Melissa Sobotka is a relative newcomer on the quilt scene, but this multiple award-winning quilter has taken the quilt world by storm with her photo realistic style. Using a photograph as inspiration, Melissa, like a master painter, transforms a blank fabric base using hundreds of tiny pieces of batiks. Depth is created with inks and other medium until the resulting quilt emerges in all of its glory. Melissa gives tips for selecting fabrics to achieve realism and details how tools from the art world can add life to your fabric image.
Also in this show, Alex shares the ins and outs of pinning and why the pins you select can make a real difference in your piecing results.
Star Members can watch Melissa in Show 2008: Photo Realism in Fabric when it debuts April 9, 2017.

#4 Sandy Wagner 2017-04-07 22:14
Can't wait to see the show. At the RTC I was fortunate enough to have white gloved this amazing quilt. So many questions were asked and I was only able to answer a few as details were not available on the signage at the display. You actually felt like you could reach out and pick the pillows up. Absolutely outstanding.
#3 Barb 2017-04-07 17:35
So looking forward for next video. Everyone is pure happiness.
#2 Judymc 2017-04-07 14:46
I'm really looking forward to this show! Her quilts are amazing! Still love TQS after all these years!
#1 Pemela 2017-04-07 14:33
Another show I can't wait for! We are truly spoiled for choice at TQS, such extraordinary value and variety for a minimal subscription fee. Why would any quilter go anywhere other than here. Thank you all so much. xx
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