So many of you responded kindly and enthusiastically to the news about my Hundred Patch quilt winning “Judge’s Choice” in a local show. Thank you. Like me, some of you wondered just what “Judge’s Choice” means.
I asked around and looked it up and here is a summary of what I have learned:
Judge’s Choice is a special award, sometimes for a specific category and sometimes for an entire show. Judge’s Choice award is a little difficult to define, but it might be called the “favorite” quilt or “the quilt the judge would most like to take home.” This is the one award in a judged show where objectivity and reasoned evaluation take a back seat to pure subjectivity. In other words, it might not be a technically perfect quilt, but it is appealing.
Well, now we all know.