I am available to provide Judging at your show whether large or small and regardless of the type of quilt, traditional, modern or art.
I completed the basic 2 day Introduction to Quilt Judging with the National Quilting Association in the USA in 2009 and followed this up with an additional ½ day workshop on Quilting Skills for Judges in 2011. I have completed the 2 year training with the Quilters Guild of the British Isles and am now Certified, having completed the course in 2013. Over the last 4 years I have taken every opportunity to assist on Judging Floors in Australia and overseas.
My aims are to:
- Give you a professional, impartial and decisive judging experience
- To work with you whatever method of judging you require.
- Quilts can be judged hanging, or flat; points awarded or the elimination method used; it is up to you to decide what will best suit your group.
- Evaluate according to accepted standards, and when required to give participants positive and constructive comments on their quilts.
- Work alone or co-operatively with other judges.
I am available all year long, in all seasons, and am willing to travel to any part of Australia and beyond. I can take assignments up to 2 years in advance, or at much shorter notice – just ask. I will do what I can to accommodate your needs. I am very flexible, easy to work with and a practiced budget traveler.
Fees can be negotiated to suit your budget. We need to discuss the number of quilts likely to be in the show, how many judges, transport and accommodation.
Why not include a lecture or workshop on the Judging process for your members before, during or after the Show? This will enable them to improve the evaluation of their own quilts and understand what a Judge can and cannot do. Lectures, and ½ – 2 day programs are available.
I hope that I can one day assist in judging at your quilt show, when your members share beautiful and interesting quilts with the public.
Judge and Jurying Experience
2017 Curator Golden Textures Art Quilt exhibition and Prize, Central Goldfields Art Gallery.
2016 Judge at Road to California, Ontario, California USA
2015 Curator and Juror for Golden Textures Art Quilt Exhibition and Prize sponsored by Central Goldfields Council and exhibited at Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Neill Street, Maryborough Vic. Selected works travelled to Festival of Quilts, Birmingham UK in August 2015 and Quilts en Beaujolais, France in April 2016
2014 Judge for Adelaide Festival of Quilts. Also provided 1 day workshop for members of Quilt Guild of South Australia on the Judging process.
2014 Judge for Auckland Quilt Show
2013 Judge at Festival of Quilts, Birmingham UK
2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016 Assisted on Judging Floor, Road to California Quilt Show, Ontario CA USA
2012 Judge (1 of 3) Sydney Quilt Show, Quilters Guild of NSW
2012 Judge at Goldfields Quilters Biannual Show
2012 – 2013, and 2014 -2015 Curator, ‘Golden Textures’ Juried Art Quilt exhibition Central Goldfields Shire Vic
2012 Assisted on Judging Day at Festival of Quilts, Birmingham UK
2011 and 2012 Judge Community Art and Craft Show – Central Goldfields Art Gallery
2010 and 2011 Coordinator of Judging Floor Showcase VicQuilters Inc
2009 and 2010 Coordinator One Step Further VicQuilters Inc