This is the last post with this title, I promise!
A lot of people happened by this blog today, thanks to a post by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co. What prompted it has been resolved by a couple of classy ladies. Interestingly, their opinions are really much more alike than they are different.
Although the response to my dumbing down posts has been very supportive for the most part, I’ve had a few comments along the lines of “if you don’t like something, stop reading. People have the right to make whatever they want, and you should stop being the quilt police.”
That has never been my intention! I don’t want to tell people not to make quilts – I want them to receive the support they need to expand their skills and grow. I’ve experienced the quilt police. I attended a guild meeting – just one – and I was politely discouraged from speaking, thinking, participating. It was “us against them,” and I was most definitely not part of “us.” I don’t want to make people feel that way with my blog, but neither do I feel I should keep my mouth shut and smile and nod and, with my silence, imply that everything is just fine the way it is.
So, time to put my money where my mouth is.
Jeanne of Grey Cat Quilts and I have discussed the idea of a Skill Builder series of blog posts. She and I are going to “tag-team” it, writing about the sort of things that less experienced quilters may find useful. We’d love your input, so please ask questions and make suggestions. You can find links to all of our posts on this page.