Monday, February 16, 2009

Portraits for Fabric Lovers by Marilyn Belford

In 2006 Marilyn Belford published "Portraits for Fabric Lovers" on This 95-page, 8.5" x 11" soft cover book has full-color inside. It retails for $32.68 (yes, a crazy, odd price point). The book has thirteen chapters:
  • Introduction
  • Choosing Your Photograph
  • Posterizing Your Photograph (great step-by-step)
  • Tracing and Translation to Muslin
  • Line Drawings
  • Fabric Choices
  • Fusible Web
  • Constructing the Face
  • Introduction to Threadpainting
  • Threadpainting
  • Finishing the Quilt
  • Gallery of Quilts
  • About the Author
Seems like a great instruction book.

Jan 2012 update: This book is no longer available on You might find a copy on Amazon. Click here. Enjoy!

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