It’s challenging...

29 Apr 2009

Opening reader challenge art is a lot of fun. I am honored to be able to see such inspiring work. But, sometimes it becomes a bit of a challenge (pun intended) to decipher just who the artwork is from. Some people really get into creating beautiful labels for their work with stitched  writing on fabric, others write theirs by hand in wonderful script, still others slip a business card in a specially made pocket. Though I truly appreciate the creativity, sometimes (aside from the business cards) it's difficult to read just who the artist is, or maybe what the name of their town is. An "r" becomes an "n," an "a" an "o," and then we need to do further investigating.

Though "cursive" is artistically appealing, and we all love those beautiful stitch selections on our sewing machines, it would be great if the labels on your wonderful art could be typed or printed, with a careful eye to the pesky letters, like "a" and "o," so that we don't have errors.

As always, it is a pleasure to be a part of this artistic adventure.  :o)

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robbieklow wrote
on 1 May 2009 1:49 PM

This is probably stupid since I've never done a challenge. But that won't stop me. Perhaps those who need to do an artsy label could also safety pin (so you don't get injured by a quilt pin) a word processed label and send that along with the submission.

I bought Josh a typewriter when he was applying to college, and now it's an artifact of an age gone by. I was going to use it for quilt show submissions but I've figured out how to type on PDFs of the entry forms. (I open them in Adobe Acrobat Professional and then use the typewriter tool) or in Illustrator (open the file, then use the text tool) or even Word. But I can't remember how I did Word...

So many people spell my name wrong that I try to help them out by typing it...

arlee wrote
on 18 Jun 2009 9:27 AM

Thank you for this insight! A good thing to remember when submitting anything anywhere :}