We are a VERY small guild but have a show every 2 years. (40 members) A new member from a huge guild in the North recently joined and is very enthused and we love that. She stated that in their quilt shows, it is up to the judge if no quilts are to her liking that she doesn't award a 1st place prize.
Most of us feel that it is our show, our money and if the judge wants the work, she will award all the ribbons we want. We are not saying we are at the level of a Houston or Paducah, we just want to have our own little show and award ribbons for the "best" of what we turn in.
FYI--Some of our members have entered quilts in juried shows and won ribbons so even tho we are small, we are not bad workers.
Do other guilds do it our way or the new members way? Thoughts please.
Thank you, Kathy