If you are like me there are parts of quilting you feel very confident in others that push your limits. I recently entered a quilt in HMQS. I know my quilting is not my strong point.
I did it because my friend, Patsy, who is heavily involved in the show, was looking for quilts. I told Anna I guess I'll find out all the things I'm doing wrong. My sweet Anna was surprised to think I was doing anything wrong with my quilts.
I knew she was wrong and when I got my evaluation it was confirmed. The only nice thing the judges had to say about my quilt had nothing to do with the quilting but with my color placement.
But I am not detoured. I will continue to do my own machine quilting (mainly because I'm cheap.) A dear friend, upon hearing about the evaluation said that not all quilts need to be show quilt quality but are to be loved and cherished. I'm content on making loved and cherished quilts.
I will however continue to doodle in notebooks, watch You Tube videos and work to improve my quilting. Whether that yields a show quilt or not.