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Thread: should I enter a quilt contest?

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    Junior Member Justok's Avatar
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    I looked up the rules for entering a judged quilt contest. The rules state the quilt entered can only be no older than the year, 2008. My quilt was finished in 2007. My question is , how do they know what year it was finished and would it be cheating if I entered? I want to add that I would never cheat to win.

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    If the rules say that it should have been finished in 2008, and you finished in 2007, how would that be different than if you had finished it in 1995?

    You'd have to lie to enter...

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    They don't know. This rule is for quilts that may have been in a past show and shouldn't be re entered in a new show. If your quilt hasn't been seen publicly and it's just a few months prior to the cut off date, it's your call. No opinion either way from me.

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    Have you put your label on it yet? If the answer is no, then it's not finished! lolol

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    love your answer.............. :thumbup:

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    Yes, it would be cheating. Enough said.

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    Heck, put a label on it and call it completed. See wat happens........lol.

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    I personally wouldn't feel right about it.

    Is there another quilt that you can enter? Just a thought.

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    Your quilt does not qualify for this show. Who would know? You would. Adding a label won't change anything. What if you entered and won? From what you've said, I don't think you would feel good about the win. Look at this as an excellent opportunity to make another quilt.

    That said, if this is a local guild's quilt show, call them and ask if the rule is firm. Small guilds don't always think things through before writing their entry forms (don't ask me how I know this).

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    I really don't understand that ruling. If the quilt has never been in the show before, that should be what matters. I would just try to enter it, and answer truthfully if asked.

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    Wow, I would just make another one so you are within the guidelines.

    Happy Quilting

    Karen

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    if your quilt was recognized by someone who knows when you made it, i suppose you could be excluded from entering other contests. is it worth the chance?

    and every time you looked at that quilt, you would feel guilty. imo

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    "I looked up the rules for entering a judged quilt contest. The rules state the quilt entered can only be no older than the year, 2008. My quilt was finished in 2007. " ???? Are you asking us to condone you entering a quilt that doesn't fit the rules??? I'm not sure I really understand what this posting is about ????

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    I guess the real question is can you live with yourself if you enter it?

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    I think if the rules say no earlier than 2008 then it would be cheating to enter a quilt from 2007. I couldn't morally break the rules.

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    You have to decide if you can live with the fact you finished it and just didn't tell them when. I think it would be wrong.

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    I don't think you should enter the quilt finished in 2007 when the rules say not before 2008. I think that would be cheating.

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    If you had to ask...you already know the answer.

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    I don't think it's really "cheating". I wouldn't lose sleep over it... it's a quilt you're proud of, you haven't shown before, and you want to enter it. Shrug, I would do it (and I'm the type of person who points out when I'm not charged enough at stores and asks for a correction and when someone sent me too many squares in a swap, as soon as I realized that, I got on the computer and emailed her - didn't do anything else first)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilteddove
    Have you put your label on it yet? If the answer is no, then it's not finished! lolol
    I am sorry, but rules are rules. If you won from lying wouldn't that make it less of a win?

    I woudn't be able to do it. Kind of like shooting a deer the day before or after hunting season. Same thing.

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    You stated the quilt was finished in 07, do what you can live with.

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    ditto
    Quote Originally Posted by mrsjdt
    If you had to ask...you already know the answer.

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    Different shows have different rules. Rather than not follow the rules of this show, why not try to find a show you can enter? While many have date rules, many do not.


    Janet

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsjdt
    If you had to ask...you already know the answer.
    I agree. You know in your heart of hearts that is is wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justok
    I want to add that I would never cheat to win.
    That's beside the point. The real question is would you cheat to enter? :shock:

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