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Education Seminar 2018 -Judging at Quilt Shows

Jenny Bacon

Aotearoa Quilters is pleased to welcome Jenny Bacon, award winning quilter and international judge as our tutor for our 2018 Education Seminar – an intensive three days  focused on developing your skills as a quilting judge.

The 3 day residential seminar will be held at the:

Capital Gateway Motor Inn, Wellington

on Friday 25th – Sunday 27th May, 2018

Costs: – AQ Members – $600 for three days – this includes lunch,  MT, AT for three days  (Non Members $675)

Breakfast ($15) and dinner ($35) also  available onsite.

Plus accommodation – these costs will vary according to your choice of single, double, triple or quadruple shared rooms.

We will also be displaying the International Exhibition onsite over the weekend.

Registration forms are available here

Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations/withdrawal of participants prior to 13th April, 2018 will receive a full refund
    Cancellations/ withdrawal of participants up to 27th April 2018 will receive refund of accommodation and 25% of the class fee
    Cancellations /withdrawal of participants up to 16 May 2018 will receive accomodation refund  and no refund of the class fees
    Cancellations /withdrawal of participants after 16th May 2018 will receive no refund ( Class fee or accomodation)

See details about the seminar from Jenny here below.

Judging at Quilt Shows

  • Find out what happens in a judging/jurying sessions
  • Learn what standards might apply
  • Is it different for art, traditional and modern categories?
  • How to set the standards you want for your group show
  • Learn how to critique quilts made by yourself or other

These are a sessions for anyone who has ever wondered how people become judges? What were they thinking of? Why do we sometimes get back comments that may or may not be useful? If I enter overseas will the system be the same as I am used to?

We will practice critiquing, jurying and judging various elements of quiltmaking including design, technique and visual impact.  You will participate in mock judging/jurying sessions.

I have spent more than 8 years tracking down opportunities to work and practice with jurors and judges in Australia, USA and Great Britain and to investigate their training and philosophy. After more than 2 years of study, I am an Accredited Judge with the Quilters Guild of the British Isles.

Now I am sharing with others what I have learnt, and passing on my experience to you

Requirements:       Notebook and pencil

1 or 2 small quilts for us to practice the judging process on.

Please do not bring your prize-winning  masterpiece, we will be moving these around a lot,  folding them and holding them up. So simple and small is best.

We are not the ‘quilt police’ but will be working to encourage and support while we learn, and everything we discuss will be confidential.

Jenny Bacon