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Old 11-20-2020, 12:29 PM
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Multiply that $50 by at least 10 and maybe you’re close!
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Old 11-20-2020, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
A lot of people do not know/realize how food is produced.

It is magically in the grocery store (most of the time in the USA, anyway).

Or anything else, for that matter.
So true. I heard someone ask why it was necessary to kill animals when they can get meat at the grocery store!
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Old 11-20-2020, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by gax000 View Post
So true. I heard someone ask why it was necessary to kill animals when they can get meat at the grocery store!
Some people. lol. I've seen a post on a news story where they were talking about the challenges of fall harvest for farmers and someone said why do we need farmers when we can just go to the store. Seriously, I hope it was someone trying to be funny but she kept defending her position. My husband is a full time farmer so I know the work that goes into it as well as the lack of appreciation from the general public.
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Old 11-20-2020, 01:17 PM
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I’ve had ( late timing) quilt request s for Christmas a few times- I discuss the project, determine if I realistically have the time and quote the price- last one was a throw size, not too complicated, had 3 weeks to get it done- I quoted $450, when I got it done 4 days early I was paid $600 for it- don’t just Assume people won’t pay fairly, or don’t know what it takes- assumptions often turn out wrong.
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Old 11-20-2020, 01:46 PM
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On the other side of this coin are quilters themselves, who have started discussions on forums, about “help, I have a baby quilt to make and the shower is six days away... I just found out..”

My thought is that if you find yourself in that predicament, go buy some baby supplies, don’t make a quilt in a hurry, and stop sending the message that quilters can always pull off magic.

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Old 11-20-2020, 02:12 PM
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Let's not bash the ignorant... Ha ha ha!
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Old 11-20-2020, 02:17 PM
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When people see how many quilts are donated - it seems reasonable to me for them to assume that making one is "not a big deal".

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Old 11-20-2020, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by JenniePenny View Post
On the other side of this coin are quilters themselves, who have started discussions on forums, about “help, I have a baby quilt to make and the shower is six days away... I just found out..”

My thought is that if you find yourself in that predicament, go buy some baby supplies, don’t make a quilt in a hurry, and stop sending the message that quilters can always pull off magic.
Yes! thanks for pointing this out--think we do ourselves no favor when we buckle into taking on a project that there is just not enough time to do !
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Old 11-21-2020, 03:51 AM
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All we can do is educate the ignorant, one person at a time!
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Old 11-21-2020, 03:57 AM
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Originally Posted by liking quilting View Post
All we can do is educate the ignorant, one person at a time!
But sometimes it feels like you're beating you head against a stone wall.
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