I know I have
expressed this before in a post, but I think it bears repeating. Why do we
enter quilt shows? I know it is nice to be recognized with a shiny new ribbon,
but I can truly say that I enter my quilts to share my joy with other people. I
love to stand by a quilt and its maker and listen to the stories.
It makes me so sad when I hear a friend say “oh I would never enter my quilt, it isn’t good enough”. I go to shows to see all kinds of quilts. The good, the bad and – the funny!
I’m reminding you all of this in the wake of the fabulous Vermont Quilt Festival (that I SADLY missed) because for the second year in a row, I missed a blue ribbon by 1 point. Now if I entered my quilts to win ribbons, I might have been discouraged by this – wink!
Please check out other blogging friends who entered their quilts to share the joy and came home with ribbons anyway!
Cynthia (Wabi-Sabi Quilts) won a third place for her FIRST entry in VT. Woohoo! Barb (Fun With Barb) won a blue ribbon and Best Hand Quilted award! Gladi (GladiQuilts) won a red ribbon and Judges Choice from Gerald Roy. I wish I had seen them all in person!
Thanks to all my blogging buddies for sharing the joy!!!!!!!!!!