Quiltart Quinceanero: Leigh Elking

Leigh Elking
Scottsdale, Arizona, US
15" x 15"


Manipulated photo images, fabric printing, fabric painting, heat melting and shaping, fusing, cording, wash away, bobbin work, thread painting, trapunto, appliqué, free motion quilting, and beading are some of the techniques used.


I wanted my QA entry to represent the broad spectrum of learning that’s made possible by this wonderful group. I used over 15 kinds of materials and supplies, 15 different techniques, and over 15 kinds of threads in this personal challenge! This is my “first” work at fracturing photo images and fabric printing. Since I do not have a real photo manipulation program, I used the standard tools that come with “Windows.” I have been reading QA posts and going to blogs mentioned on line which definitely helped me learn “what” I wanted to try and where to locate special materials to use. The wealth of images and tutorials are incredible!