BEST LITTLE QUILT SHOW IN TEXAS
FEBRUARY 23 and 24, 2018
Show hours Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Marilyn Hardy of Tyler, Texas was one of the founding members of the Quilters Guild of East Texas. Through the years she has served her guild in many capacities, including president, quilt show chairman, judging coordinator, and newsletter editor. For her service to the guild, she was honored with a lifetime membership. For Marilyn quilting is more than a hobby—it is a major focus and passion. She loves making quilts and has won numerous ribbons in quilt shows. It was through her involvement as quilt show judging coordinator that Marilyn became interested in the process of judging quilt shows. She began judging and went further to become a National Quilting Association Certified Judge in 2008. She has also completed the requirements of Masterpiece Quilt Judge, and in 2012 was one of three NQA Certified Judges to judge the NQA national show in Columbus, Ohio. She is one of the charter members of the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges.
Serena decided to enter the judging world to promote and encourage this ever changing art form known as quilting. She was certified in 2010 by the National Quilting Association of Certified Judges (NQACJ) program. Serena is a member of the newly formed judging organization, National Association of Certified Quilt Judges (NACQJ). She was recently elected to be the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges (NACQJ) Candidate Coordinator of the Judging Program. She is an active member in quilt related organizations, including her local Quilters Guild of East Texas. Serena has shown her quilts, winning at various shows throughout Texas and the National Quilting Association. Her red and white quilt, entitled “Decisions, Decisions, Decisions,” traveled with the IQA exhibit “Ruby Jubilee”. The quilt was also published in the “QuiltART Engagement Calendar, 2016”. Judging for Serena is a process she hopes will encourage, empower and enable all needle artists. She views the critique sheet as a tool and opportunity to communicate with the entrant about their creative endeavor. Serena firmly believes it is an honor to be allowed to critique the work of another.