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

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    These are adorable...I give you a Gold Medal!

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    Love it-keep it up.!

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    It is very good. Sorry that you were "rejected". Last years County Fair did the same to most of the quilts entered. One "best" ribbon and that quilt was displayed in a hidden area behind a metal piece and not where the best of category was displayed. All the other entries got "thanks for coming" ribbons. No second, third or other type of ribbons. Because of this many of us did not enter this years fair and there were only a few entries.

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    Whatever "didn't flow" means. I think it is great.

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    I LUV IT! I copied your picture for reference(hope u dont mind-) I would like to make something similar as a banner to hang outside on family BDs. shar t

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    So cute,What is wrong with that fair?

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    our county fair doesnt reject anything. And believe me there are a few that should be rejected, like the ascue lumpy t-shirt quilt. The lady thought it was wonderful, why did she get a ribbon. I love the cake, you can make me one any time.

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    I entered a knitted sweater in a contest once. The colors where gray, white and deep purple. Judges said the colors weren't right should have used better colors. They were what I liked, but there again the judges probably didn't care for those colors for themselves. I still am wearing that sweater.
    Bea

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    I can judge it at my house :)

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    What???!!! It's GREAT! It is just one persons "opinion" that it didnt flow, ignore that! You did a wonderful job and I am sure your friend loved it.

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    What is the criteria to qualify as a quilting judge? If the quilt meets all the requirements for hanging, etc. I would resubmit it to the state fair. It sounds to me as if you ran up against Mrs Ignorance and her best friend Mrs Bigotry and they won. I'm so sorry. They come from a very large extended family.

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    Awww....phooey on them...I love it!

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    Wow, they made a HUGE mistake!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abdconsultant
    made this when i first started sewing, entered it into a very small county fair and was told it "didn't flow". Oh well.
    I think it is beautiful and very artistic. What medium did you use? It it appliqué ? The label is very cute too.

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    The judges must of had blinders on, that is so creative
    of you. to make such a nice quilt do not worry about them.
    tell them to go to the sea and flow,I love it.
    It is so very pretty.

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    I love it! It flows very well!! Be proud of it!

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    Wow, I think that is one of the neatest quilts I've seen!
    It's just so wonderful all the differnt styles & designs we get to see on this board!
    Maureen

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    They are idiots! That is adorable!!

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    I am not a quilt judge but have seen this word in judging... the design has to flow and move your eye across the quilt (or down in this case). In my opinion, your quilt has flow simply because it's a layer cake! It takes all kinds of referees and umpires and quilting judges, and they do not always make the right call. That said, please tell us about your technique. It looks like the layers might have trapunto. Are the candies real or printed on fabric? It is all around a yummy of a quilt! Blue ribbon for sure.

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    What the heck do they know - it's beautiful!

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    it is ingenius! did you use a pattern? I gives me ideas!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Wow! Wow! One more time...WOW!

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    This type of thing is why after decades of sewing and crafting I never got into quilting until recently. Too much rigid thinking and tradition. All that tradition is lovely but there needs to be room for us more contemporary thinkers as well. Everything doesn't have to be perfectly on point to make an interesting design IMHO.

    Some of the quilts shown on the board are wonderful!

    Nancy in WV

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    It didn't flow??? Where in the world were THEY looking??? It flows perfectly. So glad you had a wonderful place to "flow" it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abdconsultant
    made this when i first started sewing, entered it into a very small county fair and was told it "didn't flow". Oh well.
    Am I hearing you correctly? The quilt was accepted in the fair but didn't win a ribbon but came back with the judge's comments that it didn't flow?

    Our local fair judges try to give 'supposedly constructive criticism' to help us do better next time. Not sure if that's what your judges were trying and if that's it - like the others have said - they need glasses. And besides, rivers flow who knew quilts were supposed to 'flow'.

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