This issue of Quilting Arts
explores a variety of techniques for creating portraits in cloth, and
offers tips for both the beginner and experienced fiber artist.
If you enjoy sketching or painting your
subjects first, you might try the techniques described by Sharon Hendry
in our Off the Page series. Pauline Salzman, known for creating pet
portraits, shares her easy technique using a photograph as a guide for
people portraits. And for all of those thread sketching and machine
quilting enthusiasts, Melissa Averinos demonstrates how to use a sewing
machine as a drawing tool.
For your inspiration enjoy the extraordinary portrait work of Deborah Hyde, Sandra Bruce, and Cindy Hickok; a gallery of quilts from the SAQA exhibit, Text Messages; an interview with Ann Johnston; results from the "Fly Your Flag" Prayer Flag Reader Challenge and more!