Marilyn Hardy, NQACJ, NACQJ
Marilyn Hardy of Tyler, Texas was one of the founding members of the Quilters Guild of East Texas. Through the years she has served her guild in many capacities, including president, quilt show chairman, judging coordinator, and newsletter editor. For her service to the guild, she was honored with a lifetime membership.
For Marilyn quilting is more than a hobby—it is a major focus and passion. She loves making quilts and has won numerous ribbons in quilt shows.
It was through her involvement as quilt show judging coordinator that Marilyn became interested in the process of judging quilt shows. She began judging and went further to become a National Quilting Association Certified Judge in 2008. She has also completed the requirements of Masterpiece Quilt Judge, and in 2012 was one of three NQA Certified Judges to judge the NQA national show in Columbus, Ohio. She is one of the charter members of the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges.
As a quilt show judge, I recognize, reward, and encourage excellence in quilt design, workmanship, and creativity.
My hope is that the comments I make as a judge will be insightful, helpful, and encouraging to the person who dedicated herself to starting and finishing a quilt.