Just like me, my website was ancient. Unlike me, my website has drunk from the fountain of youth, and is reborn. The URL is the same: http://www.MarilynBelford.com. I hope you will stop by and let me know what you think.
Realistic Fabric Portraits – October 4, 2012
My online class REALISTIC FABRIC PORTRAITS opens this Friday, Oct.4 at Quilt University. Registration ends Friday the 12th. This class is perfect for quilters who think they cannot draw. Start with a photograph and you, too, will be accepting compliments for your skills. How many times have you heard an admirer of an art quilt (perhaps yourself) say, “That is so beautiful, I wish I could do that”, or exclaim, “Oh, I can never do that, I can’t even draw a straight line.” Geared mainly for those quilters who cannot draw, I will guide you step-by-step through the techniques that enable you to produce realistic fabric portraits of loved ones. In this class, you will learn how to use the computer to adjust photos, appliqué by fusion, deal with the features on a face and use thread painting for the finishing touches. Good basic sewing skills are necessary. Here’s what students from previous classes were able to accomplish:
Art for Quilters – April 13, 2012
Open up your horizons . . . I will show you how to bring the basic tools of an artist to the world of fabric. From a still life to a landscape, learn how to get exciting results by applying the artist’s methods and composition tools to your quilting. Learn how you can create quilts of emotion and depth. This course will give you a new perspective that will change how you approach your quilting projects. Simple exercises will let you practice what you learn without a major project commitment. All levels. Four Lessons. Class starts April 13, 2012. Registration now open.
Student Work From Previous Classes
Poseidon, God of the waters was an angry and jealous God, demanding extreme obeisance. He was also called the “Earth-shaker”. When offended or ignored, he supposedly struck the ground with his trident and caused chaotic springs, earthquakes, drownings, and shipwrecks.
How It Was Made
I visited several body-building sites to get Poseidon’s physique just right! The chest is from a wrestler, the legs are Michaelangelo’s, and the flap at the end of the banner is sown down–no peeking!
2012 – Best of Show: Mancuso’s Tri-State Competition – Somerset, NJ
2012 – Second Place: World Quilt Competition – Manchester, NH (traveling in Winner’s Circle Tour)
2012 – Honorable Mention:National Quilting Association – Columbus, OH