Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hand Eye Magazine article on divorce

A couple months ago Dawn Goldsmith owner of the blog Subversive Stitchers: Women Armed with Needles asked me to share with her my experiences working through grief with my textile art for an article she was writing for Hand Eye magazine titled "Healing with thread and fabric". She also interviewed my good friend Kathy York and fellow textile artist Katharine Brainard.

As artists, I feel like we are so lucky to have the extra therapeutic tools of our artwork to process our experiences to help us get through difficult times. I am also extremely grateful to have such a wonderful support system of loving friends; thanks for being there.

My 3 of Swords quilt featured in the article, will be part of the traveling exhibit Beneath the Surface which opens at the International Quilt Festival, Long Beach, July 23-25.


  1. Dawn's article "Healing with thread and fabric" is very good. I didn't realize there were so many of us out there.

  2. Excellent article. Art does heal. thanks for sharing your story Judy.xoxo

  3. I just read Dawn's article on her blog and commented to her that it brought me right back to that time in my life! Art is a tangible way to speak the truth for sure. Thanks for sharing your healing process with us.

  4. Art making is a voice, I am glad you have found yours. Great article.

  5. I saw your quilt in person at Long Beach and thought it was very powerful. It was obviously about pain and didn't need much of an artist statement. Thanks for sharing!


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