Sunday, June 9, 2013

Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits; review and a giveaway

The second book in a series on Art Quilts:
Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits features 21 artists with a detailed interview and multiple quilts, and shows work of another 120 artists in galleries by theme [happiness, contemplation, community, icons, family & friends, work, and play.
The book is a joy to hold as well as to read.
[The first book was Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World.]



Lark Crafts is giving away a copy of the book.
Leave a comment telling me if you've ever made a quilt featuring a person. I'll pick a winner on June 23rd.
Please make sure I am able to contact you by email!

other stops include:
June 3rd – Lark Kick Off!
June 5th – Sarah Ann Smith – http://www.sarahannsmith.com/weblog
June 6th – Maria Elkins – http://mariaelkins.com
June 7th – Laura Wasilowski – http://artfabrik.blogspot.com
June 9th – Katherine McNeese – http://blueheronquilts2.blogspot.com/
June 10th – Cheryl Sleboda – http://blog.muppin.com
June 11th – Linda McLaughlin – http://notesfromstudiob.blogspot.com/
June 12th – Kathy Nida – http://Kathynida.com
June 13th – Marilyn H. Wall – http://www.marilynhwall.blogspot.com
June 14th – Janice Paine Dawes – http://thedistoriatedquilter.blogspot.com/
June 16th – Pamela Price Klebaum – http://pamprice.blogspot.com
June 17th – Deborah Boschert – http://DeborahsJournal.blogspot.com
June 18th – Lisa Chin – http://somethingcleveraboutnothing.blogspot.com/
June 19th – Sue Bleiweiss – http://www.suebleiweiss.com/blog
June 20th – Leni Wiener – http://www.leniwiener.com
June 24th – Cheryl Lynch – http://www.CherylLynchQuilts.blogspot.com
June 25th – Lesley Riley – http://ArtistSuccess.com
June 26th – Stephanie Forsyth - http://thefibernation.blogspot.com
June 30th – Pat Kumich – http://patkumicich.blogspot.com

33 comments:

Linda Kittmer said...

This book looks wonderful. I've made a couple of self portraits and I've also done a quilted portrait of my husband. I'd love to win a copy of this book! Fingers crossed...

Quilter Beth said...

I have made only one quilt with a portrait. When Quilting Arts called for self-portrait entries I made one. It didn't get picked for publication, but it is still one of my favorite pieces.

Tobi said...

Having just completed a portrait piece -- my first! -- I'd love to see this book.

Ellen Ann Craig said...

I love working with people faces and am currently working on a quilt with 7 faces on it! I would love to have this book and am glad I found this blog!

Gill said...

I've never made a quilt of a person but I'd love to try one - maybe of my sons???

irenemacwilliam said...

I have not made true portrait quilts but I have made quilts with people that allude to a concern for the environment or the political situation in a country.

Michele Lasker said...

Hi. The book looks fabulous. I have never made a portrait art quilt, but it does intrigue me.

Thanks,
Michele

Sandy Curran said...

I wanted very much to submit a quilt for this book, but easily a dozen requests to the photographer whose picture I used never got a reply. What do you do if your requests for permission to use a photo are never answered????

Sandy
Sandy_Curran@hotmail.com

jyafiberarts.blogspot.com said...

I agree that this looks like a wonderful book. Years ago, I attempted a portrait of my son. It didn't turn out great, but I have a photo of my mother that I would like to do.
jyascotiagirl@gmail.com

Andy said...

Yes - I made a quilt of my friend who was going through a divorce. She was the central figure, holding flowers from her garden and surrounded by "white light" to help with healing. Thanks!

WP in VA said...

I have not done a portrait quilt yet, this book would be a great inspiration and reference. I would love to win it.

Emily C said...

Have not done a portriat quilt. Looks interesting.

Nightstitcher. said...

I haven't done any quilts with people in them; maybe this book will give me a start.

Dolores Fegan said...

I am currently working on a quilt with 15 women who pioneered reform in KY in shades of grey. Prior to this my 1st quilt was a girls face -thread painted without fusible.
I have not had classes so this book would be a great reference point for refining my work

Karol Kusmaul said...

Hi Katherine
Thanks for the opportunity. I love fabric portraits of all kinds. (Especially Pamela's and Bodil Gardner's)

Karol

Chris said...

The book looks wonderful. I have never made a quilted portrait of a person, but just did one of a cat we had to put to sleep earlier this year. Thanks for the contest. Chris
dvonish@comcast.net

ann said...

I made one portrait of my brother who was killed in a car accident. I did that from an online class. Would love this book. Bet its full of inspiration

Linda Mac said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

greenlimbstudios said...

I have made several landscape quilts and love them but haven't felt adventurous enough to make one including a person...yet. So glad to know this book is available might be just the thing to make me take the 'plunge'.

Martha said...

Maria Elkins' work inspires and motivates me to try people; so far I've resorted to photos fused on.
Martha Ginn

Shirley said...

Just completed a tribute quilt of my husband, per Charlotte Warr Anderson technique...LOVE IT!

Sylvia said...

I made a quilt using photo transfers of my brother. It was meant to be like a scrapbook page.

I did a portrait swap block with some friends years ago. Still haven't done anything with it. 2 of the ladies never did get their blocks made.

Sewbig said...

I have made quilts with people in them, but all have been photo quilts. I think I am ready to try the projects in this book.

jan in AR said...

I have never made a portrait quilt, but think it would be so much fun to try and I love challenges!!!!!
Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book!!!!!!

Susan said...

I've never made a quilt with people although I did a small quilt based on "The Scream"---it was a menopause challenge and I did the woman's face in a coral red with hair going every which way. I used white wire for one hair and captioned the quilt with "Double Whammy"
Susan Parker jdprkr@pacbell.net

Nita said...

No, I never have even considered it. I've made quilts FOR people, lol, but not OF people. I am so awestruck and would like to learn more.

Kathy said...

I've been looking at this for quite a while. Would love to own one

Kathy said...

I've been looking at this for quite a while. Would love to own one

Nancy Gilpin said...

No portrait of a person completed yet; did a dog on a pillow however. Would like to learn more. Thanks.
nygilpin@gmail.com

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

This is a fabulous book, what a great giveaway. I really enjoy your blog.

LC said...

The only people quilt I've made was a nativity... and all the faces looked better without features. It was so popular that I'm still getting requests for the pattern (sold out though). I'd love to win this book! Email is in my profile!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

This book looks awesome! I am in the process of making a quilt/wallhanging that have two people in the design. Both people are pictured from behind with one of them showing a side view of the face. It's great learning about all the talented and inspiring artists.

Thank you and Lark Books for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

I've never made a quilt with a portrait but have thought about it. Would love to win a copy of the book.