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.
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