famous quilter's posting pix of their works in progress on the internet via blogs/Facebook and then entering them in local shows, where of course their piece wins, because it is highly recognizable as being their work!
Whatever happened to the anonymity of the entries maker for the sake of fair judging?
I saw this happen at the OKcity show in Jan and was appalled. A well known, semi-famous lady had 3 pieces entered. ONE of them was a piece she had entered in the same show back in 2009 and had won with it! Everyone knows her work just by looking at it, but she travels the state showing them off, so they are nothing NEW when she enters in them a local show. Of course she wins, everybody wants to score points with the famous people...was hers better than the rest, NO they were not!
I think when a person chooses to share their pieces of work in progress via the internet, then they should avoid entering them in local shows.
Same with the local fairs...if you have won best of show at Paducah do you really need to enter your work at the local fair?
Have any of you seen this in your shows?