Today I am going to toot my little horn a bit. Not only do I love this show, but I love being able to see my client's quilts hanging at the show! This year I worked on such a mix of styles and it kept my challenged creatively throughout the year. It was so nice to see them all hanging in their glory and reminisce a bit.
I will try to link up to each original post for the quilts if I shared about them in the past. That way if you'd like to explore the quilts further or see more details, you can read more and see more pictures!
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check it out here. This was Kathy's first time entering a quilt into this show and she scored an Honorable Mention! Congrats, Kathy!
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See why here. You won't believe what a difference in lighting does to this quilt!
What a mix! A bit of modern, traditional, bright, subtle and everything in between! Thank you to all of my clients that let me play on your quilts and then show them off at shows like this!
Now I know some people solely make quilts to enter shows and win ribbons. That is entirely NOT why I'm sharing these quilts. These ladies made something creative that they worked hard on and poured their hearts into and then they shared it with the world... Or whoever looks at these pictures and goes to the show. Isn't that the most important thing?! Sharing your creative spark and hoping to inspire someone... To me that's more important than any ribbon will ever be.
Many times I hear people say their quilts aren't good enough to enter into a show. And to that I call bull crap! It's not about being good or better than someone else, it's being a more confident quilter today than you were yesterday. It's about sharing what you're working on and what inspires you. That's what you should strive for in entering a show. If you win a ribbon, great! But please don't compare your work and skills to others and just try for that ribbon. Celebrate your hard work and show the world what you can do! Don't you agree?