As I stated not so long ago I am no good at making work to fit a theme. Also, because my work takes such a long time to finish, working to a deadline can become tricky. I do keep my eyes open for exhibitions which could possibly fit my work, however - because I would dearly love to exhibit more. So I was delighted when I came across a call for entries to an exhibition entitled Layers of Memory. Wonderful, I thought. I was at the time working on the quilt pictured above: Remember. And my quilt Surfacing is all about emotions and memories. Indeed several of my pieces are about memory in different ways.
Great. This was just the spur I needed to finish Remember, and have it photographed.
All well and good. So I returned to the particulars, and my jaw dropped. Not only would I have to fit the theme, but I also had to fit the size criteria.
And both quilts did not fit. Remember is too wide, and Surfacing is too narrow and too tall.
So I shall have to remember next time I am scanning the calls for entry that not only must I check out the theme and the date, but even in the wildest chance they should fit - I must make sure that I read all the criteria before I think my work might possibly be appropriate.