Jude Hill – a little look back

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This is a small gallery revealing Jude Hill‘s influence and inspiration. I am feeling nostalgic. It’s been different without her private classes. And I’ve been ‘away’ from her and others’ blogs — more consumed with writing and the ten month project for Charleston. I miss being on a learning curve that was as exciting as it was steep.

Life is all about change. And it’s hard, too. We are all constantly adapting to various burdens, impositions or difficulties — aging not the least of them. One of the things I have admired about Jude the most is her capacity for invention — not just of her cloth creations (the way she can take an idea in fifteen directions, each of them further than I could possibly have imagined), but also of how she has conducted herself online — generously, with poetry and beauty, and with unbelievable technological skill.

The reinvention of late seems to be toward greater privacy, which of course I respect, but the thought of her going away makes me panic a little.

There is so much more I want to say about this, but I haven’t done my morning pages yet and the dog will need walking soon, so it’ll have to wait.

18 thoughts on “Jude Hill – a little look back

  1. kathydorfer

    great post . i love seeing all your pieces from her classes . i have made great connections
    from those classes . i am so thankful i stepped out the box and join in and signed up for magic
    cloth .
    xxoo

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    1. deemallon Post author

      I’m so glad I found her too. My point of entry was an article in “Artful Blogging”.

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  2. Nancy

    Perfectly, beautifully said Dee! I agree wholeheartedly. I’ve just been thinking too how much I appreciate so very much who Jude is and has been in my life. Your amazing body of work is a fitting tribute to her. 🙂

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    1. deemallon Post author

      Hi Nancy. I want to someday articulate how my relationship to cloth has changed because of Jude.

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    2. deemallon Post author

      Words don’t really do the influence and connection justice. And there’s this: because of Jude, I know you! 💜

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  3. Mo Crow

    Jude shares her process with such a deep sense of spirit combined with a fine mind always questioning and pushing her process with fresh possibilities

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    1. deemallon Post author

      Yes. Her teaching and sharing depart far far away from the DIY videos you can find.

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  4. ravenandsparrow

    Jude always manages to touch chords within me that are way beyond how-to stitchery…deep strands of barely sensed thought and feeling glimpsed fleetingly through her words and works. I am grateful for the gateway she provides into my own consciousness, and I am very grateful for the connections I have made to others, like you, who also search for meaning and beauty. Thank you for showing your beautiful Jude-inspired work. The white pogachi-like curtains against the snowy landscape are especially arresting to me.

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  5. Angie

    Oh my goodness, these cloth works are so gorgeous and they all call to my soul! I am totally intrigued by Jude and have been since finding her blog years ago. I too wonder how a day in my life life would look without her and Windthread to kickstart my brain in the mornings… 😦

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