Has Anyone Ever....

Been to a viewer's choice quilt show, where one quilter stationed her
husband at the
front door to advise all the people coming in which number her quilt
was?
Just sayin'.
I've been totally astounded at how *nice* quilters are. That's been
affirmed to me over
and over on this group even! But I've also seen some little old
ladies who are
*very* competitive!
Just for the record, I think it's permissible, *expected* even, to
drag your DH to the quilt
show for the sole purpose of casting a ballot for your quilt. :-)
Sherry
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Sherry
WAAAAHaha, Sherry. No. I've never seen that. But I worked and lived in politics long enough to be aware of ... what was your polite word? Competitive? Our precious young preacher talked Sunday about: there's stealing and then there's REALLY stealing. I'm thinking that sounds like one of them. Polly
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Polly Esther
Oh, yeah the one time I was the display chair for our show in Lompoc, we had the show in the Veteran's Hall. I had everything lined out and set up to meet the needs of MeSue daughter's wheelchair [bless their souls]. When it came to delivering the quilts and hanging, some of the guild members tried to railroad me of where to place things. Uh, they didn't know me very well. Let's just say things were hung the way I lined them out ;)
Yes, I have seen just what you mentioned, last time was at the Glendale [CA] Quilt Show.
Ginger in CA "it takes all kinds of personalities to make the world go 'round!]
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Ginger in CA
This is an old story but still sweet- Many years ago I was talking on the phone with my mom in Az. Suddenly she said she had to get off the phone cuz my aunt was there and they were going to a quilt show. My mom doesn't quilt- doesn't even sew- so I was surprised at her interest. She said she had gathered up all the quilted items I'd made for them over the years and was taking all of it to show to people at the quilt show! I tried my best to discourage her- can you imagine two little old ladies on a bench outside the show saying 'Psssttt! Wanna see my daughter's quilts?'
I never had the courage to ask her if they did it.....
Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
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Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
Leslie, be so happy that they were so appreciative of your work. Almost all the recipients of my quilts have been equally as happy and enthusiastic save one. I did a queen size quilt for dear brother and SIL. Machine pieced and hand quilted. Heavily quilted for hand quilting. The only response I ever got was - 'oh, that's nice'. No thank you. And this was after checking if SIL liked quilts; checked colors, etc. We all vacation together every year. One year they brought extra quilts for their vacation bed. Would you not have brought the one that was made for you since the maker was with you wether you liked it or not??? Or am I being overly sensitive? Oh well. Everyone else seems to be pleased.
Kim in NJ
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AuntK
Good gracious Leslie. You have made me bawl, " I want my moma". She thought I could walk on water, she took my side - right or wrong and she just knew that I could do anything. She certainly would have taken one of my quilts to a quilt show and given everybody an opportunity to admire it. This week we'll be missing a lot of people that we love. We'll wallow in the missing - and then we will be very thankful that we had them to miss. Thank God for Momas ... and quilt shows. Polly
Leslie, be so happy that they were so appreciative of your work. Almost all the recipients of my quilts have been equally as happy and enthusiastic save one. I did a queen size quilt for dear brother and SIL. Machine pieced and hand quilted. Heavily quilted for hand quilting. The only response I ever got was - 'oh, that's nice'. No thank you. And this was after checking if SIL liked quilts; checked colors, etc. We all vacation together every year. One year they brought extra quilts for their vacation bed. Would you not have brought the one that was made for you since the maker was with you wether you liked it or not??? Or am I being overly sensitive? Oh well. Everyone else seems to be pleased.
Kim in NJ
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Polly Esther
Yep Polly, you are right as usual. My mama was my best cheerleader too. I got in the right line when they were handing out parents. I hope Leslie's mama is recovering from her recent surgery and doing well. Taria
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Taria
Thanks- yes, she is recovering from her second mastectomy and getting into the reconstruction process- she just turned 82 y.o. a week ago. This one was preventative- and she's doing well. Thank God.
Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
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Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
I always wished my mom would be my cheerleader. Nothing I ever did quite measured up for her. She did, however, love the crazy quilt I made for her the summer before she went into hospice, kept it on her bed for the rest of her life. I really wish I knew what happened to that quilt. If I knew it was doing some good, giving someone else comfort or enjoyment, I'd be satisfied. But I suspect it went into the garbage bin. I ask, but nobody will answer. Ah well .... letting go sometimes is hard.
Love to you all, Sunny
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Sunny
Almost said something unkind about someone in our guild. Deleted my original message and ask for forgiveness.
Susan
On Sat, 20 Nov 2010 21:40:47 -0800 (PST), Sherry wrote:
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Susan Laity Price
Susan, you are what's known as a good person. If more of us stopped to think before hitting that 'send' button or leaving our quick and angry post without deleting, the digital world would much kinder and gentler.
Sunny
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Sunny

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