My judging philosophy is to acknowledge and encourage excellence in quilt design, workmanship and creativity through fair and knowledgeable judging. I want to educate quilters of all skill levels with insightful and encouraging comments to encourage them to do their best and to be proud of their accomplishments
Mari Strydom and Antoinette Kriel, SAQG National Judges, teamed up to help and empower quilters by offering a Quilt Assessment Service!
By offering a Quilt Assessment Service we believe we can provide a valuable service to guild members and quilt artists who would like their work assessed in a non-threatening environment. It can help the prospective entrant in a competition to assess the overall quality and standard of workmanship and design in his/her work. This way the quilt-maker can be encouraged by successes and learn from mistakes to be better prepared when entering in the next show or National competition, or simply improve as a quilt-maker.
Quilters can expect an objective, constructive and informed assessment of their work in the form of written comments. Advice can also be given on the possible category and/or style of the quilt.
To be of further service to your group or regional guild we are also available to be a Quilt Registrar or Quilt Keeper for a competition; to run a judging room; to serve as a juror or judge; to curate a show or exhibition; or to give talks, illustrated lectures or demonstrations to your local groups or regional guilds.
Contact us to enquire about this service.
2011 - Bloemfontein Regional Show: Scribe
2015 - National Quilt Festival Bothashill: Scribe
2016 – Accredited Regional Judge
2016 - I’d Rather be Stitching Retreat Potchefstroom: Judge
2016 - Noordwes Quilters’ Guild: Judge
2016 - Diaz Quilters’ Guild Spring Show: Judge
2017 - National Quilt Festival Port Elizabeth: Head scribe
2017 – Paper: Conceptual Art Quilts and how to judge them
2018 – Paper: The role of technology, specifically the computer and the internet, in modern day quilting.
2018 – Accredited National Judge
2018 - Hertzogville Regional Show: Judge
2018 - Noordwes Quilters' Guild: Judge
2018 - Outeniqua Quilters' Guild Show: Judge
2018 - Diaz Quilters' Guild Spring Show: Judge
2019 - Hertzogville Regional Show: Judge