Judith touched upon the Batik process while a Painting and Design major at Carnegie Tech in the 1960’s, and has been working with fiber ever since. She first created batiked banners, clothing, and quilts. In 1982, when the silk dyes first came to the US, she started painting on silk, and had a long Wearable Arts career with her silk-painted clothing. She owned Village Wools from 1982 until 1992, and taught silk painting there and at Ghost Ranch. She is currently painting silk scarves, banners and creating Art Quilts, which are shown locally and in National and International Juried Shows.
“I still love the spontaneity and flow of the colors, the brilliance with which the silk takes the dye. I often depict Nature, and use my drawing skills to create the whole cloth images that capture my imagination. I also love the complex, multi-layered and meditative quality of making Art Quilts.”
Her quilts are made from her hand-painted silk and printed silks and are of recognizable, colorful, well designed, complex imagery. She often embellishes with vintage buttons. She creates the cloth to make her quilts.