I have definitely caught the quilt show bug! When I first started entering, I would enter a show here and there, mostly if I thought I might be able to attend. But once my quilts started getting accepted, I couldn’t help entering more too! And after I received my first ribbon at a national show, there was no going back.
Quilt shows have their own cycles and rhythms, and your quilts have to be available for each show for a lot longer than the week the show takes place. You also have to enter well before the show takes place. The entry deadline is often 2-4 months before the show week. Submitting entries, receiving jury notifications, shipping the quilts, and (if you’re lucky) attending some shows can quickly become a year-round event. It can make for some fun days if, like last Friday, you are submitting to one show while receiving notifications for another!
The Daytona Beach American Quilter’s Society show is the first notification of the 2019 shows, and I am ecstatic to have four quilts that were juried into the contest.
Lateral Ascension is in Large Quilts: Stationary Machine Quilted
Taking Flight is in Large Quilts: Movable Machine Quilted
Zenith is in Wall Quilts: Stationary Machine Quilted
Raise the Roof is in Wall Quilts: Movable Machine Quilted
I have never been to the Daytona Beach show, but I hope my quilts have a wonderful time there!