The wrong winner would never be announced at a Quilt Show

I stayed up late Sunday night and watched the Oscars until the end, the very confusing end I might add. I am sure you have heard about the wrong film being announced as the Oscar winner. It seems to me that this was quite a mistake to make but I maintain that the wrong winner would never be announced at a Quilt Show.

Let's look at some pictures of the sequence of events first. These are courtesy of this article from Variety. The mix up seems to involve one man, Brian Cullinan, tweetwho was in charge of the envelope.

He seemed to be star struck while fulfilling his duties. Who wouldn't be? Well, I guess the person who is in chargetweet-2 of making sure his firm is well represented shouldn't be.

He was tweeting at the same moment that he was passing the envelope, the wrong one, to Warren Beatty. You can see the tweet he posted which has now been removed.

I am glad that the wrong winner would never be announced at a Quilt show. It's not because Quilters don't tweet, we do. And it's not because quilters don't get star struck, we do!


Quilters just have a better system in place. For example, when I was at QuiltCon, the winning quilt was hung a couple of hours or so before the public was admitted. Had the wrong quilt been hung, someone would see it.

Also, there is an awards show before the show opens to the public. Even if a wrong name was announced, it would be corrected before the information is win10represented to the public.

This was basically the same situation both times I attended the Quilt Show in Shipshewana, Indiana. The winning quilts are all hung in the Winner's circle in advance. This provides time to find a mistake.

I am happy to feel this confident. I don't like seeing anyone feeling elated only to be slammed with an announcement taking away their prize. It would be very crummy to have that experience.

Now you and I can relax! If we win a quilt prize we will know we really won it. We won't have the rug pulled out from under us in a shocking about face.

However, if you win an Oscar, you're on your own, I can't guarantee those!

Sew happy!

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