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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 718681 views.

hmm, I took my Christmas quilt to one of my guild meeting s this morning to work on the binding.  Lady sitting next to me said I should have just used ric rack - ok it does look a little like that if you just glance at it.  Then I showed the quilt during show & tell.... silence.  But the lady who got up after me and showed a machine applique paper doll quilt got oohs and ahhs.  hmmmmm.  I'm rethinking this quilt show thing.  bunch of cretins. rage

latterberry

From: latterberry

Jun-16

I am so impressed with the amount of work you are putting into that binding.  It will be spectacular!  

Love the idea you posted.  It will go into my Pintrest folders.  I think I made something like it some time ago, but I have more than enough novelties to do another.

latterberry

From: latterberry

Jun-16

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

  Then I showed the quilt during show & tell.... silence. 

Well, shame on them.  Sounds like a bunch that doesn't know great art when they see it.  I never had a desire to belong to a guild because I was afraid they would stick up their noses at what I do.

Dee never second guess your workmanship and your creativity. That lady might have had a following of friends and they may just gush at anything she does. 

At a quilt show your quilt is viewed by tons of people and some will rush by your quilt and others will stay awhile and find all the beautiful details........those are your people. I have stood near my quilts thar are in a show and listen to what people say.....not all of it is good but some make you feel validated as a quilt artist.

I know, I was just expecting some reaction.  And we had just finished a program on applique.  Crickets.  The people holding it didn't even look at it.  Honestly I wonder if they thought it was panels, even though I said it was hand appliqued.  From a distance you can't really tell.  

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-16

Do not rethink the quilt show thing based on the small group you showed your quilt to this morning.

That group did not value the talent and skill that you demonstrated in making your quilt the way that quilt show attendees will value your artistry.

Perhaps they were pea green with envy and you didn't notice.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-16

In Ohio we have a saying ... "dumber than a hoe handle". 

Maybe those ladies were a bunch of hoe handles in disguise. stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

Shyraz

From: Shyraz

Jun-17

Dee, your appliqué is lovely.

I took it to my local (smaller) guild last night.  They were more appreciative. Also I've talked with them more about it as I've been working on it.  Their's is the show that I'm entering.  Tho last night they said they've only gotten 20 entries (5 are mine) - yikes.  The deadline is a month away but still that's not good.  

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-17

Twenty entries?  How many members are in this guild?  What's the average age of the membership? 

Do you suppose that some members have the dwindles (like me) and are members in name only, not up to actively participating any more?

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