Friday, October 28, 2011
A little history
I found I enjoyed entering quilt shows. It was then that I entered Paducah's show the first time, after the Log Cabin Quilters challenged each other to enter. We had 11 quilts juried in that year from that group, amazing. So, when a national store had a contest, I thought it would be fun to enter. They are no longer around, but the stores were called House of Fabrics in some states, and SoFro in others. The contest theme that year was Stars, and I made the quilt pictured above. Much to my surprise, it won the grand prize. I was sure for days that they must have made a mistake, LOL. It also went to Paducah, but didn't win anything there. I still was immensely pleased just to get it juried in. And to this day, if I get a quilt juried in, my feet don't touch the ground for days. I strongly encourage people to enter their quilts, since if it doesn't get juried in, the worst thing that can happen is you get the letter saying it's a nice quilt, but you can keep it home. I've gotten lots of those, LOL. Nobody will come and drag you out into the street and shoot you if it doesn't make the cut. Please, enter your quilts. They need hundreds of quilts to make those wonderful shows happen.
Posted by Pat in Rockport, TX at 12:18 PM