For years I have been fizzing about the judging of the Festival of Quilts and I have just learnt that this quilt (above) was judged BEST IN SHOW.
I hate the portrayal of quilters being fat, old & grey. How can we possibly attract younger artists to an art form when this sort of drivel happens.
I know that the workmanship is excellent. Dilys Fronks is one of the group ans she is an excellent quilter.
I have for a long time thought that the judging is 'cliquey' and matey and I am totally fed up with seeing quilts that have won elsewhere winning here. I would like to see a category for previous winners. I do ant to see their quilts, but how can it be fairly judged when 'professiona; enterers are up against newbies and improvers.
I never enter, neither do I recommend any students to enter and I am fizzing angry at finding this out. I am glad that I didnt know on the day because it would have spoilt it for me. Now you know why I dont bother going around the winners part. Shame on whoever judged it
Look at these photos copied from this blog
Graceful Dance by Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga. Winner of the Pictorial Category
I have scrolled along the blog from the original post and have this link to the Quilters Guild reply
Ive copied it here for you to read
29 Aug 12 - Best in Show - Festival of Quilts 2012
A load of waffle, saying nothing except out of hundreds of quilts it is the opinion of just 2 people. A travesty is what I call it.
I am fizzing.