Marcia Knopp is a quilt judge certified by The National Association of Certified Quilt Judges (NACQJ) and is qualified to judge Masterpiece Quilts. She has judged the National Quilting Association Show, the Minnesota Quilters Show, the Gulf States Quilting Association Show, the Arizona Quilters Guild Show and other shows mainly in Michigan and Ohio. As a member of The National Quilting Association, Marcia served for three years on the Board of Directors. She belongs to the American Quilter’s Society and is a past president of the Bay Heritage Quilters Guild. She has been quilting for the past 26 years and her quilts have been exhibited nationally and internationally and have won awards at the national level.
A retired dentist, Marcia lives in Bay City, Michigan and continues to teach part time at the local community college.
Quiltmaker, quilt teacher, lecturer, designer, NACQJ Certified Judge and currently NACQJ Secretary, Linda Luggen has spent over thirty-five years sharing her knowledge of quilts and quiltmaking. She designs many of her own appliqué patterns. Her color sense and multi-layer techniques have led her to a new world of freedom in creative appliqué designs that she loves to share.
Her quilts have won awards nationally and have been published in Lady’s Circle Patchwork Quilts, Great American Quilts and Quilting Quarterly. Her home and quilts were featured in Romantic Homes. Her article on judging was published in the NQA Quilting Quarterly and in the Vic Quilter (a Victoria, Australia quilt magazine). She wrote an article for Quilters Newsletter Magazine about Sunshine Joe Mallard, a quilt artist who spreads influential messages through his quilts. She was also a guest on the Pat Sloan radio talk show. She has taught seminars and lectured nationally. At a Cincinnati Fall Flower Show at Coney Island she was the featured artist, displaying 20 quilts pertaining to flowers and nature.
She has served as Secretary, Vice-President and Program Coordinator, and President of the Ohio Valley Quilters Guild. She worked as co-facility coordinator for the Sew Near To My Heart Quilt Show in Cincinnati.
Linda is a judge for the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges and has served as Nominating Committee Chairman and Chairman of the Midwest Judges Retreat. Currently she is Secretary for the NACQJ.