Andi Perejda is an award-winning quilt maker, teacher and a founding member of the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges, nacqj.com. She began quilting in 1991 and her enthusiasm for quilting continues to grow. Quilt-making is Andi's passion and her quilts have been shown nationally and internationally over the past two decades. She is known for her hand quilting and hand applique, however her interests are not limited to these. Her interest in all facets of quiltmaking continues to grow. She is currently active in three fiberarts groups: California Fiber Artists, Fibervision and Cutting Edge. Her work has been in gallery and museum shows over the past few years.
Andi earned her NQA judge's certification in 2003 and is also a Master Quilt Judge. She has judged quilt competitions in a number of States, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Indiana, Michigan, Texas, Nevada, Wyoming, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and California.
Arroyo Grande Album (2015), IQA Festival, Houston, TX, 2nd Place, Traditional Applique, October, 2015
Ancestors & Artifacts (2010) 41st Annual NQA Show, June, 2010; First Place, Art Quilts.
Saturn II (2008) and Eclipse (2008) Invitational Exhibition: "Sky's The Limit," IQA Festival, Houston, TX, November, 2008-2011
Homage to Provence (2008):Pacific West Quilt Show, August, 2011, First Place, Small Traditional; Road to California Quilt show, January, 2009, Best Hand Quilting; IQA Festival, Houston, October, 2008, 2nd place, Merit Hand Quilting; 39th Annual NQA Show, Columbus, OH, 2008, Mary Krickbaum Award for Hand Quilting
Collision (2007) and Whirlpool Galaxy (2007) and Saturn I (2007) Invitational Exhibition: "Sky's The Limit": IQA Festival, Houston, TX, November, 2007
Branching Out (2005) Finalist: $100,000 Quilting Challenge, 2007; IQA Festival, Houston, 2005, 1st Place, Art Quilts, Naturescapes; Quilt Expo X, Lyon, France, June 2006; 36th Annual NQA Show, Columbus, OH, June, 2005, 1st Place, Art Quilts
Que Syrah, Syrah (2003): Pacific International Quilt Festival, October, 2003, Best Applique, Innovative Wall
Burnished Gold (2002): Road To California, January 2003, Best Hand Quilting; Quilt Odyssey, August, 2003, Best Hand Quilting; Quilter's Heritage Celebration, March, 2004, Judge's Choice Award; 36th Annual NQA Show, June, 2005, Mary Krickbaum Hand Quilting Award, Wall Quilts
Whigged Out on the West Coast (2001): IQA Festival, Houston, 2001, Third Prize, Innovative Applique, Large; Road To California, 2002, First Prize, Innovative Applique, Large; Vermont Quilt Festival, 2002, Second Place, Applique, Large; Quilt Odyssey, 2002, Best Hand Quilting and Third Place; TAS Annual Show, Sacramento, CA, May 2003, Best of Show and Master Applique Award; NQA 34th Annual Show, 2003, Columbus, OH, June, 2003, Second Prize, Wall Applique/Hand; In Full Bloom: Floral Quilts Special Exhibit, IQA, Spring Quilt Festival, Chicago, IL & Patchwork and Quilt Expo IX, Den Haag, The Netherlands, April, 2004.
1910 Revisited (2000): Quilt Odyssey, 2001, First Prize in Traditional Pieced Category
Silver Splendor (2000): Pacific International Quilt Festival, 2001, Best Hand Workmanship, Traditional Large; Quilt Odyssey, 2001, Best Hand Quilting; AQS Quilt Show and Contest, 2001, McCall's Best Hand Workmanship, Wall Quilt; Road To California, 2001, 1st Prize in Category; IQA Festival, Houston, TX, 2000, 1st Prize, Merit Hand Quilting; NQA 31st Annual Show, 2000, 2nd Prize in Category; Part of AQS exhibition at: Tokyo Great International Quilt Festival, 2002; Part of IQA exhibition at: Quilt Expo VII, Barcelona, Spain, 2002; Eastcoast Quilter's Alliance, 2002, Second Prize Hand Quilting, Third Prize, Craftsmanship; Part of IQA exhibition "American Tradition," Houston, 2004 and Chicago, 2005