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    Default I'M IN A FIGHTING MOOD

    I hope I don't normally come on here spouting fire and brimstone, but the numerous threads this morning regarding the Iron Quilter contest have me spewing . . . and I am truly ashamed of calling some of the posters on here 'friends'. I have never seen a more ungrateful bunch of whiners and can't believe you have found so many inane things about which to B-itch and moan.

    The choice was yours whether or not you entered the Iron Quilter contest. No one twisted your arm and no one made you sweat and cry to get your entry in on time. And now the photos aren't up for viewing soon enough for you? There are way too many entries to scroll through? You hate it because the organizers tried to make the voting more accessible to everyone? You hate it because the organizers are now trying to make it accessible to you because you don't want to sign up for another provider? Yadda yadda yadda.

    PUT ON YOUR BIG GIRL PANTIES AND DEAL WITH IT.

    What's that old saying about kicking a gift horse in the mouth? If I were the wheels behind this wonderful forum I would definitely sit back and laugh while pulling the plug today and NEVER look back.

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    Agreed!! Not to mention, lack of patience... It's only the first day. Voting will be up for a week. Plenty of time for anything to happen. I feel like we're getting a little too competitive and forgetting that it was simply a brilliant marketing strategy for the shop. Look how many entries there were?! Think how much money they made off this.

    Up until this point, the people on this forum have done nothing but encourage others to go for it and enter, because it's all been in the name of fun. Now its as if everyone is out for blood.

    Not what I expected at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandymae View Post
    Agreed!! Not to mention, lack of patience... It's only the first day. Voting will be up for a week. Plenty of time for anything to happen. I feel like we're getting a little too competitive and forgetting that it was simply a brilliant marketing strategy for the shop. Look how many entries there were?! Think how much money they made off this.

    Up until this point, the people on this forum have done nothing but encourage others to go for it and enter, because it's all been in the name of fun. Now its as if everyone is out for blood.

    Not what I expected at all.
    I just wanna say....not everyone is out for blood. Not everyone is whining & ungrateful. 457 of us entered this contest. Some of us really did enjoy the process with all of it's issues & frustrations. Some of us have been patient. And some of us even spent a bit of our own money to enter this contest. And some of us are GREAT BIG M* fans! Please don't let a few apples spoil the whole barrel. ( I got that saying from my dear Momma, & it seems to fit here) We are all a little excited to see the results, & of course we would all like to win too. NOT that complainers are spoiled apples....they put a lot into this contest too, in good faith.

    I also want to say, I think that everyone (even those who didn't submit their work) did an AMAZING job!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jingleme View Post


    I just wanna say....not everyone is out for blood. Not everyone is whining & ungrateful. 457 of us entered this contest. Some of us really did enjoy the process with all of it's issues & frustrations. Some of us have been patient. And some of us even spent a bit of our own money to enter this contest. And some of us are GREAT BIG M* fans! Please don't let a few apples spoil the whole barrel. ( I got that saying from my dear Momma, & it seems to fit here) We are all a little excited to see the results, & of course we would all like to win too.

    I also want to say, I think that everyone (even those who didn't submit their work) did an AMAZING job!!!
    You're right. Excuse me for my choice of the word 'Everyone'.
    & I have whole-heartedly enjoyed this experience. Just wish some wouldn't get so upset about certain things.

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    My big girl panties are ON!

    BIG girls don't just sit down and shut up like mindless sheep when a highly advertised contest changes AFTER the date it was set to start!

    This is not a charity event. We were not GIVEN materials to enter this contest. We purchased them in good faith that the stated RULES would equally apply to ALL and the structure of the contest was something we decided to participate in.

    How can you claim ANYONE chose to enter this contest when the contest is NOT what it was advertised to be?

    The attitude that we should all just silently accept WHATEVER kind of decisions and rule changes and platform changes the organizers decide to impose AFTER the start date has me spewing!

    Ungrateful? What is there to be grateful for? This is a CONTEST that cost time and money to enter, it is not some sort of GIFT we should all be so happy to have received!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat n bull View Post
    My big girl panties are ON!

    BIG girls don't just sit down and shut up like mindless sheep when a highly advertised contest changes AFTER the date it was set to start!

    This is not a charity event. We were not GIVEN materials to enter this contest. We purchased them in good faith that the stated RULES would equally apply to ALL and the structure of the contest was something we decided to participate in.

    How can you claim ANYONE chose to enter this contest when the contest is NOT what it was advertised to be?

    The attitude that we should all just silently accept WHATEVER kind of decisions and rule changes and platform changes the organizers decide to impose AFTER the start date has me spewing!

    Ungrateful? What is there to be grateful for? This is a CONTEST that cost time and money to enter, it is not some sort of GIFT we should all be so happy to have received!

    All you say, Catherine, is quite true. All I am saying is that there's a better place to air the complaints than on a public forum. And, since it has come to the top, YOU of all should probably be the least vocal, because out of all the entries I have seen I believe yours to be the MOST creative, complicated design, and most spectacular. I had no doubts about you walking away with the winning quilt prize - hands down . . . but the comments here yesterday and today will probably cause you to lose many well-deserved votes. And that's sad.

    My two cents - take it for what it is worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Navas View Post
    All you say, Catherine, is quite true. All I am saying is that there's a better place to air the complaints than on a public forum. And, since it has come to the top, YOU of all should probably be the least vocal, because out of all the entries I have seen I believe yours to be the MOST creative, complicated design, and most spectacular. I had no doubts about you walking away with the winning quilt prize - hands down . . . but the comments here yesterday and today will probably cause you to lose many well-deserved votes. And that's sad.

    My two cents - take it for what it is worth.
    I don't agree with this at all Sandy, to try to influence people not to "Like" Cat n Bull's quilt is wrong of you. I'm sorry that you feel to stoop that low to get your "Opinion" across. (SMH)
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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsOffItsMine View Post
    I don't agree with this at all Sandy, to try to influence people not to "Like" Cat n Bull's quilt is wrong of you. I'm sorry that you feel to stoop that low to get your "Opinion" across. (SMH)
    I read it as her praising that quilt and just saying it was too bad that some might be influenced by all the posts lately, not by any one person
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doloris View Post
    I read it as her praising that quilt and just saying it was too bad that some might be influenced by all the posts lately, not by any one person
    Sorry Doloris but I don't read it that way at all, more like passive aggressive since Sandy started this thread and is isolating one individual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Navas View Post
    All I am saying is that there's a better place to air the complaints than on a public forum.
    I agree wholeheartedly with this statement, especially since the majority of the time no one from MSQC reads the forums, and that is who you should contact with any complaints.
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