Quilt Judging


Jennifer has judged quilt shows in many states. She became a NQA Certified Judge in 2004, and qualified to judge Masterpiece Quilts in 2007. She was Quilt Entry Coordinator for the NQA Show from 2009 to 2012. She was honored to judge what turned out to be the last NQA show in Little Rock, Arkansas in 2015.


Her love of quilting led her to enter competitions and that led to her interest in just what a judge looks for in a quilt. She has had quilts juried into AQS shows in Paducah, Nashville, and Des Moines. Her quilt, “Golden Memories of an 1840s Quilt” was published as a pattern in the May 2001 Quilters Newsletter Magazine. It won Best in Show at the Omaha Quilt Show and she won a Bernina as a prize! Her Irish Medallion Quilt is picture in the 2018 AQS Quilt Art Engagement Calendar.


Fees for judging a show:
$300 for judging 140 quilts in one day. (This takes about 8 hours including breaks.)

I charge Three dollars per quilt over 140 judged in one day
Plus housing, meals, and mileage (or flight from Omaha, NE airport)


Comments from recommendations from previous judging chairmen:


“One thing stood out: Jennifer gave the same meticulous attention to every quilt, whether it was in a category of 50 or a category of 1.”


“Jennifer did not display any personal preferences, treating each quilt equally. She is about the fairest judge we have had in the years I have been in judging.”


“I feel that I have been witness to many different judges over the years. I would rate Jennifer in the upper percentage of those judges I have worked with. I appreciated her work ethic, her variety of comments, and the fairness she showed for the items being judged.”


“We had a large number of quilts to be judged and each quilt was given Jennifer's undivided attention and time. She gave thoughtful comments to each entrant that would encourage them in their future endeavors as well as constructive feedback regarding areas of improvement. Jennifer is a joy to work with and we highly recommend her judging services.”


Jennifer Perkins did an exceptional job as judge for our Guild's recent show. With the clock ticking away, Jennifer worked efficiently and professionally to "move" a lot of quilts in a short amount of time, while still giving each quilt the consideration it deserved. Our judging assistants found her easy to work with, and there wasn't the "grumbling" among Guild members about unfair decision that can sometimes occur. We look forward to working with Jennifer again in the future."


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Golden Memories of an 1840's Quilt