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

Trance
Kathleen Kastles

The Woman at the Well
Cherrie Hampton

Chinmoku:Silence
Shin-hee Chin

La Tyrannie des Clones
Genevieve Attinger

Trusting
Mary Pal

Romancing Red
Michelle Jackson

Firecracker
Virginia Greaves

Greybeard
Dorte Jensen

Grief
Sandy Curran

Watching
Jayne Gaskins

Panning for Gold
Lea McComas

Masked Self Portrait
Kate Themel

The Picture is Only Half the Story
Kris Sazaki of Pixeladies

Larry
Jennifer Day

Power Suited Him
Cyndi Souder

Joshua
Sarah Ann Smith

In His Shadow
Kathleen McCabe




Trance

Kathleen Kastles
Trance

Breaking out of the confines of the usual quilt format, this is one of a recent series of painted quilts experimenting with tightly cropped faces as if they are being glimpsed between the slats of vertical blinds. Close-up, these tall and narrow quilts appear abstract but resolve into recognizable visages when viewed from a distance. Machine-quilted, hand-painted.

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