If you enter a quilt show, what is the first thing you do when the quilt returns home? If you are anything like me, you go right for the judging sheets. This feedback is one of the reasons I enter shows, and I like to share that feedback with you to do my small part in increasing the transparency in the world of judged and juried shows.
Today I am sharing the judging comments for the American Quilters’ Society Quilt Week Event that recently concluded in Paducah, Kentucky. This is the main AQS show and the only event where they provide judges’ comments.
If you want to hear some of my recent thoughts on quilt judging, check out the post on QuiltCon Judging Results, complete with commentary!
My Quilts From AQS QuiltWeek 2023
Emergence (46″x 61″)
Category: Small Wall Quilts- Movable Machine Quilted
- Decorative Stitching
- Piecing (Improvisational)
- Piecing (machine)
- Quilting (Free-Motion)
- Quilting (Hand)
Please note that the description is not included in the show book for this event, but is submitted with the show entry.
String Theory (11″x 11″)
Category: Miniature Quilts
- Quilting (Walking Foot)
SarahMay 12, 2023 at 9:10 am
Thanks for sharing! I also got the comment about striving for less bulk at seam intersections on my quilt that went to Paducah this year — I guess that was something they honed in on!
Carol StewartMay 12, 2023 at 6:18 pm
I love your quilts! I think the judges must feel they have to give some constructive comments in their reviews. I did not agree with all the comments from the judges ( I feel the quilt creator should have the freedom to express an idea without judgement of a construction method).
Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations.