The guild challenge entries will be displayed at our End of The Year party. *June 17th*
Please bring the paint chip sample card to be attached to your quilt. Your blog moderators will remember their cameras this time!
Most guilds have “challenges”. You see them at every guild’s quilt show,lots of national shows and even online. We enjoy showing our best work at Hands Across The Water, voting for our favorite and winning a very nice basket of goodies.
Our guild has always has a non competitive view to the guild’s yearly challenge. We decided that no voting or judgeing would encourage every level of quilter to participate. After 15 years of annual challenges, I feel this has not worked as we had hoped.
Some years there has been a cost for a few fat quarters, and some years ( like this year) there is no cost to participate as you picked your own fabrics – all you needed was your enthusiasm and imagination.
Some years we’ve had good participation and other years a very sad number of quilts are completed and hung. I am wondering what we will see hung at this end-of-the-year party?
I’m wondering if we have evolved to the point that we could use a little “challenge” and incentive ………….could we stand the competition of being judged by our peers? Is it time to have a viewer’s choice on the challenge entries at the next quilt show? Would this encourage participation?