In Honor of Spring

new piece

Hi Everyone!

A big welcome to all the new readers!  What’s new?  In honor of Spring, I am starting a new piece in a new series!  What’s springing up  in your studio?



Remember this photo from last week?


And this one?



 I love to use hand dyes, mine and other artists’, plus batiks.  What do you like to use?

Well, some of the fabrics I chose last week got jettisoned.  Here’s what I have so far:

new piece
new piece


I’m just in love with those peacock colors, aren’t you? It will be about 24″ x 36″ and fused applique.  I could have pieced it, but fusing is faster for me.  Sometimes when you have a lot of ideas, you gotta work the easiest and most immediate way you can.  Hopefully, one can do this without sacrificing any quality.  And as you may recall, Misty Fuse is my fusible of choice.  It’s very light weight, and has no pesky paper to get stuck on the back.

That’s if for me this week- gotta go practice my speech and hope the slide projector works  :-D.  What speech?  See below.



Get thee to Bernina World of Sewing  in Raleigh NC for Bernina Club this Thurs at 7 PM/Friday at 10 AM/Sat.  at 10 AM for a my lecture, slide and trunk show called:  What Every Art Quilter Needs to Know Before They Sew.  It’s going to be packed full of good info and tips you can use right away, whether you are a traditional or modern quilter.  Click on the live link above for more details.



I want you to make the most amazing, original art quilts that you can.  That is why I am now accepting private students who are serious about their creative expression in the world of art quilting.  Take advantage of my 15+ years as a textile artist, and speed up your learning curve.

To work with me privately, please set up your initial, no obligation,  free Get Creative Call here: 

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You can find out more by clicking on the Testimonials and Private Coaching tabs to the right in the sidebar or at the menu at the top.

Did You Know?

That I am on Pinterest?  Did you know that there are many amazing art quilts and traditional quilts being pinned every day, just waiting for you to look at?  

Never before has so much inspiration been in one place.  It’s like having an art museum in your hands.  If you haven’t checked it out, there are many, many types of things being pinned.

 It’s super easy to get started.  You can take a look at my pins, which are organized on different “boards” HERE.  Once you are on that page, you can click on the Get Started Button to make your own page on Pinterest.  Then start pinning!  I can spend a lot of time on Pinterest, because it’s all visual.  And I have a feeling, you will too!   


And don’t forget, I make custom commissions too! Read what my client Glenda had to say about her custom commission experience:

“Normally, I would be anxious about commissioning someone to do a work of art such as this. However, I felt a connection to you when Leigh showed me your work. It resonated with me and when I met you, you seemed almost a personification of your work. I immediately felt comfortable with you and knew that what you would create would be stunning. And it is!”

About Roxane


Roxane is a full time studio textile artist and teacher with two girls and 1 fat cat. She is a 2012 Niche Award Winner and exhibits her work all over the world. Her work is in several private collections and loves doing custom commissions.  For more info go to

If you and a small group of folks want a more private instruction experience, call me. We can work out a studio workshop in my studio. Just drop me an email:

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