Category: Judge Certification


What’s In Your Hope Chest?

By Connie Lynn Borserine This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2009.  Do you remember those ads in magazines years ago that featured a beautiful cedar chest overflowing with a wedding dress, baby clothes, photos and various…

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One Step After Another

By Connie Lynn BorserineThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 2009. Click here to see the original publication. DESIGN – The one word that more often than not sends needleworkers screaming from the room. “No, No, No and we say…

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Why Notebooks?

By Patricia Tector, past Director of Judges’ Certification This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2008. Some of our certification programs have the requirement that we develop a notebook of materials that are relevant to the area…

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Professional…or Amateur?

By Gail Sirna This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 2008. It’s time to send in your entry blank for NAN’s annual exhibit, The Exemplary. One decision the entrant must make is whether to classify herself…

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Why Judge?

By Patricia Tector, NAN-certified Master Judge This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2007. This is a question that can be taken in many ways. Why judge a needlework exhibit? Why judge entries for a juried show?…

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Creativity: Thoughts About The Design Process

By Inez Giles This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2007. Following the assignment directions for my color and, for the most part, for my design class assignments has always been easy for me. As long…

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Packing The Light Fantastic

by Gail Carolyn SirnaThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in winter 2007. Click here to see the original publication. Okay, you’ve made the decision to enter The Exemplary this year, and maybe you’ve even sent in your entry form. Now…

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Original.

by Sue Dawson This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in fall 2006 I am beginning to hate the word. It is an elusive quality that defies quantitative analysis. As an Academy Judge and a founder of The Exemplary…

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Parsing the Artist’s Statement

By Nanette Mathe, former NAN Director of Education and Director of Teachers’ Certification This article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in summer 2005. Click here to see the original publication I had the opportunity a few months ago to judge a…

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Judging Bobbin Lace

By Mary K. CampbellThis article first appeared in NANthology, the NAN newsletter, in spring 2005. Click here to see the original publication. In  my needlework judging career, I have too often been asked to judge an area in which I am not an…

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