Kansas On My Mind

Valerie Boman
Quilter, Designer 
1997 NQA Certified Judge
Lecturer

 


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Quiltmaking:

I made my first quilt in 1974.  
I have received numerous awards for pieced, appliqued and embroidered quilts throughout the years.
I co-designed numerous Block-of-the-Month quilts for Arizona shops.
I have designed approximately 45 pieced, appliqued and embroidery quilt patterns (see businesses below).

Quilt Judging:

Certified by the National Quilting Association in 1997 
Qualified to judge NQA Masterpiece Quilts (there is no certification)

I have judged thousands of quilts across the country.  Here are some of the shows I have judged: 

Pecos Valley Quilt Show, Roswell, New Mexico - 2016
Las Colcheras Quilt Show, Las Cruces, New Mexico - 2012
Ogallala Quilt Festival, Dimmitt, Texas - 2011
Trinity Valley Quilter's Guild Quilt Show, Fort Worth, Texas - 2010
North Dakota State Fair, Minot, North Dakota, in conjunction with numerous 
trunk shows throughout the state - 2010
Machine Quilter's Showcase, Overland Park, Kansas - 2010 
Home Machine Quilter's Showcase, Sandy, Utah - 2010 
Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Guild, Sierra Vista, Arizona - 2010
Las Colcheras Quilt Show, Las Cruces, New Mexico - 2010
Omaha Quilter's Guild, Omaha, Nebraska - 2009
Home Machine Quilter's Showcase, Sandy, Utah - 2009 
Tucson Quilter's Guild, Tucson, Arizona - 2009
Home Machine Quilter's Showcase, Sandy, Utah - 2008
Green Country Quilters Guild Show, Tulsa, Oklahoma - 2008
Home Machine Quilter's Showcase, Sandy, Utah - 2007
Desert Quilters Annual Show,  Las Vegas, Nevada - 2006
Green Country Quilters Guild Show, Tulsa, Oklahoma - 2006
Arlington, TX Quilter's Guild Annual Show - 2004 
Desert Quilters Annual Show,  Las Vegas, Nevada - 2004
Central Florida Quilt Show, Orlando, Florida - 2004
Machine Quilter's Showcase, Springfield, Illinois - 2003
Las Colcheras Quilt Show, Las Cruces, New Mexico - 2003
Desert Quilters Annual Show,  Las Vegas, Nevada - 2002
Machine Quilter's Showcase, Springfield, Illinois - 2002
Machine Quilter's Showcase, Springfield, Illinois - 2001
New Mexico Quilter's Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico - 2001
Machine Quilter's Showcase, Springfield, Illinois - 2000
Desert Quilters Annual Show,  Las Vegas, Nevada - 2000
Road to California, Ontario, California - 1999
Southwest Heritage Quilt Show, Prescott Valley, AZ - 1997 
Maricopa County Fair, Phoenix, AZ -  

See quilt judging information here.

Other Quilt-related Involvement:

Member of NQA (National Quilting Association) 
Coordinator for NQA Certified Judges Candidate Program: 3 years
Photo clerk for NQA yearly show: 3 years 
Attended numerous national and regional quilt shows throughout the country 
Attended numerous lectures and classes throughout the country 
Member of various local and regional quilting groups
Worked at two different quilts shops
Newsletter publisher for two quilt shop
Columnist for the International Machine Quilter's Association magazine
President, vice-president, program chairperson and retreat coordinator for a local guild
Scribe, "white glove", ribbon chairperson and verification judge for various shows. 

My Business Ventures:

White Picket Fence Quilts  - pattern company owner and designer: (current) 
www.whitepicketfencequilts.com

Cotton Pickin' Designs  - pattern company co-owner and designer: 8 years 
The partnership was dissolved and I am now sole owner of White Picket Fence Quilts (see above).

Quilting by Huckleberry Hollow (longarm machine quilting) - co-owner and quilter: 6 years 
(many customers went on to win various awards)

Quilting by Valerie (longarm machine quilting) - owner and quilter: 14 years (current)

 The Buttonhead Club - a national club for button and quilting enthusiasts (I was the co-founder) 

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I have attended Houston Quilt Market numerous times as a business owner


Trunks Shows and Lectures:

I have lectured, taught and entertained with trunk show for about 20 years. 
I have taught quilting classes for about 15 years. 
Trunk shows include: quilts from my collection, antique quilts and linens, and both shows are just a lot of fun! 

 

 

 

 

email me at: Valerie.Boman@cox.net

Last updated October 15, 2016

Valerie Boman - 2005-2008