1858, Florence Nightingale, photo not discovered until 2006. Florence Nightingale, one of nursing’s most important figures, gained worldwide attention for her work as a nurse during the Crimean War. She was dubbed “The Lady with the Lamp” after her habit of making rounds at night to tend to injured soldiers. Early photographs of Florence Nightingale are very rare because she was extremely reluctant to be photographed, partly for religious reasons.
Award-winning quilter and fabric artist Lenore Crawford has created a simply amazing technique to create realistic-looking quilts from photographs. Her easy-to-learn technique includes creating a pattern from a photograph, building a palette of fabrics that match the photo, cutting and fusing the pieces together, and then adding small painted details to add depth and dimension before quilting.