I thought about this post a lot today after reading several of the other posts on QuiltCon Quilt Show announcements made yesterday, and wondered whether I should write this or not.
Before I start, everyone should go over and read this post “Former QuiltCon Juror Tells All” by Latifah Saafir, it is very informative about how quilt show selection is made. Worth a read. I learned a lot.
There are so many amazing quilts out there that were entered to the QuiltCon Quilt Show. I think everyone deserves a pat on the back for completing their quilts, that you can be proud of your work and for taking the leap to submit your quilt into a show.
I know, personally speaking, this was a very hard step for me. I had to work hard to get my quilts finished. I worked hard to overcome the self-doubt, especially since I have only been quilting just over 2 years and this is my first show. I am so thankful, for our quilting community and my IG friends, without the support you have all shown me I would not have submitted or finished anything (for that matter).
Here were my submissions into QuiltCon Quilt Show.
I know a lot of quilts did not get in and so many of them I love!! So, I am so honored that both of my quilts did make it into QuiltCon.
Now, I am off to work out how to make and attach quilt sleeves, and how to make a quilt label. I am so excited about meeting so many people I chat to online or IG, volunteering, attending classes and lectures and also seeing all those quilts in person. This will be such a fantastic event!! See you soon.
Congratulations, Michelle! It is so awesome that you were able to get all the work done by the submission, and really exciting that both of your quilts were selected. The article by Latifah is excellent! I look forward to viewing your work in person. 😀
Congratulations, and there’s no need to be timid about your success in making it into the show. You should be proud of yourself. See you, and your quilts, at Quilt Con.
Congratulations, Michelle! Your quilts are beautiful and how exciting to see them hang at QuiltCon 🙂 I think it is a little sad that you wondered whether you should post about getting in the show. You should be shouting from the roof top! 😉 Thanks for the link – it was very informative.
I really am so glad yours got it! I read Latifah’s post earlier and it helped shine a light into the personalities behind the jurors. I think at this point I’m most disappointed that I made a quilt JUST for quiltcon…and then for it to not be accepted was just so disheartening. The other quilt I made I’m bummed about, but I didn’t make it for quiltcon. I so look forward to seeing your quilts in person!
Congratulations – both of these are awesome. You’ve worked so hard and really deserved to have your quilts there.
You are fabulous. Congrats!! They are lovely. 🙂
Congrats! It is tons of fun to see your quilts hanging in a show. You’ll love it!
Many congratulations 🙂
Good for you! I’m more than pleased for you.
Congrats!! I am so excited for you that these got in!! I haven’t seen any other accepted ones yet (I’ve only seen the rejected hashtag on IG…) but even to my novice eyes, your quilts very much speak “modern” to me so I would have been more surprised if they didn’t make it! I hope you’re able to take pics of them hanging up for those of us not able to be there!! 😀 Imagine if they get to hang next to someone super famous?!?!
Congrats. At least in your post you didn’t tell us rejects how to feel.
Congratulations, Michelle. Phased circles has been one of my favorite quilts to see come together over the past year 🙂
Congratulations on getting 2 quilts into the show! Hopefully this will erase some of those pesky doubts 🙂
Your quilts are amazing and I’m glad they were accepted! I’ve been following you for awhile now. I have always admired your clear lines and use of color. I will really enjoy seeing your quilts in person in February!
These are great quilts Michelle. I am glad you took the first step and submitted them. I identify with how you feel. It took a lot of courage to submit a quilt, but for the first time, I actually felt guilty about making it. I won’t be at QuiltCon but you will have to keep me posted of the happening via IG. 🙂
Congrats – your quilts are so fantastic!
Beautiful quilts Michelle. You have a great talent and I hope you continue quilting.
I’m so glad both got in, but especially the top one!
Well I do so love both of these. The color, composition, use of space and shape are just so fantastic. Congrats!
Congratulations! That is so exciting! So glad to hear you finished them in time.