Racing vs Quilting
A very busy weekend in our town, with the Six Hour Race of Watkins Glen. Since my husband drove, there was no time for quilting! We were very happy with a 3rd place in the Lamborghini race, but didn't think it was quite right. And sure enough: the next day Timing & Scoring informed us that our team had actually finished 2nd!
How different a sports competition is from a judged quilt show, where technology does not assist in final scoring. Judging can be highly subjective, depending on the judge's mood that day, the judge's preference in color or style. Some judges stress workmanship, others go more for the overall effect. If the judge loves modern, your traditional project may not get the recognition you think it deserves. Early on, I entered one of my first quilts - a hand quilted Courthouse Steps- in three different shows. It got a first place, an honorable mention and no ribbon at all. So enter a quilt for the joy of sharing and showing off your quilt and don't worry about impressing the judges!
I did have a chance to nip down to our local quilt shop, O'Susannah's Quilts & Gifts, and purchased this racing themed fabric. Hmm, what to do with it...