Quilt Like You Desire: What Do I Desire?
Sometimes a quilt stumps us or we don’t have enough experience to know what a design will look like on our quilts.
This is a trunk show of Judy’s quilt that show the choices she made and how they do or don’t work as well as other options. Judy will go through traditional designs as well as her art quilt designs
Workshop February 20th - Photo to Quilt
In this workshop students bring a photo they have enlarged to the size they want their quilt to be. From this they will turn it into a quilt.
Lessons learned in the workshop are how to take the photo and make a pattern from it, fabric choices, as well as add/subtract detail to make the composition pleasing.
Each student will be amazed at how much they will get done on their quilt in class. The photos start to come alive in fabric before they finish the day.
Photo to Quilt Supply List (PDF)
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Art captured my heart at a young age. Dreaming up idea’s to make something fun and beautiful, then creating them is what drives me to make my art. I had wonderful opportunities growing up to learn how to make cornhusk dolls, decorate cakes, sew garments, refinish furniture, and many other creative pastimes.
When I started quilting there were no quilt shops in the area nor rotary cutters, rulers or cutting mats. I made quilts by hand piecing, hand appliquéing, and hand quilting. To make squares for a quilt, I did what my ancestors did. I traced around a piece of cardboard and then cut it out with scissors. Definitely time consuming and inaccurate, but there was joy in working with fabric and putting colors and textures together to create art.
I have been teaching quilting classes since the mid 90s. I love watching my students eyes light up when they understand a technique and experience how fun it is to make a quilt.
I create and teach how to make quilts with traditional blocks as well as how to make art quilts. Each traditional quilt that I have made, has helped me learn skills and techniques that I use to make my art quilts.
Judy has had quilts accepted into International Quilt Festival Houston, and won awards at several AQS and regional shows. In December 2018 she had her first solo show of her art quilts at the Art Forum in Waco, TX. In July 2019 Judy was asked to make an art quilt for an exhibition about Frida Kahlo at the Art Forum in Waco, TX. The piece was titled "Flowers for Frida."