Education: Books and Courses
Education has been a priority with NQA since its beginning in 1970. Today NQA still strives to impart knowledge associated with quilt making, and establishes and encourages educational, professional, and ethical standards. The Education Program is filled with offerings for the quilt world.
The following items are available:
- Teaching Basic Quilt Making handbook is available in two formats; loose-leaf notebook and CD (Macintosh and Windows compatible). $15 each plus shipping.
- A two-day course,"Introduction to Quilt Judging", is held each year at the NQA quilt show. The course concentrates on the preparation and qualifications of quilt judges, the judging setup, and the substance of quilt evaluation in the judging process itself.
- The Guide to Judged Quilt Shows is a must-have manual for those desiring to stage a judged quilt show. Guilds and show sponsors will find useful information on all aspects of the judged show. Please call the NQA office for yours. $20.00 non-members; $15.00 members.
The National Quilting Association has developed two programs to help promote basic standards for the teaching and judging of quilts and quilt making. In the Teachers' Certification program, teachers must demonstrate basic knowledge of fundamental skills and must be able to share that knowledge with students.
In the Judges' Certification program, prospective judges must demonstrate basic knowledge of quilt making and must have the ability to evaluate work in terms of color, design, and workmanship.
For further information, anyone interested in educational offerings or in certification may contact the NQA office by Email , by phoning (614) 488-8520, or writing to:
National Quilting Association, Inc.
Attn: Education Chairman
PO Box 12190
Columbus, OH 43212-0190