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People Are Finally Talking About It

23 May

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Finally, after several days, people have begun to speak out. I am thankful people are finally talking about the issue. We have to take a stand against bullying, and the only way to do so is acknowledge that this attack on people was bullying. The group of people who wrote these hateful and hurtful comments are now trying to say they are the victims and outing them as bullies, in itself, was bullying… Gaslighting much?

The only way to deal with bullies, is to stand up and say something! Silence is not the answer! I’ve seen quite a few posts about how quilters need to come together and move past this. Almost as if certain bloggers want to hurry up and brush it under the rug. One even said we need to move past this and get back to quilting, as if ignoring the problem makes it go away. No, sorry, but we need to talk about it. In fact, I’ve seen a few posts about how people telling their story of bullying in the quilt community. I thank them for sharing! Quilting should a safe space to express yourself, not somewhere you feel the need to hide!

Here’s a list of people in the quilt community talking about it! I’ll update it as more people come out and take a stand!

Quiltville

ChicagoNow

Generation Q Magazine

The Bitchy Stitcher

Mark Lipinski

Katie’s Quilting Corner

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2 Responses to “People Are Finally Talking About It”

  1. Beth T. May 23, 2017 at 10:40 am #

    Bonnie Hunter addressed it in one of her blog posts, summarizing what was happening and saying she was “done with” that behavior. http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-biggest-show-share-in-washington.html I think her opinion will hold a lot of sway in the more traditional quilt community, so I was very happy to see her speak out.

  2. Kris Webb May 23, 2017 at 11:20 am #

    “Outing” this vicious gang for attempting to ruin the career of other quilters is hardly bullying. In fact, in some instances, it might be called a court case. We can only hope.

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