Get out there and show your work! Entering quilt shows and contests is one of the best ways to improve your quilting techniques. The feedback from quilt show judges is invaluable and is one of many things that will help you grow as a quilter and artist. Start with a local show if you need to get your feet wet, but don’t stop there. The big national shows like the IQA shows, the AQS shows and the NQA show are open to anyone who quilts—not just the experts and professionals in the field.