JUDITH RODERICKI touched upon the Batik process, wax resist on cotton, while a Painting and Design major at Carnegie Tech in the 1960's, and that FIBER THREAD has run throughout my life. I batiked for decades, creating wall hangings, clothing and quilts. Since 1982 I have been painting on Silk, which I still enjoy. The cloth still calls, the dye on the silk is still a familiar and magical form of expression.My focus is always on Nature, birds and other creatures out my windows, the Iris, the Cranes, the beauty and diversity of the Natural world.I have made quilts on and off since my 20's, first traditional pieced quilts, then quilts from my children's drawings, batiked quilts, and then silk-painted quilts. They are very satisfying for me now, a way to take my silk painted images to another level. I paint the silk in the summers, and the making of the quilts is a perfect winter activity, slow, complex, and very meditative.