Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Quilts and Quilters Looks

I heard on the CBS News last night that President Obama had said “No American should ever live under a cloud of suspicion just because of what they look like."  I couldn’t agree with him more.

I have tried to live by those words ever since high school, and I hope that I have.  I hope also that it follows through to my quilting world, and that I never have and never will judge a quilter by her looks OR her quilts. 

We don’t all like the same thing, but we all share the love of quilting.  And just because you don’t like the same style of quilt someone else does, doesn’t mean you can’t be the best of friends. 

Nothing bothers me more than quilt snobs, and yet some of my best friends have been exactly that, quilt snobs.  To them hand piecing and/or hand quilting is the only way. 

Some people only make art quilts and I don’t always understand what people see in them, but I love meeting art quilters and getting to know them. 

And I don’t do appliqué and I hope that no one dislikes me or judges me because of that.  I love appliqué and I admire quilters who have that talent.

Quilters can be fabric snobs too, only using the “name” brands of fabrics.  But look at all of those ladies who only use old clothes, and look at all the beautiful quilts both the name brands and old clothes make.    

To paraphrase President Obama, “No quilter should ever live under a cloud of suspicion just because of the quilts they make.”


  1. I agree. There are too many bad things going on in the world, quilting brings everyone together.


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