I'm sure you are all sick of seeing this quilt by now, but it does go with my title story. I received an e-mail from AQS that my quilt was not accepted into the Syracuse show. Now I always tell people that you have to have a very thick skin if you want to enter shows and take the good with the bad. Long story short, the very next day, I got an e-mail from a Blogging friend (Mayleen at Q is for Quilt ) who said she saw my quilt in the latest "Quiltmania" . Wow!! This is my all time favorite magazine. I don't subscribe because I get it from my favorite quilt shop, Busy Thimble, and I will be picking it up as soon as I can!!
No Bake Applique
So... you just never know. Quilt judging is very subjective. I used to feel I couldn't enter my quilts in shows that were predominantly machine made or that featured "modern" quilts. But, I truly feel that quilts are quilts and that when I go to a show, I want to see all of them! I want to know what other quilters are doing. I know I will always be hopelessly traditional and my goal in my quilting life is to keep that tradition alive. But, as with everything in life, there is room for the old and the new and we can learn from both. So, go enter a quilt!