Dallas Quilt Show 2020 Judges
Malka Dubrawsky joins us from Austin, Texas, where she is the owner/operator/chief dye bath maker at a stitch in dye. Eighth grade art class introduced her to art and she hasn’t been the same since. She went on to graduate from college with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Studio Art. Being at home with children pushed her into working with textiles, and it was her interest in fabric that led her to explore dyeing and patterning fabric. For several years she worked primarily as a fiber artist and was included in some very prestigious shows and publications among which were Visions, Quilt National, and Fiberarts: Design Book 7.
Fast forward a few years and she is making more functional textiles, designing fabric for Moda Fabrics, teaching and lecturing, and writing two books, Color Your Cloth: A Quilter’s Guide to Dyeing and Patterning Fabric and Fresh Quilting: Fearless Color, Design, and Inspiration. She’s also done design work for other craft books and magazines and taught workshops across the country as well as online via Craftsy and CreativeLive. These days her focus has shifted to creating and selling beautiful, one-of-a-kind hand dyed and patterned cotton fabrics, both quilting and apparel weight, to home sewers. She loves color and simple, graphic patterning and enjoys sharing that with others. Check out her website www.stitchindye.com.
Sue Nickels has been quilting for over 40 years, starting by hand and gradually focusing on machine work. Sue has been teaching machine techniques for the past 30 years. Sue has taught and lectured nationally and internationally for shops, guilds and major conferences. Sue’s awards include 1998 AQS Best of Show for “The Beatles Quilt” made by Sue and her sister, Pat Holly. Sue and Pat’s quilt “Two of Us” won the 2014 AQS Home Machine Workmanship Award.
Sue’s most recent book is “Fabulous Feathers and Fillers”. Sue has also been a judge for many quilt shows. Sue’s priority in the workshops she teaches is to provide a relaxed environment for students to learn machine techniques that are timesaving. Sue emphasizes the best quality workmanship, never compromising quality for speed!
Gerald E. Roy
Gerald E. Roy started working with antique quilts in the early 1960s along with his partner Paul Pilgrim, when their interior decorating business prompted them to purchase antique quilts for clients. With strong backgrounds in the fine arts, they also began collecting quilts solely for their aesthetic value. Today, the Pilgrim/Roy collection is composed of 2,500 quilts for sale, plus quilt-related objects, including fabrics and all kinds of antique sewing tools.
Gerald and Paul were among the first board members of the Quilt Appraisal Program of the American Quilter’s Society. Gerald is the administrator of the program. Along with Paul, he helped establish guidelines for the certification program, the only one of its kind. The duo also designed the interior of The National Quilt Museum. Gerald Roy is an art teacher, painter, quiltmaker, and author. He serves on the acquisitions board for the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts, and on the National Advisory Board and Executive Board of Directors for The National Quilt Museum.