BackgroundWorking in fiber since the mid 70s, I am infatuated with all things “textile.”  I’ve earned numerous ribbons and awards at regional, state and national competitions including several “Best of Show.”  My work has appeared in print, film, galleries and museums.  Some of these include: Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, AQS Quilt Art Engagement Calendar, American Quilter, Wisconsin Quilts: History in the Stitches, Warman’s Guide to Vintage Quilts, The Quilting Quarterly from NQA, PieceWork Magazine, Quiltmania, HGTV’s Simply Quilts, Oshkosh Public Museum and the AndersonAbruzzo International Balloon Museum in NM.
My judging expertise extends to hand, machine (including longarm) quilting and traditional, contemporary and art quilts.
NQA Certified Quilt Judge.  I am a Qualified Instructor of the NACQJ Two-Day Introduction to Quilt Judging Seminar, a course offered nationwide at guilds, quilt shows and other venues.
ObjectiveTo utilize my experience and training to evaluate quilts, garments and other fiber art fairly and objectively.  To share my knowledge of the art through lectures, seminars and workshops.  I believe in providing positive, constructive feedback in judging and a rewarding experience through educational experiences.
Credentials*BA, MA- University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, Certified teacher WI, IL
*Designated National Quilting Association Certified Judge (NQACJ) and qualified to judge NQA Masterpiece Quilts
*Licensed Wisconsin Fair Judge, WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, 2004-present
*Seminar, “How Quilt Judges Evaluate Design: Critique, Not Criticism,” 2012
*Wisconsin Fair Judge’s Training Program, University of WI Extension, 4-H Youth Development 2009
*DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Correspondent Docent 2009-present
*Quilting Instructor, Whitefish Bay School District and Adult Recreation Program, Whitefish Bay, WI 2006-2008, 2014-present
*Adjunct Quilting Instructor, Fox Valley Technical College, Oshkosh, WI
*Active Member Milwaukee Art Quilters (MArQ)
*Documentation Chair, WI Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, Cedarburg, WI
*Former Board Member, National Association of Certified Quilt Judges (NACQJ), Communications Chair
*Former Board Member, Wisconsin Quilters, Inc.
*Former Treasurer, Wisconsin Quilt Study Group
*Member Museum of Wisconsin Art
*Member Modern Quilt Guild
*Member SAQA, Studio Art Quilt Associates
* Member Milwaukee Art Quilters, (MArQ)
Selected Shows
Judged and Aided
West Pasco Quilters’ Guild Inc., New Port Ritchey, FL
Crazy Quilters’ Annual Show, Mukwonago, WI
It’s A Stitch Quilt Guild Show, West Bend, WI
Ladies of the Lake, Lakeland, FL
Wisconsin State Fair, Milwaukee, WI, twice
Naples Quilt Guild, Naples, FL
New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, NM, twice
New Mexico Quilters’ Association, Albuquerque, NM
Highlands County Quilt Guild, Sebring, FL
Broward County Quilt Show, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Peace River Quilters’ Guild Show, Punta Gorda, FL
Hearts ‘N’ Hand Quilt Guild, O’Fallon, IL
Faithful Circle Quilt Guild Show, Woodridge, IL
Foothills Quilt Guild, Maryville, TN
North Star Quilters Guild, Grand Forks, ND
Pieceful Hearts Quilters, North Augusta, South Carolina

Highland Co. Quilters Guild, Sebring, FL
Lake County Quilt Guild, Mt. Dora, FL
Naples Quilt Guild, Naples, FL
Ogallala Quilters’ Society, Dimmitt, TX
Lakeside Quilter’s Guild, Oshkosh, WI
Sinnissippi Quilters, Inc., Rockford, IL
WI State Fair, Milwaukee, WI
Quilt Expo, Oshkosh, WI
Southport Quilters’ Guild, Kenosha, WI
Wisconsin State Fair, Milwaukee, WI
New Mexico State Fair Expo, Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico Quilters’ Association, Albuquerque, NM
Rock Valley Quilters’ Guild, Janesville, WI
Crazy Quilters’ Annual Show, Mukwonago, WI, twice
East Iowa Heirloom Quilters’ Show, Cedar Rapids, IA
Smoky Mountain Quilters, Maryville, TN
National Quilting Association, (NQA), Little Rock, AR
Quilt Expo, Oshkosh, WI
Southport Quilters’ Show, Kenosha, WI
Washington County Fair, West Bend, WI
Quilting By The Gulf XV-A Festival of Quilts, Venice, FL
Quilt Expo, Oshkosh, WI
Lakeside Quilters’ Guild, Oshkosh, WI
It’s A Stitch, Jackson, WI
Cable Car Quilters, Dubuque, IA
National Quilting Association (NQA), Columbus, OH
Upper MidWest Quilt Show, Oconomowoc, WI
Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild, Davenport, IA
Darting Needles Quilt Guild, Appleton, WI
Rock Valley Quilters, Janesville, WI
Prairie Star Quilters, Batavia, IL
Treasures of Tomorrow, Marshfield, WI

Additional references upon request.

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