Monday, September 29, 2014

Interesting reaction

I just read a blog post and watched a video, both of which were posted within the past few hours. I've followed this blogger for several years and although she professes to be a skilled teacher and has published several books about basic quilting skills, I've found that often the information she's sharing on her blog to be not useful and actually, misleading to beginning quilters.  I've never responded or pointed out my misgivings about her information but today's video was more than I could bear. By the way, I normally don't read her blogs at all and I'd delete her blog from my following list if I could, but I don't know how to do that. I normally just read the headline and pass over it.  Today's post was intriguing  for some some reason so I opened it and also watched the video.

By the end of it, I had a list of things that should have been done in a better way to make construction of the block easier and more precise. So I clicked on her contact tab (rather than posting a public comment and possibly embarrassing her) and wrote her an email, expressing my concerns and pointing out the other ways to do the procedure that I'd learned from the many other teachers I've learned from.  I got a quick response from her support unit, which I believe is her husband, saying that my email wouldn't be read since it had been filtered as hostile or unimportant.

Interesting.  When I teach a quilting skill or share some information about quilting, I welcome feedback. I don't always like hearing it, but I always learn something about myself and my skills that is useful and which improves my work.  Too bad this young lady doesn't think she needs to learn anything from anyone else.  

Now, if only I could figure out how to delete her blog from my following list!

Now I see that the email I sent to support in response to learning that my original email would not be read, has bounced right back.  I find it quite sad that these 2 people believe they have nothing to learn from others.  I hope that they don't feel that way in other areas of their lives.

When I told my husband about this, his response was, "How arrogant!"


  1. Its sad when people cant take constructive feedback. I believe we all learn constantly from others and that can only serve to improve our skills and technique.

    Arrogant indeed!

  2. what is even sadder, is that she is probably getting paid to teach that misinformation. There is always one...