In 2002, I created a technique that allowed me to create photo-realistic portraits on quilts out of fabric alone. Museums, media, and art critics labeled me as the first to innovate this technique and bring it into the world of quilting saying that the world had never before seen figural portraits on quilts, made entirely of fabric. In the decades following many found inspiration from this technique and have created their own versions of quilt portraiture, some studied under me and some did so independently. "Portrait quilts" have become a popular and commonly found style of quilt found in art galleries and quilt shows alike. I continue to teach my portrait method and am passionate about broadening the spectrum in which quilts can be experienced.