Quilt Assessment Service:

I believe that judging is about educating and encouraging quilters of all skill levels, by being knowledgeable, fair and having respect for the craftsmanship and traditions of quilt-making.  Being a quilt judge is a huge responsibility and needs to be taken seriously and done with integrity.

I also believe that judging is a humbling experience and embraces empathy – to be aware of the many hours the quilter spent to create a quilt, willing to share, and learn from the comments offered by the judges.  I believe in being objective and open-minded and in providing meaningful and positive feedback, for the ultimate goal must always be to help and encourage the quilt-maker!

By offering a Quilt Assessment Service I believe I can provide a valuable service to guild members and quilt artists who would like their work assessed in a non-threatening environment.  It can help the prospective entrant in a competition to assess the overall quality and standard of workmanship and design in his/her work.  This way the quilt-maker can be encouraged by successes and learn from mistakes to be better prepared when entering in the next show or National competition, or simply improve as a quilt-maker. 

Quilters can expect an objective, constructive and informed assessment of their work in the form of written comments.  Advice can also be given on the possible category and/or style of the quilt.

Cost:  R50 per quilt

To be of further service to your group or regional guild I am also available to be a Quilt Registrar or Quilt Keeper for a competition; to run a Judging Room; to serve as a Juror or Judge; to curate a show or exhibition; or to give talks, illustrated lectures or demonstrations to your local groups or regional guilds.
For further information you can contact me.

Judging Portfolio:

April 2016: SAQG Guild Judge Accreditation

August 2016: “I’d rather be Stitching Retreat”, Potchefstroom – Judge

September 2016: Dias Quilters’ Guild “Spring Show”, Port Elizabeth – Judge

July 2017: “Siyadala” National Quilt Festival, Port Elizabeth – Head Aid

October 2017: Cleft Palette Baby Quilt Competition, Port Elizabeth – Judge

December 2017: “Quilt vs (Fibre) Art – paper

April 2018: “The Eersterivier Projects Organisation” – paper

April/May 2018: SAQG National Quilt Judge Accreditation

August 2018: North West Quilters’ Guild Quilt Show, Potchefstroom – Judge

September 2018: Outeniqua Quilters’ Guild Quilt Show, George – Judge

September 2018: Dias Quilters’ Guild “Spring Show”, Port Elizabeth – Judging Room Organizer

September 2019: Dias Quilters’ Guild “Spring Show”, Port Elizabeth – Judging Room Organizer

October 2020: Sandveld Country Group Challenge – Judge

October 2020: Dias Quilters’ Guild “Spring Show Challenge”, Port Elizabeth– Judge

September 2021: Dias Quilters’ Guild “Spring Show”, Port Elizabeth – Judge