Is rejection part of my quilting journey? ABSOLUTELY!!
I know we all like to share the upside of the journey but what of the downside?
We regret to inform you that your quilt......was NOT chosen. But is it really a downside? I believe it is an intrinsic part of the process.
When I started blogging two years ago my intent was to share my personal quilting journey with you...I don't want to start wavering on that mandate now, by Not sharing my "dear
john quilt letter".
So just how did that make me feel? I entered a quilt for the very first time, only to have it NOT be chosen. But but but.....how could they not choose my beloved Colour Shot???? I don't know. I think not knowing is probably the thing that gets me wondering. There's no interaction in this process, only the words.....We regret.
Will it get me down? ABSOLUTELY NOT. When I choose to put my work out there, rejection or criticism is part of the risk I am very willing to take. When I go to Quilt Con in February it will be interesting to see which quilts were accepted into the show...as I said, "it's all part of the experience."