Video of the New Piece Construction!

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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the New Year!

Any spare moment I had last week went to working on my new piece, and I even videoed some of it!  (See below).

When I get started on something new, I’m like a dog with a bone.  I can’t leave it alone.  The excitement of working on it carries me along and I forget to eat, and pee.

Ever feel like that?

So we had a coupla “snow” days here in the great state of North Carolina.  Best part?  We didn’t lose power, and I didn’t have to go into work.

Here’s a little informal video I made whilst in the flow. Go to:

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And look for the Snow Day Bonus Studio time video near the top.  As long as you there, ya might as well like my page for whatever that is worth 😉

I have made some progress on the piece, but it has been slow.  I discovered that if you change any of the pattern pieces mid stream, it will affect how the other pieces fit together.  So I have had to fudge a bit to get things to fit together.  Here is it now.

Gracie likes a basket of fabric and the heat glow of the iron.  Also she has a few singed whiskers from too much curiosity with the iron.   Huey is a little smarter about that.

I also made a short video of how I did the actual sewing.  The angle of the camera is still not great, but I’m working on that.

What are you working on this New Year?  Please share your photos or links to your FB page if you have one!



For all you online class junkies, I am offering a new class online starting in January 1!

Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint details for depth and realism on your quilts?


If the answer is yes, read on.  My popular Painted & Fused Morning Glory class is going to be offered online  to the general public for the first time.  I have taught this class many times and each time I’m awed at the fabulous results everyone gets, with each flower being slightly different.

This class is open for registration  now and starts January 1 and is only $39.00!

And you can do it at your own pace in your own house, in your jammies, without running around.  All lessons will be available to you at the same time, in case you get inspired and want to work fast.

Here is the linky thingy to register:

I hope you will enjoy this fun class, it will remind you of Spring in the middle of Winter!

And, you will learn all the techniques I used to paint my latest landscape art quilt….

Would you like to work with me one on one?

This just in!  Susan has just let me know, she sold this quilt! Congratulations, Susan!

One of my private clients, Susan, has had her quilt, “Nature Takes Back Her Own”, accepted into the prestigious Houston IQA World of Beauty Show.

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As part of our work together, I coached her on the making of this quilt.  She was able to realize her vision to design, make and get her art quilt into one of the best shows in the world!  How about you, are you ready???

Look into my 6 month Private Coaching Masterclass!

 I have extended my private coaching program, from 3 months to 6 months.  I believe the transformation my students are looking for must take place over a longer period of time to have a lasting impact.

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 17+ 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: Schedule Appointment 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.



Here’s what one guild VP had to say recently:

I’m usually Johnny on the Spot but missed the boat last week re these BIG THANKS.  Loved your presentation. Heard very positive and supportive remarks from the guests…thank you again for the well-defined and creative presentation.  Look forward to seeing you again. 


Here’s a link to my contract with current lecture and class rates:  Contract


Don’t forget to get yours:  Quilting Arts TV has the new 1500 Series available for download-  YES this is the one I am in (squee!!) Click HERE to get yours.


Susan and I on set

My Pinterest: You can take a look at my pins, which are organized on different “boards” HERE.

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Roxane is a full time studio textile artist, teacher, and author, with two girls, who are both growing up too fast!  She recently appeared on Quilting Arts TV, and has taught at the Houston quilt show.  She is also a BERNINA ambassador. Her work is in several private collections and she loves doing custom commissions.  For more info go to

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2 thoughts on “Video of the New Piece Construction!

  1. 13 Nov 25, 2010 07:26 Such beautiful dreamy images on your gorgeous blog and within the ‘pages’ of your sweet magazine. I can hardly wait for your Christmas issue…please, please let there be an English version too (or have I missed a link on 2 by FRYD?). The images are captivating but understanding the printed word makes it all so much more real.Thank you for the inspiration…it’s always such a pleasure to visit your little space.Ingrid x

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