Thank you to the North Country Quilting Guild in Clayton, NY, for letting us know that CQA/ACC certified quilt judge Bonnie Rankin will be judging their spring show in May-June, 2024. The following is the guild’s press release.
Canada’s Bonnie Rankin Named to Judge 2024 North Country Quilting Guild Show in Clayton
The North Country Quilting Guild has announced that Canadian Quilters Association/Association canadienne de la courtepointe (CQA/ACC)-certified judge Bonnie Rankin has been named to judge the Guild’s 2024 biennial quilt show to be held May 31-June 2 in Clayton, New York.
Rankin has judged quilts and quilting challenges throughout Canada. She has judged show entries at events in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia, and co-juried a show in the U.S. at the New England Quilting Museum in Massachusetts.
Quilt Judge Bonnie Rankin.
The quilt in the background is Pennies from Heaven by Bonnie Sullivan.
Rankin is a past president of the CQA/ACC, and has served as its Youth Programming Director and as a regional representative for Eastern Ontario. In 2024, she is the Jury Coordinator for the National Juried Show at Quilt Canada 2024 being held in Edmonton, Alberta.
Rankin teaches, demonstrates, and lectures on quilting at schools, festivals, and guilds; prepares constructive critiques to assist quilters; and presents trunk shows. A quilter since her early teen years, Rankin said, “I enjoy all types of quilting and interacting with quilters. My joy is encouraging quilters of all skills sets to be proud of their work and to display it as often as possible. I look forward to seeing the quilts at the North Country Quilting Guild show,” Rankin said.
The Ottawa native has expertise in appliqué, English paper piecing, wool work, and felting techniques. She currently lives in Stittsville, Ontario.
The 2024 North Country Quilting Guild Show will fill Cerow Recreation Arena in Clayton, New York, with quilts of all sizes and styles; demonstrations; special exhibits; workshops; a small quilts silent auction to benefit the Gouverneur Breast & Ovarian Cancer Fund that supports patient needs in St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis and Franklin counties; and vendors. To learn more about the Guild, the show, and how to enter a quilt, see its Facebook page or call 315-489-0088.