I posted this on my personal blog and I’m posting this too here – no photos – but I wanted to share this to all hand quilters who might be interested in this.
As a lot of you bloggers know Amy Ellis at Amy’s Creative Side has a quilt festival every year and it will be in about a month. She just announced the categories this year and I was amazed to see that there is no hand quilting category this year!!!! As a hand quilter I am very surprised at this – I wrote her a comment and asked if this was overlooked and she got back to me and said “No, sorry. It was one of the least requested categories, based on feedback from participants.”
I'm I the only one amazed by this oversight! Are hand quilters such a rarity now that we no longer have a category in a quilt festival on line? Maybe if we send her a note she will add this category back in?
Yes if we have a hand quilted quilt we can enter it into the applique category – or as a scrappy quilt – rainbow quilt – whatever – we just can’t enter it into the hand quilted category because there is none!!
It just doesn’t seem right.