Hi there! I'm Kena Tangi Dorsey, Quilt Artist, Teacher, Designer and Owner of Kena Quilt Studio and I'm excited to bring to you a course called, "Let's Make a Selfie Portrait Quilt." I will teach you a step by step fun and easy method of the raw-edge appliqué technique that I love using when making my own portrait quilts.  

This online course is a blend of on-demand pre-recorded lessons that were made specifically for the class, and you will also have access to the live Zoom REPLAY sessions that were recorded during the initial Live run launch last fall.  The moment you enroll, you will have full access to all of the courses content. You can move through the course at your own pace.  So go as fast as you'd like or take your sweet time!  

Even though there aren't any scheduled live meetings until later in spring 2022, the instructor is always available to answer questions, if you get stuck and need help.  There is also a private Facebook group for the class to share and receive support there as well.   

In this course, you will learn how to take one of your own favorite selfie pictures and turn it into a beautiful art quilt!  Don't worry if you're a little camera shy, you can always use the selfie or portrait of a close friend or family member and make it for them.  These are wonderfully unique gifts, and trust me, they will love you forever!!! 

First, you'll learn how to copy and create a template from a photograph and then transfer it to fabric form.  Once you have your template we will learn how to choose fabrics with confidence and then begin to design a custom and unique pattern and layout for your quilt.  I'll guide you through each step along the way.  You'll come away not only having learning a few new techniques, but you'll have that favorite selfie of yours forever etched in the fibers of your heart.  

So, no matter whether you are a confident beginner quilter or an intermediate/advanced quilter looking to add new tools and techniques to your tool-kit, this is the course for you! 

We are going to have so much fun!  Sign - up today and get started making your selfie-portrait quilt!! 

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"Good Hair Day" Self - Portrait Quilt by Kena Tangi Dorsey

Table of Contents

Module 1: Welcome & Introductions
Introductory Video
Welcome to the Course!
Course Overview
What we will learn in this course
Syllabus and Schedule for Live Sessions
Module 2: Let's Get Started
Getting Started
Supplies and Materials
Practice Templates
Module 3: Making Your Appliqué Template and Pattern
Choosing your photo
Printing your digital photo
video walk-thru and tutorial
Creating your appliqué template and pattern - Part 1
Creating your appliqué template and pattern - Part 2
Creating your appliqué template and pattern - Part 3
Module 4: Choosing Your Fabrics
Color, Value and Texture Part 1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course for beginners or do I need to be an advanced quilter?

This course is for BOTH beginners and the more experienced quilter! All it takes is a little confidence, imagination and creativity and you will be fine! Beginners will love it because there aren't any of those tricky cutting and piecing skills needed for traditional quilting. Experienced quilters will love it because it will free you up to break the rules and try new things!

How long do I have access to the course?

For one full year! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for a full year. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow and stretch it out over the year. It's your choice!

What materials, supplies or tools will I need?

You will need all of the basic sewing essentials. A detailed material and supply list will come with the course, but some of the main materials, supplies, and tools needed are:
A sewing machine that can sew a straight and zig-zag stitch, Sharp scissors, a rotatory cutter and mat, Tracing Paper, A Sharpie, Water soluble marking pen, Double sided fusible web, Rulers, Safety pins, sewing pins, Light box or light from a window, Tear Away Stabilizer, Iron, Threads, Fabric, Batting,

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase? Can I get a refund?

Well, I'd be really bummed, but since all of the content is immediately available on payment, this class is not refundable. I do want you to be happy though so send me an email and let's talk.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at

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