|my studio book shelf|
All through the history of Quilt National, I have found contemporary versions of the quilt - bed - life - metaphor that inspires me so much. This in spite of the usual description of this exhibition as one that embraces a departure from 'the tradition'.
I attended the opening and saw the Dairy Barn in Athens Ohio and met some of my personal art-quilt heroines. (Judy Kirpich's Circles No. 4 is on the cover of the catalog that year)
a detail of it was published widely on the internet. Being included in the 2011 exhibition gave me inner confidence. I began to really trust my own voice.
I am thrilled to be included in Quilt National 2017. It's the 20th biennial since Nancy Crow founded it in 1979. One of my heroines, Nancy is one of the jurors this year.
|Soft Summer Gone 2016 Judy Martin detail plant dyed silk with hand stitched quilting|