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    I love this story Fay! Although I am very precise, this is what quilting for me is about!

    Have fun quilting!
    Anymart

    Quote Originally Posted by faykilgore View Post
    Let me post a positive story about poor quilting. My uncle by marriage asked me to repair a quilt his mother had made him years ago. He couldn't use it anymore due to the fraying of some of the seams. The dear lady loved to make quilts, but her work was very imprecise and her hand quilted stitches very uneven. The local quilt guild refused to let her work on their group quilts, but my uncle loved that quilt that had been lovingly created by his mother just for him. I used my silk thread I use for applique so I could match each color, and I painstakingly repaired each frayed seam. I knew his mother, and she was the sweetest lady with a huge heart. I'm glad her son sees the love, not the flaws.
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    I would like to apologize as a hand piecer/quilter to you. I am making a machine quilt now. It's the hardest thing in the world to me.
    As long as you have fun quilting!
    Anymart
    Quote Originally Posted by Lavada View Post
    the one i like is oh its not a quilt unless its hand pieced and hand quilted
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    To me it does!
    They just were speechless...

    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyR View Post
    Here's the funny part: no reply at all. Not a "wow, thank you anyway", or a "Oh I don't mind paying you a decent rate for your time and talent" or anything. Does *no reply* count as a funny remark?!
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    I am sorry Kim. I apologize for all Dutch. As a Dutch quilter I am very well aware of the ignorance on quilting in the Netherlands... The Dutch have been quilting since the 1600's and before, but one way or another, it is something that hasn't spread.

    Quote Originally Posted by dglvr View Post
    My exchange student is from Holland and she didn't know what a quilt was. Then asked why would you go through all trouble when you can just go buy a blanket. Hahahha
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    Love this one!
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I bet you could give 10 people on here identical piles of fabric and each would create his or her own unique style quilt - I bet no two would be identical!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LenaBeena View Post
    All through life I have had to fend off hurtful remarks.
    "You're a teacher so you don't have a real job." "Do you know how tall you are?" "You know how to use a chain saw?" "Why would anyone sew?" "Ewwww, you got that at a yard sale, how awful!" "You let your children go to foreign countries --- people are different there!!!" On and on. Sometimes my brain works well and I give a very sweet, thought provoking comment that makes anyone listening realize how wrong the speaker is. Sometimes I just smile and stare at them until they start to think. My husband says just to consider the source. I liked the comment about pigs, right on!

    Reminds me of the time shortly after I bought my house. I was single and 36. My dear aunt repeated what our priest said to her. ....."why would a single girl buy a house?". Well....duh!! To live in! I was po'd I have to admit but then had to laugh! BECAUSE I COULD BUY A HOUSE! Gosh!
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