Some questions have come up about what criteria we use to judge. When Kim and I first talked about Project Quilting, my first thought was to ask the public voters to rate each quilt with a number score. That would help to take the “popularity” factor out of the public vote and we could use it for a portion of the final score to determine one winner for each challenge. But the logistics were too difficult, so we ended up with a public vote winner and a judges winner instead.
Then I thought about how the judges voting should be done. I kicked around the idea of having different categories with their own scores….originality, use of the theme, etc, but decided in the end that each judge should have the right to decide how important all these things are. So each judge does a simple 1-10 score for each participant. It’s totally up to each judge how that score is determined. I can tell you that I, personally, want to see something that shows your creativity and originality. I hope you’ll all stretch the limits of what you’ve done before. Project Quilting….It’s Time to Think Outside the Square.
Good luck to all of you. I’m looking forward to Season 1.