Meet the Jurors

Stacy Koehler

Stacy Koehler has been actively involved in the quilting world for 30 years. She gained Certification in 2005. She has served as Secretary and President of the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges (NACQJ), the successor to the previous NQA’s judging certification program.

Stacy feels privileged to see the results of so many quilters’ effort and have the opportunity to participate in so many quilters’ creative journeys. Beyond awarding ribbons, her judging goal is to make entering a quilt for judging a meaningful step in the quilting career of each entrant, that motivates them to make more quilts and deepen their involvement in the rewarding and supportive quilting community.

Linda McCuean

Linda is a professional longarm quilter, teacher, lecturer, and quilt maker. She began making quilts in 1978 as a hand quilter, began longarm quilting in 1998, and in 2004 became a Certified Quilt Judge with National Quilting Association.

Linda is highly awarded as a longarm machine quilter, giving her a unique perspective as a quilt judge. Linda believes a good judge must be knowledgeable in all aspects of quilting - traditional and contemporary - and she is constantly studying the latest techniques, striving to bring to the judging floor an extensive knowledge of design and workmanship, as well as her expertise as both a hand quilter and a longarm quilter.