Friday, December 12, 2014

Don't tell me how to feel!

As I was trying to find pieces that were accepted into QuiltCon, many of the owner's of the accepted quilts and commenters carried on and on how us rejected people should feel about our rejections. Big mistake! Your rambling doesn't make us feel any better. In fact it makes it worse. Who are you to say our feelings are not valid or appropriate?

Don't say "you should be proud of your rejected work". Where did I say I wasn't proud of my work?

Don't say "don't give up". Where did I say I was giving up and what exactly do you mean by giving up?

How dare you make any assumptions or judgments on how I feel. It is like going to a funeral and saying they were so sick and suffering I am sure they are in a better place. How do you know they are in a better place? Do you think that is comforting to someone who just lost a loved one? Just say you are sorry and stop.

I know there were a lot of entries, but from what I have seen if you didn't make a wall hanging with solid fabrics you had no chance at all getting in. Maybe they should change the name to WallCon. Why are you permitted to submit a piece that is 480" around, but all they are going to accept is wall hangings?

I am committed to going and I plan on having a great time exploring Austin. I will be bringing my Moda Halloween quilt, carrying it around where ever I go, and show anyone who asks to see it. Feel free to join my mobile quilt exhibit.

I did get 2/3 of my flannel quilt sewn together, but I turned one 4 block by 4 block section around. I have no idea how that happened. It is not a big deal and I wasn't going to tear it apart so it is what it is. My siblings won't care and it is not being judged by the quilt police.

I need to put a label on a baby quilt I had in my stash for a fellow who just had their third child.

Here is the quilt. It is made with prints! Oh the horror!


Glen QuiltSwissy said...

Hey, I am standing right there with you girl!I have always felt that they used the same few elite people over and over and over again. I rarely see a modern quilt in a magazine that is NOT from this overly popular group.......just saying

Glen QuiltSwissy said...

Oh, and the turned around quartet must not be that glaring an error, I can't even see where it might have been.

Love your "not so solid" baby!

Elaine M said...

Love your plaid quilt more and more every time I see it. Fun, energetic "not solid" quilt, glad you posted it; it's wonderful.

christaquilts said...

Patty I'm so sorry your quilts didn't get in. But thank you for being so passionate about your feelings.

I clicked over from some of the blog posts you commented on. I think it's great that we are having this conversation. It can only make things better!

Venus de Hilo said...

I, too, feel a little lectured to by some other bloggers. Someone just said "no" to our creative babies: we have a right to feel disappointed without being told we're overreacting or taking it too personally.

sophie said...

I haven't had much time to explore the blogiverse to look for the accepted few, but you can count my quilt amoung the rejected large quilts which included prints.

apiecefullife said...

Good on you.. I thought about entering quilts but the postage for foreigners is extraordinary!
BRILLIANT idea about the mobile quilt show. I have often thought about a flash mob quilt show at the local mall but that would require many hands and volunteers are hard to come by. If I get to Quiltcon I will bring a quilt to carry round.