over their high school hang ups!!

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    Oh I'm sorry that happened to you...I just hate rude people! I usually just turn to them, smile sweetly and say "Pardon me?????, did you say something to me??" They are usually too embarrassed to repeat it, but if they do, then my next response is "why would you say something like that?" They are usually ready to get away at that point.

    I really hope your next museum experience will be much better..

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    Shame on that rude person, won't dignify her behavior by calling her a lady. She lost out on the opportunity of talking "quilt" with a young person. The younger quilters can bring a fresh view of the art. The old Bat lost out.

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    This comment is slightly away from the topic, momski. When I see a quilter with small children, my only thoughts are of how I wish that I began to quilt before age 45. I am positive that I would have been a more contented mom (three sons in four years), with such a great hobby to do in any "me" moments. Plus, I could have taken portable projects to all their hours of sports practices, etc. At our last quilt show, I did express these thoughts to two moms with strollers. I think they thought I was an outspoken 50 something lady too!! :(

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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:
    Ahhhh----like a voodoo doll---everytime you stick a pin in, may she yell ouch. Thank goodness most quilters are friendly folks who love to share smiles and kind words.

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    Well I have read this entire chat and boy has it brought back memories for me. My darling daughter loved to fiddle and play with fabric from an early age. We used to live in an isolated part of the Northern Territory in Australia and one year a patchwork tutor came to our little town to run classes. I told my daughter she was too young to come with me (she was 8 at the time) and when the tutor learned that she wanted to come she made me go home and get her. My DD spent all Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday being taught how to cut fabric and sew it back together to make a cushion. It didn't take long for our house to be overrun with cushions. I even had to buy her her very own sewing machine so we would stop fighting over whose turn it was to sew.
    For the next 5 years this tutor arrived and all us patchwork and quilting mad ladies and one very small girl would sew until we were ready to drop. A deep friendship has been formed with this tutor who calls my DD her protege. My DD has made endless quilts, her first when she was 10, quilted jackets, dolls, charity quilts, machine embroidered items.
    She is now 27 and says she has been quilting for nearly 20 years, I'm getting old Mum. She has been subjected to the odd raised eyebrow and snicker over the years and her way of handling it was to name drop all the tutors she has met over the years and what workshops and quilt retreats she has attended. Shuts them up everytime.

    So Momski I hope you never have to deal with rude and ignorant people again

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    Hello Momski,

    I'm so sorry you had that experience. I love the sewing machine comment. All the comments here on your experience Momski are really great. It's so wonderful that you all are so supportive of one another. You are all a beautiful and loving bunch of people. I'm proud to be part of this group.

    Something that has worked for me in the past: pray for the person for a week. Your bad and hurt feelings will be gone, plus you will have done a very good thing, even if you have to prayer for the person through clenched teeth.

    I also had a bad experience this weekend with a very rude quilter right here in chat. I was talking about using scraps from the garbage can to make quilts and they came back at me with something very nasty. It hurt and made me feel very sad that someone would do such a thing and I just joined. That experience could have caused someone else to leave the group.

    Big Hugs
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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!
    Well... I'm from Mariners' country and we don't snicker... shed a tear every now and then... but never a snicker. But then again... what was the snicker for??? Because she was wearing a t-shirt? Please! :hunf: Why do some people feel the need to do that??? Because they are insecure in themselves.

    Some people just make me angry... then I have to go to the store and buy fabric to soothe my soul. THAT'S why there are rude people!! To keep us quilting! (not that we need the help) :lol:

    And I'm with you on the sewing machine eating the quilts! Munch up! :thumbup:

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    When people are not nice, remember that their own Karma will come back to them. We never need do anything, because what goes around comes around. I'm sure she experienced bad luck for her bad behavior.

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    Rude, Rude, Rude!!!! I hope all their needles breal in the process!

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    Well said Irma! LOL!

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    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."
    I love your response. I wish I could think of something like that when things like this happen. :thumbup:

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    Ditto

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    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."
    LOVE your retorts. I must remember those. Except when things like that happen to me I am so shocked that I can't think of anything to say till much later.
    Then I think I should have said..........

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    Remember your experience as a good one. Think of all the beautiful quilts you saw and all the ideas you now have.

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    Great idea - the return of the voodoo doll
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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:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hindsight
    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. :)
    Like this song?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrtzX2ONoT4

    You tube link to I Pray for you song lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polly13
    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:
    Ahhhh----like a voodoo doll---everytime you stick a pin in, may she yell ouch. Thank goodness most quilters are friendly folks who love to share smiles and kind words.
    Lol

    Yes with all those pins handy, if you give us trouble, we'll make you pay and pay and pay:)(vodoo doll bit lol)

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