Saturday, January 19, 2008

Freedom of Speech

So the Quilt Frame Police has removed me from her Yahoo Group after telling me how wrong I am. I really wish she'd go back and read some of the things that she says to people. Perhaps she'd realize how snobbish and judgemental she comes off if she'd only read her own words out loud.

She sent an email with 5 paragraphs telling me about her past in quilting, blah blah blah just to tell me in the last line that I've been removed.

What a joke! One line that said, "You've been removed" would have been sufficient.

It's funny because I used my own blog to vent instead of posting to the group to vent as she did. I didn't use the name of the group in my post. I didn't use the name of the person in my post. There's 3000 some people in this yahoo group, I know I'm not the only one that she's offended because I've gotten emails from other people on a few of the occasions when she's said things regarding my posts that were completely uncalled for.

I'm grateful that there are many, many, many other groups out there that I can be a part of. If I've been blacklisted for speaking out against snobbery, so be it. There are lots of other ways to learn.

I've made many friends at the local shops and online because of quilting and those are the people that matter.

I do however find it funny that I've been removed from the group because she feels I'm "unhappy."

Good riddance!!

17 comments:

Kim West said...

What a silly woman. I guess that is why I don't really belong to groups. I do belong to the Pickle Posse (Quilter's Home Group) - but it is getting to political and witchy for my tastes. You didn't vent on the group - you vented on your own blog and didn't even name the group... to me that is a power hungry witch that can't stand criticism.

jillquilts said...

It's funny how she knew that you were talking about her. Maybe she is aware of her snobbery....

Debby said...

Jen, sorry to learn you've been removed from the Yahoo group for speaking your mind on your own blog. Although I've gained insight from the group, I don't conrtribute to that one for the very reason that the owner/moderator is so critical. I quilt for my own enjoyment - mostly gifts for my family and trying to finish up some old quilts left by my grandmother. I certainly, as a retiree, don't have funds to have multiple sewing machines when, like you, can only sew on one at a time. And I wish QFP would quit using the word currant( a berry) when obviously 'current' (a current project) is what is intended.
You go girl, and don't take it personal that you've been dropped from this one group. BTW, I've bookmarked your blog, now that I can no longer read your contributions on the group

Michelle said...

You know, just because she has issues with you, she obviously doesn't care enough about 'HER' group to let you still be a member. She may think so, but she does NOT know it all, and you could and DO have things to offer to others like us, through your own experiences that she may not have experienced,believe it or not, although she claims she has 'experienced it all'.

I agree with Snippy. Start your own group, 'If you build it, they will come!' I'll be the first to sign up!

jillquilts said...

Is this where Prolific Quilters Online Guild will come in???

Moneik said...

You don't need her nor do you need her crap. You're an amazingly talented quilter and you don't have to have a separate machine to be able to use a frame. She must not know how to complete a project like you do. We'll continue to listen to and learn from you and you don't need her group. I say start your own group and all your comrads aka quilt blogging buddies will join you! You go Girl!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

I'm offended that she had the nerve to do this. I do wish I knew which site it was because I will avoid it like the plaque. No one should insult anyone like she has. Ya know, I have, in such a short time, met so many wonderful women thru the quilting sites, that I suppose one bad apple isn't that bad of odds. You rock and don't let anyone tell you different.
Regina

Morah said...

Ya' know what? Once you get past being mad you;ll realize that goodbye to bad laundry! Amazing though how she sought out your blog.......

Carol Van Rooy said...

good for you... for sticking to your guns.

Hazel said...

This is hilarious if I understand it correctly ,this women came on your blog ,didn't like what you said on your own blog ,so she kick you off her group .I really don't think you are missing much if they treat there members that way .I hope she reads your blog again and see's all the negative responses about herself .I have never heard you say one negitive thing to anyone if anything your a big help to us all .You don't need them your doing well on your own .Good girl for standing up to her .

Gina said...

It just goes to show that some women take themselves too seriously. I've met so many of them it ceases to be funny.

You are better off not being part of the group. She'll get her just rewards when people realise what she's like and leave her alone in her group.

She's probably a lonely bitter woman who needs online groups as she can't relate to people in real life.

love and hugs xxx

Suzan said...

Just read your blog...NOW I understand! I was just dumped for no known reason and I just assumed it was a Yahoo issue. I thought the group was really helpful. Now I am just going to bug you!!

(That nasty woman needs a good slapping!:) )

Connie said...

I am floored! I read your earlier post and thought to myself 'Wow, very classy--didn't name and names." NOW this!!?? I can't imagine! You are entitled to your opinions and I think this woman maybe saw herself a little too clearly.

Regina said...

hmmm - guilty conscience on her part perhaps - since nowhere did you name her OR the group!!!

So when you start YOUR group - be sure to let us know, ok! So we can all join!

Wow...

Maureen said...

Okay I have to say that what you write on your blog is for you!!! You could have slammed her by name and her group of quilters (who are probably all really nice and don't know what a nosy witch the moderator is) and it is none of her business. You always do the right thing and never post peoples names when you have an issue with them...you take it to them rather than post a name...this woman has me fuming. She has no right to do this but I feel it is for the best because you will rise like a Phoenix from the ashes and create a BIGGER and BETTER group where people will have the freedom of speech on their side. Thank you for being you and you are hardly ever unhappy...you are such a positive and good influence on all of us! I am sending hugs your way - hope you can feel them.

Maureen

Luv to quilt said...

Jen,
This woman had no right to take you out of her group for psoting what you did .You did not say her name or name of her group.Its also your Blog to do what you want.
That is ok I learn a lot from your Blog and enjoy it. Its the best.
Some people are sooooo jealous.

Nancy said...

It took me awhile to figure this out - she actually read your blog postings and for that reason kicked you off her Yahoo group?? And for such a silly reason as not approving of your method of moving your machine off and on your frame??? She seriously needs to get a life! Well, if that is the case - good riddance to her and her group. This just gives you more time to blog with those of us who love you!