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Judy Dales

Judy Dales Judy has been a working fiber artist since 1970, combining a studio practice with a world-wide teaching and lecturing schedule that spanned twenty-five years. She has taught in most of the fifty US states, many European Countries, New Zealand and Australia. She introduced the concept of curved-seam piecing to quilters in 1996 when her book, Curves in Motion, was published and it is still considered the definitive source for technical and design information on this genre of stitching.

Judy has belonged to many craft and art organizations over the years, helping to found Garden State Quilters in New Jersey, the GOWIG fiber group in Texas, and, most recently, Caspian Arts located in the Greensboro area of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. She finds her computer skills are much in demand and often finds herself in the position of secretary for the organizations she joins. In fact, her computer skills, such as they are, have been gained through experimentation and determination as she faced the challenges of being an artist in the age of technology.

Judy received two Fellowship grants from the state of New Jersey, had a piece chosen as one of the 100 Best Quilts of the Twentieth Century, and had a quilted wall hanging included in the prestigious White House Craft Collection. A solo show in the early 80's at the New Jersey State Museum jumpstarted her career, and the most recent of her many solo exhibitions was at the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT in the summer of 2015. Her work is represented in the collections of The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY, The Museum of Arts and Sciences in Morristown, NJ, and the corporate collections of Squibb Co. and Chubb Co., as well as the Children's Inn at The National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD.