Dierdra McElroy

professional quilt artist


Quilt Show Judging

Dierdra is a very thorough and consistent judge that dedicates time to giving wonderfully constructive comments to quilt show participants on how to improve from a competitive standpoint. Her judging focus is on workmanship rather than on the artistic or color choices as she believes those are extremely personal and often viewed with bias based on mood.

Dierdra has judged for such exclusive competitions as:

  • Vermont Quilt Festival
  • Pacific International Quilt Festival
  • World Quilt & Textile Show
  • Quilt Odyssey
  • Quilter's Heritage Celebration
  • PanPacific Quilt Festival
  • Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza
  • Denver National Quilt Festival
  • Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival