You will note that the pavement for the Leaving the Accra Quilt Show is the same techniques and fabrics as for Mothers of The Orphans. And so when it makes its way to Festival of the Quilts it will similarly get low marks I am sure. If you click on the photo above you should get a zoom view so you can see how many different shapes of eyebrows I invented! And the little laminated copy of the book about wax prints which the show is to publicise. It is 22 x 44 inches.
As for the judging issue, I hope I was very neutral as you my reaction to the comments when I asked for your views. It was interesting to see how much your views then co-incided with mine. I could see entirely why some aspects were satisfactory but the one comment I struggled with, given your reactions to the quilt when I first posted it was the comment that the visual impact was satisfactory. Interestingly I got a private comment from another quilt judge who has seen the quilt in person and who would have given it higher comments throughout. So I know where I can work at technical excellence and I know that the artistic element of judging is entirely subjective and unpredictable.
You may be interested in this video of the same Judge who judged mine explaining her judging at Festival in 2009 and this video of her colleague. Incidentally I was at that show and agreed with their decisions as to the winners, for what my opinion is worth!
Finally, a news report was circulated at work recently showing that Israeli Judges doing criminal cases were more lenient when they had just eaten. At the next show I enter I am going to make a quilt embellished with real food and invite the judge to snack while they comment.