Sunday, January 20, 2013

You be the judge, part 2: quilt no. 3

This is the last of three quilts for you to judge. If you missed the introductory post, read about this little experiment here.

As a judge for a juried quilt exhibition, look at the following full and detailed digital images. Click on images for larger views. Then respond to each of the following nine questions. Or get a score sheet in pdf format for all three quilts here.
quilt no. 3, 21x21 - full view
Quilt no. 3 - detail
Judging criteria from Elizabeth Barton's Ultimate Quilt Judging Algorithm:
  1. Did it attract your attention? Yes = 1 or No = 0
  2. Did you want to look at it for  5 minutes = 1  or  for 5 seconds = 0?
  3. Looking longer, did you see something more?  Yes = 1  or  No = 0
  4. Did it stir something in you?  Yes = 1  or  No = 0
  5. Was there anything in it that distresses/disturbs/bothers you?  Yes with artist's intention = 1  or  No = 0  or  Yes but unintentional = -1
  6. Is it fresh & new = 1  or  is it a development of something familiar = 1 or  is it old hat = 0 
  7. Is the value/color strong/balanced/interesting?  Yes = 1  or  No = 0.
  8. Do the colors work together?  Yes = 1  or  No, but they clash for a good reason = 1  or  No, colors clash for no reason = 0
  9. Does technique awe and amaze you?  Yes = 1  or  No = 0
Total and leave a comment with the score. Further breakdown or additional comments would be welcomed too. Or e-mail me your score sheet.

1 comment:

  1. The quilting in the center gives a 3-D dome-like effect to the piece as well as spinning action caused by the angled placement of the quilting design that surrounds the pebbles. Again, your judicious use of quilting in some areas and not in others creates interest. High marks again, probably an 8. Have you ever considered using a faced finish technique rather than a binding to finish your more contemporary quilts?