I knew about 5 minutes after I entered my quilts into quilt con this year that they would not get in. These are quilts that have been to other national level shows, they have been juried into art shows. These can hold their own at Paducah. But they are my style, they are not Quiltcon style. I do this every year, I enter something and it gets rejected because it isn't modern enough. I take elements from modern style. I take elements from art quilts. I take elements from traditional quilts. Some days it is hard to pick the right category for the quilts. I am not sure why I try for Quiltcon when I know my style doesn't mess with theirs but I do it every year. One of the big things in appealing to your crowd , is know your audience. And I know the audience, and I know I am trying to jam a square peg into a round hole. But you can't win if you don't try, and maybe someday, the styles will mesh and I will get into Quiltcon. So as much as it pains me to not get in, I will continue to noodles against the wall until one sticks.