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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 NQA and in 1996
became a NQA Certified Judge.  I am qualified to judge in NQA's Master Quilt Program.

Contact me to discuss availability and fees.
Judging experience:
(
since 2008; experience prior to 2008 available upon request)

  • Pacific West Quilt Show, Tacoma WA, August 22-24, 2011, 224 items, with
              Chris Brown, CJ
  • United Quilt Guild Show, Salem OH, July 13, 2011, 142 items, with Linda Miller,
              inactive CJ candidate
  • Mountain State Art & Craft Quilt Show, Ripley WV, June 27, 2011, 19 items,
              sole judge
  • Eastern Long Island Quilter’s Guild, Riverhead NY, June 1 & 2, 2011, 174 items,
              sole judge
  • Beaver Valley Piecemakers Quilt Show, New Brighton PA, Sept 29, 2010, 83 entries,
              sole judge
  • Monongalia County Fair, Morgantown WV, Aug 9, 2010, 9 entries, sole judge
  • Millennium Quilt Guild Show, Bridgeport WV, July 8, 2010, 123 entries, sole judge
              (Barbara Jones, tentative CJ candidate, observed)
  • Mountain State Art & Craft Fair Quilt Show, Ripley WV, June 28, 2010, 20 entries,
              sole judge (Barbara Jones, tentative CJ candidate, observed)
  • Panhandle Piecemakers, New Cumberland WV, June 10, 2010, 140 entries, sole judge
  • Strawberry Festival, Buckhannon WV, May 12, 2010, 49 entries, sole judge
              (Barbara Jones, tentative CJ candidate, observed)
  • Three Rivers Quilters Show, Pittsburgh PA, April 13, 2010, 147 entries,
              with Barb Brown NQACJ
  • Blennerhassett Museum Quilt Show, Parkersburg WV, March 11, 2010, 30 entries,
              sole judge
  • Wheeling Heritage Show, Wheeling Artisan Center, Wheeling WV, February 11, 2010,
              72 entries, sole judge
  • Old Church Gallery Quilt Show, Floyd VA, September 30, 2009, 100 entries, sole judge
  • Tri-County Quilters Show, Portersville PA, September 24, 2009, 85 entries,
              with Peg Black, CJ Candidate
  • Millennium Quilt Guild Show, Bridgeport WV, July 9, 2009, 83 entries, sole judge
  • Mountain State Art & Craft Fair Quilt Show, Ripley WV, June 27 2009, 26 entries,
              sole judge
  • United Quilt Guild, Sebring Ohio, June 25, 2009, 126 entries, with Sue Nickels
  • Overton Museum Quilt Show, Scottdale PA, June 1, 2009 56 entries, sole judge
  • Strawberry Festival, Buckhannon WV, May 13, 2009, 47 entries, sole judge
  • Blennerhassett Museum Quilt Show, Parkersburg, WV, March 12, 2009, 48 entries,
              sole judge
  • Mountain Comforts XX Quilt Show, Ferrum College, Ferrum VA, October 16-17 2008,
              162 entries, with Maggie McCormick CJ Candidate
  • Stonewall Jackson Jubilee Quilt Show, Weston WV, August 27, 2008, 71 entries,
              sole judge
  • Mountain State Art & Craft Fair Quilt Show, Ripley WV, June 28, 2008, 27 entries,
              sole judge
  • 39th Annual NQA Show, Columbus OH, June 14-17, 2008, 365 entries with
              Scott Murkin NQACJ and Lovell Symons NQACJ
  • Panhandle Piecemakers, New Cumberland WV, June 12, 2008, 150 entries, sole judge
  • North Carolina Quilt Symposium, Wilmington NC, May 28, 2008, 83 entries
              with Andi Perejda NQACJ
  • Strawberry Festival, Buckhannon WV, May 14, 2008, 62 entries, sole judge
  • North Pittsburgh Quilters Guild Quilt Show, Pittsburgh PA, March 12, 2008,
              103 entries, with Linda Luggen NQACJ