Thanks for all the Blue quilt love! Winning was kind of a big fish in a little pond thing, but the challenge is all in fun, and I participated with the same spirit. To give the full spectrum though, I also received two rejection letters from “real” art quilt shows this week. I don’t say this for sympathy; I say it because it’s fact. Most everyone is (rightly) excited to share good news, but reluctant to share the bad, so it often seems that “everyone” is getting into all the shows they ever enter and gallery owners and book publishers are beating down their doors. I suspect that this is not true. I suspect for every win or accepted proposal, there are many rejections. Today, I felt like sharing the bad with the good — keeping it real (and by the way, there are currently no gallery owners or book publishers beating down my door — not that I’d have anything to give them anyways).
I am off this weekend with my fellow American winners and our equally talented German friends for yet another weekend sew-a-thon in Schollbrunn. I’m bringing the kids this time, so I doubt I’ll be as productive, but there’ll be six meals this plus cake and coffee that I don’t have to cook and that in itself makes the trip worthwhile! When I get back I’ll see what kind of prairie point tutorial/link mania I can come up with.