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Judging Credentials
Personal Judging Philosophy

Judging provides the opportunity to recognize and promote excellence in quiltmaking
workmanship and design.  My comments are intended to compliment the quilt maker
on a job well done, or to gently encourage the quilt maker to do better.  Every quilt
deserves positive comment.  I don’t feel it necessary to keep searching for
constructive comments if a quilt is outstanding, and it is not necessary to list all areas
needing improvement on a quilt deficient in workmanship.  I judge for the same
reason that I make quilts; I love the process and tradition of quiltmaking.  Making,
teaching, and judging all serve to promote and protect this wonderful tradition.
In 1994, I completed the “Short Course in Judging” offered by the National Quilting
Association (NQA) and in 1996 became a NQA Certified Judge.  I now maintain
certification with the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges. I've judged shows in
Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West
Virginia, as well as the 2003, 2008, and 2013 NQA Shows. I have experience judging
both quilts and wearables.

Contact me to discuss availability and fees.
Judging experience:
(
since 2014; experience prior to 2014 available upon request)

  • Mountain State Art & Craft Fair Quilt Show, Ripley WV, July 2, 2018, 25 entries, sole
    judge
  • Smoky Mountains Quilt Show, Knoxville TN, June 12 – 13, 2018, 143 entries, sole
    judge
  • Strawberry Festival, Buckhannon WV, May 16,2018, 80 entries, sole judge
  • Three Rivers Quilt Guild, Pittsburgh PA, April 23, 2018, 130 entries, with Linda
    Scholton NACQJ
  • North Pittsburgh Quilt Guild, Pittsburgh PA, April 4, 2018, 121 entries, with Stacey
    Koehler NACQJ
  • Mountain State Art & Craft Fair, Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley WV,
    September 13 ,2017, 31 entries, sole judge
  • United Quilt Guild, Salem OH, July 11, 2017, 98 entries, with Jeri Fickes, possible
    candidate
  • Schoolhouse Quilters Guild 2017 Show, Cumberland MD, June 15, 2017, 125 entries,
    with Priscilla Godfrey NACQJ
  • Minnesota Quilters 39th Annual Quilt Show and Conference, Duluth MN, June 5 - 6,
    2017, 172 entries, with Judy Taylor NACQJ
  • Redbud Quilt Guild Quilt Show, Huntingdon PA, April 27, 2017, 70 entries, sole judge
  • Mountain State Art & Craft Fair Quilt Show, Ripley WV, September 14, 2016, 20
    entries, sole judge
  • Millennium Quilters Quilt Show, Clarksburg WV, August 10, 2016, 150 entries, sole
    judge
  • Strawberry Festival Quilt Show, Buckhannon WV, May 18, 2016, 72 entries, sole judge
  • North Pittsburgh Quilt Guild, Pittsburgh PA, April 13, 2016, 114 entries with Linda
    McCuen NACQJ
  • Jackson County CEOS Annual Quilt Show, Ripley WV, April 7, 2016, 66 entries, sole
    judge
  • Beaver Valley Piecemakers Quilt Show,  Beaver Falls PA, October 6, 2015, 96 entries,
    sole judge
  • 33rd Annual Asheville Quilt Show, Asheville NC, September 24 – 25, 2015, 335
    entries with Karen Kendo
  • Mountain State Art & Craft Fair Quilt Show, Ripley WV, June 26, 2015, 45 entries, sole
    judge
  • Three Rivers Quilt Guild, Pittsburgh PA, March 24, 2015, 135 entries with Lona Hull
    NQACJ
  • Goodtime Quilters, Circleville OH, August 27, 2014,  168 entries, sole judge
  • Charlotte Quilters Guild, Charlotte NC, February 2014, 180 entries, with Marcel Miller
    NQACJ
  • Wheeling Heritage Quilt Show, Wheeling WV, February 3, 2014, 30 entries, sole judge