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

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    Super Member abdconsultant's Avatar
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    made this when i first started sewing, entered it into a very small county fair and was told it "didn't flow". Oh well.
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    lol...it could "flow" right over to me then, I love it.

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    Were they visually challenged that day or what????
    It is very pretty, and it does NOT offend my artists ey, either!

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    Phooey on them.!! I LOVE IT !!! I LOVE IT !!! I LOVE IT !!! I think you did an awesome job, super creative and It is definitely one of a kind!!!

    I would be PROUD to display that quilt.. !!!!! So if you need my addy just pm me.. lol

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    Does not flow? HUH????????????????? I think your "fair" needs some new judges. If you give me the address, I have LOTS of extra reader glasses I'll be happy to donate to them.

    Please don't take their offensive message to heart. I've been quilting for years, seen tons of quilts as well, and I think this is one of the cutest quilts I've laid my old eyes on!

    Keep up the beautiful work! Tell those judges if they want "flow" to go to the river they should see plenty there!

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    HuH? Who cares what they said. They are wrong! Very nice!

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    I think it's incredibly beautiful, they were ignorant and obviously not quilters

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    All of the above!!!! Good grief! I haven't entered quilts in a fair, but I thought EVERYONE could enter...didn't know they were judged. I entered a painting once....of an ocean scene. The one that won didn't even look like an ocean!!!! (was in the ocean category). I found out later that the judges were related to the one that won....maybe the same thing happened to you OR they were just plain brain dead!!!!

    I love your quilt!

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    I think it is wonderful! Can't imagine what they were thinking. Bet your friend loved it!

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    They really missed out, this is wonderful!!!

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    I'm too dumb to even know what artsy comments like "doesn't flow" means. It's a quilt with candy on it. I love quilts and I love candy, so it works for me!

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    Must have been very traditional old ways only judges. Seems small county fairs have the oldest quilters alive judging.

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    Maybe they were angry that they couldn't eat the cake!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueDor
    Maybe they were angry that they couldn't eat the cake!
    Ahahahaaaaaaaa.. possibly.. lol..

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    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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    What the heck does "didn't flow" mean?

    Is it some new quilting term made up by the quilting police?

    I've never heard of anything submitted to a Fair to be rejected from being placed in the fair.

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    Doesn't flow?? Never heard that expression in regards to quilting. Whatever were they thinking?? Your quilt is not only beautiful, it shows great creativity!!! Your friend is very blessed to have you as her friend! Please, keep on quilting!!!

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    "didn't flow"..... well that's a new one!

    I'd say its time to invite some new judges to the fair!

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    Awesome quilt!

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    They didn't allow it because you would have knocked the competition right out of the water and taken first place, hands down.

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    It is adorable and so creative!! YUMMMMM I've stopped entering anything in competition. It's so subjective on the judge's part. Why get beat down because a judge doesn't like green (or whatever color used).

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    Hmmmmmmmm! They are crazy!! Your quilt is so cute!

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    That is AWESOME! The BEST birthday cake ever......no calories to boot! That would make me smile every time I looked at it.

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    I LOVE IT! I am jealous of your friend :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by craft phanatic
    That is AWESOME! The BEST birthday cake ever......no calories to boot! That would make me smile every time I looked at it.
    I agree 100%.

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