Have you ever thought about entering a quilt competition? I had not given it any serious consideration until I heard Podcast 209 from Annie's Quilting Stash. In the podcast, Annie Smith talks about what she looks for when judging quilts in competition. What I found particularly interesting were all the easily fixable things that keep a quilt from being perfect (or near perfect) - loose threads, cat hair, bumpy or uneven binding.
Additionally, Annie is very encouraging about entering shows, as a means of validation and getting feedback from judges that will help channel a quilter's efforts to improve. So I'm actually giving it some thought. A guild show would proably be the easiest and safest way to start, but I don't belong to a guild.
Have you ever entered a show? If so, do you have any tips for the first-timer? I would love for you to leave a comment and share your thoughts.