The 2019 Grand National Fibre Art & Quilt Exhibition is a stunning display of fibre art from across Canada that explores the concept of what it means to be “STILL”.
Photo of “Rusty” courtesy of Donna MacDonald
About the show:
Exhibition Opening, Artist Reception, and Awards Presentation Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Exhibition Dates July 3 to August 10
Grand Prize - Carol Seeley - West Coast Moments
Janome Excellence - Karen Thatcher - Finding Tranquility
WonderFil excellence of Thread Work
1st Tracey Lawko - Snow Study
2nd Julie Garcia - Still Standing
3rd Emilie M Belak - Bell Without Heart
Judge. Deborah Barlow - Nancy Riemersma - Tranquility
Judge Val Harrison - Leslie Forbes - On A Winter’s Day
Judge Wanda Steiner - Julie Garcia - Birch Lookout
Viewers’ Choice - Julie Garcia - Still Standing
About the Jurors and Judges
Joyce Brown, Jury Coordinator
Joyce is one of two instructors for the CQA/ACC’s Quilt Judge Certification Program. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others and encouraging quilting to grow both through judging and teaching. Joyce is a fibre artist creating pieces of work that reflect her love of travelling the world.
Betty Bailey, Juror
From sewing a blouse at age nine through teaching sewing clothing classes, Betty’s in-terest in fabrics has continued. Her passion for quilting has grown with a focus on teaching, judging and providing encouragement to others to pursue their own passion.
Karen Szakaly, Juror
Karen has lived and worked the majority of her life on her farm outside of Calgary, Al-berta where she quilts daily. Since becoming an apprentice judge in 2015, she has judged the Edmonton and District Quilt Show, The Saskatoon Quilters Guild Show as well as jurying the CQA 2018 NJS as she works towards becoming certified.
Deb Barlow, Judge
Debora is an award winning fibre artist and longarm quilter. Her work has been viewed at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, the CQA/ACC National Juried Show, the Grand National and the touring juried exhibition “Dimensions”. Debora is a CQA/ACC National Certified Judge and holds juried status as a professional crafts person/fibre artist with the Saskatchewan Craft Council.
Wanda Steiner, Judge
Wanda was one of the first Certified Quilt Judges to emerge from the CQA/ACC Quilt Judging Program. Judging is a passion for her as she wants to encourage and empower quilt makers with positive critiques. With a diverse quilting background encompassing over 24 years, Wanda’s first love was hand piecing and hand appliqué in the traditional genre. She has since moved on to acquire expertise in many machine techniques and methodologies and says she loves it all!
Valerie Hazelton, Judge
Valerie has been involved in the local quilting scene for the past 15 years with mem-bership on the executive of Manitoba Prairie Quilters, convenor of that guild’s quilt show, teaching and attending workshops, as well as being a member of additional smaller quilt groups including the Winnipeg Modern Quilt Guild. While her tastes in quilting are eclectic, she enjoys appliqué, paper piecing and working on smaller scale pieces such as fabric postcards.