The magic behind Marilyn Belford’s “Mythical Quilts”

The magic behind Marilyn Belford’s “Mythical Quilts”

Artist Marilyn Belford talks to visitors and media about her exhibit "Mythical Quilts" at The National Quilt Museum.

Marilyn Belford is an award-winning quilter, well known for her realistic fabric portraits and art quilts. In talking about her portrait quilts, Marilyn says, “A face expresses much emotion. It can tell a complete story in a single viewing. I try to stitch a personality rather than just a face. It is in the details that the emotions rest. I try to give my students the technical background to enable them to produce a portrait in fabric that makes their loved ones seem to breathe.”

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