Friday, May 26, 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Sunday, May 07, 2017
Saturday, May 06, 2017
The Manitoulin Centennial Manor plans a gala to celebrate 50 years.
A fund raising event as well as a celebration of 50 years.
Judy Martin's art work
Bachelard Series: Memories stitched photographs and text is part of the silent auction.
detail shown above
for full piece go to Judy's New Work
Sunday, April 02, 2017
2016, Judy Martin
pieced from a life time of false starts and nine patch
silk and cotton
hand quilted with perle cotton
This quilt is included in the Traditional Mid-West and Canadian Quilts Exhibition in the International Quilt Festival Chicago. April 6 - 8 at Donald E Stephens Conference Center, Rosemont Illinois
Friday, March 17, 2017
1106 Queen St West Toronto Ontario
Opening Reception Thursday March 23 6 - 9 pm
An exhibition of twenty professional Craft Ontario members from accross the province.
A complete list of all participants is here.
Pictured is Judy Martin's hand stitched entry, My Light Green Heart.
Janna Heimstra, the interim CEO of Craft Ontario, sent the photos below of Judy's piece as it looks installed in the exhibition. Thank you Janna.
Sandra Reford - Toronto artist and curator - wrote a review about this piece on her blog. See here
Sandra curated an exhibition about Canadian quilts at the 2012 Alsace Festival of quilts. She included two of Judy's pieces in that exhibition. Energy Cloth and 24 hour care.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Hand Stitching is a Time For Reflection
|Not To Know But To Go On 2010 - 2013 hand stitch, found cloth, artist canvas|
|not to know but to go on detail Judy Martin couching|
|not to know but to go on, hand stitch on canvas|
|Not To Know But To Go On 2013 223 feet by 14 inches, hand stitching, Judy Martin|
Art is an Adventure
|Beginning With Time: Day 2015 78 by 90 inches, hand stitch, plant dyes, re-purposed blankets|
|Beginning With Time: night 2015 hand stitch, re-purposed blanket, Judy Martin 78 x 90 inches|
There is no eye level focal point. Instead, it evokes a feeling of being lost in the woods. The comfort usually associated with wool blankets is altered and gravity is created: the heavy materials and dark colours have an emotional gravity as well as a physical one.
|Beginning With Time detail of Day hand stitch, plant dyed blanket wool|
|Beginning With Time installed in St John's Newfoundland in exhibition Wild Pure Aesthetic Wonder|
Power of Cloth
|Fragile As A Leaf in Autumn 2004 98 x 73 inches hand stitched hand dyed quilt|
|Fragile As a Leaf in Autumn, detail hand stitch on layered dyed and over-dyed fabrics Judy Martin 2004|
|cover quilt by Pat Pauley|
This post is continued from the one just previous. Martha Sielman interviewed Judy Martin and crafted this article as Judy is speaking. It can be found on page 80 - 83 in the book published by Schiffer in 2016
This article about Judy Martin is an abridged version of the excellent article Sielman wrote about Judy that appeared in the spring 2015 issue of the SAQA magazine. click here to compare