“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” ~ Ben Franklin
“Oh, look! This is wonderful!” I said to my husband grinning widely, “they even attached a critique form. Now I can see what I could have done better.”
When I picked up my Fabric of Friendship quilt I had entered in the Routt County Fair, much to my surprise it had a third place ribbon attached to it. But even better there was a complete evaluation form with recommendations for improvement from the Colorado Quilt Council. The quilt had been submitted in the beginner’s category and suggestions for improvement on workmanship, appearance and design had been duly noted.
Next time, I’ll heed better attention to the project I select to submit to the fair. Fabric of Friendship was my foray back into sewing since my teenage years. My intentions were not to put the piece into a contest. However, a fellow member of the Delectible Mountain Quilters Guild suggested I do so. “It’s not about the prize,” she advised. “it’s about continuing the tradition of community involvement in County Fairs.” Thus, I conceded and submitted my quilted wall hanging. Now I can see from the valuable critique sheet it’s also about learning from the masters!