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How to Create Photo Imagery Quilts with Melissa Sobotka

(Show 2008) 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.  Alex shares the ins and outs of pinning and why the pins you select can make a real difference in your piecing results.

Photo Inspired Quilts, Machine Appliqué, Raw Edge Appliqué, Patchwork Tips & Tricks, Piecing, Painting, Fabric Selection, Art Quilts
Series 2000

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I had the pleasure of white-gloving at Road to CA for this quilt when it won best of show! My voice was gone after my two-hour shift explaining what I could to everyone who came to see it,

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