Wednesday, June 7, 2017

About those Rejections.....Just keep trying

As difficult as the those rejections are....it's all part of the process, if you want to submit your quilts. I have received more "Dear John" emails (as I like to call them) then I thought possible this year. Ouch...yes it hurts a bit, but I'm still standing and still rather confident in my work. So, with a what have I got to loose type of attitude I submitted some more.

Maybe the past dozen or so plus rejections just made the two acceptance emails that arrived to today, just that much sweeter!!!!

 

 
Shifting Impressions
 
Crossroads

I hope this encourages everyone just to keep submitting....without submissions, there would be no quilt shows....wouldn't that be sad.

17 comments:

  1. that i'm not sure if that cheers me up or not as i just submitted a cushion pattern to a magazine. fingers crossed this is my first submission ... any tips you can give me would be most gratefully received

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  2. Congratulation , those pieces are fantastic. I was wondering if there is a list of show where we can submit quilts? I want to try but have no idea how to start.

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  3. Congratulations!! I'm very happy for you! But honestly, if these quilts are not accepted, something must really be wrong in the quilting world!

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  4. Good to hear! I started submitting again. It does take persistence! Keep the faith in your own work. It's excellent!

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  5. Congratulations. I have admired your work for years, and the world deserves to see it all. Your quilts are so colorful and alive.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Josie.

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  6. Shifting Impressions is absolutely AMAZING!!

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  7. Your work is so signature. Miss you. xo

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  8. Congratulations!! I have always found your work amazing. Stay strong and keep submitting so more people have the chance to see your work in person. I'd love seeing all the little details for myself sometime.

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  9. I'm so pleased for you, congratulations!

    I'm frankly amazed you've had so many rejections because your work is both gorgeous and technically skilled. What the heck are they looking for? I recognize that each show has a certain 'look' or 'theme/type' that they prefer but your work fits so many categories that I'm truly baffled. Anyway, I'm very pleased that you'll get to keep sharing your work, I'd love to see your quilts in person.

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  10. Your quilts are amazing and I'm so happy for you!

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  11. Shifting Impressions is amazing. I have never seen anything like it.

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  12. I really do not understand these judges! Apparently some folks are not ready to move on to new things. There is a place for traditional quilting..ALL work is based on them. But other expression of the art is a sign of advancement in thinking. (Wow..didn't mean to wax psychological)

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  13. Mari, I'm so happy for you! I have been one of your biggest fans, and was so disappointed after the QuiltCon rejections. So glad your work will be shared at AQS shows! LOVE your work!

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  14. Congratulations, your work is always exceptional!
    I am happy to hear you've received TWO acceptances this week. Well deserved!

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Marianne

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