Judy Zoelzer Levine learned to sew at age 10 and has had a very close relationship with her sewing machine ever since. At 13 she started needle working, including knitting, cross-stitch, needlepoint and tatting. In 1983 her Godmother gave her a quilt top she had made before her marriage in 1945. Her aunt encouraged her to design a quilting pattern that reflected the embroidered top. She was hooked. She knew this was going to be her creative outlet.
She now specialize in quilts and handbags that incorporate special fabrics such as silk, lame’ and lace. The need for a special occasion handbag led her to develop a line of bags and patterns called Sew-Mad Bags and Sew-Mad Designs.
Her work can be found in several corporate and private collections and her quilts have been displayed in numerous art and quilt shows nationally and internationally. She also offers lectures and workshops on using unusual fabrics.