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Kennebunkport, ME, United States

Quick Blurb

Artist,designer,widow,mother,grandmother,student, teacher,musician,author,salesperson,volunteer,friend and cancer survivor.


My art reflects the many places I've lived, what I've seen and learned. Using many mediums, alone and combined, incorporating recycled materials I quilt, applique, knit, stitch - add stumpwork, needlepoint, rug hooking,and crewel details to create magic

Skills and Techniques

Seamstress, Tailor, Quilter, "Rug Hooker", Painter, Sculptor,Weaver, Musician, Writer: I clean and restore antique textiles,refinish and upholster furniture,make drapes and window coverings, needlepoint,hook,weave and braid rugs.

Get to Know

Judith A. Nadeau was born in Beloit, Wisconsin. She attended Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, Wisc.; Rockford College, Rockford, Ill.; Gannon College, Erie, Pa. and graduated Cum Laude from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Ct. with a B.A. in History and English. While living in England, Judith studied at the Royal School of Needlework. Throughout the years she has taught needle arts, owned her own interior decorating business and specialized in cleaning, mounting and restoring antique textiles. She has won numerous awards including Best of Show Awards for her needlepoint pillows, hooked rugs and original Christmas creations in Mystic Ct., Westport Ct. and St. Mary's, Pa., She was awarded first prize in 2012 at the Maine Women in the Arts 25th Anniversary Show for a mixed media, textile composition of the Wedding Cake House. In 2020 she made two squares for the Bicentennial Quilt created by 31 volunteers for the Bicentennial of Kennebunk, Maine. That quilt is on display at the Brick store Museum, Kennebunk, Maine. The Kennebunk Beach/KBIA square was featured on the cover of the Tourist & Town newspaper, Volume 62, Issue 12 , June 25, 2020. Her accomplishments have been recognized by her inclusion in: Who's Who in the East, The Dictionary of International Biography, and Two Thousand Notable American Woman, among others. Today at home in Maine, she continues to stitch and weave, hook rugs, quilt and use threads in new and different ways always signed with JNA. She is represented by The Landmark Gallery, 31 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine 04046.

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