Earlier this week, emails went out to everyone who submitted quilts for consideration into the juried QuiltCon 2023 show. This year I submitted 2 quilts for consideration, and I was happy to learn that 1 quilt was juried into the show and 1 quilt was not. I also learned that a group quilt that I made a block for was juried into the show.
I hope that if you submitted a quilt to QuiltCon you properly celebrated that amazing milestone. I encourage you to continue to #CelebrateMyQuiltSubmission and look for other shows that you can submit your quilts to. To begin your research, I highly recommend Kelly Spell’s recent blog post that shares her favorite US quilt shows.
This is my QuiltCon submission / acceptance history:
- 2015 QuiltCon Submissions (2 submitted, 0 accepted)
- 2016 QuiltCon Submissions (2 submitted, 2 accepted) <– My first quilts accepted into a juried show!
- 2017 QuiltCon Submissions (5 submitted, 4 accepted*) *Two were special exhibit quilts that followed a different acceptance process
- 2018 QuiltCon Submissions (7 submitted, 3 accepted)
- 2019 QuiltCon Submissions (4 submitted, 4 accepted)
- 2020 QuiltCon Submissions (3 submitted, 3 accepted)
- 2021 QuiltCon Together Submissions (5 submitted, 5 accepted) <– This was a virtual show
- 2022 QuiltCon Submissions (3 submitted, 1 accepted)
- 2023 QuiltCon Submissions (2 submitted, 1 accepted)
Sequenced was not juried into the show. I had submitted it for consideration into the Modern Traditionalism category. It’s still one of my favorite quilts that I have made this year, and I’m darn pleased with the quilting. I think Sequenced is ready to be washed and sent to a forever home to be used and loved.
Meringue was accepted into the Minimalism category. I’m pretty unsure / nervous about that particular category, but I think it’s where this quilt fit best.
Last but not least, Patent Pending, the group quilt for which I made a Pinball Block, was juried into the Group quilts category.
Per the statistics that the Modern Quilt Guild shared, 2,089 quilts were submitted and the jury had the hard job of selecting 481 quilts for the show. I do not imagine for one moment that it was an easy task.
Have a good weekend, everyone. I’ll be back on Monday with the #2023PlanningParty linkup!