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Thread: Rude quilters

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    Junior Member momski's Avatar
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    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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    that is terrible!

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    Unfortunately, there are snotty people everywhere. If only they knew what a negative impression they make.

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    Well said. If enough of us hope for it .... it might happen.:)

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    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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    What an unhappy experience for you. Maybe they were visitors from????

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    well good for you for 'telling' them, even if it was here :) yup, everywhere you go you may run into rudeness. and some venue's seem to really bring them out! sorry you had to deal with a negative during what should have been a really fun day! keep your chin up and just remember that people who behave that way are just avoiding their mirrors...don't take it personal, just consider the source ;)

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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!
    I don't mean to laugh at your experience, I do feel your pain, but your statement is really funny.

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    You go girl!

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    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.

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    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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    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:
    To bad you didn't take a picture of her---you could have printed it out and turned it into a pin cushion. Then every time you thought about her you could stick a pin in her eye.

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    Rapture - that's a good one about menopause!

    I just hope that someone will be really snotty back at her, like telling her that her points are off!

    And age has nothing to do with skill and ability. A lot of people don't take up quilting until they are retired.

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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 these comebacks, I hope I can remember them if I ever need them.. I especially love the quote from Naomi Judd!!!

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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."

    Those are really good. I will have to remember them.

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    You go girl!! And great comebacks! Why is it we can never think of them at the time?

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    I have met some real snobs at the quilt shows but on the hold they are very nice.

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    You go girl! That is terrible! No one should judge anyone else!

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    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.

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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.
    Double ditto!!!!

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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.
    I love it.!!!!!
    :thumbup:

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    Quilters come in all sizes, ages and styles. Sometimes when I go into a LQS, they look at me like I don't belong there, because I look like a biker. So what is a quilter suppost to look like?

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    I hate people that try to stereotype people into neat pigeon holes! We all aren't one type!

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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.
    Love it! Unfortunatly when the time comes to say something nasty back, nothing comes out because your dumbstruck.

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    Sounds like that woman just got her PhD in Bitch-oligy, and was eager to show it off!

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