Friday, May 31, 2013


It came in an email today:

"Dear Lynne,

Thank you for submitting your work for the "What's My Line" exhibit. We regret that the work was not accepted for inclusion in this particular exhibit. The jurying process was indeed challenging due to the superb quality of the art quilts submitted. The quilts were chosen based on technique, quality of workmanship, relation to theme and visual appeal..."

I admit to being disappointed, but I was never sure either of the quilts I submitted was entirely appropriate to the theme.  I submitted The Quick Brown Fox,

and the Black Rules.

The jurying was done from digital photographs, and I know mine aren't great.

I won't know where I went wrong until I see the actual exhibit. My gut instinct is my quilts really didn't take advantage of the theme, i.e., I didn't play a lot with the concept of the "line."  That's a fair criticism. 

Bright lights, big city. That's the way it goes. No harm, no foul.


Poppy Q said...

They don't know what they are missing. Your quilts are awesome.

Julie and Poppy Q

Megan said...

I'm disappointed for you Lynne. I trust that you will continue to seek opportunities to share your work with a wider audience. It's unique and I'm sure would be of interest to many.

At least your cat is in your fan club! LOL

Sydney, Australia

Quiltdivajulie said...

I'd like to know how many gadzillions of young typing students typed the LINE in your fox quilt? Fair to say it would be HUGE number.

Themes are SO hard to figure out -- with the woodturning world, we've decided they don't know what they really want until they see all the entries and can make up their mind baaed on available offerings.


Judy in Michigan said...

I wonder how many of the accepted quilts are published in a book!!! Hooray for you and too bad for them. We love your work!!

Jean said...

I have no idea how a juried show works, but assume they get many many gorgeous quilts and maybe the line was actually used as a line? IDK, but don't let that stop you from making what you enjoy, as we all love to see it!

Derby, Ducky said...

Sounds like a generic rejection letter. Hope you can show us what they did pick.

Babby58 said...

As a Lowellian, all I can say is "Boo on them!!". I would have LOVED to see your quilts hanging here.

iris said...

They miss a lot. I am sure because you are unique and your work also and you r a honest lady and cincere

Beatrice said...

Hello, did you have to include an artist's statement with the quilts? Could they have missed the alphabet in the "quick brown fox"? Still MY favorite!
Beatrice (from France).