judge Beverly fine
She became a dedicated quilter in1996. She became a National Quilting Association Certified Judge in 2003 and served as the NQA Judges Certification Program Coordinator from 2008-2012 and again from 2015-2016.
Upon learning that the NQA planned to dissolve as of December 31, 2015, she became a member of the four-person transition team to set-up and organize the new National Association of Certified Quilt Judges. She co-authored the book Guide to Judged Quilt Shows. She served as the Masterpiece Quilt Coordinator for the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges (www.NACQJ.com) from 2015-2017 with the mandate to recognize the very highest quality of work being done among today's quilt makers.
Since certification she has judged over 14,000 quilts. Among over 150 other shows, she was honored to serve as a judge for QuiltCon 2018, and the Kuwait Textile Art Association in 2019.
Her judging philosophy is to recognize creativity and nurture the appropriate skills to bring it to life. She hopes to encourage all quilt makers and guide them toward the best possible choices to develop their ideas.
She is passionate about making her own original quilts, but considers traditional quilt scholarship important as well. Opposite of the normal path, quilting has led her to painting with watercolors and acrylics. She considers them all to be the same—creating compositions with shape and color. Her interests just keep expanding and now she is also a ukulele player and grandma to three.