Wednesday, August 05, 2009

In the Aftermath.

In the Aftermath ( of our Show )I have had time to contemplate and there are good things and not so good things, springing to mind.

Things I am glad about:

* I have now had 2 nights proper sleep.
* nothing went wrong and I haven't heard any grumbles.
* raffles were ( all but one ) won by outsiders.
* 4 newish members got placings in the 9 viewers' choice voting ( 1st , 2nd and 3rd in each section
* members never get to see the results of the viewers' choice voting. ( I wouldn't want anyone being disheartened...because Jo Public doesn't really know much about quilts! )
* I can now move onto some new projects!

Things that Trouble Me.
* Members who deserved placings because of fabulous work and originality and technical excellence; didn't get them.
* Members who worked hard and helped and supplied food etc...weren't ( with one exception ), the ones who got placings.
* one quilt in particular that we spent ages getting to hang right cause it was badly bound and stretched got a placing. ( sending the wrong message )
Thanks for your comments over the last few posts. I'm glad you too got to enjoy our quilts.
- Leanne I agree that scrappy star quilt was beautiful ; it was made by one of our most experienced quilters, who has great colour sense.
- Yes, Molly my B Bird quilt is for my husband and he is happy with it that's the main thing. My denim one is for my elder son.
- Today's photos show the last few pictures from the show and the few purchases I made downstairs in the Merchants Mall, ( yes some pink fabric and photo fabric - giving a clue to where I am headed ) and other folk there enjoying some browsing and shopping.


Molly said...

Here the people who go to quilt shows tend to be quilters, overwhelmingly, often with long suffering spouses in tow! Sometimes the spouses, due to long exposure and absorbing quilt knowledge through their pores, are very good judges and so viewer's choice awards usually go to quilters who truly deserve them. Your situation must be upsetting to many people......
Nice to have it behind you! Next project?

loulee said...

Well I enjoyed the show, thank you very much for sharing.
I'm off to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham in a couple of weeks and I'm very excited, it's almost as exciting as only having 80 days until our holiday.

Guðrún said...

It must be a relief that it is over although it was fun.

Meggie said...

I have found shows to be a great disappointment from the point of view of the entrants. I have never entered any quilt shows, but once entered a Doll show. I was rather shocked at the whole thing.
I did recieve a Second, but the winners...???