While I am certainly not a saint when it comes to keeping my mouth shut over judging disappointment, I am one to value the experience. If I didn't, there is no way that I would continue making, entering and competing quilts. There's no way I'd know what to improve or where I am excelling. Lately, though it definitely seems that quilters have been a tad more vocal about expressing dissatisfaction over judges comments, to the point of completely discarding the comments.
this quilt. The red and coral were "not appreciated"...I believe the comment was that they were "jarring" to the otherwise complimentary palate. Ouch.