THE PORTFOLIO OF PAULA B. ENTIN
ORIGINAL ART QUILTS

Competition – are YOU competitive?

I never knew I was competitive until I saw this call for entries for a big quilt show, and I had the perfect idea. The resulting quilt was accepted, and I was thrilled beyond measure!

Someone liked my stuff! Besides Mom and Dad and my son, of course.

So I got hooked, and spent the next bunch of years making and submitting. Now that I’m no longer wrassling with a teenager and homework and an 8-6 job five days a week, I am back at creating things for competitions, and for my local quilt guild.

But it’s hard to balance everything I want to do, with my own style and preferences. Ultimately I want to be accepted by a gallery, because I am not a good sales person for my own things. But I still like the challenge of creating something and submitting it, and waiting to see.

One cannot take any of this too personally. That way, lies madness.