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My Quilt National Rejects

The notices from Quilt National came a week early, by e-mail, and took me by surprise. That was a good thing, I think. I didn’t have a chance to fret about it. Anyway, I, and many other much more accomplished fiber artists, did not get in.

So, I am going to post my pieces here for all to see. I think QN is the only show that does not allow showing your work except on your own website, before entering. My first piece has been on my blog and website. It is the Global Warming, sometimes, Construction I piece. It is 24″ X 22″.

The next piece is one that I have struglled with for months. I like the way it finally came together. I titled it Urban Sunlight as it reminds me of sun streaming down between tall buildings. It is 25′ X 32″.

Finally, I made this piece at the last minute. It is titled Red Sky. It is 24″ X 28″.

All of these pieces are constructed from fabric that I created through dyeing, discharging and screenprinting.

I am working like crazy on my 12 X 12 challenge piece. It has to be finished tomorrow. The reveal is on Wednesday!!

9 Responses to “My Quilt National Rejects”

  1. carrie says:

    Wow what a change – Urban sunlight – and what a huge improvement.

    These 3 are very good

  2. I think they are terrific pieces. I hope you will enter them somewhere else.

  3. Amy says:

    The visual impact of Red Sky appeals to me. The image really drew me in and I wanted to create a whole story of that moment. Thanks for sharing.

  4. kathy says:

    Gerrie, your pieces are great! I guess we are just supposed to keep trying, eh? Of course, I didn’t enter anything.

  5. Jeannie says:

    I am with Reva, Urban Sunlight is so interesting. I am sure there are others venues that would be eager to show your work. I have been wondering about QN the past couple of years, they seem to be stuck or something. (Just my opinion and obviously they have never accepted anything of mine!) Hope everything is sunny in PDX and you have a wonderful week. Cheers.

  6. Kristin L says:

    I’m sorry that your quilts didn’t get accepted, but they are undoubtedly in good company. They are strong pieces and will have other chances in other shows I’m sure! 🙂

  7. Reva says:

    I’m particularly fond of the middle one. Rejects schmejects.

  8. PaMdora says:

    Gerrie, I especially like the last one, it reminds me of floating in water under an evening sky. I did a lot of swimming at the lake this summer, so I think water showed up in a lot of my quilts this summer. Although I don’t know if that’s what you were trying for!

  9. Dale Anne says:

    So sorry Gerrie……..!
    I think you meant that QN does NOT allow posting of photos.
    Its their loss……maybe these can be sent to another show.