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Hi everyone! I just wanted to give all members a reminder that Quilt With Us is a wonderful place to share what's going on in our world with quilting, knitting, and crafting alike. Occasionally we all like to be a part of something 'bigger' by sharing our views. Please keep in mind there are members of every political, social, economic, and cultural backgrounds who enjoy this site. We don't want to offend anyone here for we are all a community, so please be respectful and keep political posts to a minimum on here. Thank you!

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Comment by J.S. on April 24, 2013 at 2:11pm

I'm with you PQ.  Couldn't have said it better.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 24, 2013 at 8:04am

I guess I must have missed the objectionable post(s). Or maybe I'm so tolerant I didn't notice. PQ, I'm a vegetarian, but I realize I'm in the minority. I don't take offense just because someone posts a recipe using meat. (I can always find a substitute if the recipe is good.) If someone mentions politics or religion, I'm not offended, although if the attitude were that we all have to believe the same thing, I would object, even if I stayed quiet about it. I haven't seen anything like that, though. I'm happy to help with prayers for someone in need.

My blog is always full of lots of stuff besides quilting, as quilting is just one of my fiber activities, and it's sort of my diary, so family activities are often mentioned, and I have mentioned that I was canvassing during the last election, although I don't try to preach to those with different political affiliations. I think there's a difference between soap-boxing and a mention of something that is a part of our lives.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on April 24, 2013 at 7:06am

Shannon:  Exactly! 

Comment by Shannon, ON on April 24, 2013 at 6:26am

This is not a political forum. There are plenty out there. I think CT is wise to remind us. Remember the old adage "keep religion and politics out of it". These are personal beliefs and have no place here. Personally I am not offended by anything of any religion but I think political statements have no place here. I have shared some of my own life here and appreciate the support so much. But I think politics is a powder keg and does not mix well with fabric, thread or stories about grandchildren. IMHO. As for skipping over content I do not want to read: sometimes I do not know that until AFTER I have read it. I seriously enjoy all the stories about the snow (June!) this spring and particularly the wonderful sense of humour everyone seems to have. CT is the only blog I follow and it is an integral part of my day.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on April 23, 2013 at 10:37pm

Hmm... It appears we've made a sharp turn here.  What the last two commenters are talking about is exactly  what I thought this site was for -- new quilter friends; exploring different ways of life in different parts of the country/world; sharing experiences, knowledge, photos and feelings.  Where do political links, cartoons and ideology fit in there?  I'm also happy that CT doesn't encourage spammers and random people selling us things.  There's enough of all of that elsewhere.  Let's don't mess this up.    

Comment by ranchmom/OR on April 23, 2013 at 9:26pm

Praire Quilter- I could not have stated what I was feeling any better then you did.  I also miss the post of the daily lives of the members that made this site so enjoyable in the beginning.  I loved connecting and making new friends with the quilters around the world and learning of their ways of life!

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on April 23, 2013 at 6:52pm

I think everyone gets it.  I'm not sure one post with an external link warrants a caution.   I found nothing in the body of the post that should offend or cause anyone to complain.   I don't believe an opinion was even expressed.  If there are going to be strict guidelines as to what is acceptable and what is not, CT might want to post them up front so we don't inadvertently offend anyone.   If we can't take responsibility for the posts we read and the ones we just ignore without causing a fuss, then shame on us.  

I don't post much anymore for fear of offending.  If I post about a steak dinner, I might offend a vegetarian/vegan.  If I post about ranch life, I'm sure to offend folks who are anti-agriculture.  Good grief, it's possible to offend nearly every singe person on the planet these days.  

I'm discouraged that the only posts that seem to be acceptable anymore are quilt only posts. We've certainly lost the flavor and personality of this forum we had in the beginning that was so enjoyable and was what helped to connect quilters from across the country as friends.  It's too bad.  

Comment by Barb/WI on April 23, 2013 at 5:59pm

Good reminder, thank you.  We need to focus on our common interests, and enjoy this forum to share and interact.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on April 23, 2013 at 4:19pm

Thanks.  No post here should make anyone uncomfortable.

Comment by Pam/NY on April 23, 2013 at 3:58pm

Thank you for the reminder...

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