Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 42

Thread: Now I ask you......

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    SW AL
    Posts
    334
    sigh....

    speaking of giving quilts to charity....

    this groups of 'ladies' and I use the term loosely - ahem..... proper southern belles every last one of 'em... yea right, ok...

    anyway....

    they make quilts and 'raffle' them off to raise money for the group - we can't use 'raffle' because that's gambling and have to use another word only I can't think of what it is but it really is a raffle...

    so I picked up the Christmas material after the holidays from walmart for $1 a yard and made this quilt top (74x87) and gave it to the group to finish (they do that) and then sell....

    several of the ladies wanted to do it by hand but it got nowhere, plus a few said 'oh it's too small' :shock:
    so I said well, would 2 more yards of material be enough to make it bigger? and was told, sure

    one of the ladies has a long arm and generally finishes the quilts for the group so I didn't have any problem with that...

    so this is how she finished it - she put one (ONE) wide strip down ONE SIDE and that's it.........

    let me tell you, that quilt is ALL HERS - do not even mention my name in the same breath as that quilt!!

    :mrgreen: 8)



    this REALLY goes to that "once you give it, they can do ANYTHING with it..." and boy did they ever...

    buwahhahahahaaaaa

    one?? at least opposite sides? ya think? or maybe even three sides for a drop? or none or all four sides? but one side??

    am I the only one who thinks that was taking cattiness to an extreme?
    couldn't she have given it back to me and said, "make it bigger"?

    oh well, live and learn...
    I told the president of the group not to ask me to do any more sewing....

    ps you can see that she did a BARE minimum of sewing on the longarm....

  2. #2
    moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    1,968
    Ummm .... maybe she had a senior moment and forgot the other sides??? I know I'm grasping at straws here, plus I'm laughing so hard it's difficult to think, let alone type... LOL

    Perhaps this is the new style that is coming out and we just haven't heard of it????

    I really don't know what to say except,.... distance yourself from that one for sure! :)

  3. #3
    Super Member beachlady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    6,753
    I still have a quizzical look on my face! Why would anyone do that? No answer for you.

  4. #4
    purpl7's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Brainerd, MN
    Posts
    108
    Oh, I definately think you have reason to be..... ummm.... peeved in the extreme. I can't even imagine that they would not finish to look as wonderful as when you started it. I would have said more than a few choice words to them, but you probably handled it better than I would have.

    It's amazing to me that some quilters can be so helpful and wonderful and others so disturbingly disgusting. How irritating.

    I am very sorry that they did that to you. I love the look of the quilt otherwise. You must have put a lot of work into it. Also, I love the Christmas fabrics, and the dark blue to balance them. You did a great job.


  5. #5
    Izy
    Izy is offline
    Super Member Izy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Halifax, W. Yorks, U.K.
    Posts
    5,997
    Is this the 'new off-set' look then, maybe she has started a new trend there...no seriously I would be absolutely fuming...I find it so hard to imagine 'catiness' to this extreme, to spoil the effect of a beautiful quilt, donated for charity.....unreal!! :roll:

  6. #6
    Super Member Chele's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Belle Isle, Florida
    Posts
    6,737
    Well, even a lopsided border treatment can't make that pretty quilt ugly! You did a fine job! And for charity, too! Kudos to you on your beautiful and cheery quilt! Make more!

  7. #7
    moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    1,968
    I want to add, your quilt is gorgeous, I love the fabrics and the pattern. :)

  8. #8
    Senior Member Lisa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    East Texas
    Posts
    596
    in the pic it looks like it is one 3 sides and nothing on the left side?

  9. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    SW AL
    Posts
    334
    I changed the picture so you can see the ONE side better...
    top, bottom, left side ends at red and blue binding, right side has VERY WIDE blue strip added then binding???????????????????

  10. #10
    Super Member isnthatodd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Garland, TX
    Posts
    1,957
    Ok, so it was designed to go on a bed with the narrow border against the wall and the wide one on the visible side!

  11. #11
    Moderator kathy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    on the Texas Coast
    Posts
    4,050
    she probably said, oh well, it's for charity, who cares?!
    glad my name aint Charity, I'd be mad!
    If that's not a slap in the face I don't know what would be. You should stick here with your friends and let them have each other.

    I'm sorry for you because I know it had to hurt too.

  12. #12
    Senior Member Lisa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    East Texas
    Posts
    596
    well the other girls are right, it's very pretty! do you think she had a senior moment? Did you ask her about it?

  13. #13
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    SW AL
    Posts
    334
    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa
    well the other girls are right, it's very pretty! do you think she had a senior moment? Did you ask her about it?
    oh believe me, I do not even want to go there :!: :!: :!: :mrgreen:

  14. #14
    Senior Member quiltnana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    300
    You made the quilt for the right reasons and your part was beautiful. I don't think I would go there to ask what the hay either. Sometimes you just have to say no accounting for taste and leave it at that. Someone will still cherish it and see all the love you put into it. :) :) :) :)

  15. #15
    Super Member Harmony's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Brea, California
    Posts
    4,411
    Your quilt is beautiful. If she'd finished it, it would be even more beautiful! Maybe she's dyslexic??? Or maybe just stupid....

  16. #16
    Diamonds's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    658
    I would be upset too... :(

  17. #17
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Alturas, CA
    Posts
    8,413
    I can't believe anyone could do that. It is a beautiful quilt though, and I certainly wouldn't have anything more to do with that group. Maybe it's a good idea though, that your name isn't mentioned, that way, no one asks you what you were thinking.


  18. #18
    Cordelia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Maryland/D.C.
    Posts
    678
    You know what I'm thinking? It looks shoddy. It looks like someone couldn't be bothered to do a proper job. The strip on one side offsets the center and it's just awful what she did to your quilt.

    There's NO excuse for that one strip. You did the right thing in telling those ladies off. I wouldn't sew a single thing for them after that. That is so inexcusable, it isn't even fit to give to charity the way she altered it.

  19. #19
    Community Manager PatriceJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    7,168
    Blog Entries
    3
    the answer is clear. the poor woman had obviously dived face-first into a big bowl of super-spiked after xmas eggnog. about 3 times a day for every day in the week before she added that strip.

    she's probably still suffering the hangover. (well ... we can hope she is, anyway. :lol: :wink: :lol: )

  20. #20
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,092
    Blog Entries
    1
    I think your quilt is beautiful :D For whatever reason that woman did this to your quilt, I hope the quilt police come and get her soon! :x :x :x

  21. #21
    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    5,723
    Sounds like maybe she didn't want to quilt any more for everyone....and this was her statement....tell them to give it back you want to fix a few spots. it is very pretty :D

  22. #22
    Moderator tlrnhi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    In the middle of a mess...
    Posts
    19,993
    It's a very pretty quilt and I'm still trying to figure out WHY she did what she did. It's starting to give me a headache, so I'm not going to think about it anymore except to maybe think she thought she made a NEW pattern?

  23. #23

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    9

    I would have gone for the Jugular! :evil:

  24. #24
    Super Member Celeste's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    N. Ca
    Posts
    4,507
    Blog Entries
    32
    Bizarre!

    I couldn't possibly state it any better than anyone who already has posted!

  25. #25
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    9,792
    Blog Entries
    1
    Wow. Strange. That was my "see something new every day" for today. :shock:

    It's a gorgeous center--I just love those stars. And the colors. :!: :!:

    Hey, Janeen how did you get the photo in the middle of your text?

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.