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Following graduation from college, I was employed for the summer as a home service advisor for a public utility company. During that time, I was invited to judge a sewing contest. Since that time, I have been intrigued with the judging process. I derive a great sense of personal satisfaction from the judging experience when artistic talent and excellence in workmanship are recognized and rewarded.

I was certified by The Embroiderers' Guild of America as a Certified Needlework Judge in 1990. I became an EGA Master Needlework Judge in 1995. In 2002, I completed the National Quilting Association's three-year Judge's Certification Program.


My judging experience includes:

bulletCoastal Bend Quilt Guild Show, Corpus, Christi, TX, 2013
bulletQuilters Guild of Dallas - Dallas Quilt Celebration, Dallas, TX, 2013
bulletHill Country Quilt Guild, Kerrville, TX, 2013
bulletCentral Oklahoma Quilt Guild, Oklahoma City, OK, 2013
bulletPecos Valley Quilters Guild Show, Roswell, NM, 2006, 2008, 2012
bulletGulf States Quilting Association, New Orleans, LA, 2010
bulletTown and Country Quilt Guild Show, Stephenville, TX, 2010
bulletLittle Rock Quilt Guild Show, Little Rock, AR, 2010
bulletBear Creek Quilt Guild, Keller, TX, 2008, 2010
bulletHigh Plains Quilt Festival, Portales, NM, 2009, 2011
bulletNorthern New Mexico Quilt Guild, Santa Fe, NM, 2008
bulletTrinity Valley Quilter's Guild, Ft. Worth, TX, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014
bulletPiecemakers by the Bay Quilt Guild Show, Rockport, TX, 2006, 2014
bulletGolden Triangle Quilt Guild Show, Beaumont, TX, 2006, 2008, 2014
bulletBrazos Bluebonnet Quilt Guild Show, College Station, TX, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013
bulletDesert Quilters of Nevada Quilt Show, Las Vegas, NV, 2005
bulletQuilt Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, 2004
bullet18th National Exhibit, Embroiderers' Guild of America, Los Alamos, NM, 2003
bulletWildflower Quilt Show, Temple, TX, 2003
bulletAustin Area Quilt Guild Biennial Show, Austin, TX, 2002, 2010
bulletQuilter's Guild of Arlington, Arlington, TX, 2002, 2004
bullet15th National Exhibit of The Embroiderersí Guild of America, Louisville, KY, 1998
bulletGreater San Antonio Quilt Guild Show, San Antonio, TX, 2001, 2009, 2013
bulletSouth Central Region EGA Judged Exhibits, Dallas, TX, 1990 and 1996
bulletEGA Chapter shows:
bulletAustin, TX, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008
bulletHouston, TX, 1992, 2005
bulletSan Antonio, TX, 1991
bulletArizona State Quilt Show, Phoenix, AZ, 1997, 2013
bulletQuilt Plano, Plano, TX, 1997, 2005
bulletNew Braunfels Area Quilt Show, New Braunfels, TX, 2000
bulletOgallala Quilt Festival, Dimmitt, TX, 1998, 2007
bulletSan Angelo Quilt Show, San Angelo, TX, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2007
bulletPermian Basin Fair and Exposition, Odessa, TX, 1983 - 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014

Today, I judge all types of needlework exhibits, including quilt shows and fairs. For more information about judging and availability please contact me.


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Last modified: September 07, 2014.