Playful Portraiture, Making Faces Student Spotlight

April 18, 2019

I thought I’d show you some of the student work from the Gulf States Quilt Association’s seminar a few weeks ago. Playful Portraiture, Making Faces is a fun class that teaches students how to create appliqué patterns from photos.


But before we start working with real photos and the fusible appliqué process, I teach a few easy tricks for how to make faces and then we …. MAKE FACES!

Playful Portraiture Making Faces

We just grab scraps, scissors and a glue stick and create cartoon faces. Pretty cool eh? Later in the class we work with photos and make more realistic looking patterns, then make funny, funky, faces.

Playful Portraiture Making Faces taught by  Lyric Kinard

And then there is the after class, playing with the other teachers. It’s another one of the amazing perks of being a traveling textile teacher. Shout out to Nina Clotfelther, Bonnie Hunter, Gudrun Erla, and Nancy Mahoney. (Mischief Managed, my friends!!!)

quilt teachers at the gulf states quilting seminar
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  • Reply
    Linda Jahraus
    December 2, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    I took your class in Houston this year. I loved it but I obviously need more. Wish you had a video of the Playful Portrait procedure. Please.

    • Reply
      Lyric Kinard
      December 2, 2019 at 2:38 pm

      It was a pleasure to have you in class!
      One of these days I’ll try to turn it into an online class for students to take.
      It’s on my list for next year, but as a mother of children still at home, I’ve learned to be very flexible with my to-do list.

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