Self Portrait with Patchwork Quilt
By Judy Hooworth
Drawings, mono prints, screen prints, painted, dyed, stamped and discharged cottons.
Textile inks, procion dyes, pieced and quilted.
136 X 107cm
About the Artist
Locked in and locked down because of Covid19, this self-portrait expresses many moods of the singular life. I have been making patchwork quilts for over forty years. I am known for my bold fabrics and colour combinations and have written three books on patchwork quilt design. Although my art practice has changed and developed over time I still enjoy making patchwork and love exploring design possibilities. For this quilt I have created my own fabrics, referencing elements, motifs and colours that I love and have used many times over.
Judy studied at the National Art School 1963-66 and began making patchwork quilts and stitched textiles soon after, and have maintained a studio art quilt practice for over thirty five years. Her quilts have been exhibited and published in Australia and internationally and Judy is a well-known tutor, author and lecturer. Her work is represented in public and private collections in Australia, UK and USA.
Since moving to Lake Macquarie eighteen years ago, Dora Creek and the natural environment near her home inspires much of Judy’s work which incorporates mono printed, hand painted and embellished fabrics and stitch. She is currently creating a series of pieced textiles based on my Silk Road journeys.