Even though yellow is my favorite color, I am a true blue quilter. Not red with anger, not green with envy, but true blue! I enjoy every aspect of quilting from the shopping for fabric to the final finish. But one of my greatest pleasures is to be able to share what I make with other people.
So, when I received my rejection letter from the AQS Lancaster show, I was disappointed not just for myself, but for the fact that it will not be seen and enjoyed by other quilters.
I have posted (from my soapbox) before about the fact that you need to have a thick skin and learn how to take rejection if you are going to enter judged shows. But, Barb’s post (here) encouraged me to say it ONE MORE TIME. Get your quilts out there!
Case in point, my friend was hesitant to enter her quilt. After MUCH encouragement, she did enter and was accepted. (I’m sorry I don’t have a picture to post, but will try to get one soon!) Now, every attendee gets to enjoy it!
We as quilters want to see quilts. ALL quilts. I see a trend with some of the major shows that worries me. It seems that they gravitate toward what is popular and marketable. And, yes marketability is important to keep quilting alive. But, so is seeing ALL the quilts that are being made today. Not just what is trending.
Thanks for listening. Enjoy the day and enter your quilts!