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.
My 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.
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 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!
5 thoughts on “Christa’s Soapbox – Why You Should Become a Member of the National Quilting Association”
NQA certifies professional judges. AQS certifies professional appraisers. And as you said, they both promote quilting arts.
Okay, twist my arm won’t you…hahaha!!! Just joined NQA. Thanks for the push.
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?
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!
Thank you for the info on NQA. I just joined! Love your blog.