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A little Snow……..

September 3, 2007


Pictures of my “Snow Queen” quilt. This quilt is about commitment, commitment to finish those things that we don’t want to. The commitment to continue on when all seems to be falling apart around you.

My Snow Queen is crying, as she does not want to be blowing that icy wind over the world, but that is her job, it must be done, and so it is.

This is a personal quilt that is not now, nor ever will be, for sale.


The sky is done with free form piecing, cut a piece, sew it, cut another sew it, etc etc. Placing dark values near the ground and lighter values higher in the sky.

Snow Queen herself was created with a commercial stamp on a piece of frosted fabric and black ink. The face was then stuffed for dimension and the hair (silvery ribbons) applied by hand, each stiffened with a glue mix to simulate ice. She has a headband of crystal pearls holding her hair back from her face, and one single crystal tear has escaped her left eye onto her cheek. Her icy breath is formed with glitter, glue and paints.


The snow is painted with three different paints, a textural snow craft paint, pearl white and white fabric paints. Sobo glue was then applied to guarantee the snow would not brush off. The trees and moose are from the book “A Forest of Quilts” by Terri Kralik. The trees are covered with Angelina Fibers fused to a layer of Misty Fuse and highlighted with glitter.


Started in October of 2006, she is finished now and will hang beside our fireplace this winter.

Sometimes the only way to work through an event, is to create…..therefore I do.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. September 3, 2007 4:31 pm

    Judy, it is truly a beautiful quilt. Thanks for taking the time to share it with us!!

  2. September 3, 2007 5:19 pm

    Wow! Goregeous! Those trees truly do glisten!
    Thanks for sharing

  3. September 3, 2007 6:12 pm

    Very beautiful and she glistens with much emotion!

  4. September 3, 2007 6:48 pm

    This is a wonderful piece. I hope it helped you work through your feelings and thoughts. I know looking at it there is a real sense of spirit in this quilt.

  5. myolivebranch permalink
    September 3, 2007 7:01 pm

    beautiful judy. kayp

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  7. sammi permalink
    September 3, 2007 8:48 pm

    Exquisite! I can feel her cold and her sorrow. Thank you for the honesty in your creativity.

  8. September 3, 2007 10:03 pm

    Ya know Judy…. I have seen this piece before (in photos, not in real life yet). But somehow, I never knew the story behind it. Now that I do, it is way more meaningful and powerful.

    I always thought she looked “haunted”. Now that I know why you made it….. I guess she was supposed to.

    Excellent, powerful work.
    Thanks for sharing.


  9. Rain permalink
    September 3, 2007 10:20 pm

    Oh, Judy, soooo beautiful. I am humbled, really. I know I have a couple of these “work ’em out” things in the back of my mind. Lovely, emotional, evocative, and very inspiring.
    I am so jealous, and grateful all in one.:-)

  10. September 4, 2007 8:24 am

    I am in awe of your creativity and workmanship. Whatever feelings are behind this, you have expressed them in an inspiring way.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

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  12. September 4, 2007 9:31 pm

    Very beautiful – and ethereal.

  13. carlafibers permalink
    September 7, 2007 10:57 am

    I agree- very beautiful and so very personal.

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