We have a very small and intimate show (sorta like a county fair in the USA) in our local community. For the last couple years, I’ve been entering quilts in the show. Not to win but to support the show committee and the community. My thought is that if people don’t enter items into the show, the show will eventually cease to exist. Our unofficial observation is that there are fewer and fewer entries each year.
Today was the opening of the 2 day show. The forecast was for a beastly hot and humid day so we arrived early to peruse the quilts, the arts & crafts pavilion plus the cow judging (always a favorite of mine) and the horse show. After a quick visit to the pavilions, we bagged on the outdoor events and came home.
My quilts did well but my odds were good. I entered 8 quilts total in 4 categories and I believe there were only about 75 quilts submitted. I received a first prize , 2 second prizes , and 2 commendable awards. There were 2 local quilters that I know who won first places and they DEFINITELY deserved to win. Honestly, I don’t think my work-woman-ship is top notch so it is always a surprise when I actually win something in a judged category.
These are the quilts I put in the show:
Log O Light 2
Zebra on Acid
Slashed Nine Patch