Altered Photo Artistry
Lori Marquette and Beth Wheeler are best friends who have combined their love of photography and quilting. They create unique art quilts that have unbelievable texture and dimension. And, now they have written a book to share their techniques with you!
They start with a favorite photo and transfer it to fabric. In many cases, a beautiful rose is manipulated – enlarged, reduced or multiplied to make a striking image – but they don’t stop there. Then, it is all in the details! By using different weights and colors of threads, they bring the pictures to life.
And, the best part is, you don’t need anything fancy. Any machine that has a straight stitch and allows you to drop the feed dogs will work. If you love machine quilting, you will love the “free motion” detailing that this technique adds to your work.
They have experimented with different threads, interfacings and photo transferring techniques so that you don’t have to! And, they share step by step instructions – with pictures – so that you can re-create their techniques – with confidence – from the very beginning!
And, don’t think that you are limited to an 8 1/2″ x 11″ canvas! They show you how to combine several pictures to create a large work of art – we will be hanging one that is 30″ x 40″!
The photography in this book is absolutely beautiful, but Beth says that they do not compare to the real thing! So, if you are attending the Checker Open House on August 27th, be prepared! Lori and Beth are going to share their techniques with you. You will literally see their photographs come to life before your eyes! Let the magic begin….