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July 9, 2015

A few months back I submitted “vino divo” to be juried for entry to a show in Italy.

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Acceptance comes in a few forms. When entering a juried show, of course the acceptance you want is from the jury! Their acceptance of your work into their show. The other side of the acceptance is accepting that your piece was not accepted.

I have been dealing with the latter kind of acceptance. And a friend of mine asked me how I managed to be ok with not being accepted.

I like my work. I am proud of my work. The fact that is was not accepted to a show doesn’t mean its no good. It means it was not a good fit.

For years, I have followed some of my favorite blogger/art quilters and they, like everybody else, win some and lose some. They are accepted to some shows and rejected by others. It has been helpful for me to know that everyone gets rejected sometime in the juried show arena!

On another note, I finally got my copy of 1000 Quilt Inspirations!


And on the topic of acceptance, I had THREE of my pieces accepted!!

The Hand of Fatima.8"x9"x1".

The Hand of Fatima.

Arabian Door II.6 1/2" x 9 1/2" x 3/4".

Arabian Door II.
6 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ x 3/4″.



Arabian Java.12"x12"x1".

Arabian Java.

Needless to say that acceptance was very exciting. It is fun to open a book and see your work there amongst other great artist! It was a little overwhelming!

I have been busy with more traditional quilting the last few months. It felt good to return to my quilting roots and do some traditiional piecing.

Next up, I’m going to try again to have my work accepted into another juried show. I am busy now with the plans for the three pieces that I will be creating! Truly getting started is the hardest part!