Hi, my name is Scott Murkin, and I have been designing and making quilts since 1994, when I first made a quilt for my daughter, aged two at the time. Little did I know that 15 years later I would have completed more than 350 quilted items, ranging in size from postcards to queen-sized bed quilts.
I grew up around quiltmakers on my Mom’s side–my grandmother, aunt and great-aunt. I am primarily a designer, but I do love sewing and handling fabrics as well. I see myself as following in a long line of quilters (and I don’t just mean my own family), and most of my quilts have visual links to the quilting tradition, some obvious, some less so.
While many quilters prefer to make quilt tops and have them quilted by someone else, the quilting is very integral to my designs. I love selecting and/or designing the motifs that will work perfectly to bring each quilt top to life–it’s truly not a quilt until it’s quilted! I sometimes tease my friends in my local guild that I make tops just to have something to quilt.
I am an NQA certified quilt show judge, and I love being up close and personal to the quilts on judging day. I have judged for IQA, NQA, AQS, MQX and numerous regional and local shows. You can see more of my quilt designs here or reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or information about having a judged quilt show.