Today I'd like to talk about the dreaded Quilt Police. We've all met one. The conversation goes a little like this...
"Oh no, you can't use that fabric - you have to use only quilt shop cottons. Or, you have to use only cotton thread. Or, you can't use that pattern or those colors together." The list goes on.
Don't, I repeat Don't listen to them! There are no "nevers" or "always" in art. Of course there are those rules that you should follow (1/4" seams, etc). If you decide to row against the tide or choose tools, fabrics, or methods that are different from the customary, then you must be prepared to adjust accordingly. But be wary of those individuals who believe that their opinions are set rules.
You know what you like. You know what makes you happy. Good education and guidance is invaluable. Seek it out and use that knowledge, on your terms.
I quilt because it makes me happy. If you are not finding joy or having fun, then you are doing it wrong.
ENJOY! And Quilt Creatively!