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    I am not sure but I don't show my quilts tops anyone. I am afraid I might run into one :lol:

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    Don't be afraid of them. They probably had someone pick on their quilts too when they were starting out so they feel the need to pick on everyone elses. Do they show their quilts? hmmm? Remember when you can't say what you really want to say, just thank them and tell them to have a nice day. Gets them every time.haha

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    I know they look over the top of their glasses at about three or four inches from a quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmuchmore
    I am not sure but I don't show my quilts tops anyone. I am afraid I might run into one :lol:
    Wouldn't it be fun to make a small very bad quilt and show it off proudly to everyone just to see the response you get.
    Maybe on April fools day!

    PS don't ever be shy about your work, show it off and be proud of every stitch. I work with alot of women who tell me all the time that they could never do what I do and I tell them they are absolutly right, 'cause they never try. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: These are all SO FUNNY! Very good descriptions ladies & gents.

    I've also heard them start off with "Wellllll......Bless your heart".......if you had just.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter
    Just look in the mirror! You are your own QP.
    Right as rain :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Great-great granny
    :lol: :lol: :lol: These are all SO FUNNY! Very good descriptions ladies & gents.

    I've also heard them start off with "Wellllll......Bless your heart".......if you had just.....
    :shock: I'd like to give some of the QP something to bless, but it wouldn't be my heart...LOL and that's as ugly as I'm going to get :D :D :D

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    being as how I am just starting out, I have yet to meet one.... however... no matter how many years I continue with quilting... if I get someone nitpicking...I will turn it back on them

    I will ask them, no make that drill them on how would they do it, and then pick their ideas apart... reverse the roles... THEN tell them outright that I did not ask for their opinion, and until I do, to keep it to themselves, because if making a quilt their way might turn me into them and I definitely do not want that.

    So let's hope the "QP" doesn't pick on my quilts. I don't care how badly they are done, no one should pick them apart and make anyone feel badly for trying their best. Besides, handsewn or sewing machine, it is still an act of love... it will not be perfect, and if it was, it would lose character.

    I feel that quilts are an extension of the person who makes them, that their energy goes into them, which is why so many people cherish quilts of those who have passed, and cherish quilts given as a gift, they are sensitive to those energies. (not everyone is sensitive to those energies :()

    sorry rambling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyfireo4
    Hmmm.... I always picture them as really strict librarians with the "eagle eye" that finds every minor fault and holds a magnifying glass just in case they don't see an error right away ;)
    Perfect description!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyfireo4
    Hmmm.... I always picture them as really strict librarians with the "eagle eye" that finds every minor fault and holds a magnifying glass just in case they don't see an error right away ;)
    OMG...this looks just like my son's home ec teacher when he was a senior in high school. My son WAS a troublemaker and he and 3 of his friends got in BIG trouble over something in her class. Let's just say that my son drew a picture of her and one of his friends added the title and the other kid actually wanted to get in trouble too. :roll:

    The parents were called in and I CAN be arrogant at times...she immediately didn't like me...and I could have cared less.

    Funny that my son and I were just discussing this incident yesterday (he'll be 40 in Feb.) and I couldn't remember what Mrs. Clark looked like. You captured her perfectly...LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter
    Just look in the mirror! You are your own QP.

    You are so clever. :thumbup:

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    they come disquised in my area as "concerned quilters"..lol

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    They purse their lips and say tsktsk a lot.

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    they are usually furry and purr or bark ! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting
    Quote Originally Posted by sewmuchmore
    I am not sure but I don't show my quilts tops anyone. I am afraid I might run into one :lol:
    Wouldn't it be fun to make a small very bad quilt and show it off proudly to everyone just to see the response you get.
    Maybe on April fools day!

    PS don't ever be shy about your work, show it off and be proud of every stitch. I work with alot of women who tell me all the time that they could never do what I do and I tell them they are absolutly right, 'cause they never try. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    Real words of wisdom! Thank you! :)

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    Sometimes you can't see them, only hear them in your head. NEVER listen to the voices in your head. Unless they tell you to buy more stuff for your quilting addiction.

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    It isn't a look. It is a boatload of bad attitude with some arrogance thrown in...lol. Ignore them at all costs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting
    I know they look over the top of their glasses at about three or four inches from a quilt!
    Oh, no! I do that because I want to see the beautiful technique and cannot see fine details with my #@%& bifocals. I swear I am NOT undercover (unless I am the Manchurian quilt police)??

    The QPOfficer I ran across is very slim, perfectly coiffed, has impeccable make-up, expensive clothing and can afford to purchase all the 'right stuff'. Has NO imagination, NO sense of quilting history, and was NOT taught by dear older quilters passing on the wisdom of generations, only expensive experts.

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    I'm afraid it may be me when looking at my own work. I am very critical of my efforts and can spot my mistakes at 100 paces after the fact.

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    Thanks everyone for such a fun thread this am.

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    I used to run into them on juries at craft shops. Mind you, they were NOT quilters - just thought they knew what quilts should look like.
    Mine are not the rotary cut, perfectly pieced, 3 matching fabrics type - more like folk art. Maybe all the strips in my Log Cabin block are not the same width, but it is sewn well with no major puckers. Going for an old-fashioned, scrappy look. But they wanted mine to "conform".

    I always wanted to say, look at the pottery you have in the shop - some has smooth finishes, some has rough finishes. There are as many ways of making a craft as there are crafters.

    Funny thing, though, my quilts sold quite well.

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    they aren't hard to spot, they are the ones that tell you how to do something but you find out they have never done it. they tell you all the wrong things you did but remember, there are no quilt police just busy bodies, not everyone makes a quilt the same. it would be such a boring world if we did. enjoy the process and expand your knowledge by trying new things

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    Rules? There are rules? wow, no one ever told me there were rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    They have good disguises, and look quite like normal quilters.
    Check their tongue .... as that's the true indentifying factor!!!
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    i second that! :)

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    Quilt police??? I thought you meant quilt PLEE ZEE>>>haha.
    In my town the quilting cops live and work at our local quilt shop where you bring your quilt to be machine long arm quilted. They seem to always have a comment on what I have done WRONG! I just smile and say..Thank You...In my world my quilting "wrongs" are just mistakes I did on purpose. (as if I did not know they were there..most of the time) I know there are somethings to do the right way,... but....and it is a BIG BUTT..opps I mean but, there is a place to tell and also how to tell and some people just do not understand the difference.

    Quote Originally Posted by scrappy2
    There is alot of talk about the quilting Police and since I break so many rules. :twisted: I think I might like to know just in case they show up at my door. Also If I knew what they looked like It might be my next Halloween costume. Descriptions Please!

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