Thursday, December 11, 2014

Rejected - three times!

I just had to let you all know that all of my quilts I submitted for QuiltCon have been rejected! Even the stupid Michael Miller challenge piece that they gave me the fabric and required me to submit a quilt! Here are the three rejected pieces




I just don't' think my idea of what is modern and what the MQA people think of modern are on the same page. I will still continue to make quilts that I like and I don't care what MQA thinks. It is their loss, because I think my quilts rock!

9 comments:

Vicki W said...

Well that's a bummer! All that really matters is that you love them!

Wanda S Hanson said...

I really thought that third one would make it even if the other 2 didn't. If the jurors are anything like the judges last time, they might be letting personal feelings get in the way of choosing good quilts.

Brenda said...

Too bad. I can feel your disappointment from here. I think your quilts would add to the show. are you going to QuiltCon? Too expensive for me.

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

Your quilts are awesome, Patty! My quilt didn't get accepted either - all solids and lots of negative space. . . It doesn't matter. I know that quilt is awesome (if only in my own mind LOL) and after hopping around blog land most of the day, I think Wanda may have hit the nail on the head. . . IMHO

Joanna said...

Ouch! I have no idea how many submissions there were, but I suspect there were lots. And there are indeed fads in modern quilting. So, you have a new quilt for your bed, a baby quilt for a lovely gift, and the perfect present for a Jimmy Buffet fan. I really think you should auction the last off to some well heeled fan.

LynCC said...

What??? None of these was accepted? All three are fantastic. I was turned off of MQA before this QuiltCon season, but the last week has just reinforced my dislike of it even further. It's far too exclusionist and stuck on cliques and fads. Really off-putting, actually. I have zero desire to go to any Quilt Con.

OPQuilt said...

Hi Patty, and I'm a happy member of the QuiltConRejects. As if that means anything. . . I've seen your comments around and so I clicked over to see your quilts. Oh my--that Michael Miller quilt is waaaay more successful IMO than my feeble attempt at the same challenge. I love the waves and the color moving across the quilt. Excellent!

I wrote about the rejection business and the core problems of this particular experience over on my blog this morning, opquilt.com, as there are some structural/organizational problems that we cannot control, which, because they were caught in the tangle, led to some very dissatisfied quilters. I, too, am a three-ject (three times rejected) so I loved reading what you wrote. Carry on--it's the work that matters.

Elizabeth

Bill Volckening said...

Your quilts definitely rock. I didn't enter the contest, but have participated in many forms of juried art shows for close to 40 years. Often what happens is there are congruences, and that's what ends up forming the core of the show. These days, I don't do many of these contests, but if I do, entering is the goal and I just enter and forget about it. If something good happens, it's a nice surprise, but if not, no biggie because it's ancient history. The less seriously I have taken juried shows, the more positive the outcome has been, generally speaking. In other words, if you get too invested in the whole tprocess and it doesn't work out, it will cause hard feelings...and who needs that?

Valerija Mezhybovska said...

Hi Patty, I've read your posts about you rejected quilts and the juroring at QC. I find them a little too harsh, but true true true! i belong to the QCRejected too and have no idea what criteria did they use for their choice. Yes, we'll do more quilts. No, it doesn't help me to fight this frustration. Thank you for expressing our mutual opinion.