Judy Makinson

I’m a contemporary quilt artist and quite a while ago I found that I was sew very happy while stitching.  Oh yes, I’ve tried many things (knitting, crocheting, rug-hooking, embroidery, cross-stitch and even stained glass) but “Born to Quilt” was coined for me.  Quilting is the key to the inner me.  The magic of texture, colour and fabric reels me in.  I don’t try to make a statement with my work.  I do it purely for my enjoyment of creating something of beauty.  Quilting is not a hobby it’s my way of life.

I love traditional quilts, but just like Michael James, a leader in the art quilt movement, “I’m confined by their limits of geometry. Quilt making has historically been an art of conformity.  I think it's high time that we relegate that fact to quilt history, and move this art form fully into the 21st century where it should take its place alongside other exploratory and creative media."

Check out my blog www.judymakinson.blogspot.com to see how JUDYMQUILTS.