Judy Severson 5 Questions
The Quilted Crow in Boxborough, MA is the quilt store I frequent the most. Since I have only lived in the East Coast a few years, I am having fun discovering new stores asI travel. I have joined the local guild, The Concord Piecemakers, and have learned that there are only a few quilters that applique. I will be showing a dozen quilts at the Concord Library the month of September in hopes of finding others interested in applique and Broderie Perse.
What is on your bucket list?
My bucket list is developing in many directions. I would like to travel to see more Broderie Perse quilts like the ones in the Charleston Museum, Charleston, South Carolina, the DAR Museum in Washington, DC and several places in England. I enjoy the out-of-doors and would like to take a walking tour in Ireland and Scotland. I appreciate artof all kinds, particularly Impressionist paintings and would like to go to Paris to visit some of the museums that exhibit that style.
When you get a hour to yourself what do you do?
When I find an hour or two to myself, quilting remains at the top of my list. The best part of quilting is pulling out fabrics and dreaming what I could do with them. I have several baskets full of fabrics ready to go when I have time. Reading is a always a pleasure to do when I have time. My favorite type of literature is historical novels. I always find time in my schedule to garden in the summer and bake in the winter so I can share my harvest and breads with neighbors and friends.
What big project are you working on now or next, and do you have photos?
By the time we get together in March for the Academy of Applique, I plan to complete a quilt called “Sundial in the Garden”. This is a challenge on many levels, including compilations with the background colors and the intricacy of the vine border.
What do your family and friends think of your quilting business?
My family and friends are supportive of my quilting endeavors and would like me to exhibit them more often. My neighbor who saw my quilts got me involved with the Concord Library in Massachusetts to do a one woman show in September, 2015. I will be interviewed by a local reporter soon. I am looking forward to making more people aware of the Broderie Perse style and to encourage quilters to be creative and to design their own original quilt.