Thursday, September 29, 2011
Training For The Gold
The Spiral presents this 5 as a spirited competition, one against several, as we might find in a business presentation, judged shows, apportioning a family estate.
As a quilter I'm reminded by this card of entering my work in major shows. These only have cloth in common with your grandmothers quilts on beds for warmth. Show winners can take home machines in the $5-10,000.00 dollar range and cash awards in the $5-50,000.00 dollar range. With side dressings of teaching, speaking, authoring, and pattern design income resulting from those awards. These quilts can take a year or more to complete and every stitch is important. That kind of competition, even if only with yourself will upscale your abilities far beyond what you thought you were capable of.
"If you're not making mistakes, you're not taking risks, and that means you're not going anywhere. The key is to make mistakes faster than the competition, so you have more chances to learn and win." ~ John W. Holt, Jr 1948-