An Exquisite Moment: Fear of Flying

Fear of FlyingI am very honored my art quilt ‘Fear of Flying’ was accepted into the exhibit ‘An Exquisite Moment’ curated by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison premiering at International Quilt Festival in Long Beach August 2-4, and will travel to each International Quilt Festival venue over the next year.

My artist statement about this piece is


Fear of Flying

On a flight home to Chicago, after filming QATV in Cleveland on March 7th last year, I happened to sit next to an aeronautical engineer. Very high winds were causing extreme turbulence, which has always terrified me. I will always be grateful to witness the incredibly calm demeanor of this man, who knew everything about planes, that made me realize I could let go of that all encompassing fear and every flight since then has literally been a breeze.


This is a whole cloth painted art quilt that began with white cotton fabric and was painted with Setacolor textile paints. Finished size  24″ x 60″

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23 Responses to “An Exquisite Moment: Fear of Flying”

  1. druvcole says:

    Absolutely stunning!!

  2. Lisa Chin says:

    Gorgeous quilt Judy! I just love your style of painting and quilting. Fabulous!

  3. karen f. says:

    I agree, stunning! and your artist statement speaks to me. I need to keep a copy of your image and statement in my suitcase to remind me to remain calm next time I travel via air.

  4. terrygrant says:

    Judy, you amaze me with your work. I’d love to look inside your brain–there must be wrinkles and swirls that the rest of us just don’t have!

  5. susan m hinckley says:

    I LOVE this quilt!
    Might be my favorite quilt of yours that I have ever seen…thanks for brightening my day!

  6. Lynette (NZ) says:

    I love it too Judy. Especially the colours and i adore your clouds

  7. Debra says:

    What an incredible piece of art! I’m glad you were able to calm your fears by sitting next to that man.

    • Thanks Debra, I think my heart will always skip a beat when the plane hits a rough bump, but its good to know the likelihood of going down in a ball of flames because of it is slim to none, makes flying a whole lot easier.

  8. Matt (NZ) says:

    that was an amazing piece of work. very inspiring

  9. Wow! this is beautifully rendered and I love the composition. Yeah Judy!

  10. Patti butchwell says:

    Admire your work- very inspiring!!!

  11. Audrey says:

    I’m here to enter the giveaway for Lesley Riley’s online class. Thanks!

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