I submitted Triangle Transparency and Lucent to my local fair for display this year, and I wanted to wrap up on what the experience was like this year. I submitted both quilts to the same category: Large Quilts (42-inches and over), Machine Pieced and Long Arm Quilted. This is the largest group of quilts at the fair, and neither quilt won a ribbon. It was still a delight to get to see my quilts hanging overhead on display.
I should probably have thought to indicate which way is “up” on the quilts. Both were hung sideways.
Although I just assumed they would know that the prints on Lucent should right side up. It doesn’t really matter. I also noticed several quilts with hanging sleeves (indicating which way was “up”) that were hung upside down, so marking them might not make a difference.
And goodness, I loved getting to see the back side of the quilts with the way the fair hangs them.
I do have to admit to being a bit disappointed neither quilt got a ribbon. The quilts that did get ribbons did not really impress me (the binding was really terrible on one, and the quilting was a simple pantograph on another…). Reflecting on the evening my husband and I went to fair, we think that I basically just did not enter my quilts into the correct category. After the fact and thinking more about it, I just noticed that there is a separate category for Original Pattern that I should probably explore.
When I picked up the quilts, they came with the scoring card and judges comments. In general, I don’t want to say too much other than I am going to agree to disagree with the scoring and try to summon up courage to submit these to the QuiltCon 2016 juried show.
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