Featured Artists & Special Presentations:
Judy Elsley, HMQS Featured Artist & Special Quilt Display
Friday, May 10th at 12:30 p.m. on the Main Stage
This is Judy’s story in her own words. A little about me: I've worked at Weber State University for 22 years, teaching in the English Department. I also run the university's Honors Program. I was born and raised in England, and came to this country in 1979. I'm a long-time quilter who learned to dye fabrics 9 years ago.
In the first week of January, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had a mastectomy in February and started aggressive chemo in March, finishing at the end of June. 2012 has been an intense year for me. One of the things that sustained me through the year was making quilts about the breast cancer experience. I dye and print all the fabrics I use in my quilt tops, starting with white PFD cotton. I piece the tops, and then take them to Sue McCarty who machine quilts them for me.
This body of work consists of over 20 quilts which fall into three categories:
1. What the Body Knew
2. Journal Quilts
3. The Breast Cancer Experience
HMQS is honored to showcase this touching collection of quilts from local quilter, Judy Elsley. To hear more about Judy’s experience. Attend her special noontime presentation and trunk show Friday, May 10th on the Main Stage.