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Fused Applique Portrait Class

My Fused Applique Portrait class at CraftU begins March 7. There is still time to sign up. Here’s a link if you are interested:

Fused Raw-Edge Applique Portraits

https://www.craftonlineuniversity.com/courses/fused-raw-edge-applique-portraits

 Here are some samples of portraits done with this technique:

portrait-Jim Lea applique portrait

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Study with Me at Craft U

I have 2 courses that are now open for enrollment at CraftOnlineUniversity.com OR CraftU,

Both of my classes are now open for enrollment.

Both of my classes are now open for enrollment.

for short.  Here are links of you are interested:

Fused Raw-Edge Applique Portraits  is a 6-week course that begins March 7th, 2016.

AND

Thread Painted Portraits is an 8-week course that will begin April 18, 2016

Interested in BOTH courses?? Enter the coupon code THANKS25 when you purchase Thread-Painted Portraits and you will get $25 off the cost of that course.

 

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See Me on The Quilt Show

I recently taped an episode of TheQuiltShow.com with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.  Subscribers to that website got to see that episode last week.  Many thanks to those of you that sent kind words through email and Facebook.

sitting talking

Photo by Gregory Case

Now, I can share a link to that show with the rest of you. Click on the link here and you can watch too.

Watch The Show

This link will work until May 11, so make a cup of tea and sit back to enjoy.

Let me know what you think Also, for those of you that subscribe to The Quilt Show, I have a new series of lessons in the “Classroom” section of the website.  This course is on “Contemporary Batik”  If you’ve ever wanted to try batik, but were afraid of the mess, check out this class.  It will be FUN, and EASY!! http://thequiltshow.com/learn/classrooms FTI: you have to be a subscriber to the website to access this class.

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Sharing Student Successes

The reward of being a teacher is to experience the success of one’s students.  In recent weeks, I’ve been sent photos of finished work from several students.  Some of these photos have come from other states and other continents.  The magic of the internet is that it bridges great distances.  Below, please enjoy some of the work that others have done using my lessons on fused appliqué.

Work by Paula Tuaño, Bayberry Quilters of Cape Cod (disregard the dates in the corners of the photos.)

Asleep in the Car

Asleep in the Car

Three Bums from South Ferry flophouses,  Battery Park, NYC 1941

Three Bums from South Ferry flophouses,
Battery Park, NYC 1941

Work by Joan Musick, Colorado Springs

Oscar

Oscar

detail of Oscar

detail of Oscar

Work by Marie Glover, Yeelanna, South Australia

title unknown

title unknown

 

Portrait Quilt by Marie Glover,

Portrait Quilt by Marie Glover,

Thanks for sharing, ladies.

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Multiple Lives

A few years ago I wrote my first article about making portrait quilts.  It appeared in the July 2011 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.  Just in case you missed it the first time, the article has found a second life in a new ebook available from Interweave Press.  The ebook is a collection of four articles that have previously been published.  This is a great chance to review several artists’ perspectives and techniques for making portrait quilts. Check out the Quilting Arts website to download your copy.  Then, please, let me know your thoughts, and send pictures if you make a portrait quilt of your own (especially if you use  my technique).  My email Send your pics to mccomasfiberart@aol.com

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Smile, and Look at the Camera

This last week was crazy hectic.  I welcomed Lilo Bowman, Editor in Chief, and Production Manager of The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims to my studio to tape several lessons that will be posted this fall and next spring on their website.  The days before we taped were filled with getting samples ready, and the days after were all about sorting out the mess and getting the studio back in order.  In between, it was fun, work, fun, work.  I have to say that I was very nervous at the beginning, but, with Lilo’s help, I soon relaxed and began to really enjoy the process.

Posing for the camera

 

Smile and look at the camera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lessons we taped will be posted in the TQS “Classrooms” section of the website.  Look for my Portrait Quilt lessons to begin sometime in the fall (I’ll keep you posted).  Then, look for my contemporary Batik lessons in the spring.

Good times!

 

How does it look

 

 

 

 

 

 Now, I’ve got to pack a bag and head to England for the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham.

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