It’s All About the Stories: Story Quilts by Judith Shevell
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Bernardsville Public Library
Ms. Shevell began creating art quilts in 1997 as a means of exploring close relationships with others. A botanist by training, she also focuses on natural themes and is interested in anatomy and pathology. In plants, disease alters growth and appearance in interesting ways. Her love of plant anatomy shows up repeatedly in her quilts.
Ms. Shevell is intrigued by the creative process. She doesn’t believe in doing things only by the book and is a big fan of winging it. “If you don’t know how something is supposed to be done, you are much freer to do it any which way you can,” she says. Her motto is “There are no wrong decisions, just design opportunities!”
Ms. Shevell has exhibited and received awards at various international venues since 2001, and is published in 500 Art Quilts: An Inspiring Collection of Contemporary Work (500 Series) by Ray Hemachandra and Karey Bresenhan (Lark Publishing, 2010). Her quilts are in private collections in the U.S. and abroad. She is an assistant instructor of Artistic Expressions (Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ), a course designed to help adults with developmental disabilities express their own vision while working in a variety of media, and is the instructor of Story Quilts at Hunterdon Art Museum.
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