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Thread: Rejected at the fair, a birthday quilt for my friend

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    I think it's a great looking quilt. Don't let the judge's opinions's throw you off. I have never entered a quilt in a contest or fair before for that very reason. I don't really care what a few narrow minded judges think. At long as I know I did a good job and I like it,that's all that matters. If it's a customer's quilts,then it's the customer's opinion that matters. If it's a donation quilt, I make it to the same level as a customer's quilt.

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    Wow...they must have been on some serious medication that day. Love your quilt :)

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    By "rejected" do you mean it didn't place or you weren't allowed to enter it in competition?
    I've been entering stuff in fairs for years. If it isn't entered in the correct category it will not be judged.It is up to the entrant to make sure the item is entered correctly. sometimes there is a set of criteria that the item is judged by, other times it is at the judges discrection.I've also judged at the Jr. Fair level. we have standards we follow. sometimes you get a project that is great but the entrant didn't follow the guidelines set. we can't place it. it wouldn't be fair to those that read and followed the guidelines.

    that said, I think your quilt is very nice and i can understand your disappointment. you should be proud of your work.

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    They must have been closeminded. It is awesome (and I am picky as all get out).

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    Did not Flow, Blow them away. It blew them away and they did not know what to do. It is the greatest.

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    ADORABLE....flow shmoe...no taste lol

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    i think its lovely as well

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    Love it!!! The judges are blind.

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    The person that said that must have had a quilt in the fair also and thought yours would blue ribbon! I love it!!

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    Very artistic...love it!

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    That's the yummiest cake.....I mean quilt , I've ever seen :mrgreen:

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    It must not flow since it's creative and pretty and well made... wait, those are good things? They were probably just looking for more traditional quilts. I love it!

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    The quilt police were at your county fair! Doesn't flow? It flows like a lovely stream of chocolate syrup. I think it's delicious.

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    Be glad it "didn't flow" - Can you imagine the mess if it had? Cute quilt.

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    I love your quilt and hope you didn't take the criticism personally. One reader said it may have not fit the criteria for judging; if so, they should have cited the exact reason for it not being excepted. I have found that some, not all, ladies that quilt, especially at some of the LQS, think they are the best, no matter what. I had a LQS salesperson who taught a class make fun of me in the class because I didn't know how to use a rotary cutter. It effects your self-confidence at first but now I just laugh at them to myself because it shows their insecurity, rudeness, and stupidity. If we don't teach those who want to learn, the craft will die...

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    I think it's very artistic - very well done!

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    Your Quilt Flows , I can't believe anyone would say that
    about that Quilt , you keep right on making them there gorgeous :D

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    Oh my gosh. Were these people blind? This is the most creative little quilt I have ever seen.. I even think the label is adorable..

    Way to go, keep them coming. Your imagination and quilting skill is wonderful.... My day is starting with a smile now, after seeing this quilt, first thing this morning... Cheery, happy, wonderful quilt...

    Julie Florida

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    So cute great reason why I never enter shows don't care what others think of my work except the people I am gifting.

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    It is CUTE! Oh, Phooey on them -

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    I think it is very cute.

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    What she said......

    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie
    I don't know why it "didn't flow". It's a great looking quilt and your friend is a lucky gal. Way to go!!

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    Oh my gosh! Sugar Daddy Taffys!

    That is one terrific quilting!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Must have been very traditional old ways only judges. Seems small county fairs have the oldest quilters alive judging.
    I agree with you Bella - the judges were obviously looking for traditional entries - this one tops the whole fair in my estimation!

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    Good grief! Those folks certainly do not understand the beauty of create quilting. It is adorable!

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