Las Ventanas- Judges' Comments

 Las Ventanas- First Place in First Entry into AQS QuiltWeek Paducah

Las Ventanas- First Place in First Entry into AQS QuiltWeek Paducah

Las Ventanas got home a few days ago with a beautiful ribbon and a glass vase etched with all the pertinent information.  I didn't go through the paperwork until today and I discovered the judges' comments.  Just thought I'd make a note of them here as compared to the comments from 2015 QuiltCon.

2015 QuiltCon:

  • fabrics are very interesting
  • good use of color
  • good exploration of a theme
  • quilting design is effective
  • thread color is distracting

2016 AQS QuiltWeek Paducah:

  • best features: color of negative space and use of variegated thread, vertical stitching
  • areas to improve: none

You'll notice the two phrases I highlighted contradict each other.  This is a great example of how judges' comments are objective.  If you have entered a show and got a discouraging comment, don't take it to heart, especially if you don't agree with their assessment.  Enter the quilt in another show and see what they say.  If you haven't entered a show yet, what are you waiting for!