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Realistic Fabric Portraits  -September 9, 2016

Realistic Fabric Portraits

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, Marilyn 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.

Student Work from Fabric Portraits with Marilyn Belford

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Linda Diaz from Fabric Portraits and  Cherie Brown

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Ursula Lancaster and Ruth Keys

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Carolyn Hitter and Linda K in Canada from Fabric Portraits


Michele in Perth

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 Dee Johnson and LaRetta Trower


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Art for Quilters – July 22, 2016

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 July 22, 2016

Student Work From Previous Classes

Brigitte Otto

Brigitte Otto



Terry Aske

Terry Aske