Judy has carefully and lovingly created these series of lectures from collecting stories and piecing together experiences from her long and exciting path as a Textile Artist, Teacher and Judge.
FROM PRAIRIES TO PACIFIC:
The Power of Place
It is a pleasure to share some of my work as a textile artist. Where I live greatly influences the colours and designs that I use. I grew up in the foothills of Alberta where I fell in love with the beauty in nature. My first wall quilts were large skies. Thirty years in the city of Edmonton generated lots of winter-related work. One year in Honolulu could be called the blue period! Ten years in the Vancouver rain forest brought on the greens and now, nested fifteen floors above the Fraser River in New Westminster, the sky is big again, but being blocked by high rises.
Join me in identifying trends and personal interests in a long and satisfying career.
This one hour presentation follows an amazing tour of Japan in the Spring of 2019, with the focus on textiles. My previous experience was a trip to Japan in 1972 comparing Tokyo and Kyoto, then and now, was fascinating. This lecture is accompanied by samples of Japanese textiles and kimonos from my collection.
Bending the Rainbow
Lecture Length: 1 hour
Using quilted samples, Judy will define the three dimensions of colour: Hue, Value and Intensity. Learn how they all dance together to enhance your quilts. Wear your favourite solid colour or black, white, grey or a neutral. Join the colour wheel circle dance, the value scale shuffle and the intensity chorus line. Bring a glue stick to complete your own reference page using the fabric kit provided.
Inspiration by Collaboration
Lecture Length: 1 hour
Share the journey through Judy’s long career as she illustrates with photos how working with groups or individuals has influenced her work and guided her journey as a textile artist. Working with family, friends, colleagues and a long-arm quilter has broadened her knowledge and sparked new ideas. Some collaborations were spontaneous, others carefully planned. Quilters are used to working with other people, whether in the traditional quilting bee, Round Robin challenges, group fundraisers and charity quilts. It is one of the reasons that Judy chose to create her art work using fabric, not paint or wood or metal.