May 18, 2020
NACQJ Certified quilt show judge
Program: “Six Steps to Success” (from the eyes of a quilt show judge)
Sherry Massey began quilting in 1980. Countless quilts later, she is honored to be Oklahoma’s first NACQJ Certified Judge. She is a member of the Edmond Quilt Guild and has served as the Edmond Quilt Show chairman and most recently as judging room coordinator, a job that is both educational and rewarding. She has had two quilts juried into AQS shows in Paducah for fall 2017 and spring 2019. After twice visiting Japan, she has developed a deep admiration for traditional Japanese textiles as well as their modern-day fabrics and contemporary quilters. The goal is to attend one of the quilt shows in Tokyo and has recently begun studying the Japanese language. Sherry is the Senior Registrar for the Oklahoma History Center where a collection of over 400 quilts is housed. She has presented a program for the Missouri Oklahoma Kansas Arkansas (MOKA) Quilt Study Group featuring a large red and white signature quilt in the History Center collection from a time capsule buried in Oklahoma City in 1913 and unearthed in 2013. After retirement in 2021, she plans to continue traveling to teach, lecture, judge and attend quilt shows and hopefully make a few more trips abroad.