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The Western North Carolina Quilters Guild
2012 Harvest of Quilts

2012 Quilt Judge ~ Jane Hall

Jane Hall has lectured and taught quilting for guilds and quilt conferences in the United States and abroad for more than 25 years. She likes to work with traditional patterns, changing them with contemporary colors and designs. She has a particular interest in foundation work and has explored methods for using foundation techniques in all kinds of piecing - traditional, innovative, as well as for designes not usually considered foundation piecing. Her award-winning quilts are included in public and private collections, as well as in the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY. She is an author and quilt designer and also a teacher, judge, and appraiser for antique and contemporary quilts.

Certified by NQA in 1983, Jane has judged local and statewide Quilt Guild shows since then, sometimes as many as 4-6 a year. A graduate of Cornell University, Jane lives in Raleigh, NC, with her fat cat Tilly. She has six grown children and thirteen grandchildren.

Categories for Special Awards and Show Entries

First Place, Second Place, Third Place, and Honorable Mention ribbons were awarded in each of the quilt categories. One ribbon was given in each of the Special Award categories.


  • Best of Show
  • Best Embellishment
  • Best Hand Workmanship
  • Best Machine Quilting – Amateur
  • Best Machine Quilting – Professional
  • Viewers’ Choice
  • Judge’s Choice
  • Off the Wall Award (for a quilt with originality, personality, and thoughtfulness that will make the viewer smile or reflect)
  • Merit Awards – to be awarded at the discretion of the judge for quilts she deems worthy of special recognition


Based on well-established or customary designs; may also be your adaptation of such designs or made from a professional design (book, magazine, class, etc.).

100   Traditional Quilts, appliquéd, quilted by maker
200   Traditional Quilts, pieced, quilted by maker, small 
300   Traditional Quilts, pieced, quilted by maker, medium
400   Traditional Quilts, pieced, quilted by maker, large
500   Traditional Quilts, with commissioned quilting
900   Traditional Quilts, other techniques (e.g., cathedral window, wholecloth, crazy quilt, redwork, thread painting)


Made or adapted from a professional design (book, magazine, class, etc.); makes use of current trends in design, fabrics, and/or techniques.

600   Contemporary Quilts, appliquéd, quilted by maker   
700   Contemporary Quilts, pieced, quilted by maker    
800   Contemporary Quilts, with commissioned quilting                 


Must be the quiltmaker’s original design; a personal expression making innovative use of color, materials and/or techniques; may include traditional elements, but as a minor part of the design

1000  Art/Innovative Quilts, small
1100  Art/Innovative Quilts, medium and large


1200  Young Quiltmakers, up to 18 years old at the time of completion of quilt – any size (these quilts will be eligible for judging if desired)
1300  Group Quilts –quilts made by two or more people; may have commissioned quilting

Quilt block graphics adapted from www.dlstewart.com/clipart.htm

October 31, 2012