Maribeth Schmit
                      NQA Certified Quilt Judge
           Lecturer, Instructor, Award-Winning Quilter

 

 

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About Maribeth

Maribeth is an accomplished fiber artist, teacher, lecturer, author and NQA Certified Judge qualified to evaluate Masterpiece Quilts.  She lived and taught abroad for many years before moving to Cedarburg, Wisconsin in 1994.  She is well-traveled internationally and is not shy admitting she's seriously  infatuated with all things “textile.” 

Maribeth has earned numerous ribbons and awards at regional, state and national competitions.  Having won several “Best of Show” awards, her work has exhibited at the National Quilting Association, Inc. (NQA) shows in Columbus, OH and Charlotte, NC; juried into 5 of the American Quilter’s Society (AQS) shows: Paducah, KY, Des Moines, IA, Knoxville and Nashville, TN, Grand Rapids, MI; the International Quilt Festival-Chicago (IQA); Quilt Expo-Madison, WI; museums such as the Oshkosh (WI) Public Museum, Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, Albuquerque, NM, the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts and in Indonesia.  Additional work has  been juried into and invited to exhibit at Quilt Expo,  Madison, WI, Association of Pacific West Quilters, Tacoma, WA  and Quilters' Heritage Celebration, PA.

Several of Maribeth's quilts are published  in magazines, books and journals.  She has  appeared in an episode of HGTV’s Simply Quilts, a University of Wisconsin Milwaukee documentary film on fiber arts titled "Tapestries of Courage" and has an archived interview with The Alliance for American Quilts-Quilter's Save Our Stories.

Lastly, Maribeth has been a Qualified Presenter of the NQA Two-Day Quilt Judging Seminar for potential quilt judges, quilt show chairs and others interested in what judges look for.

As an NQACertified Quilt Judge, Maribeth is well-qualified to judge all national quilt shows.  She successfully completed and passed a rigorous written exam and oral panel review on diverse aspects of quilt judging and abides by the NQA.  She is certified to evaluate machine and hand worked pieces as well as traditional and art quilts.  Her experience includes having judged over 17,000 quilted pieces.

When judging, Maribeth treats every entry with respect.  She evaluates objectively and fairly, recognizing the creativity and workmanship in each entry.  She strives to provide valuable feedback to entrants commenting constructively and positively.  She continues to develop her quilting and teaching skills by regularly attending quilting classes, lectures and shows nation-wide.  She feels it's most important to stay current with the latest quilting trends and judging philosophy.

While Maribeth's fiber art beginnings stem from a traditional background, she enjoys and is excited by contemporary and art quilting endeavors.

 

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