Loreen’s Pictorial Quilts


After I received my degree in Fashion Design from Wayne State University, I began a small business out of my home as a seamstress. As often happens, however, I found myself becoming more and more excited about pictorial quilting and less and less interested in clothing design. Eventually, pictorial quilting became my love and my obsession. 


For those of you who are not familiar with pictorial quilting, the technique begins with a photograph. It might be a picture of a home, a cabin, a business, or even a pet. I enlarge the photograph to the desired size and use it as a pattern for applique work. I use embroidery and other embellishments to add texture, dimension, and beauty to each unique wall hanging. If you click on the "Quilts" page, you will find several examples of finished pieces, as well as the original photographs which served as the jumping off place.   


I do take custom commissions; each piece takes several months to create.  The wall hanging you receive can be hung as is or framed under glass.   


I also teach my techniques to small groups of no more than twelve quilters. It is a fun day, and everyone goes home with a finished piece. I have included an example of the picture everyone works with in the first class on the "Quilts" page, as well as a few examples of participants' work.   


In addition, for groups of quilters and guild meetings, I do a trunk show along with a one hour slide presentation detailing the construction of a pictorial piece. 


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From the workshop of Loreen Roths Fiber Artist

Roseville, Michigan