I have been putting my time into the 10,000 hours ( a la Malcolm Gladwell) toward becoming a master of this machine.
And surfing the web for new and awesome quilters and groups that lead one to new discoveries. I've found several. I discovered by accident the site, Black Art in America which houses a group for African American Quilters. The art and artists there are awesome! It was there I discovered the portrait ,fabric and paint artist Wycliff Lincoln Bennett. His fabric collages and fabric choices create really unique portraits. Check them out. You'll be glad you did.
Peace and love