Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Festival of Quilts update from The Quilters' Guild

After posting this morning that I would send a copy of the blog post about the Best in Show to the Guild, Liz Whitehouse, the Chief Executive of the Guild left a comment on the original post and left a link to an update on the Guild's website.  You can read it by clicking here.

I think it is great that the Guild has responded so quickly and it is useful to find out a bit more about how these things work.  It can seem a bit cloak and dagger when you are not involved, even if that is not the intention.

I'm still not convinced it was the best choice for the future of British quilting; I feel it was a missed opportunity. But perhaps it is now time to move the discussion away from this year's Best in Show and have a debate about how we want to showcase the best, cutting edge quilting at the premier quilt show in Europe.


Anonymous said...

It's good that the Guild have responded so quickly.
I was pleased to read your original post and share your sentiments.

Sharon said...

I've just come across your post and discussion. To add something in the same vein, a few years agon in the U.S. there was the $100,000 Quilt Competition and a whole cloth quilt won the grand prize. Now I"m not saying it wasn't beautiful, it was. But when it's a "best" quilt contest, what about color theory? curved piecing? applique? precise piecing? To me, there is more to being a quilter than being a great longarm quilter. JMHO but I am constantly confused when seeing winners and non winners in shows. And I do agree with you on the one that was picked, seriously, so many more that were far superior.

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