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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!


I’m here and here and hope to be here!

March 10, 2015

Wow, its been a while!



Needless to say, I’ve been busy. I was on a fabulous vacation to the Antarctic. You can see more of my photos of this amazing place on my instagram  account www.instagram.com/amiestarchuk

And right now, I am here http://loneaa.blogspot.fr/2015/02/amie-starchuk.html being interviewed by my talented and creative illustrator friend Lone Aabrink. I was honored to be the first artist in her series.

Starting this weekend you can find me here


1000 Quilt Inspirations is due for release this Sunday! I’m very excited. It is available at Amazon.

And here is hoping that you will find me in Verona Italy.  I created “vino divino” to submit to Verona Tessile and hopefully be accepted for their show May 19-24. I will know this week! Fingers Crossed!


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My work is being published!

March 21, 2014

A number of weeks ago I submitted some images of my work to hopefully be included in a book being curated by Sandra Sider entitled 1000 Quilt Inspirations. I received this from Quarry Books last week!


1000 Quilt Blocks entry Banner images are from Quiltmaker’s Color Workshop by Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle (Quarry Books, 2006).

Good news! 

At least one of your images has been accepted for Sandra Sider’s new book, 1000 Quilt Inspirations! You will be hearing more from us about this exciting project in April.  
In the meantime, our online submission module will remain open through March 31. Please help us spread the word about our extended deadline!


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Needless to say I am over the moon with excitement and will let you know as soon as I know which image Sandra has chosen.
I am happily spreading the word about their extended deadline. If you are a quilter or a textile artist, you can find more information at the following link
Deadline is March 31.
Oh, and, Happy Spring!!