This group of pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, is really impressive.
These fabulous creations show various techniques for representing people.
The quilt of Cinderella and the ugly sisters on the left is by Beverley Rebelo, from Antrim. She has used lots of different materials and embelishments, including Inktense crayons, and hand and machine embroidery to create a whole range of patterns.
You certainly need a design board to acheive the photographic effect. It must take many hours just to get the pieces of fabric in the right order, ready to sew together.
The first photographic quilt is of Audrey Hepburn, made in inch squares of grey and white. It took Robyn Martin from Mt Mellum, Austrailia, two years to complete. One of the pictures includes a close up showing my hand, to emphasis the scale:
The next is a picture of a picnic under a tree:
Now another face, this time by Catriona Haggart, from Edinburgh has made a portrait of Prince:
The next one is called Stories of St Nicholas, and has been made by a group for the church in Fyfield, Essex:
There was a whole section of work by Tatiana Sinitsina, an architect from Moscow who has been a keen patchworker since the 1990s:
And finally, some other quilts involving people: