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Old 12-09-2011, 06:13 AM
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This makes your gift list so much easier. It separates the wheat from the chaf and shortens the list of people you have to quilt for. Makes life easier, don't you think?
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:35 AM
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"The housewifes that are bored and don't have anything else to do, quilt!"

That was the one that stuck most in my memory. Yeah! We are all bored, don't have lifes, family members to take care off, no jobs, no bills to pay, no cleaning, cooking or anything else to do. We just sit and quilt!

On top of it, we are all rich, because we have no problems buying all that fabric or any other stupid gadget we need for quilting.

Awwww, the life of a quilter, it's a good one!
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by mummadee View Post
This makes your gift list so much easier. It separates the wheat from the chaf and shortens the list of people you have to quilt for. Makes life easier, don't you think?
Love this point of view! It's one I've subscribed to without even realizing it, LOL!

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Old 12-09-2011, 06:49 AM
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A few years ago I demonstrated hand quilting at a fair. A lady stopped at my side and asked: "What kind of crime did you commit that you have to do it here?"
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:51 AM
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I get the you must have alot of time comment--which is weird from the people that KNOW I work a 50 hour week. I just quip back that no it's just I dont watch TV and the room gets very quiet.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by nabobw View Post
How about the people who say they can buy a quilt like you are making for much cheaper at Wal-Mart.
My response to the one that stated this would be, I do not see how because I do not sell my quilts to WalMart so how can they be the same?

I have found these people are jealous that they do not have the drive, talent, or patience to make beautiful art but yet wish they could.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:04 AM
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coworker looking at a baby quilt.... "oh, that's so pretty, you could sell those. you could get $25-$30 bucks for those!"
my response..... "the fabric cost over $50 bucks."
her jaw dropped for a moment, then.... "oh, i guess you can't sell them then."
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:05 AM
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I was having trouble sewing a difficult spot once and made the mistake of asking my husband. He said, "Don't you have to sew faster to make it work?" Like the stitching speed matters at all to the stitch, and like I wanted to sew something *wrong* really fast...

And for embroidery -- I love redwork. I did something recently for my niece, and my sister said, "It looks a little plain -- can't you fill it in with color?" I just looked at her. And I laughed on the inside!
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by nhweaver View Post
The quotes that get me are "oh, you quilt? you must have lots of free time, I am so busy that I could never find the time to be so crafty." and "How creative, I saw a quilt just like that one on sale in Home Goods." (this was a compliment?)
I hear this when I talk about scrapbooking too. Yep, loads and loads of free time here... uh nope... But I do make time for myself.

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Old 12-09-2011, 07:22 AM
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I love this topic and the remarks. I don't have anything to contribute on quilting but I have been a crafter/stitcher for years. People seem to think I am some kind of throwback and have lots of time. I just like making things.

I like the comment about not watching TV.
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