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Aug 15, 2012

My Quilt Show Debut

Aug 15, 2012
Pin It You may remember I entered a quilt into the National Quilting Association Quilt Show in the Spring.  I rushed to get this quilt done before baby came.  It was accepted into the show....  later I found out the show accepts the first 400 entries.  So not quite as exciting as I originally thought, but I still enjoyed the experience of having my work on public display.

Here I am in front of my Citrus Burst (Supernova) Quilt at the show in June.

Seeing all the other quilts hanging up made me a little self conscious.  Is my quilt good enough?  I watched a few ladies looking at it.  And when they leaned in closer, I wondered if they were seeing all the mistakes.  After all, this quilt was completed during my third trimester, and I openly admit there was a consistent "that's good enough" attitude on my part.

However, my goal in entering the show was simply to enjoying seeing my work hanging in the collection and to bring my family to see it.  My mom came down to see it and shop the show with me.  We decided for the sake of fabric shopping, the older boys and hubby should stay home.  Mr. M accompanied us and was fascinated by all the colors.  :)

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Here is the fabric stack I brought home.  I went from February to June without buying any fabric, so this was fun!  The middle child was convinced the bottom purple print is for making underwear.

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Our CMQG has decided we need to bombard next year's show with modern quilts.  So hopefully, entering one in the show will become a tradition! Pin It

9 comments:

  1. Congrats!! I'm currently working on a "show quilt"... I'm so unsure of every little bit. lol. Hopefully it'll get in! I'm sure everyone looked at yours and LOVED it! :)

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  2. Great quilt! and...there are no quilt police! We quilt to please ourselves, don't we?

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  3. It's a beauty, Anne Marie! And yes, it's good enough! Now you know what to expect--I hope you had a wonderful time. I live here in Florida and have been researching quilt shows coming my way. I've never been to one, but I've got the bug again.

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  4. Wow, that's such an accomplishment! Lovely photo!

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  5. Great quilt! And what a fun outing with your mom and Mr. M. Love the fabrics you found.

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  6. It's a lovely quilt - I wouldn't worry about it not being 'good enough'. My philosophy is: if it's good enough to use, it's good enough! That's what a quilt is for, isn't it? To be appreciated enough to be used, not to be technically perfect.

    And yay for MCQs flooding quilt shows! :)

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  7. I know, I've had a lot of "Is it good enough???" moments lately! I wonder if everyone does that, even the ladies who have been quilting for 40 years? Because I'm sure, no matter how long you've been at it, you can ALWAYS find mistakes in your own work. We're always on our worst critics! I'm trying to let it go myself!

    Anyway, it looks absolutely beautiful and I'm sure everyone who saw it was impressed. Congrats! : )

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  8. Great quilt and definitely better than "good enough". Thanks for sharing

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