Fall in the Mountains of Western North Carolina

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Hi Everyone! A big welcome to all the new readers!

As I sit down to write this week’s post, I noticed that last week’s post was the 250th post I have written in my little blog.  I want to celebrate that.  I set out to post every week.  Has that happened? No, but I did it fairly consistently.  This discipline has made me focus on communicating what is important to you, and try to be of help.  I hope at least some of the time I have been able to do that.  😀

Anyway, last week I had the honor of lecturing to the Western North Carolina Quilt Guild, up in the gorgeous mountains of NC.  I stayed with my host Natalie, who is pictured on the left with her camera.


Natalie has a beautiful home and put me up in grand style.  And she took me hiking to see some nearby waterfalls!  Since Western NC has been in a drought, the rocks are exposed, but I thought that was really beautiful too.  Take a look….

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And a covered bridge with a view from the bridge:

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Waterfalls galore!

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And fall foliage…

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The ladies of the guild were most attentive and gracious, even when my !@#%$^^ projector cord wouldn’t work with my computer.  Thus, no slides for my talk.  Never mind, I had my quilts to show and tell, and we had a great Q & A.  Side note: cord worked fine the night before, grrrrrrrrrr.

And I’ll leave you with some painted bears from downtown Hendersonville, right in front of the courthouse.

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Next week I will be prepping and traveling to Houston, so this blog will be quiet for a bit.  But I will regale you with pictures and stories from my classes and the show itself…..until then, enjoy Fall.


Study with me in Houston!


Here’s what I will be teaching:

Wed. Nov 2:  Color Play for Quilters #329 All Day

Thurs. Nov. 3:  Posh, Pet Portraits #422  All Day  Full!

Fri. Nov. 4: Friday Sampler- Marrying Machine quilting with Felting, AM #555 Full!

Mini Mods, PM #579 half day class

Sat. Nov 4:  Fancy Needle Felted Tulip #712, All Day

To enroll online go to: http://www.quilts.com/quilt-festival-houston-classes.html

Would you like to work with me one on one?

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???

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 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


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Susan and I on set

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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 http://roxanelessa.com.

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