Thursday, March 08, 2007

Scribing for Quilt Show Judges

Wow! Am I pooped! For the first time, I was a scribe for one of the judges for our upcoming quilt show. I think I could be on brain overload. I learned so much today. However, I would say the most important tips to pass on when you are entering a quilt in the quilt show is to spend the extra time on the binding. I think the judges are anal about the stupid bindings - and whatever else you do, stitch those little miters corners on your bindings closed!!!! Don't know how many times I had to write that on the critique sheet.

There were some very well done quilts- the piecing was great, the quilting was great - but they rushed the binding, and I know of one quilt for sure that would have a ribbon, but for the binding.

The vendors were there all day getting their booths set up. . Can't wait to get back and do some shopping! I know, I don't need anything, but hey, we must support our Vendors!!!!! :)

Well, think I'm going to going get a glass of wine, take a hot bath and soak my feet for awhile. That will probably lead to me heading for bed early.



Carole said...

Wow, what a great learning experience it was for you. I've heard of the "binding" issues. Enjoy your relaxing time! Keep well!

Sweet P said...

I've often wondered about sewing the mitered corners. I sew them closed on the back of the quilt when I'm sewing the binding down. Are you supposed to sew the front closed as well?

Melinda said...

Binding always seems to be the issue with judges. I have been trying to pay more attention to this part of my quilts.