Friday, February 05, 2016
I made this quilt when I was 38. I was studying print making through distance education from Lakehead University. The self portrait in the middle is ink on silk (sugar lift technique).
The white space represents the long winters of northern Ontario and the isolation that I felt living far from urban centres. It took two days to drive to Toronto. Winnipeg was the closest city to Kenora.
Embroidered in the snow spaces are the names I had lived up until then. Fort Frances. Kenora. Rainy River. Thunder Bay. We had not yet moved to Manitoulin island.
80 inches square
Monday, December 07, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
that year. (The same year our youngest child was born)
Friday, June 26, 2015
A Book Arts Mosaic, a collection of 38 Canadian book artists. Each artist was to create an original edition of 25 books so that boxes of books could then go into libraries and collections across the country. There were 25 such boxes, each containing 26 books.
I made 30 scrolls so that I could keep five for myself. (I have now given all but one of those away.)
Transferred text asking questions such as 'who am I?', 'what is real?' or phrases such as 'the idea of self' , and 'think'...accompany images of thoughtful women gleaned from magazines that year. The most important marks however are the hand stitches in the flannel fabric.
I regret that I don't have better photos of this series.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Ever upon it
velvet, found fabrics, wool, cotton threads, hand stitched
velvet, wool, found cloth, cotton threads, hand stitched
All the blessings measure about 8 inches wide, 22 inches long
All are in private collection
There are eight in the series.
They were made in 2004.
I had an exhibit that year in Guelph Ontario at the Greenwood Quiltery where they were shown. The gallery part of Greenwood no longer exists, but the amazing fabric and yarn store is still there.
I will never forget the date because it was shortly after my father in law died. Many family members were in Toronto for the funeral, and came with me to the opening of the exhibition the following day.
The text is from the Hogmany Blessing
A celtic new year's eve traditional prayer.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Sunday, March 22, 2015
It\s sari silk piecwork and cotton embroidery.
Several of us made small pieces that were to be put into a book. I wonder what that book looks like? Maybe I will see it some day hint hint.
I believe the date was around 1999. I'll check and make an edit if this is incorrect.
Sunday, March 01, 2015
exhibited in quilts=art=quilts in 2015
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Not large - about 34 inches wide, 27 inches high
hand stitched completely
Made in 2013
Both sides are the right side. Both sides are the wrong side because the piece was quilted with the linen side facing up - the back of the quilting is the white side.
plant dyed linen, procion dyed velvet, white silk-wool gauze, red button thread and red silk embroidery floss around the edges.
Yin Yin was juried into Visions which opens in San Diego in September 2014. There will be a catalogue published.
Friday, May 16, 2014
The central square is layered painted and overdyed silk on dyed cotton velvet. The surrounding borders are silk, embroidered and quilted at the same time with silk threads.
Measures 33" h x 35" wide.
Exhibited as part of Quilt National 2011 at the Dairy Barn in Athens Ohio. Cross My Heart was part of the touring exhibition of Quilt National and was shown across the USA and also went to France to be part of the Carrefour in 2013.
Purchased on opening day of Quilt National, this quilt is now in private collection.
Friday, January 03, 2014
Re-purposed vintage wool blankets, vintage lace doilies, linen damask table linens, and new silk. Completely worked by hand with hand embroidery, layering methods, and hand quilted. 2013, 92" x 92"
The titles of the four panels refer to the nurturing of our environment and memory. The vintage fabrics in all of the panels refer to domestic ritual.
The panels are intended to be hung in the sanctuary of the Little Current United Church in 2014. They are united by the circle in square imagery and by the use of white, a celebratory liturgical colour.
Photos of the four panels were taken by Klaus Rossler while the exhibition entitled Mended World was installed in the Thunder Bay Art Gallery september 13 - october 27, 2012.
recycled linen damask, new silk, completely worked by hand. Hand applique, hand piecing, hand quilted.
2013, 86" x 86"
The four panels are currently on exhibit in northern art galleries and will be eventually permanently installed in the Little Current United Church on Manitoulin Island in 2014.
photos by Klaus Rossler
recycled linen damask, new silk and cotton, hand and machine pieced, hand quilted by Judy Martin with community assistance, 2012, 96" x 96"
these photographs by Klaus Rossler
Recycled linen damask, new silk and cotton, vintage handkerchiefs, hand and machine pieced by Judy Martin with community assistance, 2011, 90" x 90"
photography by Klaus Rossler