2015 NAN Lifetime Achievement Awardee
In her many roles as judge, educator, and administrator, Connie Lynn Borserine has a long record of service to NAN and to the needlework community.
For 34 years, she has owned Needle Fiber Arts, Inc., a needlework shop and teaching studio. She received her certification as a needlework judge from NAN in 1998 and then went on to serve as Assistant Administrator of the Exemplary in 1999; Administrator of the Exemplary in 2000 and 2001; Assistant Director of Judges’ Certification from 2002-2006 and Director of Judges’ Certification from 2006-2012. In 2003 she received Needlework Appraisal Certification from the American Needlepoint Guild and is a lifetime member of both NAN and ANG. She has judged numerous regional and national exhibits, and has shepherded many outstanding candidates through certification. Since 2012 she has written a column for the bi-monthly publication, Needlepoint Now, entitled “From the Judge’s Corner.”
Connie Lynn has a B.A. in Music Education and French from Avila University and has done post-graduate work in vocal performance and French. She has traveled extensively in France, is fluent in French and has studied embroidery and lacemaking in both France and Italy. Her passion for textiles, both historical and contemporary, has led to a lifelong obsession with collecting—embroideries, lace, books, beading, purses, antique jewelry, needlework tools, dolls, etc. She enjoys sharing these collections through exhibitions and lectures.