Judy Mekkes

Judy Mekkes artists north

Judy Mekkes artists northI started sewing when I was eight years old and still enjoy making my grandchildren dresses, doll clothes, and PJ’s. Five years ago, after retiring from teaching elementary art, I began using my sewing skills and my need to create to make landscape quilts. I have four or five different methods of creating the landscapes. My mind used to see everything in terms of how to create things I saw into art projects for my students. Now everything I see becomes an art quilt in my mind. I am constantly thinking, how can I manipulate the fabric to make it look like what I’m seeing. My latest fun has been making landscape quilts that feature pictures of our grandchildren quilted into the scene. I feel a lot of joy and satisfaction in creating the wall hangings and have a real passion for continuing to create them. I hope you will enjoy them too.

I share my sewing room with our ten grandchildren. Not only is a picture gallery of the ten of them above where I work, but half of the room serves as their playroom when they visit.

Contact information
Judy Mekkes
3250 Barrett Ave
Grandville, Mi. 49418
e-mail tmekkes.mekkes@aol.com
phone (616) 249-8601
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