Posts Tagged ‘Art quilts’

Spend a week immersed in the ultimate creative exploration using Acrylic Inks with me!

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Oh my gosh, what could be more wonderful than crisp cool mornings, fall colors, and uninterrupted creative time in the Great Smoky Mountains for a whole week! Sounds like heaven to me and it’s coming up soon! October 12-18, I will be teaching an  Acrylic Ink Textile Adventure at Arrowmont, and I keep thinking of new techniques to […]


STATE of the ART quilt 13

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I was so lucky to have a great view of this exhibit from my booth at the Townsville Stitches and Craft Show and then to meet several of the artists while on my trip in Brisbane. It was really a fantastic exhibit, here are a few of the wonderful quilts that were on view. x […]


But Where Are All The Martians?

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Well, it’s very exciting that the Mars rover Curiosity has landed with newer high tech equipment ready to beam us back some new pics of the Martian landscape, but my guess is it’s still going to look a bit stark. I made this quilt after the first rover landed on Mars in 2004 and all […]


Making Black and Bloom all Over

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I love getting really focused and tightly rendering a representational image while painting, but recently I have been trying to get looser and more gestural with my painting, kind of like the direction I take with some of my mixed media work, but pushing it even further. For my latest quilt, which represents my present emotional state of […]


Hectic days, an old artquilt gets a face lift and spring fever.

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I’ve had so much going on the last couple weeks it’s been hard to sit down and write. Between my recent travels, I sold two quilts to a friend/collector who’s moving to England and sent my daughter Indigo off on a last minute month long trip to help her get set up in her new […]


8 of Cups – finished

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After the quilting was finished, I marked out the finished size: 24″ x 60″, sewed a tight straight stitch just inside the marked line, then trimmed it to size. To finish the edge, I chose 3 different cords that picked up the colors in the quilt and used them to make a couched twisted cord binding. […]


Woo hoo! Just got notice

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Oh Deer, Look What’s Become of me! will be heading to Houston for International Quilt Festival! Tweet


Summer long artquilt exhibit at the National Quilt Museum, Opening Today!

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I am very excited to announce that 5 of my quilts will be in an exhibit at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY with the Chicago School of Fusing gals; Laura Wasilowski, Frieda Anderson, Melody Johnson, Emily Parson, Anne Lulle and Jane Sassaman opening July 15 and running through October 4, also exhibiting with us is […]


Have you always wanted to paint but don’t know where to start?

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Oh Deer, Look What’s Become of Me!   detail In August I am teaching one of my favorite classes Painting Imagery for Art Quilts at the Create Retreat in Lisle, Illinois, just outside Chicago. I love to teach this class not only because I love to paint, but also because I love seeing peoples amazement when […]


A quilt of love and healing for Melly

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The day Melly Testa told a small group of us that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, we started a massive email exchange brainstorming and designing a quilt that she could wrap herself in while going through chemo. We wanted a way to show Melly how much we loved her and no matter how […]


Down the home stretch

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Two months ago I began this painting for a quilt, unfortunately it got put on hold because several writing projects came up. I have been very quiet the last two weeks because I had to get back to work on it full time to make the deadline for it this week. When I prepare a […]


A rare solstice lunar eclipse!

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Wheel of Time, detail, 1999 Judy Coates Perez Tomorrow, December 21st, is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. For the ancient Celts it was a significant holy day because it meant that the sun would begin it’s return, bringing longer days and potential warmth. Because of this, the solstice represents new beginnings […]


Coming Soon!

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Really, I always feel a little shy when it comes to promoting stuff like this, it’s so hard to toot your own horn, but I taped a new DVD with Interweave when I was in Cleveland last month. It is due to hit the store shelves in a couple weeks. Below is the outside cover […]


Remember this?

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Well, now I can tell you that this detail shot is from a tree skirt I designed and made for the new Quilting Arts Gifts magazine. This tree skirt was made like a whole cloth painted quilt, but it could also be made by applique if that is the way you like to work. This […]


I am featured on the Dinner at Eight blog today

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I have been  interviewed for the Dinner at Eight Artists blog, coinciding with the Beneath the Surface Exhibit that will be opening at IQF Long Beach July 23-25. My 3 of Swords quilt will be part of this traveling exhibit.


Complimentary Encounter

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Complimentary Encounter, Judy Coates Perez 12″ x 12″ I made this little quilt for an exhibit that friends were putting together for the Dallas Quilt Show earlier this month. Some how in the midst of everything I forgot to post about it. I started this little whole cloth quilt by drawing my design on paper […]


3 of Swords

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I finished the quilt, except for the sleeve, I will be stitching that on over the next day or so while I am at the PAQA sponsored Alyson Stanfield artist marketing retreat in Wisconsin. Before hand stitching, the red painted batting was machine stitched with two threads threaded through the needle to get a bolder […]


3 of Swords – Still working through it…

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Each day gets a little better and then I get hit with a wopper every now and then that sets me back. Today has been a hard day but mostly because I am feeling overwhelmed by my daughters on going health problems and the health insurance issues that go with it. I can handle an […]


3 of Swords – Working through some stuff

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I am having a really hard time in my personal life right now which has lead to some sleepless nights. The other night at 2 am, I pulled out a large piece of cotton batting and started pouring lots of diluted red textile paint on it which was left over from a bunch of almost […]


FYI, the whole story

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I just thought I would let you know, I created one long blog post about making my last quilt, Oh Deer, Look What’s Become of Me! over on the Painted Threads Project blog so you can read about the making of it in chronological order.


Oh Deer, Look What’s Become of Me! makes it’s debut this week

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at Road to California in the Robert Kaufman Fabric exhibit “Solid Expressions“, these are all quilts using Kona Solid fabrics. This quilt is whole cloth painted on Kona “Ivory”. I wish I could be there to see the other quilts in the exhibit too. Anyone who’s going please leave me a note about the show […]


My first book!

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I just self published this little portfolio of my art quilts and mixed media work using Blurb. I have seen several people write about using Blurb on their blogs and thought I would try it out myself. You can preview the book here. The book is 7 inches square, 40 pages long, printed on premium […]


Moon Garden won a ribbon at festival!

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My quilt Moon Garden has won an honorable mention in the painted category at International Quilt Festival. If you are at festival make sure you ask someone to show you the back of the quilt, so you can see all the hidden images quilted into the background. I probably won’t have time to post until […]


Whahoo PIQF!

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Arbol de Vida won 3rd place Innovative,and Moon Garden won an Honorable Mentionat Pacific International Quilt Festival, happening this weekend in California.