Rejection is always tough. You don’t understand why something you think is great isn’t accepted into a show. BUT you must remember that judging and aesthetics is all arbitrary. Anyway that’s what I tell myself. But I do know for a fact that when I judge a show, and I have judged many, there is always dissent among the judges, we all have our favorite styles, techniques, colors, and ideas. It becomes a consensus of quality.
This little quilt was REJECTED from the IQA show in Houston this fall. It was entered in the minature category. I personally think that it is fabulous, but whoever, and I haven’t looked, judged the entries just didn’t get it.
Never mind, I still love it and will continue my journey down this path of new creativity, Creative Crisp Curved piecing.
Rainbow Pines II 18″ x 24″ hand dyed cotton fabric, machine pieced and machine quilted.