Gerrie grew up sewing clothes with her grandmother and while that came in handy with two daughters, her real passion was quilting. As an active member of many local and regional quilt and fiber arts organizations, she has chaired and organized guild shows and activities. Always looking for innovative techniques, Gerrie has successfully completed courses from many nationally known teachers. Her work has won awards and been juried into local, regional and international shows.
Gerrie’s interest in judging began while volunteering at the APWQ Show, where she was impressed by the sincere appreciation of the quilts by the judges. As a judge, she has learned that each quilter puts a bit of themselves into their work and they appreciate constructive and positive feedback that will help improve the level of all the quilts we get to see at the shows.
Gerrie has been judging quilt shows since 2008. She is a trained Judge of Quilts and Wearable Arts from the West Coast Judging Academy and she is currently enrolled in the NACQJ Judges Certification Program.
Kathie is a contributing editor for American Quilter. She is a National Quilting Association Certified Judge and has judged the Northwest Quilting Expo and many other shows. Kathie has completed rigorous courses in design and embroidery at the London City and Guilds College in London, England and at the Lesage School of Needlework in Paris, France. In 2009 Kathie completed the Clackamas County Oregon Sesquicentennial Quilt, which hung in the capitol building in Salem during the state’s 150th year anniversary celebration.