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About the Jurors and Judges

Carol Seeley, Jury Coordinator

Carol Seeley an International Award Winning Fibre Artist focusing on 3D imagery to create her realistic coastal scenes, has been the curator of three exhibitions. Carol’s work has appeared in galleries and private homes in North America, Europe and Africa as well as several magazines and books. Her work has been juried into national and international quilt and art shows, receiving awards regionally, nationally and internationally.

Tracey Aubin, Juror

A lifelong lover of textiles, Tracey has worked at many fibre/textile arts. She has used many embroidery techniques, Hardanger being one of her favourites. She is currently enrolled in the Canadian Quilters Association Quilt Judge Certification Program. Tracey has a passion for textile and quilting art and feels that she can’t pigeon hole herself into one style, but rather loves to explore all styles of textile arts. The possibilities are limitless!

Judy Villett, Juror

Fibre artist, teacher and certified judge, Judy has been wrapped up in quilts her entire life. Combining traditional techniques and contemporary designs was a breakthrough for her, leading to a lifetime passion for the tactile quality and the multidimensional aspects of cloth. She has judged three recent National Juried Shows for

the Canadian Quilter’s Association and recently retired from a teaching position with the

National Certification Program.

Debora Barlow, Juror

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. 

Peter Larocque, Judge

Peter is the curator of Fine Art New Brunswick Museum. He has been involved in New Brunswick’s cultural sector since 1979 when he began attending Mount Allison University’s Department of Fine Arts program in

Sackville, New Brunswick, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (cum laude) in 1983. 

In June 2014, he was designated a Fellow of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design

as well as an honorary member of the New Brunswick Historical Society.

Ann Perry, Judge

Ann Perry has been an active member of the Kennebecasis Valley Quilting Guild for thirty years, serving on all the executive positions and convening the 2013 and (hopefully) 2021 quilt shows. She found time, during her thirty-five year career in New Brunswick public education, to learn from both local and international quilting instructors.
In 2011, Ann's interest in quilting led to her enrolment in the CQA/ACC Quilt Judge Certification Program, which she completed in 2017.  Ann hopes to encourage quilters to build on their strengths, to expand their skill set and to continue to exhibit and share their work.

Vita Plume, Judge

Vita Plume has exhibited her work in Canada, the U.S., Japan, Poland, Latvia, Australia, and Finland. She holds a Master of Fine Art (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia) and is currently Associate Professor Emerita at the College of Design, North Carolina State University (Raleigh) where she taught from 2001 -2012.

Plume was the Head of the Textiles Studio at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design

(Fredericton) from 1999-2001 and Coordinator and Assistant Professor in the Fibres Program,

Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec) from 1995-1998.

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