US14-Kirpich-0033webv1JUDY KIRPICH is a textile artist whose work has won widespread recognition and numerous prizes, most recently the Quilt National Japan Award. Other accolades include the Emerging Artist Award from Quilt National 2011 and 2nd prize in Art=Quilts=Art. Her quilts have been shown in a number of museums, and her work will be part of an international exhibit opening next year at the Textile Museum in Germany. Ms. Kirpich was also the founder and longtime CEO of Grafik, a branding and graphic design firm which has received over 600 awards for marketing and communication excellence, and has been featured in over 60 design books.