OK, so I am contemplating entering a quilt in the Paducah quilt show (or at least sending the application of intention - the rest is up to the jury selction committee). My quilt is 63"x78". There are two categories for those that are first-time Paducah showers. This seems like an appropriate place for me, right? There's the "Large" category, for widths 60"-110" and length 80" or more, and there is the "Small" category, for widths 40"-60" and length over 40".
If you are not rolling your eyes and choking on your tongue, then you should be. I might not have ever caught the issue, except that my average-ish sized quilt does not fit into either of these categories. Hypothetically then, I can put a quilt that is 59.5"x110" in the Small category (doing math...that is 6545 sq.in.) and another which is 60"x80" in the Large category (4800 sq.in.). Remind me again which is the Large quilt...
So I emailed somebody about this at AQS, and their reply is for me to just enter the quilt in the regular Large quilt category, widths 60-110" and length over 40". This is where anybody that has showed at Paducah before would have their quilts. Doesn't this sound like harder competition?? Hello...??... Or is the length for the First-time Paducah entry of 80" really a typo, since there is a regular Small quilt category too, with widths 40-60" and length over 40"??
Tell me I am not crazy.
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