I have been really surprised by the number of comments that were made on the post about the Best in Show at the Festival of Quilts. It seems that I have really hit a nerve and I'm pleased that others have been willing to comment and come out into the open about it, as I was rather unsure whether I should make such comments publicly myself.
Although my initial comments were on the Best in Show, it seems there is a lot of disgruntled makers about the judging comments they have received too. I know that the judging is subjective, but the judges were meant to have been through a judging course and some of the comments I have read, imply the judges really didn't seem to understand the category or that the criteria they were being asked to mark against were wrong.
Rather than just leave all this mouldering on the blog, I'm going to send a copy of the blog post and comments, along with the related comments on facebook to both the organisers and the Guild. I'll let you know if I get any response.
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
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