Happy New Year!


Hi Everyone!

The blog and I have been on “Holiday”, but we’re back!  Some big changes are in the works.  First of all, I’m moving.  YAY!  Good news is my new place is right near Lake Johnson.  I’m looking forward to lake walks and birdsong.  My office/studio will be right there too, so those of you who are taking Private Coaching with me will be coming there.  Bad news-packing and unpacking!

Other news:  once a month I will be presenting a guest quilt artist.  I hope you enjoy their work as much as I do.  So without further ado, this month’s guest is: 



        “I started quilting in 2000. In 2002, after teaching for 33 years, I moved with my husband to our home on Drag Lake in Haliburton, ON.

 I began making traditional quilts and quickly moved to creating textile art. Most of my present works are original designs. I have won numerous ribbons for my work, including Grand Champion in 2012 in Ontario for machine quilting at the Agricultural Societies Conference in Toronto.”

Pat has graciously included a tutorial that is similar to my way of working.  You may want to try it for yourself.  Although, I’m not so big on “thread painting”,  the basic instructions are easy to follow.  I hope you enjoy!

Use thread painting and embellishment to create realism in your textile art 






You can buy her work and other Canadian artists work at: MadeInHaliburton.ca

Her Website: www.lakeviewstudio.ca

Her email:  pat@lakeviewstudio.ca

Here is the PDF of the Tutorial:


My Private Coaching is going really well.  My students are delving deeply into what makes a really great piece of textile art and making their own pieces.  I truly love passing on what I have learned.  Here’s what my client Cathy had to say after our first session:

“You already have my brain working in a different way. I had fun yesterday!”


If you are ready to take the next step in your art quilting, read about it below and schedule your free call with me!



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: 

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.

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 http://roxanelessa.com.

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: roxane@roxanelessa.com

Permission to duplicate: You certainly can use this blog, just be sure to credit me and include this link, Roxane Lessa. Hey, if you like this blog, please hit the FB or Twitter icon in the top right sidebar and share with others! That’s why they are there…..:)



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