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The purpose of a quilt competition is twofold: to educate the public about the standards of good quiltmaking, and to recognize those quiltmakers who have  achieved some measure of those standards. A good judge will evaluate the quilts in a competition according to those standards and provide an entrant with both positive and constructive comments on their quilt.

As a member of the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges, I consider it an honor to be entrusted with the evaluation of a quilter's work and artistry, and I can provide your show with a professional, impartial, and decisive judging experience.​

Details of my judging experience can be found in my vitae.


Lecture times are adaptable to your guild's needs and are up to one hour in length. Available lectures include:

  • What Do Judges Look For?

  • Setting Up a Judging Day

  • Miniature Mania

  • Trunk Show

  • Slow Quilting: Joys of Hand Work

  • Portrait Quilts


Fee packages begin at the following levels and are customized to your event:

  • 2024 fees: $500 per diem/lecture or workshop

  • Transportation costs

  • Lodging

Above photo: Lorry is wowed by one of Marilyn Belford's stunning quilts.

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