OK, I have somewhat of an ethics question for you all. I am American and claim residence in, and pay taxes in, America. I also happen to currently (for the last 10 years) live in Germany, and am inspired by, and create my art in, Germany. So, I figured that I could enter quilt shows in the US and in Europe. But when the instructions expressly state that you must be a resident of the US to enter, am I bending the rules too far? Technically I AM a US resident since that’s where I pay my taxes and receive my insurance and other benefits, but I actually sleep at night in Germany. So, am I cheating someone else out of a spot in the show (that’s assuming my work would get accepted)? Am I unfairly taking advantage of the opportunities of both continents? Or, is having more options the silver lining in being uprooted every three years and living at the whim and mercy of the US Army? If an American living outside of America got into an American show, would you, as an American, begrudge her (or him)? Or conversely, if an American got into a European show, would you, as Europeans, resent her (or him)?