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    My little hillbilly Grandma always told me that when
    people try to walk all over you, don't just lie down and
    let them. Reach up and bite them in the azzzzzz.

    Hehehehe

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    That's telling them, Mariners fan! I'm a gramma, but I dress casually complete with my diabetic tennies and if that is not good enough, too bad! I hope they didn't ruin your trip to the quilt exhibit.

    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!
    :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Know what I think is really pathetic?

    That we get so upset about something like this! Was there any bodily harm done to anyone? Did anyone suffer any property damage?

    Are we always considerate as customers? Have we never, ever made an impatient comment about someone else in a public place?

    Read about what happened to trupeach's daughter (think it was her - rock dropped/thrown through a windshield)

    My nephew was just about killed when a bunch of thugs ganged up on him and kicked him in the head until he was unconscious. Reason? He got out of his pickup and threw it back at them after they threw something at his pickup! (this was at a gas station at 1:15 am)
    Yes ladies, lets think about our own selves. I worked in a fabric store and nice as quilters are I cannot tell you how many were on their cell phones just chatting away while I was trying to help you cut your fabric.Or at the register. I understand multi-tasking but how rude to make people wait while you chat instead of taking care of business. I think the cell phone is the downfall of common etiquette. And we are not just talking about teenagers!!

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    These gals, I won't call them quilters until I see their work, should be ashamed for even calling themselves quilters.

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    I love your answer! That's the first time I've heard about a rude quilter-that's awful! My students and I always comment about how pleasant fellow quilters are-always willing to share a technique or a word of praise or encouragement. shame on her!

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    There are always some rotten apples in the barrel. Hope they did not ruin your day.

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    What a wonderful half hour I've had skimming through all these comments. I love your wisdom, your understanding, and your indomitable sense of humor. I'm so glad I've become a participant on this website. You're all wonderful, and I love being one of you.

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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.
    I love this song!!!! I have never heard it before>

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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!
    And also pricks your fingers!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda58
    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

    LOLOL I`m a country music lover and the first time I heard that, I loved it!!!

    You tube link to I Pray for you song lol.
    I love this song!!!! I have never heard it before>

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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."
    Well said!!! I agree!! :-)

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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:
    Love this reply!

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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 like it!

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    Sorry you had to deal with such rudeness...Amazing isn't it...the rude ones who should keep their mouths closed ...seem to have the most to say.

    May I add people....Wow!...Voodoo and Karma have nothing on what the respondents to this post have to offer in the way of comebacks and retribution...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanib123
    I hate people that try to stereotype people into neat pigeon holes! We all aren't one type!
    Amen, and amen!!!

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    I once went to a sit and chat event at a local quilt shop, where I saw a woman who immediately reminded me of a homeless person. I thought she might have come in off the street for some food and coffee. Thankfully, I kept my thoughts to myself. While shopping in the store after the session, I learned that the woman had a PhD in engineering and was one of the store's best quilt designers. I would never have been rude, but I felt guilty about my poor snap judgment. Thanks for reminding me that all of us are sensitive--and rightly so--about people who judge us and treat us unfairly.

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    Life is too short to waste time with that kind of an attitude -- don't take it personally and keep your chin up!

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    I'd love to know what actually happened--as you can tell by the responses, we're all friends here and supportive of you. If you let the rest of us know how you were treated badly, we can be sure none of us are guilty of bad behavior in similar circumstances! Or quilty.

    Dana

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    I'm not sure what a traditional quilter looks like. It's obviously not me. I'm in my fifties, have brown hair, but don't wear white shirts, only white underclothes. I dislike snobby, uppity, "I know everything about quilting" and "I'm perfect at everything" people. There is always something to learn and to share in a NICE manner. Sophie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    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.
    Well, you look very much like I did 20 years ago. Harley boots will work on a sewing machine pedal, same as polished toenails and sandals. Old guys can grow a beard and keep on riding. Older ladies ( without beards) get noise interference from our face flapping in the wind! :lol:

    As for the museum quilt show, I heard a quote today that also works for these situations.
    " If I have to pull up my Big Girl panties and deal with it one more time, the elastic is going to break and I really will have to show my a**!"
    I, too, try never to dignify twits with anything more than a snicker as I walk off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzler
    I once went to a sit and chat event at a local quilt shop, where I saw a woman who immediately reminded me of a homeless person. I thought she might have come in off the street for some food and coffee. Thankfully, I kept my thoughts to myself. While shopping in the store after the session, I learned that the woman had a PhD in engineering and was one of the store's best quilt designers. I would never have been rude, but I felt guilty about my poor snap judgment. Thanks for reminding me that all of us are sensitive--and rightly so--about people who judge us and treat us unfairly.
    On the other hand, what if she were a homeless person. While it may have been rude to ask, wouldn't it have been kinder to do so, to see if you could have offered help?

    Personally, I would not have thought that rude, but a greater kindness.

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    You are so funny; I too wish many times of seam ripper use in their narrow futures ! I would probably have given them a scathing look and then loudly wondered to myself if they even remember being a beginner! But then, I tend to say off the wall things all the time!!

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    wow, sorry you were treated so badly, nobody deserves that. I've had to put up with that sort of thing at quilt camps so I know what you mean. Hang in there and don't take it personally! Their jerks.

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    This has been such a GOOD thread to read. There are so many more NICE quilters than the rude ones at that show. Unfortunately, it only takes 1 person with a big mouth to make you feel bad - IF WE LET THEM! So I'm going to try to take the good advice you've all give:

    I'm going to try to be patient when I'm standing in a long line - sometimes I forget to be.

    I'm going to ignore rude people - better yet - I think I'll just smile at them as if I didn't hear what they said. I like the advice about not lowering myself to their level.

    I'll never remember the come-backs anyway!

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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!
    Oh, you gave me a good laugh! I'm like you, I dislike rude people whether at a quilt show or whereever. I especially like a grocery cart blocker who just stands there in the middle of the isle and looks at me as thought I some sort of an alien. Good for you! LOL

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