Wednesday, January 10, 2018

QuiltCon + Me!

I can honestly say I never know if a quilt is good enough for a quilt show and worth entering.  I've only ever gone to one quilt show, so my experience is pretty slim.  This year I thought I would take the plunge and see what happens.  I enter the world of QuiltCon 2018.  

I decided to enter four quilts.  What are the odds that one would get in?  With the amount of talent and quilts that are submitted, I didn't have a lot of hope.  But I was determined to try and try I did!

Much to my surprise and amazement two of the four were accepted!  Seriously!  Once I got over the shock, I soon became elated!

Would you like to know which ones made it and which ones didn't?  


Super Star Thistle
It's kind of ironic that the reason I was for sure going to enter was because of my 'Super Star Thistle' quilt.  This one did not make the cut!  It was rejected but only by the jury...I still like it very much!


Confetti
'Confetti' was my second reject!  Kind of sad, but that's okay!  I always look at this quilt with ideas for the next one.  

The ones accepted actually surprised me.  Both of these were ones I debated about entering and lo and behold, they made it in the show!  


Revitalized
My Pantone color of the year 2017 'Revitalized' made it in!  I really was surprised and delighted!

And my last entry + acceptance:


Phantom Triangles
This one was one of my favorite finishes!  I had a blast quilting all the pebbles, not so much all the thread color changes, but I enjoyed the process.

We all know juried shows are totally subjective.  What one loves here, one might not there.  I learned that I can do this, that I can take chances and not totally fall apart in panic!  I may just try again in the near future as I'm sure it gets easier the more you try!



Both quilts are labeled, have a beautiful hanging sleeve and are on their way to California!

I wish I was heading to L.A. with my quilts!  Next year Nashville 2019...I'll be there!

27 comments :

  1. Congratulations on getting your quilts into the show! I'm totally surprised they didn't all get in!

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    1. I would have had a heart attack if all four made it! I’m thrilled that I will finally have something to show for myself and hope people enjoy them when the show opens!

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  2. Congratulations on your acceptances! Why am I not surprised? So sad you won't get to see them hanging. We all need to have a goal of entering in Nashville next year.

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  3. How awesome, I knew something big was happening as I felt the ground shaking, LOL, now I know it was you doing the happy dance!!

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    1. You probably did feel and hear my excitement! Once they arrive in California I can finally relax and quit stressing. After that…it’s out of my hands!

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  4. Congrats on having your quilts accepted into the show!

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  5. Congratulations on all your submissions! Unfortunately they can't all get accepted, but whether they made it or not, they are all great!

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  6. I totally agree with PegP! This is a super bunch of quilts...and the fact you had 4 to even potentially go is a lot! It does not surprise me in the least that you will have quilts hanging at QuiltCon....don't honestly think it would be complete without a touch of TwiggyandOpal! Congratulations, Jayne! Such an accomplishment to even submit entries!!!!

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  7. I'll keep an eye out for your quilts for sure, Jayne. I'm so glad you took a chance and submitted to the show!!

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  8. all four are beautiful! I can't wait to visit your two in Pasadena. Nice work!

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  9. All four are stunning! I'll be sure to take pictures for you! <3

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  10. Congrats. Nadine W. N.Cali

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  11. Congrats! They are all wonderful!

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  12. You have a great talent. Congrats on the entries hope you get a ribbon.

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  13. I was so pleased to see you’d got quilts in the show. It’s hard to work out why some and not others but as you say it’s subjective. I suppose the only commonality is that the two that got in were more obviously not symmetrical. But I think your approach of creating, often through experimentation and play, stunningly original quilts is the way to go!! Good luck. Like you I shall be enjoying the show from afar.

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  14. So happy for you! The quilts are lovely and deserve every possible accolade!

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  15. Congrats! Getting two in is awesome!!

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  16. Congratulations! It's fascinating to see which quilts make and which don't. Are there trends that persist from year to year? Is the modern style evolving in a particular direction? What instructions (if any) are the jurors given? It's a mystery to me :)

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  17. Congratulations! Two out of four is awesome. Here's to a win at the show.

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  18. Congrats on your two quilts Jayne! Lo-o-ove that Super Star Thistle though!

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  19. Congrats on having two quilts in the show! I look forward to seeing them (I will send you pictures).

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  20. Congratulations Jayne. The green one is a favorite of mine. Wish I was going to QuiltCon to see it in person. Your work is beautiful!!!

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  21. Congratulations, Jayne! On your first try entering, too!! I love all of them, but especially the green one.

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  22. Congratulations! And it just goes to show that you never know until you try!

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  23. Congratulations Jayne, if anyone epitomises modern quilting it is you, I am so happy for you.

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  24. You are right about judges etc. You just never know! Congrats on the two accepted. "Revitalized" is definitely my favorite. Wish I could see it in person.

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