I’m always impressed with the quick turnaround that QuiltCon manages with their jury process, and this year’s results are in even faster than usual! Modern Quilt Guild members create amazing work, and I can only imagine how difficult it must be for the jury to select which quilts will be included in QuiltCon each year. I have never had all of my submissions accepted, and this year was no exception. I am ecstatic that four of my five quilts will be included in the 2020 show! (Check out this post to see detail shots and the descriptions I submitted for each quilt.)
Zenith is the first quilt that I have had accepted in the Improv category! At one point I read that this category tends to receive the most submissions. I don’t know if this was true this year, but I was nervous submitting one of my all time favorite quilts into a category that give the jurors so many amazing choices.
Resonance was my 2018 100 Day Project, and the only quilt I have ever re-submitted to QuiltCon. I have a tendency to move on after a quilt is rejected. I will often enter them in other shows, but I don’t usually go back to the same shows. This time I just had to give it one more chance, and I am so happy that I did!
Forward and Back was started as part of a guild challenge that also included the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year. I was happy with the resulting mini quilt, and I am thrilled to have it included in the show.
Stripe Club was my last minute finish, so I was very happy that the last minute push to add more hand quilting was worth it! I entered it in the evening of the final day, so I really cut it close.
34x34x34 was my only rejection this year, which is really lucky. I love this quilt, and it will maintain its role in my trunk show, but it has received a few rejections now, so I think its show entry days are probably over.
The quilt I entered on the last day has a number of 1489, so I am assuming that there are approximately 1500 entries for only a few hundred spots. I hope you will all consider entering your quilts in other shows as well as next year’s QuiltCon. It is wonderful to walk into a quilt show and see the modern aesthetic well represented.
When I was first entering shows, I had one quilt rejected from a show after I had already submitted it to the next show hosted by the same organization. Not only did it get into the second show, it got into several more hosted by multiple organizations. That quilt went on to receive a second place and a third place at shows with the original sponsoring organization. Just because a quilt doesn’t get in the first time, doesn’t mean it won’t be loved by another show or in another year. Please don’t give up on your amazing creations!
Congratulations to everyone who had a quilt accepted to QuiltCon 2020! Please send lots of pictures- my quilts are going, but I can’t make it this year!
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.