Category Archives: Guest Judges

Judge Reflections – Ellen Rushman

Is REPEAT really over? It’s hard to believe, but this week marked the end of our little design competition. Big congratulations for Michele on her winning collection. And while Michele won, it was a close race and Jessica and Krissy … Continue reading

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Judge Reflections – Madeleine Roberg

Congratulations Michele on winning REPEAT! Throughout the competition you have shown an amazing amount of talent in creating designs and explaining your process. We are looking forward to having you at Quilt Market and hope that something amazing will come … Continue reading

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Guest Judge Proflie: Modern Quilt Studios

Madeleine randomly discovered Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle from Modern Quilt Studio, previously Fun Quilts, right after she made her first official quilt. She was in the local Ben Franklins (back when she lived out in Wyoming) and noticed a … Continue reading

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Guest Judge Profile: Michael James

Michael James is a quilt maker and professor/chair of the Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design department at the University of Nebraska.  Michael began making quilts in the 1970s, and his work is at the forefront of the studio art quilt … Continue reading

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Guest Judge Remarks: Carolyn Friedlander

 Who doesn’t love flea market finds? I know I do, and I can tell that these designers do too. As a whole, the designs felt effortless and sincerely inspired. Each designer did a great job conveying her own flavor while … Continue reading

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Guest Judge Profile: Kim Kight

If you want to know what is happening in the world of fabric, Kim Kight’s blog True Up is the place to go. Kim covers the fabric design world and features fabrics you already know and love and then some … Continue reading

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Guest Judge Profile: Carolyn Friedlander

We were lucky enough to meet Ms. Carolyn Friedlander at the Modern Quilt Guild meet up at Fall 2011 Market.  Carolyn is a pattern designer based out of Lake Wales, Florida.  Her background includes a degree in architecture, which you … Continue reading

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Guest Judge Remarks: Robbi Joy Eklow

When I judge a quilt show, ribbons are given out and no one has to leave the competition, so this was harder than I was expecting. The fact that I liked all of the fabrics didn’t make it any easier. … Continue reading

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Guest Judge Profile: Robbi Joy Eklow

Robbi Joy Eklow, aka The Goddess of the Last Minute, is an awesome quilter.  Her bright palette and playful designs are a reflection of her fun loving personality.  Check out her impressive body of work!  Not only does Robbi make … Continue reading

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Guest Judge Profile: Sandra Sider

This month our two fabulous guest judges represent the artistic side of quilting and we are excited to see what they have to say about our designers. Dr. Sandra Sider taught Madeleine and Ellen all about the Studio Art Quilt … Continue reading

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Guest Judge Profile: Susan Brown

Fate brought the team at The Printed Bolt together with Susan Brown.  Susan came to Lincoln last November to sell her amazing binding tool and bias ruler at the QSC Expo quilt show. She had a friend who was planning … Continue reading

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Guest Judge Profile: Linda Warren

We met Linda in the fall of 2011 at Quilt Market.  Linda and Madeleine met in an online chat room (quilting related, of course) and Linda decided to join Madeleine and her posse of Nebraskans at Friends House Downtown, a … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Three

Designers, The competition is heating up…the last round of judging was very difficult. Your third design challenge is to map the geography of your life.  Where have you been? Where are you now? Where are you going?  Take us on … Continue reading

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Guest Judge Profile: Julie Owens

Julie has a knack for all kinds of creative pursuits (check out her blog).  After graduating from the University of Nebraska, she headed to NYC to design bedding for Martha Stewart.  A few years later she returned to Nebraska, and … Continue reading

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Guest Judge Profile: Mary Ourecky

Mary is the smiling face that greets everyone who passes through the door at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum.  Mary has been a key mentor in both Madeleine and Ellen completing graduate school and generally making great life … Continue reading

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Guest Judge Remarks: Timna Tarr

Congratulations to Michele Rosenboom! She is in good company as there are great designers in the group. If this first challenge is any indication, we are going to see come interesting and fun things in the next few months. I … Continue reading

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Guest Judge: Vanessa Wilson

Vanessa Wilson is the creative genius behind The Crafty Gemini. Vanessa does it all, from cooking to woodworking, but her passion is quilts. She shares her crafty adventures on her YouTube channel and through her blog. Madeleine and Vanessa met … Continue reading

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