Judith Baker Montano, our TQS Quilting Legend for 2017, was born in Alberta, CA. After completing a Fine Arts Degree from Chico, CA, she became a mentee of Bill Johnson, illustrator for the Saturday Evening Post. Through trial and error she created her own techniques for crazy quilting that she incorporated into art to wear, as well as other items for stitch enthusiasts to make.
Join Alex and Ricky as Judith gives a tour of her home and studio, which are filled with works of her own and friends. Judith loves exotic pattern, color, and texture and most recently has been working on a series of landscapes based on her personal photos. She also shares some of her techniques for manipulating photos and creating the backgrounds for those landscapes.
In her garden, Judith chats about her home and her multi-cultural family. She comes from a long line of gardeners and never wanted to be a fiber artist. She considers her garden an "English" garden in La Veta, CO, and it has been an inspiration for her photography and art work.
Judith Baker Montano takes Alex and Ricky on a tour of her home and studio. They look at the evolution of her work.
We then tour the studio that was designed to hold her 5-day workshops. She shares a current work-in-progress and demonstrates how she manipulates photographs for her work. Judith also demonstrates a technique she learned from Yvonne Porcella for burning the edges of silk fabric.
Alex and Ricky chat with Judith in her garden where they learn about her home and her multi-cultural family.
Judith takes Alex and Ricky for a walk around La Veta Lake with her dogs. She finds great inspiration for her work walking along the paths and fields.