This might be a controversial subject but looking a lot of the quilts that seem to win all the shows I am not in love with them. There are a lot of "art" quilts, scenes of one subject or another or totally abstract. I appreciate the time and effort and the artistic expression, about as much as I can appreciate a painting. They don't even look like quilts to me, a lot of them.
Where does the traditional quilter fit into all that? Can you show me a "traditional" quilt that won Best Of Show? First Place? Second Place?
I am more of a traditional quilter. I like symetry and precision piecing, the use of color that gives a new look to an old favorite or a new way of putting them together.