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  • Total submissions: 17
  • Total countries: 7
  • Total provinces: 3
  • Total states: 8

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30th weddinganniversery (for my parents) 30th weddinganniversery (for my parents)
By: Sabine Segers- van Esch, Netherlands

I made (most of) this quilt during a a quilting weekend with friends. It was a surprise for my parents who were married for 30 years. The original pattern came from a book of Wendy Vosters, but I adapted it a bit to fit in a weddingpicture, which shows they wore typical clothes for that time (1977)

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 50"

Che razza di donne siamo Che razza di donne siamo
By: donataquilts, Switzerland

I made this quilt to honor Women’s Day.

There are many races, but we all belong to the “human” race, and our differences in appearance are meaningless.
Our brains, our hearts, our feelings are absolutely similar to each other.

Applique’ quilt with beads and dimensional details.

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 21"

Diamonds Are  Girl's Best Friend Diamonds Are Girl’s Best Friend
By: Barbie K, Colorado, USA

This may be a stretch, but my faces are in the fabric, using Bethany Renolds’ Stack ‘n Whack method to create the Kaleidoscopes. I loved this Beth Bruske Moulin Rouge fabric from David Textiles. Our Guild’shallenge was to deign a quilt around a song-“Diamonds Are Girl’s Best Friend” being my choice.

Quilt size: width: 59" height: 80"

flower girl flower girl
By: christina fokkema, Netherlands

my teacher colette berends learnt me to make faces on her own way

Quilt size: width: 28" height: 37"

Jenny 'n' Jack Jenny ‘n’ Jack
By: Angela Huddart, United Kingdom

Created from a photo of my daughter Jennifer with the singer Jack Penate. I took a Quilt University class with Marilyn Belford where I learned her technique of portrait making.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 18"

Lady with a Fan Lady with a Fan
By: Zlata Ratskevich, Russian Federation

Panels sewn based on the works of artist and designer George Barbier. Feathers are made of satin ribbon and dissolved sewn by hand. Ladies figure – slightly tinted pencil calico, topstitch the edge. More on the machine sewn & quilted leaves & background panels. Cap and gown – silk, hand applique.

Quilt size: width: 8,5" height: 11"

Lexa's Angel Lexa’s Angel
By: Susan Cook, Pennsylvania, USA

I made this quilt as a fundraiser and also in remembrance of my friend’s daughter who was killed by a drunk driver in December 2010.

Quilt size: width: 11" height: 12"

Memories Memories
By: Birdena, Ontario, Canada

This quilt was made for a friends for her step mther for christmas. It is a compilation of children and grandchildren

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 57"

My Dad, the Sailor My Dad, the Sailor
By: Stitches, Iowa, USA

This quilt is a picture of my Dad, taken when he was 28 yrs. old, right before he was sent overseas in WWII. This is my first attempt making a portrait quilt and I took a class at Quilt University. It was something that I had wanted to do for many years. My Dad will be 98 in June and loves the quilt

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 28"

My Family My Family
By: My Family, West Virginia, USA

White Musical:Uncle Alan(music teacher)- Brown: Papaw Rev. Lloyd-
Blue Paisley: Sebastian- Pink: Mamaw Katherine- Burgundy:Me- Yellow:Aunt Debra – Floral Center: Mom -Purple:Sister Emily – Red: Cous. Bridget-Blue: Louie- Green: Cous. Brandon- Black Musical:Bro. Curtis(Film Composer)-Orange:Malcolm

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

my wee one my wee one
By: Catherine Parkinson, New Zealand

This quilt depicts the relationship between and mother and her new born child. There is a very special bond than can’t be broken. This is captured in this quilt.

Quilt size: width: 29" height: 60"

Period Women's Fashions Period Women’s Fashions
By: Sharon Vrooman, New York, USA

This was Wendy Voster’s 2008 BOM. Paper pieced, machine pieced, appliqued, hand quilted and added embellishments. I loved working on this as I had to research each time period to learn of period fabrics/colors to chose the correct fabrics to use. I made a stiletto shoe for the label.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 30"

Rock Star Rock Star
By: Fabricpainter, Alberta, Canada

This is done with fabraic collage. The design was drawn onto Lutradur. Fabrics were then selected and glued down with a glue stick. Batting was 505’d to the back and a lot of thread play was done. The background was designed next, and then the top piece was Misty Fused to the background to quilted.

Quilt size: width: 18″" height: 24″"

By: Kitty, California, USA

The cartoon faces are from a book by Jean Ray Laury – Incredible Quilts for Kids of All Ages. The idea came from a Christmas card I saw once – “Merry Christmas from Santa and his Family”. I chose Santa Paula – Santa Monica – Santa Barbara – Santa Anita – and Santa Fe – to be “Santa’s Sisters”.

Quilt size: width: 53" height: 53"

Self Portrait Self Portrait
By: Janet Archibald, British Columbia, Canada

I participated in an on-line challenge – “Say Cheese” hosted by V of Bumble Beans Inc, and decided I wanted to try a monochromatic version. This was a lot of fun to do, and i have to say, I think it even looks a lot like me! (as long as you stay far far away!)

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 22"

Some Things Change Some Things Change
By: Mary L, Kansas, USA

When I found this pattern online I knew I had to make it for my husband. I even used one of his old shirts. Many have asked if he wasn’t insulted. Quite the opposite.. he is so proud of his “portrait” wallhanging!

Quilt size: width: 23" height: 23"

Waiting In New Orleans Waiting In New Orleans
By: Nellie Durand, Tennessee, USA

This damsel’s portrait is the result of a challenge within an art group. Seven of us each contributed a piece of fabric that we thought was interesting or difficult to use. We each had a year to put them to use. It is constructed with a fabric collage technique, plus oil stick pastel details.

Quilt size: width: 19" height: 24"

People and/or Faces Quilts

57 thoughts on “People and/or Faces Quilts

  • March 4, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Yet another fantastic display :)

  • March 4, 2011 at 1:42 am

    So many wonderful portraits:)

    And I really need something nice to read now, so I cross my fingers I will win this book

  • March 4, 2011 at 2:13 am

    These are fantastic, some great portraits amongst them.
    Thanks for the chance to win a great book.
    Happy days.

  • March 4, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Very nice quilts!! Love portraits!

  • March 4, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Some great quilts here from some very talented quilters! Quite inspirational.

  • March 4, 2011 at 7:19 am

    This is an incredible collection of quilts! The thought and inspiration behind them is a great read.

  • March 4, 2011 at 7:21 am

    I have to say… I don’t think I have ever seen a portrait quilt and I am quite taken with these!! All of the quilts are wonderful, but these amaze me.

  • March 4, 2011 at 7:28 am

    I have enjoyed viewing all of these! Good luck to all the entries!

  • March 4, 2011 at 7:38 am

    I look forward to Friday mornings because of the weekly quilt contest; this morning didn’t disappoint! :)

  • March 4, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Some of those are stunning, while others are touching. The Belly Portrait is hilarious!! I should try that for MY husband!!!!

  • March 4, 2011 at 9:09 am

    I just purchased “Remembering Adelia” by Kathleen Tracy which along with quilt patterns includes Adelia’s real life diary entries. It was an interesting read and I can’t wait to try some of the wonderful patterns. Thanks very much for a chance. Really enjoyed all of this weeks amazing entries.

  • March 4, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I’m currently re-reading the ‘Aunt Dimity’ series of books by Nancy Atherton, and also the ‘Harry Potter series (again). I was touched by the article about Lexa’s Angel quilt.

  • March 4, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Beautiful work. I am in awe of the talented ladies who created these quilts.

  • March 4, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I enjoy seeing the entries for each themed contest.

  • March 4, 2011 at 11:57 am

    since my husband went to heaven the day before our 30 th, i have a specal thought for those who get to celebrate theirs

  • March 4, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I am currently reading a ‘Carolyn Blue’ mystery, but my favorite is Teri Thatcher! Love her!

  • March 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Loved the sailor quilt, what a wonderful tribute to her Dad

  • March 4, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    I just finished the last Jennifer Chaverrini book about Hawaii, The Aloha Quilt. I’m looking forward to her next one that’s just been released.

  • March 4, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Loved the sailor quilt. Interesting background story.

  • March 4, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    The colors, the details…amazing!
    I needed to see this, to find the inspiration to get out my paints and fabrics again!

  • March 4, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Beautiful works here! Would love to learn to make one myself.

  • March 4, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    These are all so great, it was tough to choose. Good luck to all the entrants!

  • March 4, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I just finished reading “Room” by Emma Donoghue. Very interesting take on what happens to a kidnapped young girl and her baby by the kidnapper. It’s told from the little boys point of view. My favorite author is Sandra Dallas esp. The Persian Pickle Club.

  • March 4, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Beautiful quilts! It was hard to pick just one!

  • March 4, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Wow. These portraits are really impressive. Maybe something like this will be on my 20-year plan! :)

  • March 4, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    I have really enjoyed viewing the entries each week. The world is full of some very talented people.

  • March 5, 2011 at 12:27 am

    nice work. so creative. sailor is my fave.

  • March 5, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Beautiful work, it is so hard to choose. Made my choice though, it was tough. Good luck to everyone.

  • March 5, 2011 at 1:30 am

    I have great admiration for all the entrants in this competition.
    It’s a pity we can’t have 3 votes.

  • March 5, 2011 at 6:15 am

    I am reading the Jennifer Chaverini books…..but at the moment, I am ogling over the Rose of Sharon book wondering which block I am going to make!!!!
    Great quilts….love each and every one of them….all are inspirational!

  • March 5, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Wonderful quilts……….I especially like the quilt of the Dad as a sailor. I am sure he loves the quilt.

  • March 5, 2011 at 8:33 am

    I am currently readingU is for Undertow, by Sue Grafton. I love mysteries, so would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • March 5, 2011 at 9:17 am

    My most recent read was Cold Night Beauty by Jane Bierce, a quilter who incorporates quilting into “clean” romance stories–some with mysteries– that are available as e-books as well as in print. A great writer and great quilter!

    Loved the quilts, all quite lovely.

  • March 5, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Wow such a variety of quilts. I really enjoyed looking at them and reading their story. I would love to win your giveaway book.

  • March 5, 2011 at 9:53 am

    I look forward to viewing the weekly contest entries and this week’s are OUTSTANDING! Rather ironic that the prize book is a mystery and the “Mona Lisa” smiles on many of the quilts lend themselves to mysteries!
    I am currently reading the Outlander series and also love to read 3+ books at a time while an audio book is always in the car…and the local library is a great $ource for them! Sue Grafton, Sandra Dallas, Jennifer Chiaverini, James Patterson, and Patricia Cornwell are often my go to authors…and I’m a Twerd!

  • March 5, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    great quilts! My favorite authors are Catherine Coulter,Nora Roberts, Jane Austen and Jennifer Chiaverini. I am rereading her series and am on the Runaway Quilt right now.

  • March 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Wonderful quilts, very well done. Enjoyed viewing them and voting. Thanks again, Michelle for all your work for the pleasure of the rest of us.

  • March 5, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Parabéns pelos maravilhosos trabalhos. Difícil escolher, pois são valiosos.

  • March 5, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I have read the books in both series and have been patiently waiting for the next ones! Nice to know it is now available. The quilts displayed were really good and it was hard to pick a favourite.

  • March 5, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I loved all the quilts, so beautiful. I haven’t done audio books yet, still in the stone age with actual hard copies. I am currently reading Factory Girls by Leslie T. Chang.

  • March 5, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    These quilts are all very beautiful. I try to vote every week and this week it was really hard to decide! Coming from a three generation military family, “My Dad the Sailor” had to win out.

  • March 5, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Didn’t think there was an author left who I hadn’t read ! Have added Laura Childs to my list.

  • March 5, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I’m always reading something, but lately it’s just been lots of quilting magazines – thank goodness for the library! The last novel I read was The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini.

  • March 5, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Thanks for organising for us to like at more interesting quilts. Amazing lots of talented people. I would love to win this book. I don’t have much time for reading but always make time for interesting books. I have recently read My sisters Keeper.

  • March 5, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    All of the quilts are lovely. It was hard to pick just one. Every last one is a winner in my book.

  • March 6, 2011 at 3:37 am

    Those portraits are lovely but I especially like the “My Wee One”, that one is beautyful!

    My lastet books that I’ve read are the ones that a swedish woman named “Mari Jungstedt” has wrote. They are also available in english!

  • March 6, 2011 at 3:48 am

    Great selection of portrait quilts. There are so many talented quilters in the world today.

  • March 6, 2011 at 9:53 am

    awesome work by all

  • March 6, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Hi! I am fabricpainter from above, so this doesn’t count as an entry! However, I just want to say how flattered I am to be able to have a quilt in this contest with these other superbly talented quilters! There is so much talent out there and it is great to have a forum like this to see each other’s work!

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