About Judy

Judy Carpenter has spent her life working with textiles in a variety of forms. Both grandmothers introduced her to embroidery and garment construction when she was four. Carpenter pursued this path into her early twenties, shifting then to knitting and smocking. A member of the Embroiderers Guild of America, Carpenter exhibited her work in the Atlanta area for many years. Her interest switched to quilting in the 90s and she quickly realized that she preferred dyeing and manipulating fabric in lieu of purchasing the designs and color blends of others. In order to more seriously pursue her passion, Carpenter enrolled in the Art Cloth Mastery Program in 2010 which she completed in 2012. She works from a private studio in Gainesville, GA.

Resumé

Exhibitions
Twelve Voices from One, Radius Gallery, San Antonio, TX.

2011:
Art of Our Mothers, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA.
Members’ Exhibition, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA.

2010:
Grace Festival of the Arts, Grace Episcopal Church, Gainesville, GA.
Members’ Exhibition, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA.

2009:
Local Colour, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA.

2008:
Members’ Exhibition, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA.
Grace Festival of the Arts, Grace Episcopal Church, Gainesville, GA.
Judy Carpenter: Her Art.  Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.  Athens, GA.

Education
2010-2012:

Art Cloth Mastery Program. Art Cloth Studios. San Antonio, TX.
Workshops in Surface Design with Rayna Gillman, Akemi Cohn, Kiranada Sterling Benjamin
Graduate of New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, Boston, MA.

Professional Affiliations
Surface Design Association
Studio Art Quilt Associates
Southeast Fiber Arts Association
Quinlan Visual Arts Center

Additional Experience
Create Your Own Hand-Printed Cloth, Rayna Gillman, pages 52, 74

Teaching Experience
Shibori, Batik, Curved Piecing, Soy Silk Fusion. Intown Quilters, Atlanta, GA

2010: Commissioned piece in the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Jones

Images and support material available upon request.