Textile Commissions - 2000s
This page features a selection of the art commission pieces textile artist Jean M. Judd has completed from 2000 to 2009.
This is the second in the series of quilts based off the center panel. This piece was actually commissioned after a client saw the Farm Scene #1 art quilt that was donated to a Silent Auction.
Farm Scene #2 Commission - (c) 2003-2008 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 76"x 64". Installation in USA December 2008.
This wall hanging was commissioned for a family that just had their fifth child. A leaf was hand quilted in the plain squares and each family member's name and birth dates were hand quilted inside the leaf.
Family Name Quilt #5 - (c) 2007 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile -43"x43". Installed in Wisconsin, USA
This piece was commissioned by a couple in Belgium. The quilt is 96 inches x 88 inches and is made to fit their bed. Antique quilt blocks from 1890 through 1938 were constructed to make this sampler quilt.
Antique Sampler Block Commission - (c)2006-2007- Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 96"x 88". Installed in Brussels, Belgium April 2008.
This quilt was designed for a crop farmer. It is the third quilt using the Wyoming Valley block, the same block used in the Choir of Angels quilt as well as the example shown for the Custom Wyoming Valley quilt. A marked difference between each quilt.
Wyoming Valley #4 (International Harvester) - (c) 2003-2006 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 93"x 81". Private Collector, USA
This was made for a young couple married for two years, who were expecting their first child in August 2005. The couple's names and birth dates are hand stitched in the top two hearts. The family dog's name and birth date is in the bottom heart on the right hand side. When their first child was born, her name and birth date were added. As more children join the family, the wall hanging will be returned to me to add in their information, which they did in April 2007 for the birth of their second child. The "W" is made with wood grained fabric as the couple built a log cabin in 2006. The background fabric behind the "W" has an oriental motif as the wife was born in Japan. The specialty fabrics are from France, given to the wife's mother as a gift. Detail Photo
Family Name Quilt #1 - (c)2004-2005 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 40"x 40". Installed in Wisconsin, USA
This commision piece features a 1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport at the start line for a Drag Race in Rock Falls, Wisconsin. The photo is a digital image sized to a 5"x7" that was taken by me to make the wall art. This piece hangs in the race trailer of the owner of the car along with two other pieces he commissioned.
Racing Gran Torino - (c) 2005 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 19"x 19". Private Collection Drag Car Racer, USA
This piece was commissioned by a classic car owner and we went to a lake near his home to take this photograph to use for this wall art. He is a collector of many types of old cars and I have included just a couple of his commissions. This piece is displayed in his drag racing car trailer during the season and then in his den in his home during the winter months. Detail Photo
Lakeside Gran Torino - (c) 2005 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 17"x 17". Private Collection Drag Car Racer, USA
This commission was on exhibit June 23-25, 2006 in St. Paul, Minnesota at the Minnesota Street Rod Association (MSRA) 33rd Annual "Back to the 50's Weekend" car show.
Custom Ford Gran Torino - (c)2004-2005 - Thread on Textile - 38"x 38". Private Collection, USA. Licensed by Ford Motor Company.
This commission has four Theme Fabrics (four different sports which includes basketball, bowling, billards, and golf) but the other fabrics used remain the same to give the quilt continuity.
Wyoming Valley #3 - (c) 2002-2003- Hand Stitched Thread on Textile -120"x 120". Private Collection in USA.
This quilt was made in 2002 using 9 different fabrics in a large bargello pattern. The top is hand quilted in a scroll design. Binding was also applied by hand.
Irish Bargello Quilt - (c)1997-2002 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 94.5"x 88". Private Collection in USA.
This center of this quilt was made out of 110 different fabrics each cut into a 5” square. After the center was constructed, it resembled a abstract Monet type painting.
Heavenly Monet - (c) 2001 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 76"x 74". Private Collection in USA.
This quilt was commissioned as a graduation gift for a Dallas Cowboys fan. The center grey star is actually the reverse side of a piece of grey leaf fabric. It is heavily echo quilted by hand a 1/4" apart.
Dallas Cowboys Star Quilt - (c) 1999-2000 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 100"x 83". Private Collection in USA.
This piece was commissioned by a family who owned a Westie and a Miniature Collie. This quilt is the precursor to the Family Name quilts.
Dog Bone Quilt - (c) 2000 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 36"x 36". Private Collection in USA.
This piece is made of all solid colored fabrics. Half of each Log Cabin block is made of black fabric. In the center of each block is the initial ("B") for the owner of the quilt. All quilting is done by hand on this quilt. It is also hand bound.
Solid Log Cabin Quilt - (c) 2000 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 90"x 81". Private Collection in USA.