Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Dina Newbert and I am a quilter, Quilt Judge and Quilting Lecturer. In my free time (LOL) I enjoy my children and grandchildren, belong to a Book Club and serve on my local Environmental Commission. My aim is to help preserve the art of quilting by acknowledging excellent craftsmanship through Quilt Judging, programs and workshops; offering guidance that will leave participants feeling rewarded by the experience or by the prize!
I'm available for Quilt Judging, Quilting Lectures and Consultations (either live or virtual). If your quilt guild is looking for a judge for your show, or if you're a new guild and want to know how to set up a quilt show, or if you would like to know how you can take your show to the next level by having a judged show, please reach out to me by phone or email (contact information above). I'm happy to help however I can!
It has been a pleasure to work with you on the Historic Cold Spring Village Quilt and Fiber Show Project. From the first contact you have provided professional support and a willingness to adapt to the challenge of taking the show virtual platforms. Thank you so much for your prompt response in judging the Cold Spring Brewery Trapunto Challenge. It will be announced tomorrow. Please feel free to cast your vote in the three categories, after all you are a quilt lover too. I hope to catch at least one of your presentations. Be well.
- Chief Administrative Officer
Historic Cold Springs Village
Preparation excellent. Talk very well organized. Clarity of ideas and speech. Thank you for an excellent presentation.
- PL, Beachplum Quilters of the Jersey Shore
December 2021 - I Spy with my Quilt Judge's Eye
You spoke loud & clear - excellent! Very engaging when you spoke, very relatable.
- DD, Beachplum Quilters of the Jersey Shore December 2021 - I Spy with my Quilt Judge's Eye
Thank you, Dina, you did a great job. It was good to have guild members display their prize winning quilts.
I would recommend this Leader/Lecture/Workshop to other quilting friends.
- LS, Beachplum Quilters of the Jersey Shore Programs Director 2018-2022
December 2021 - I Spy with my Quilt Judge's Eye
Voice well modulated - loud enough to be heard all over this large room.
I learned a few pointers after all these years.
Thank you for an entertaining evening. Well done!
- JW, Beachplum Quilters of the Jersey Shore December 2021 - I Spy with my Quilt Judge's Eye
Excellent presentation. I knew where you were going with your presentation. I judge at the state 4H presentations so I feel qualified to say the above.
- JM, Beachplum Quilters of the Jersey Shore December 2021 - I Spy with my Quilt Judge's Eye
You arrived in a timely manner and appeared composed and ready. You looked GREAT! You were well dressed; not over or under done. You appeared to observe every suggestion on my handout to you. The folks running the event were very pleased with your presence. DHQG has had candidates observe in the past and you did so well, they will continue to welcome others. Thank You! I am so proud of you and hope you continue your effort toward certification. I thank you for making me proud, good job!
- Nationally Certified Quilt Judge
Brownstone Quilters Guild, Allendale, NJ November 11
York Quilter's Guild, June 2024
Available for Judging
May 2024 - FPP - Fabulous Fabric Puzzle - here Fun & Fabulousness Converge, Beachplum Quilters
May 2024 - FPP, Beachplum Quilters
Taking Your Quilting to the Next Level - CAMACO Quilt Guild Sept. 13
Northern Star Quilters Guild, Purchase, NY May 6 - 7
Historic Cold Springs Village, Cape May, NJ June 24 - 25
Undercover Quilters, Brookhaven, PA October 13
Historic Cold Spring Village Quilt & Fiber Art Show, Cape May, NJ
Quilt Judging & Lecture Zero Waste Quilting
June 8, 2022 - York Quilters Guild, Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center, York, PA - Quilt Judging
Beachplum Quilters of the Jersey Shore - 4/2 & 3 2022, Judging Floor
Beachplum Quilters of the Jersey Shore - 12/21/21, Lecture (I Spy with My Quilt Judge's Eye)
Undercover Quilters - 10/2021, Judging Observation
Historic Cold Springs Village - 6/2020 Judging (Trapunto Challenge and Best in Show) and Lecture (Trapunto Quilting & Judging Quilts)
Dutchess Heritage Quilter's Guild - 10/2019, Judging Observation
Dina is experienced in judging all types of quilts from traditional to modern to art quilts providing quilt makers with insightful observations of their quilts. She is a highly rated speaker whose love for quilting is infectious, and she has been a sought after podcast guest. Her concern for the environment compliments a message of quilting sustainability. Dina works with individuals, groups, and organizations to help quilt makers share a mindset of excellence in their quilting.