Quilt Show Judge Patricia Harrison back for 2019 Harvest of Quilts XIII Patricia Harrison is a National Association of Quilt Judges certified Master Quilt judge. The National Association of Certified Quilt Judges is the recognized standard for well-prepared, knowledgeable quilt judges. NACQJ Judge Certification is a rigorous, independent study program involving extensive research into all areas of quilt making from design through construction, "Hands on" experience working with certified judges in judging venues, and a final Certified Judge panel practicum examination.
Ms. Harrison has been a long-arm quilter since 1999 and a quilt maker since 1985. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees from University of Rhode Island in Home Economics Education with Textile concentration. She spent seventeen years as a Home Economics teacher of textiles, international foods, and consumer education to students from 2nd grade to adults in the Narragansett school system in Rhode Island. She has created and presented lectures on numberous quilt subjects.
Ms. Harrison says you can't judge local quilt shows by national standards "You've ot to look at where the group is. You've got to find the cream of the crop, based on everything that's there." She also believe in leaving constructive comments.
Ms. Harrison will be judging Raintree's quilts in the first week of September.
To read about Pat Harrison's awards and see her gallery of quilts use the button below. Ms. Harrison owns the Ocean Waves Quilting Company.
Donna Kooistra Returns to Appraise Quilts at 2019 Quilt Show
Donna L Kooistra, AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser and Former President of the Professional Association of Appraisers of Quilted Textiles will be available to appraise newly constructed quilts, antique, traditional, and non-traditional quilts for insurance replacement value, fair market value, and donation value. For many years, Donna has participated in classes and lectures on fabric dating and identification, technique, construction, documentation, ethics, and current trends to determine values of quilted textiles offered by national quilt organizations as well as those by local shops and appraisers.