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When fine art collectors and gallerists see Jean M. Judd's textile artworks for the first time, they call them unframed paintings. Thread on textile is her medium, much as "oil on canvas" or "acrylic on hard board" is a painter's medium. The medium of her work can be further defined by the ground used: commercial textile, hand dyed textile or rust pigmented textile. The thread is applied to these grounds using a small needle in a time-intensive process.

Many of these abstract contemporary textile artworks created by textile artist Jean M. Judd, are available for purchase from several other sources besides directly from Ms. Judd, including Busacca Gallery in San Francisco, California, Art Rent and Lease in Oregon, Absolutearts.com, Nine Dot Arts in Denver, Colorado, Saatchi Online, Skyline Art Services in Houston, Texas, Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Amazon Handmade.

Fractured Gello #2 (c)2009-2016, Jean M. Judd NSA, Textile Artist & Author After a long hiatus from this series, completion of Fractured ‘Gello #2 brings this series back into the recent arena of completed artworks. Constructing the ground and fracturing the piece was the smoothest part of the entire process in 2009. Developing the intricate hand stitching design took several years of contemplation with the artwork hanging on my design wall.

Finally in September of 2015, the design concept came to life and required almost 600 hours of intense hand stitching completed January 9, 2016. Detail images of the dense, textural stitching can be seen here.

The back of the artwork shows the incorporated hanging system that just needs the accompanying telescoping rod inserted and it is ready to hang from any gallery system or with just two nails. The rod may be used to rotate the artwork and display the work in a different orientation shown here.

Detail images showing the stitching on the back of the quilt can be seen here. A brief video about the artwork can be viewed on YouTube.   Acquire

Fractured 'Gello #2 - (c) 2009-2016 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 54.5” x 52.25”/138 x 132cm - $18,300

Moon Shadow (c) 2009-2015, Jean M. Judd, NSA, Textile Artist & Author Moon Shadow has indeed been a long time in production. This piece was begun in 2009 using remnants from another artwork but expanding the scale of the work into a larger piece. The white and blue moons were design elements from the start and I would move them around the artwork from time to time. The addition of the river didn’t come about until October of 2014. The textural hand stitching design came to the forefront in December of 2014 and from then until Mid-March of 2015, this was the project that took over a good portion of my studio time.
Detail images of the dense, textural stitching can be seen here and here.
This artwork is intended to be hung in either a vertical or horizontal orientation; which gives it many different appearances. See examples at these links:  Orient 2Orient 3Orient 4.  
The back of the artwork shows the incorporated hanging system that just needs the accompanying wood slat inserted and it is ready to hang from any gallery system or with just two nails. Detail images showing the stitching on the back of the quilt can be seen here. A brief video about the artwork can be seen on YouTube. Acquire Artwork

Moon Shadow - (c) 2009-2015 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 24.75” x 41.25”/61 x 105cm - $8,500

Stepping Stones (c)2008-2014 Jean M. Judd, NSA, Textile Artist & AuthorThis textile artwork was originally conceived in 2008. I was stymied part way through the design process so I set it aside on my cutting table until January 2, 2014. Tired of moving the individual components on and off the table, I decided it was do or die now. This artwork was either coming together into a design or being thrown away. Seven weeks later, after working 45+ hours a week on the project, the end result turned out spectacularly. 

The stones are constructed by hand using tiny almost invisible stitches and a combination of my hand dyed fabrics as well as some commercial fabrics. It is densely hand stitched to bring out the physical and visual texture as shown in this detail photo

Looking at images of the back of the artwork, the full scope of the hand stitching is very evident here. For a brief video discussing the artistic process, you can visit YouTube.

As with most of my artwork now, it is designed to be easily displayed in either a vertical or horizontal orientation.   Acquire

Stepping Stones - (c) 2008-2014 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 27.25" x 21.5" (68 x 54cm) - $5,100

This artwork is the first piece in an ongoing series exploring the diamond shape. It is based on the knowledge that blue and pink diamonds are the most rare and sought after diamonds in the diamond industry. The layered formation of the diamonds is examined here along with ghost images of the diamonds yet to be formed in the coal layer as seen here in a detail image.

The view of the back of the artwork shows the craftsmanship of the stitching. This piece is designed to be easily hung in any orientation by the collector. This makes the textile artwork very versatile and can be utilized in many different sized areas as well as change the impact of the piece. When hung on point as shown here, the piece measures 70 ½” tall by 41 ½” wide.    Acquire     Exhibition History

Diamond #1 (Layered Formation) - (c) 2009-2011 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 31" x 39" (79 x 99cm) - $4,500

Diamond #3 (Block on a Rock), (c)2011, Jean M. Judd, Textile ArtistThis textile artwork is the third piece in an ongoing series featuring the diamond geometric shape. The shape is the basis for construction of the art quilt as well as the basis for the dense hand stitching which adds both visual and physical texture to the artwork. By viewing detail 1 and detail 2, you can see the intricate hand stitching and the texture it creates in the piece.

From the detail image of the back, you can see the hanging corners that are integrated into the piece for easy installation.

The piece is easily displayed with the provided slat and needs only two nails or screws to be installed.

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Diamond #3 (Block on a Rock) - (c) 2009-2011 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 22.5"x16" (56 x 41cm) - $1,600

The Last Angel (2010), Jean M. Judd, Textile ArtistThis textile artwork has been a long time in the design and construction process. It was started in 2002 and just completed in August of 2010. The art quilt is done entirely by hand. The tan oval is hand appliquéd to the cherub background. The angel form is densely hand quilted and the intricate radiating lines and the abstract swirls in the cherub background are also done entirely by hand.

The full extent of the hand quilting can be seen here in the image of the back of the art quilt as well as in the detail image of the angel’s head here. Some of the abstract swirl can be seen in this detail image here.

The format of the piece is reminiscent of iconography created for Byzantine and Orthodox Christian traditions from the 17th century forward.

The artwork is available for Acquire here directly from the artist.  Exhibition History

Last Angel - (c) 2002-2010 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 39.5"x 26.25" (100 x 66cm) - $4,600

Art Deco #1 (2009), Jean M. Judd, Textile ArtistThis piece is the beginning of a new series of art quilts based on the art deco design. This first piece is 30"x27" and is densely hand quilted.

The art deco design is carried out to the edges of the piece from the center design. Hand quilting alone carries on the design. A very tactile piece that everyone wants to touch and feel.  Detail image here.                                                         The backing is traditional unbleached muslin and is signed and dated by the artist. See detail photo.
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  Art Deco #1 - (c) 2008-2009 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 27"x 30" (68.5 x 76cm) - $4,850

Fractured 'Gello #1 (2009), Jean M. Judd, Textile ArtistThis piece is the first piece in my new series, Fractured 'Gello. The next 2 pieces are in progress and can be seen on my Works in Progress page. The piece is heavily hand quilted in an off set geometric pattern. 

Because of its abstract quality, this piece is designed to be displayed either vertically as shown to the left, or it can be hung horizontally. Click the link below to view it in a horizontal orientation. 

Featured in the National Quilting Association (NQA) Quilting Quarterly magazine, Quilters Scrapbook, Winter 2009 edition, page 28.                                                                   Horizontal       Detail Quilting     Back View         Acquire       Exhibition History

A short video discussing this art quilt can be viewed on YouTube.


**Currently on loan to US Embassy in Lima, Peru**

 Fractured 'Gello #1 - (c) 2009 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 37.5"x 33.5" (94 x 84cm) - $3,650

Stained Glass Mosaic #1 (2007), Jean M. Judd, Textile ArtistThis is the first quilt in my new series, Stained Glass Mosaics. This quilt has 66 different fabrics, none of them repeated, in this compact quilt. The center of the quilt has a stained glass effect produced by the black bias tape separating each piece of fabric.

The quilt is hand quilted in a spiral design starting in each of the four corners and in the center of the quilt. The spirals spill out into the grey "explosion" background. To view a brief video about the artistic process for this artwork, you can visit the online site YouTube.

The fabrics are 100% cotton commercial fabrics, polyester batting, and traditional unbleached muslin for the backing. Signed and dated by the artist.          Detail Photo             Detail Photo Back     

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  Stained Glass Mosaic #1 - (c) 2006-2007 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 21.25"x 21.25" (53.5 x 53.5cm) - $1,075

Stained Glass Mosaic #4 (2008), Jean M. Judd, Textile ArtistThis is the fourth quilt in an ongoing series exploring the use of bias tape and freeform design.

The black leading is handmade bias tape made by the artist and hand appliqued to the Venetian Glass fabric. The piece is hand quilted in 1/8" echo quilting. The piece is hand bound, signed and dated by the artist.   

This piece is featured in the Summer 2008 ARTnews magazine in the Artist Directory on page 183.

This piece is featured in the Burnett County Sentinel, Grantsburg, WI September 3, 2008. “Jean Judd in national juried art show” article. Jean's piece has been juried into the upcoming Lines Into Shapes art exhibit at the Art Center in Estes Park, CO, Sept. 19-Oct. 5, 2008.       Detail Photo      Back View    Acquire        Exhibition History

Stained Glass Mosaic #4 - (c) 2008 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 13"x13" (33 x 33cm) - $800

Floral Crossword Puzzle (2005), Jean M. Judd, Textile ArtistThis is a wonderful quilt celebrating the art of gardening as well as crossword puzzles. This is the first in this series of Theme Crossword Puzzle quilts.

The black squares are a tone on tone black print with light grey roses. In the center of each black square, there is hand quilted a four petal flower. Flower names are handquilted in the white squares which are a tone on tone tiny leaf pattern. Detail image here.

The floral border is handquilted in a crosshatch pattern that really adds texture to this piece.

The backing is traditional, non-bleached muslin, signed and dated by the artist. Detail image of the back can be seen here.   Acquire    Exhibition History

 Floral Crossword Puzzle - (c) 2005 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 57"x 57" (145 x 145cm) - $6,025

Isn't It Coffee Time? (2005), Jean M. Judd, Textile ArtistThis wall art piece was designed as a  challenge where one piece of fabric 18"x18” (the brown marbled fabric) was given out. The requirements were  to design a piece no larger than 30”x30” using this fabric along with any others to create a unique piece that reflected the theme of “Coffee Time”.

I thought about all the mornings of sitting over a cup of coffee, watching the swans and loons on the lake outside the window starting their morning routine as I prepared for another day of work. The ritual of hunching over that first cup of coffee;  looking down into the cup as the coffee swirled after having stirred in the cream is represented by the swirl echo quilted inside the cup.

Time plays a part in all of this as well – never enough time to just sit back and enjoy life, so a subdued image of a clock was quilted inside the coffee cup as well. The cup and coffee are hand appliquéd to the background. The quilting stitches are in an overall grid design that gives this piece a finished look of being set on a tablecloth. Detail Photo   Back View   Acquire

 Isn't It Coffee Time? - (c) 2005 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 21.5"x 21.5" (54 x 54cm) - $1,400

Choir of Angels Tapestry (c)2005, Jean M. Judd, Textile Artist & AuthorThis is the first in a series of quilts using this block. The entire quilt is made from one block with each block individually designed to create the overall design. The quilt is set on point with setting triangles to make the quilt square.

The block used in this quilt, Wyoming Valley, is from the 1930’s Chicago Tribune column, Nancy Cabot. The block has 65 individual pieces consisting of squares and triangles. A total of 2,665 pieces are in the main body of the quilt. Placement of the six different colors affected the change in the design of each block. The focus fabric is the Angel Tapestry fabric used in the center of each block.

The hand quilting done over the entire quilt top is in a grid design. The finishing quilting was documented at over 350 hours, which comprised 1/3 of the quilt top. The backing of the quilt is traditional, unbleached muslin and is signed and dated by the artist.   Detail Photo  Back View  Acquire  Exhibition History

 Choir of Angels Tapestry - (c) 2002-2005 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 81"x81" (206 x 206cm) - $14,000    **Currently on loan to US Embassy in Lima, Peru**

Serenity Tree (2004), Jean M. Judd, Textile ArtistIn the center is a “Serenity” tree, that is the place where we all can go for solace and peace during the troubled times of our life. The fabric in the tree canopy is a reproduction fabric from the William Morris Collection (1834-1896). It is heavily echo quilted.
Framing the tree is a white border representing the “fence” that keeps the atmosphere around the tree peaceful. Interlocking leaves are quilted in the white border.

The next two borders are asymmetrical and represent the different influences in our lives. The red is for the anger we experience sometimes in our life. The black for the dark periods we experience.

Two opposing corners have pinwheels that represent the out of control feelings we sometimes have, and the other two corners are the rigid “black and white” views that we encounter. To view a brief video about this art quilt, visit YouTube.

The goal of the Serenity Tree wall hanging is to have you focus on leaving the bad influences outside of yourself and go into the peaceful, quiet, serene garden, and sit under your Serenity Tree and rejuvenate your soul.      Detail Photo    Detail Photo #2     Detail Photo #3   Detail Photo Back    Acquire     Exhibition History

Serenity Tree - (c) 2004 - Hand Stitched Thread on Textile - 31"x 31" (78.75 x 78.75cm) - $1,825
**Currently on loan to US Embassy in Lima, Peru**

If you have a specific space you are interested in filling with contemporary textile art, please send me via email jean@jeanjudd.com a high resolution image of your space. Include the title of the artworks you are interested in and I can easily email you back various images showing how the artwork will look in that particular space. Many of my pieces can be displayed in both vertical and horizontal orientations so this will really give a great vision of how wonderful the work will look in your intended space.