Maybe we all can continue as QUILTERS or FIBER ARTISTS and have a little more manners when we post our opinions. There is no reason to hurt someone's feelings or to make someone angry because you think you are right. I wrote what I wrote so some artists could feel how hurtful it is to be judged for not following other peoples rules or opinions.
When someone makes something, even if you don't understand it or like it, they are proud of it. I told my son's long ago, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything".
I walked into my friends kitchen last summer. She was so excited after painting it lavendar, even the ceiling. She accented it with lime green. It took my breath away. I told her I thought she had a great imagination when it came to color. She beamed with delight.
I was surprised when I returned a few months later. She had used an old world look from a wine cellar. The darker shades of grape and greens had transformed her kitchen from a shock into a very pleasant room. I didn't see her vision in the beginning but was glad I had kept it to myself.
It doesn't matter if you use tools or sew with a needle and thread or punch fibers into your cloth. If you think you are a quilter or fiber artist no one should rudely take away the good feeling you have about yourself and your work.
I'm climbing down from my soap box now.