As I tell my DD each time she enters a piece in the State Fair, the
judging part is not important. What is important is that many people will
see your work. Each will have their own opinion, but they will see part
of you up there. I find that quite thrilling! The kids' handicraft area
is in the same building as the fudge - THE most popular building at the
fair! So, thousands of people have the chance to see the work that each
person has done.
I don't expect to win ribbons with my work either, but I think it is
important for people to see what other quilters are doing. It's good for
BTW, DD has won 2 ribbons for her quilts! (But that's not the important
Smercado spoke, and these pearls of wisdom spewed forth...
> I'm not having this one judged. I think a lot of people have seen this type
> of quilt in the past and so I found it to be less than I would like to have
> someone judge. I'm happy I chose not to judge it b'cause the tension on my
> machine was whacky when I started quilting the stippling and so I would
> venture to say it would have been the death of me if I put it in for
> I am happy that I was able to hang it at the show, though. It's my first
If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y plus Z, where
X is work, Y is play, Z is keep your mouth shut.
-- Albert Einstein