Most major quilt shows require you to enter your quilts online well ahead of the actual show. During this online entry, you upload two photos of your quilt, one full shot and one detail photo. Using these photos, and sometimes the written description you provide, a group of jurors select the quilts that will be on display at the show. Once the selected quilts are shipped to the shows, judges assess the quilts and choose the winners. But a judge never sees the quilts that don’t get juried in, so this is a critical step in the life of a show quilt!
I always like it when show acceptances come in around the time I’m entering more shows. Its encouraging to have something accepted when you’re putting yourself out there. This year both Road to California and AQS: Daytona Beach had jury results come in around late November, which is right before QuiltCon and AQS: Paducah entries are due.
This was my first time entering Road to California. In 2020, I am hoping to add a couple new shows into the mix, and this is one of them. I entered two quilts for my first attempt, and both were accepted! Complementary Convergence was will be in the Other Large Quilts category.
Lateral Ascension was accepted into the Abstract category.
AQS Daytona Beach had an entry deadline in October, and the notifications came in before Thanksgiving. I entered two quilts, and they were both accepted!
This will be the first contest for Zoo Family Portrait!
Ice Cream on the Beach will also be making it’s first contest appearance!
Entering new contests and quilts is always exciting. It will be fun to read the judges comments for a new show, and see how my new quilts do at a show I have entered before.
I am excited to be participating in this year’s 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge hosted by Cheryl Sleboda of Muppin.com, and I hope you will have the chance to check out some of the other awesome blogs that are participating this month.