Having been involved with all forms of Needle Arts since she was a young girl, Judy began making pieced quilts at the quilt revival of the U.S. Bicentennial. Though it wasn’t until she retired as a foreign language teacher that she began quilting in earnest. Upon discovering applique, it became her true passion. Now working almost exclusively by hand, Judy uses different fabrics for appliqueing flowers, which are very important to her and are the stars of most of her works. She also enjoys adding embroidered embellishments to her designs, and finishing her works with hand quilting.
In the past ten years, her original designed quilts have received numerous awards in various national and local competitions. One of her quilts “Floral Rhapsody” was also featured on the cover of Quilting Quarterly Magazine (Spring 2015) published by the National Quilting Association (NQA). Her quilt “Roses” is currently being considered for inclusion in the Quilt Art 2022 Engagement Calendar published by the American Quilters Society (AQS).
In 2017, she was inducted as a Master Quilter and Appliquer, in the Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame (CMQHF) and is now the acting Vice President of the organization. She continues teaching courses in applique to quilting guilds using her own original designs as the basis of her seminars.