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JL SHEVELL STUDIOS

Custom Quilt Making Since 1997

It’s all about the stories.  That was the title of my first solo show and that’s what I try to highlight in my art—the stories behind the art.  Stories are everywhere, and exploring and expressing those stories has become the focus of my work.

Take a few moments to explore this site, and if you’re inspired to express your own stories in fabric, let’s discuss a commission or a class where you can create your own quilt.

About the Artist

Awards & Publications

Tahiti is published in 500 Art Quilts: An Inspiring Collection of Contemporary Work (500 Series) by Ray Hemachandra and Karey Bresenhan (Lark Publishing, 2010).

Awards & Publications
Exhibits

Check out the latest exhibits and events.

Exhibits
Teaching Positions

"There are no mistakes, only design opportunities"

I offer private and group classes. I also teach Story Quilts at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ.

Contact Me

Judy produced a wonderful, gentle quilt that really characterized [my parents] and their little house by the sea.

Commissions

Commissions are accepted. Fees are loosely based on the dimensions of the quilt. The techniques used determine the price; machine techniques cost less than hand techniques. Appliqué is accomplished by both machine and hand, piecing by machine, and quilting by both hand and machine. Consultation, including discussion of photo and design possibilities, is free of charge.

My Process

I see the world as a quilt. I find inspiration in nature, science…and the challenges of my everyday life.

I often work from photographs, starting with a background fabric and building up the image much like a collage. I like to add hidden images in the quilting. Creating the quilt allows me to explore the unanticipated questions that arise during the process—and I work until the quilt tells me it’s done.