Talent and creativity abound in the Art of Quilting feature in Love of Quilting.
41" x 50", 2005
A helpful neighbor inspired Marilyn Belford to design this lifelike quilt. The photo was taken inside the studio, the outdoor background added later. A search of various mission shops netted the plaids for the shirt and jacket. žI like to use both sides of a fabric for light and shadow differences,Ó says Marilyn. žTo get the jeans to look real, I purchased an old, well-used denim jacket, carefully opened the seams, pressed them flat, and fussy cut sections to represent seams.Ó She then žthreadpaintedÓ to further enhance the realistic qualities of the work and to add a sparkle of life to the portrait. For more information on this and other Marilyn Belford quilts, go to marilynbelford.com.
543 South Street
Chenango Forks, NY 13746