Quilts & Beads by Judy Shapiro

Now through January 5
Thursday thru Saturday
12pm – 4pm

Judy Shapiro’s Quilts and Beads exhibit showcases her work as a liturgical quilter and an avid beader. As a child growing up in Chevy Chase, the stained glass windows in her church fascinated her. This led to a great appreciation of color, art, and faith. In her professional career she spent time working for the US Supreme Court before leaving to pursue her dream to become an artist. She is a past artist in residence of the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC; and some of her works are permanently installed in the Washington National Cathedral, as well as many other churches. After many years, Judy became reacquainted with beads while finishing her first Baltimore album quilt, and has since become a beading teacher. Of particular interest to her are complex beading, woven neckpieces, and beaded appliqué. She loves to teach courses in the embellishment of quilts and other objects. She says, “Quilts and beads are a natural combination.”