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should I enter a quilt contest?

Old 02-13-2010, 03:11 PM
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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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Old 02-13-2010, 03:16 PM
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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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Old 02-13-2010, 04:12 PM
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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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Old 02-13-2010, 04:27 PM
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love your answer.............. :thumbup:
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:30 PM
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Yes, it would be cheating. Enough said.
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:55 PM
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Heck, put a label on it and call it completed. See wat happens........lol.
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:57 PM
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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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Old 02-13-2010, 05:24 PM
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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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Old 02-13-2010, 05:55 PM
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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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