I just got a letter saying one of my quilts has been juried into a national show!!!!
I've entered a few juried shows before, but I've never had anything accepted. A friend, Donna Leigh Jackins, gave me the entry form last month for the Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibit at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center. She wanted me to enter a three dimensional star quilt I recently completed. I figured, why not? The entry fee allowed me to enter two quilts, so I (almost randomly!) photographed another quilt and entered it, too.
Have you guessed what happened yet? The star quilt was declined. But they accepted the other quilt, Happy Houses! I made the quilt top for Happy Houses at a Birmingham Quilters Guild retreat, bringing it home to do the extensive machine quilting. It won a blue ribbon at the last BQG show. But I never truly expected it to make it to a national show. I'm thrilled!!!