Born and raised in Germany, she entered the US
in 1986, when she married her husband Chris and worked as a Dental
technician making ceramics. Always doing little art projects, she
discovered quilting, as so many others, and made her first quilt
for her first born son. Staying home as a new mother, gave her
the opportunity to quilt for many other family members and friends. Since
a small child in Germany she enjoyed taking pictures.
In her youth she traveled throughout Europe, always taking photos.
So it was only natural that she discovered the pictorial or landscape
Quilting. The very first Quilt of this
kind she made was based on a poster about the area and town she
came from in Germany. It involved mostly appliquéing, hand
painting and thread painting.
Ever since then, she primarily recreates
fabric pictures, from personal photographs.She is inspired by
nature, especially trees. “It is almost like using fabric
as a paintbrush”. She likes to use her own dyed or painted
silk, cotton, and other fabrics. Techniques she uses include layering
fabrics using fusible web, appliquéing, curved piecing
Jutta's quilts can now be seen in several
exhibits in the Northeast.