Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the Ocean Wave Quilt Guild Quilt Show in Fort Bragg, CA.
Many lovely quilts. The 'docents' available were informative and helpful.
I do have to say that after seeing all these quilting projects that it gives me confidence to actually enter something I have made.
There was another quilt show guest that found it necessary to loudly 'dis' the quilt guild for their choice of blue ribbon winner. I'm not sure if the lady who was in her direct vicinity was with her, but she was directing many of her comments to her. Then, when the lady asked about a quilting machine recommendation she, again loudly, proceeded to pontificate about a particular machine.
I understand not agreeing, but I don't understand this woman's arrogance.
Did I critique the quilting projects entered? Yes. Did I share my observations with my friends? Yes. Did anyone OUTSIDE of this friend group HEAR what my observations were? No.
I felt badly for the quilt guild members who went to all the effort to put on the show.
I think, in the future, if this ever happens I won't turn away in embarrassment. I will, quietly, say something.