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How do you quilt a face?

How do you bring your favorite people to life with fabric?

In our book, fabric portrait artists and teachers, we show you how to create amazing, true-to-life portraits! It’s All About the Face was born when we realized there was little available instruction about how to quilt faces. Having taught the subject for years, we decided to collaborate.

Capturing the essence of a subject is the goal. We have applied the rules of fine art to quilting faces. The book offers in-depth direction — even if you cannot draw, have never taken an art class or even a sewing class.

Using large, full color, detailed images as examples, we lead the reader step by step through the process of:

  • Composing a portrait so it tells a story and WOWS the viewer
  • Using digital technology to reveal the values in every face
  • Selecting fabrics
  • Creating a totally recognizable fabric collage
  • Quilting your masterpiece by following anatomical contours

We offer tips about lighting, taking reference photos, and photographing your finished quilts. They make recommendations about needles, thread, surface design, and even how to please the judges! Finally, Phyllis, who is also a doctor, touches on ways to keep your hands healthy.

We want you to succeed! We also offer classes and workshops to support the book and stand ready to answer your questions and help you with your projects. In addition, we lecture to guilds and organizations. We feel confident that anyone who follows their instructions will get a great start on the fascinating journey, because “It’s All About the Face!”

Our book is now available in both paperback and Kindle® editions. To check out the book on Amazon, click here.

Check out the five-star review from Readers Favorite.com!

Contact Cindy and Phylis for more information at: QuiltedPortraitsAndMore@gmail.com

Table of Contents

Introduction

   1 Why Do It in Fabric?

   2 Let’s Look at Anatomy

   3 Take Your Best Shot

   4 Quilt Pattern Design

   5 Values in Fabric

   6 Collaged Portraits

   7 Contour Quilting

   8 Emphasis on Texture

   9 Heart and Soul

 10 Care for Your Hands

 11 Final Touches & More

List of Works