We are pleased to announce our judges for the 2017 Quilt Trail.
Linda Taylor – Etna, WY
Linda is a highly accomplished and awarded professional longarm machine quilter whose work has been displayed in many venues and published widely in quilting magazines and books since 1995, several times showcased on the covers. Linda has been quilting for over 40 years and is known and respected as one of the pioneers and innovators of the art of longarm machine quilting. To her delight, she has been chosen by her peers 3 times as “Teacher of the Year.” Linda was also chosen by the readers of “Quilters Newsletter” magazine as one of the “Most Influential Persons in the Quilting Industry” and was selected as “One of the Thirty Most Distinguished Quilters in the World.” Most recently, she was awarded the coveted “Lifetime Achievement Award” for her exceptional contribution to the machine quilting industry.
She has won numerous international quilting awards and her quilts have been in special exhibits and museums in the United States and Europe.
Linda is passionate about quilting and is delighted to share her experience and enthusiasm with quilters of every level of expertise.
Stevii Graves – Leesburg, VA
Stevii has been involved with quilt making since 1975 and has been a juror and judge for competitions throughout the U.S. She has been the judging coordinator for Road to California since 2002. Stevii is a past President of the California Heritage Quilt Project, has served as President of Quilt San Diego/Visions and on the boards of several quilt guilds. She is a past President for the International Quilting Association (IQA) as well as being the book review editor for the IQA Journal. Her quilts have been published in numerous books and magazines as well as having been exhibited both nationally and internationally. She has edited two Visions catalogues and is the co-author of Contemporary Quilting, which was released in the spring of 2005.
Stevii is a graduate of Hampton University with a degree in Human Ecology Education. She worked for eight years for the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, DC as a fundraiser. She was awarded the Department of the Navy’s Meritorious Public Service Award in 2000.
Do you want to be a part of this exciting inaugural quilt show? There will be many opportunities to participate as an ambassador of the quilting community. Give us your contact information and we will keep you informed on how to join our volunteer team.