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Molly Waddell NQACJ
Creating, Teaching and Judging Quilting


Molly became an avid quilter when she won a quilt that was raffled off by a local quilt guild.  She joined the guild and over the years took on various guild responsibilities including co-chair for two separate terms and newsletter editor.  After taking many classes, both locally and nationally, she began teaching at shows, at local quilt shops and at guilds.  Molly also continues to take classes to learn new techniques and to improve her skills.

Upon retirement as an administrative dietitian, Molly began to take her quilting more seriously.  Molly has won numerous awards for her quilts both on the local and national levels. Some of her work has been published in The Quilting Quarterly (cover photo Winter 2009), Quilt Art Calendars, Fons & Porter Love of Quilting Magazine, America Quilter Magazine (March 2013, Quilting A Mother's Legacy), Dianne S. Hire's book, "App2Applique 2016" and "Color Play, Second Edition", by Joen Wolfrom, 2014. 

Her “Harbor Lighthouse” quilt was featured on the cover of the National Quilting Association’s (Winter  December 2010) Quilting Quarterly Magazine.  In 2002 and 2004 she was the co-chair for the biennial quilt show sponsored by the Quilters Consortium of New York State, Inc.  As a quilt judge’s aide, Molly decided to embark on furthering her knowledge in quilting.  After two and half years of intense study she became a National Quilting Association Certified Judge.  She is also qualified to judge Master Quilts.

As a member of a local quilt guild Molly was Judging Coordinator for two of their shows.

Molly’s goals as a teacher and as a quilt judge are to recognize the creativity and expertise of each quilt maker, to objectively and fairly evaluate quilts and wearable arts and to give constructive comments to quilters so that they may improve their workmanship and artistry, and to encourage them to stretch their creativity.

Molly also designs quilts and quilted wall hangings.  She self publishes her patterns under the name of Double Diamond designs. 

In addition to local shows her quilts have been exhibited at Mid Atlantic Quilt Festivals, Quilt Odyssey in Hershey, PA, The Quilter’s Gathering in Nashua, NH, The Quilters Consortium of NYS shows, Syracuse, NY, and the Vermont Quilt Festival.

Molly enjoys all facets of quilting, whether it be applique by hand or machine, piecing, designing, quilting by hand or by machine and she enjoys employing various other techniques in her quilting.

Molly now lives in Port Orange, Florida.

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