Fifty Portraits

at 50mm, of 50 people like me

Portrait No 3 – Tricia, Quilter and Fabric Supplier


Its taken me a few days from photographing Tricia to blogging her portrait – I’ve been wrestling with a decision in that time. I’ve been really undecided as to whether this project should be completely in black & white or whether some people would need colour.

I’m still a little undecided and I may well come back and update this post with the black and white versions but for the time being it’s colour. Tricia’s business is after all about colour and texture, her love of quilting and dissatisfaction with her job lead her to start her own business supplying quilting fabrics at craft fairs and to quilters groups. Tricia’s passion is infectious, its hard to listen to her talk about her love of fabrics and textures without stroking the nearest fabric and I found myself getting excited about the patterns even though I wouldn’t have a clue about quilt making !

I’m trying really hard to limit myself to two images per person, so here are my two. I’m sure some people may think the second doesn’t qualify as a portrait but I’m a firm believer in portraits not necessarily needing faces.

Tricia’s business is Tilia Fabric and she can be found on Facebook.

(All images ©J Broughton Photography


Author: Janet Broughton

Award winning lifestyle photographer working with horse owners, families and small business owners.

7 thoughts on “Portrait No 3 – Tricia, Quilter and Fabric Supplier

  1. Two lovely portraits and I believe you should choose colour or B&W based on the feel of the image … some suit B&W better but this would lose some of its meaning in mono. Just my five cents though my friend.


  2. Just love this, thank you so much Janet x


  3. What lovely images… and you captured Trish’s gentle kind nature as well. Although I love the atmosphere of B+W you were right to add colour as how can the tones and textures be appreciated in a quilt if NOT with colour. Beautiful


    • I’m so pleased that you can see her personality in the picture Lynn 🙂 And you are right about colour, although the black & white shows the texture the colour really was needed and I’m sure that I’m going to meet lots of people where colour is essential to what they do – yourself included no doubt !


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