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Old 05-07-2012, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Holice View Post
After reading all the comments I tend to resent it when a judge is referred to as an "eliete snob".
I can't blame you for feeling that way.

I've had my quilts judged in lots of shows. I always felt that even the "negative" comments were "positive" in that they showed me where I can improve. I never once felt that the judge made the comment to be mean, vindictive, picky, elitist or spiteful. In fact, the comments are usually kinder than the ones I make to myself about my work.

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Old 05-07-2012, 09:24 AM
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I am not going to address what the judge said. I am going to tell you that each block you made was very advanced and each one is absolutely beautiful. I wish I could make complicated blocks like that turn out so nicely. I think your quilt is such a beauty overall. I bet everyone looking at it really saw how much work you put into it. It's just perfect!
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:29 AM
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If something is going to be entered into a 'judged showing' - it seems reasonable to expect that it will be 'judged/evaluated/looked at very carefully'

The original poster just didn't seem to know - exactly - what the judges 'wanted/found lacking/needed improvement' in her quilt.

How many posts have said that 'no one makes a perfect quilt????? So why should someone get bent out of shape if a judge notices an area that could be improved or changed?

I find it helpful to know where/what judges particularly notice - - - -
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:32 AM
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Wow, I love your quilt. I see nothing wrong with it. It is very pretty. Every judge has different ideas about stuff. I used to paint and people would ask who the judge was, so they could paint to her specs. ha. they knew what she did or didn't like.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:27 PM
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I didn't notice the slight 'bow' until Holice pointed it out. Now you know what the judge meant, and can figure out what made it bow and what to do to correct it in your next quilt. Of course, we all think your quilt is absolutely stunning.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:03 PM
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Your quilt is beautiful and I love the colors.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:25 PM
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The quilt looks very pretty and very well done. If you cannot find the error as an artist, maybe just maybe this judge is out of line here. I know people who really don't ever like to admit a mistake, but that does not seem like you. You are asking everyone to point out the problem. Maybe no problem exist.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:29 PM
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I was in the judging of quilts for our guild's quilt show, and I heard that comment from the judge many, many times. In general she was talking about how straight the seams are....especially on long straight seams. She was being very critical of those..."Straight seams need to be straight". So, wherever you have long seams, be sure you maintain your 1/4", and be sure you sew straight! That's what it means.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:42 PM
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I want to say I think your quilt is beautiful. I have looked real hard at it and all I can see from the pic' is that if the sashing appears crooked it might be an optical illusion due to color placement around the corner stones. Unless they used a long ruler on this quilt to proof it they are being way to picky. This is a fabulous work of art and you have alot to be proud of.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:48 PM
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I don't know what the judges meant, but I think your quilt is beautiful! Iy looks straight to me.

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