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National Juried Show

Each year, the Canadian Quilters' Association, in conjunction with Quilt Canada, our national quilt show, holds a National Juried Show.

I've been a quiltmaker for the last five years and enter the show annually.  In my first year, 2015, I got a quilt juried into the show as a finalist.

In 2016 and 2017 I got 'rejection' letters.  Yes that really is what the heading on the email says!

In 2018, I had three quilts juried into the show as finalists, and won a third place for one of them.

This year, 2019, I again have three quilts juried into the show.  I got word of this while I was in Tasmania and I was so excited!!!

This year, they have asked that we not share our finalist quilts on social media and gave us this 'badge' to use instead. So ... here goes!




I've pasted it here three times, 'cause I'm pretty happy to have three finalists.  Although I had none in for two years, I'm still averaging seven quilts juried as finalists is five years.

Life is good!

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