Sometimes I enter my quilts in judged shows. The first time I entered one, it was scary as all get out because I had no clue what to expect or how to feel. I looked around a lot of posts about the process, the “rules”, and general knowledge type questions. Turns out, it is all a bit hush hush or my google-foo is bad! I decided to be ultra transparent about the judging from an entrants perspective. I’ll show you my judging forms, my general thoughts about those forms, and a list of “rules” I’ve picked up through experience.
Here’s a quick summary of things I think judges are looking for based on my feedback forms:
- Interesting and design or use of color with WOW! factor
- Even Quilting without no large un-quilted spaces
- Close the front of the mitered binding’s corner as well as the back
- Hidden quilting starts and stops or no starts and stops at all
- Clean turns on applique pieces
I’m sure many more little bullets will appear as I keep entering shows! Want to see lots of details? Here are all of the blog posts that include judge’s feedback forms!
My quilts were judged in the Vintage View Quilt show. See the judges feedback for Dizzy Dresdens, That’s One Hot Dog! and Bruiser.