Well International Quilt Festival changed the entry rules this year and now the group quilt we have been working on may no longer be eligible. It says quilts with sharp embellishments that need extra care, will not be accepted. Our newest group quilt, Fauna, with panels by Frances Alford, Julie Upshaw, Vickie Hallmark, Kathy York and myself is really incredible, one of our best. Vickie’s panel has a cactus on it with metal wires for spines. The spines add a wonderful element that none of us want to sacrafice. In my opinion, The International Quilt Festival in Houston is the best show to enter with so many art quilt categories. It is such a bummer we may not be able to enter this quilt, I think it could do really well. Besides the fact that for the first time in five years I don’t have a quilt to enter myself.