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    I agree with Rosy! Most so called 'quilters' who act like that are really only wannabees. I personally have never meet a sister quilter that I haven't adored. I worked one summer at a church camp and every summer a quilt group from a neighboring state comes for a long weekend just to quilt together, share ideas and enjoy one anothers company. When i found out they were there I made a little visit to their area and wow! What a tremendous group of ladies!!!! They shared their work, their ideas, stories, and so much valuable info on quilting supplies etc. I left after spending only about an hour with so much support and info that i will never ever forget that wonderful group of quilting ladies. I just wiah I lived closer so I could join them. Anyone who is a real quilter knows that it takes multiple personalities and lifestyles to be able to do the work that quilting requires. Forget those ladies and remember the wonderful quilts you saw while there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momski
    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.
    It is so clear to me that that woman did not know of what she spoke of, she did however show her ignorance of her knowledge about quilts and their history. she just could NOT have been a quilter herself. so just consider the source. so sorry you had part of what should have been a great day spoiled by a know nothing, type of person trying to look like they were not so ignorant!

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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 go girl. Great job. Maybe some of these crabby people will get the hint and not be so nasty.

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    Wow -- this has been interesting!!! Yes, I have ideas now, too! I've run into some "interesting" people at LQSs and at quilt shows. However, I recently ran into the neatest woman at a quilt show --- who has invited me to the local guild (now that ought to be interesting!)

    1) I would NEVER, NEVER snicker at someone in a Mariner's T-shirt (not sure that's what they were snickering about though). I thought EVERYONE in the NW wore t-shirts (I do!):P

    2) Now every time my machine "eats my quilt".....I'm going to wonder who I offended today!!!!!!!!! :shock:

    Good advice from everyone here.....Know that YOU are a nice person and they'll have to answer for it!!!

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    yay! Well Said.

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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!
    I love your last sentence !!

    I dislike rude people. What exactly does a "traditional quilter" look like?

    I am a quilter, but I don't exactly look "traditional.
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    Shame on them, but I would bet that even if they weren't quilters, they would be that rude. My experience with quilters is that 99.999999% of them are just the most wonderful, friendly, caring, helpful people in the world. So put them in the quilt eating machine, and think of all the wonderufl people on here.

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    Maybe they were from the "QUILTING POLICE" and trying to shape everyone else up to their standards????

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramquilter2
    Maybe they were from the "QUILTING POLICE" and trying to shape everyone else up to their standards????
    Or they watched a Bob Villa video on quilting.........LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Wow -- this has been interesting!!! Yes, I have ideas now, too! I've run into some "interesting" people at LQSs and at quilt shows. However, I recently ran into the neatest woman at a quilt show --- who has invited me to the local guild (now that ought to be interesting!)

    1) I would NEVER, NEVER snicker at someone in a Mariner's T-shirt (not sure that's what they were snickering about though). I thought EVERYONE in the NW wore t-shirts (I do!):P

    2) Now every time my machine "eats my quilt".....I'm going to wonder who I offended today!!!!!!!!! :shock:

    Good advice from everyone here.....Know that YOU are a nice person and they'll have to answer for it!!!
    Get a sparkly blue prism and it'll redirect that bad juju quilt eating vibe:)

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    Those snotty bad-excuses-for-a-human beings remind me of my needlework teacher. Whenever she saw any of my "work" she got struck by disgust and a sound like Arrgh with a slant toward puking came out of her painted mouth.
    At the end of my school days all my peers, my mother, father, brother and all my friends knew that I had two left hands - including me.

    When my mother visited me at age 40 she watched me finish curtains for my living room. I pretended not to notice but I saw her surprise.
    At night she realized that she had forgotten her PJs. I gave her a pair of the ones I had made. Another surprised look.
    Next day, as if it had been ordered, my neighbor came over and said, "Come over and help me with my shelf. I need a pair of hands like yours." I grinned when I quickly went over there to help (and have fun doing it).

    That's when my mother finally started her comments with: "You know, this is strange ...."


    When some bitchy knowitall says something inappropriate to me then I just grin (I have years of practice with that).

    But I hope you will remember all the great retorts whenever you see one of those big-mouth-hyenas assault a child - and let them have it.

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    Why oh WHY do people have to be so rude. I think the saying what goes around comes around, will get them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwolf23
    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.
    This is a cute song, maybe will cheer us all up.

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    I like the idea of making a pin cushion in her honor!!! Don't let it get to you - some people just can't help showing their ignorance!

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    Great song!
    Thanks for the laugh!

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    I've been very fortunate that I've not had snotty quilters address me like that, and for that, I'm thankful, because I KNOW I wouldn't have a quick comeback in the moment. But one I can think of right now is, "Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to give you the impression that I care what you think."

    Lately I've been hearing a lot from younger quilters that some that have had the privelege of having more years of experience putting down the younger quilter's work. It makes no sense to me that people would be rude about another creative person. I mean, aren't we supposed to be teaching the younger generation our craft, so that it doesn't become a dying art? If younger quilters are confronted by snotty standoffish quilters, does that give a positive image to the younger quilter? Hopefully it doesn't deter the younger one from continuing on with her craft.

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    Oh how I love this place!! The song is funny, and the pin cushion idea is fabulous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJO
    I like the idea of making a pin cushion in her honor!!! Don't let it get to you - some people just can't help showing their ignorance!
    Although I think this is a GREAT IDEA I'd really hate to be reminded of her every time I stick a pin in my pincushion. Maybe you could make one, use it for a short period of time and then gift it to someone that may have had a similar experience. This would be a great "pay it forward" deal. Pass the voodoo pincushion on. LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by momski
    I hope your sewing machine eats every last one of your quilts!
    And all your needles break, your tension go nuts when FMQ, your coffee with cream spills on your newly hand quilted masterpiece... SO THERE! :twisted:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk

    I am a quilter, but I don't exactly look "traditional.
    You look GREAT! May all your quilts sell for big bucks!

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    I always answer rude people with " I have been called worse things by BETTER people" ! gits em EVERYTIME..... try it! The look on their face is priceless as they TRY to figure out if they have just been PUT DOWN ! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by GladGrams
    Quote Originally Posted by momski
    I hope your sewing machine eats every last one of your quilts!
    And all your needles break, your tension go nuts when FMQ, your coffee with cream spills on your newly hand quilted masterpiece... SO THERE! :twisted:
    Man you are vicious.....I really like your attitude.

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    See I just hate snotty know-it-alls. Sad to say it does not matter what you do or where you go there is always someone of any age like that.

    How kind of them to share their knowledge. Just remember when in this situation just smile, walk away, and mutter loudly about ancient techniques.

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    Ohh, that's good

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    I have an answer for people who are nasty. I tell them that I assume they never saw "Bambi". The are usually confused (and nasty). Then I say, "If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all." Like Thumper's mother said.

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