Judging

Do you need a judge for your quilt show? Would your guild benefit from the feedback provided by a skilled professional? Let’s talk! I am a candidate in the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges program. What this means to you is that I come with a deep background in comparative assessment of quilts and other quilted textiles. I provide critique of design and workmanship to each entrant in an easy-to-understand format.  In addition to actually doing the judging, I can also provide helpful advice about structuring your categories and many other aspects of the competition part of your show.

Many people are afraid to enter a judged show because they are convinced that the “Quilt Police” are going to find every single small flaw and point it out to the world. Nothing could be further from the truth. My function as a judge is to choose the best entries in a show, based on that show’s categories and entry requirements, and to provide helpful, constructive tips to guide each entrant to better work in the future.  My association with NACQJ assures you that I am current on the latest trends in the quilting world and also that I’ve had the benefit of interacting with some of the most knowledgeable quilters in the U.S.

My own customers are always apologizing when they drop off tops for me to quilt. I keep telling them, over and over, that every piece they bring is a treat. Let me assure you that a truly perfect quilt is a very rare thing indeed, and not one I can claim to have created! I think the important thing is that we learn with each project and make progress that satisfies our needs to create in this medium.  As a professional longarm quilter, I have completed more than 3,000 pieces. I have seen it all, and I can explain to you what works well and what other choices you might consider to make your piece more successful.

Give me a call or shoot me an email! Let’s get the ball rolling!