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  1. Dee says:

    These are wonderful! When you get to the quilting part, can you share with us how you will teach your students to do the faces of the children so they retain that smooth look? I’ve always loved Tilly’s “Duck Duck Goose” quilt but never saw a close-up of the cute little face with the quilting. Is it just like doing the Buddha?
    Thanks for all the work you put into your blog…it’s the first one I read every a.m…you have taught us all so much!

  2. Wendy in Kennewick says:

    Wonderful portraits, talented students, phenomenal teacher. The details that were achieved are amazing.

  3. Pam says:

    Hi Dee, I guess there are a few things I keep just for class, and the quilting of portraits is just that…. 🙂 🙂
    Miss Tilly wasn’t quilted very heavily, it was designed for an online class.
    I really need to see every portrait to decide on the quilting.
    In reality there isn’t a formula.
    No, it’s not like doing the Buddha, that’s thread painting, but on larger quilts it’s similar.

  4. Pam says:

    Wendy, they are a great bunch of ladies…. very talented…!!!!

  5. Chris John says:

    I remember that thrill of seeing the face emerge from the layers of fabric and I also remember the fear of ruining it with the quilting. It took me ages to get brave enough to tackle the face of my portrait but starting on the hair gave me the courage and after I had finished I realised it wasn’t so hard after all, as long as I remembered what Pam had taught me.
    I’d travel a very long way to take another of Pam’s portrait classes. It was so very inspiring and the results, as you can see from the work of these ladies, is phenominal.

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