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Thread: Lst night I met the Quilt Police!

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    Lst night I met the Quilt Police!

    Last night I (for the first time) turned in quilts to the local county fair.

    The woman checking in the quilts gave me this big lecture about the location of my labels. She said it had to be in the lower left corner, so the judges would know which way was up when they hung the quilt.

    The label that was on a diagonal really threw her for a loop! I laughed and told her I like to mix things up!

    She again explained how if the lable isn't in the lower left corner, they may not know how to hang it up. Now, I was thinking, if they could read the label it should give them a clue (only the 1out of 3 was on a diagonal, the rest were strictly horizontal).

    Finally, I just said "well, they are all portraits, so if the kids are standing on their heads, you have it upside down!"

    It was pretty funny! This lady is from my guild (I am sure she didn't recognize me), and seemed to be sort of overwhelmed by it all. It took about 25-30 minutes to check in 3 quilts.

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    In defense.........judges do prefer the labels to be on the lower left of the back. diagonal or otherwise is not important. It is just easier to flip the quilt and find the number or other identification if they are all consistent.

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    Whew! You handled that better than I would have!!

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    Your answer to her was a good one. But it makes sense that they have some rules.
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    Wow. That is an ordeal! I hope you take a ribbon!!

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    So, is it the lower left when looking at the quilt from the front or the back? I have never shown anything but on the two I've finished, I've put it on the lower left when looking at the back of the quilt.

    Good luck - hope you win something.

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    Yes, it is the lower left of the back. I understand the reasoning behind it, but it was funny she just kept telling me. If that is what they like, they should list it in the rules. The quilts all had the check in info attached in the lower left corner, not necessarily where the label was. It just tickeled me.

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    Contests and any kind of judging have rules about sizes, labels, etc.
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    Oops, I've been doing it wrong. I have put the labels on the few quilts I've made in the lower right hand corner.

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    I really don't care what the rules are - I have no problem following them - but it would be nice to know what they are if I am expected to abide by them! LOL

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