Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dumbing down of quilting...

Have you all been following these blog conversations about the "dumbing down of quilting"?  

  • Definition of DUMB DOWN per Merriam-Webster.com

  • transitive verb

  • : to lower the level of difficulty and the intellectual content of (as a textbook); also : to lower the general level of intelligence in <the dumbing down of society>

  • Dumbing down per Wikipedia is a pejorative term for a perceived over-simplification of education, news and television (among other things), or as a statement of truth about real cultural trends in education and culture.

Kind of an interesting topic, one that is bound to bring up all kinds of differing opinions I think.   Kesch brought it up in an email to me this morning and it is a topic that has been bouncing around in my brain for the past few days since reading one of the many blog posts about it. 

Here are some links...and the comments are quite heated by some fellow quilters that are all sorts of riled up about the topic!  

Piecemeal Quilts, parts 1, 2, and 3!   Lots of passion here!

Bloom  A good summary of the discussion and her thoughts on it.

Tallgrass Prairie Studio  How she is responding to what she feels is a personal attack on her quilting techniques.  

Sew Inspired...I agree with her sentiments. 

Just google it and see what you come up with...everyone has an opinion...it might make for an interesting meeting night next week if we all decide to voice ours! LOL