At this time Shelly is not taking any bookings for judging.
The National Quilting Association, Inc. (NQA) established a program to certify quilt judges in 1979. By establishing and maintaining this program the NQA strived to assure that quilt judges were qualified to evaluate quilts in any show. The new National Association of Certified Quilt Judges has been formed and it will continue with the same high standards established by the NQA in the education and certification of quilt judges. For more information please refer to the NACQJ website at https://www.nacqj.com/.
To become an NQA certified judge Shelly had to demonstrate experience in judging quilt shows and a wide-ranging knowledge of quilt design, construction, and finishing. On her own initiative she has spent years studying the numerous aspects of quilt making including a wide variety of techniques and quilting styles.
After four years in the program Shelly became a National Quilting Association Certified Judge in 2014. In 2017 she fulfilled the standards established by the NQA for the Masterpiece Quilt Award Program and became qualified to evaluate Masterpiece quilts. She has also juried the IQA show for the Houston Quilt Festival.
Shelly is a charter member of the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges.
Shelly enjoys judging quilt shows and textile art competitions at all levels. She is known for giving thoughtful, constructive, and supportive judging comments.