Another week has flown by.
I've been helping my daughter reorganize
her 2nd grade classroom,
getting ready for my Florida daughter's visit,
and even had a bit of time for some sewing.
More hst's to trim.
The interesting part of my week was
being a quilt judge for the local county fair.
The day started early with
stacks of quilts waiting to be unfolded,
and having them shout, "look at me!"
"I want one of these."
"I want one of these!"
The fair guidelines try to make this a
positive experience for everyone who enters.
All the quilts are accepted and hung.
The judges accentuate the positive and
provide feedback in areas where technical skills
might need some improvements.
Even then, it's still a competition.
There are commonalities that can be critiqued,
are the blocks square,
are the borders straight,
are applique edges smooth,
is there even distribution of quilting,
and don't forget about that binding.
It was a long day,
and I hope that the quilts that I looked at
and critiqued felt that it was done fairly.
It's a heavy responsibility as a judge to look at someone's
work and then making comments,
it takes courage and confidence for the quiltmaker
to enter a quilt show, locally or not.
Hopefully, we all had
a positive experience.
Until Next Time-