Christa’s Soapbox – Why You Should Become a Member of the National Quilting Association

I’m super excited to announce that starting this winter, I will be writing a regular column for the Quilting Quarterly, the official magazine of the National Quilting Association. I invite you to become a member of this tremendous organization, not only to read my articles, but to glean insights and further participate in this wonderful community.

20150615_naqMy ongoing column will be entitled “Quilt as Desired” and in it I will share my tips, tricks and ideas on how you can quilt your own quilts! On occasion, I will even include a pattern in the magazine showing how to put my ideas into practice.

I highly recommend becoming involved as many quilting groups as you can. From my local guild to national organizations, it’s a great way to enjoy more of what the quilting community has to offer.

Jacquie Gering

Meeting Jacquie Gering at QuiltCon for the first time in 2013

I’ve been a member of NQA off and on over the years and renewed my membership last year after returning home from QuiltCon. I had just met Jacquie Gering and she was able to use a picture of mine and a quote about the show in her ongoing NQA series, “Modern Moments.” It’s by far one of my favorite columns in the magazine and I love how NQA embraces all walks of quilters, no matter their style!

Modern Moments QuoteModern Moments article by Jacquie Gering, Summer 2013

I was further pleased when a couple of NQA certified judges agreed to sit on our Modern Quilt Guild judging committee to provide recommendations on how to make the competition portion of QuiltCon a better experience for everyone. :-)

My first article and pattern will be in the winter issue coming out this December, so be sure to join NQA so you don’t miss a thing!

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5 Responses to Christa’s Soapbox – Why You Should Become a Member of the National Quilting Association

  1. NQA certifies professional judges. AQS certifies professional appraisers. And as you said, they both promote quilting arts.

  2. Kristy Daum says:

    Okay, twist my arm won’t you…hahaha!!! Just joined NQA. Thanks for the push.

  3. Mania says:

    Congratulation about your new column!!! Just a quick question. Since I live abroad, which is the difference between National Quilting Association and American Quilting Society?

    • Christa says:

      Thank you! That’s a good question to ask. Both AQS and NQA are two different national quillting organizations that help spread the love of quilting. I am a member of both groups (and I don’t think you have to live in the US to become a member.)

      AQS puts on about 6 shows a year and NQA puts on one show a year. They both offer magazines and promote the art of quilting so I highly recommend both!

  4. Sue Laufer says:

    Thank you for the info on NQA. I just joined! Love your blog.

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