Judy Gale Roberts, Intarsia Queen
Design expert and hall of fame artist
One-of-a-kind pieces for private collections followed, and in 1988 WOOD featured an article about the father daughter team and their partner at the time, Jerry Booher. At the end of the article it said, "For a list of Judy's patterns send a self-addressed stamped envelope." Thousands of letters were received proving the demand for intarsia patterns.
In 1997, Judy was inducted into the Woodworking Hall of Fame for Design, Craftsmanship, and Education in Intarsia. It was an extreme honor, as Judy was a one of ten initial inductees. To this day, she still finds it amazing that it all began from selling three patterns. There are currently 350 intarsia patterns available, more than 300 scrollsaw fretwork patterns, 14 published books, and various DVDs.
Judy enjoys teaching intarsia classes in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in the spring and fall.
Judy Gale Roberts
Visit Judy's Web site for more information on intarsia, and stop by the WOOD Store for Intarsia plans to get you started.
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