Guest Curator : Shruti Dandekar 

Making portraits is one of my favorite forms of quilting. Watching people create them in so many diverse techniques, inspires me! I would love to share this inspiration with everyone through this gallery.

List of selected artists and works

Birthday Boy
Valerie Wilson

Are You Real
Joan Sowada

The Woman at the Well
Cherrie Hampton

Shin-hee Chin

La Tyrannie des Clones
Genevieve Attinger

Romancing Red
Michelle Jackson

Virginia Greaves

Dorte Jensen

Sandy Curran

Jayne Gaskins

Panning for Gold
Lea McComas

Masked Self Portrait
Kate Themel

The Picture is Only Half the Story
Kris Sazaki of Pixeladies

Jennifer Day

Power Suited Him
Cyndi Souder

In His Shadow
Kathleen McCabe


Dorte Jensen

I work from photoes which I manipulate to the desired expression. Using this "pattern" I cut fabric in various colours and sew it layer by layer. One single picture consists of 200-600 pieces of fabric. Nothing on my pictures is painted or dyed by myself. It can be a challenge to find the right colours but I think that's part of the fun!

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