This lecture will serve as an introduction for those interested in creating pictorial quilts based on photographs. Topics covered will include selection of inspiration photos: what to look for and what to avoid. The lecture will address the following photo editing topics: cropping and the use of the "Rule of Thirds", grayscale, posterizing and resizing. Additionally, the lecture will address important concepts related to color, such as color scheme, value, and temperature. Finally, the discussion will turn to elements of composition to include line, balance, contrast, and repetition. The lecture will conclude with a question and answer session.