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Selecting the Best of Them All!

Selecting the Best of Them All!

When walking through a quilt show everyone has different routines. Some may go straight to the Merchants Mall to shop for specific fabrics, sewing machines or thread. Others choose to simply browse the thousands of products being offered in search of something that catches their eye to inspire a new project or to help complete an old one! Regardless of where you start, we can all agree that just about everyone goes to a quilt show to see the hundreds of quilts on display, and specifically the judged and juried competition quilts!

At World Quilt New England, quilters from around the world submit their art to the World Quilt Competition. While being juried into such a prestigious competition is a great honor, we believe that all the competition entrants share the same goal when they enter the World Quilt Competition – winning the “Best of World” award! (Pictured below 2014 Best of World – “Chinese Journey in Three Parts” by Stephanie Crawford, U.K.)
9002aIf you are a quilt enthusiast, you can clearly see that the Best of World award winners are magnificent. However, after all of the “ooh’s and aah’s,” you can’t help but think, “With the hundreds of quilts entered into the World Quilt Competition how did this one get picked as THE BEST OF THEM ALL?” We’ve all been there before which is why we are offering a special two-day quilt judging class to answer your questions, teach you about design and workmanship evaluation, and educate you to look at quilts differently than ever before!

The Seminar will be offered at World Quilt New England, August 18-19, 2016, from 8:00am – 4:00pm and taught by Pat Harrison.


  • NQA Certified Quilt JudgePat Harrison
  • Qualified to judge Masterpiece quilts (2011)
  • Rhode Island’s first and only Nationally Certified Master Quilt Judge
  • President of the newly formed National Association of Certified Quilt Judges
  • Candidate Coordinator for the NACQJ Judge Certification program

In this 2-Day Quilt Judging Seminar through a combination of discussion, demonstration, hands-on samples, PowerPoint presentations, and mock judging you will learn:

  • How quilts and quilted items are judged.
  • Plus the following aspects of quilt judging
  • The art of judging
  • Evaluating design and workmanship
  • Quilt show categories and awards
  • Various judging systems used
  • How to go about setting up a judging floor
  • Difference between judging versus jurying.

For registration details, please click here. PLEASE NOTE: There are only 12 seats available for this workshop so sign up now!