If you are a quilter, surely you have heard from the quilt police. I have now officially banned them from my realm of quilting. Quilting is my kingdom of joy! I will no longer pay attention to comments like, “she only makes quilts from patterns.” Isn’t that why patterns exist? I sometimes design quilts, but am just as happy to use a pattern.
“Her quilts are all so easy, no wonder she gets so many done.” I work with a wide range of difficulty. Sometimes I love to really challenge myself. Other times cutting squares and chain piecing can be such great therapy. I make what I like and love. Period.
“She pays a longarm quilter to quilt her quilts, so the quilt isn’t really hers.” Oh how I disagree with that one. Longarm quilters exist for a reason and I am so glad to pay them for their talents! On occasion I will quilt my own on my domestic machine, but I don’t really enjoy it very much, so why torture myself?! And no, I will not spend the big bucks for a long arm and frame. And yes, I did make that quilt!
I could go on and on about the negative comments I have heard about quilters – not just myself but others as well. I am a “GOOD ENOUGH” quilter, and that is good enough for me!
Note to the Quilt Police – you are banned from my kingdom!
(Please note that I have only used the female gender above as I do not have any male quilters in my realm.)