New 3-D Work

Fan Formation #1


  • ROXANE RECOMMENDS:  Classes with Lyric Kinard


Here’s the new 3-D work from my studio.  

Fan Formation #1
Fan Formation #1


This way of building wall sculpture as you go is really fun.  It evolves organically and tests my design skills.  While creating these sculptures, you have to focus on balance, and scale, as well as color.

The Saturday Art Quilting Salon is on!!!!!  We will be focusing on making cool 3-D fan art.


TIME: 10 AM-12 or 1PM

PLACE: MY STUDIO, 1237 N. Blount St. Raleigh, NC 27604

FEE:  $45, includes materials and use of my machines and tools.  Bring any fabric, heavier threads, decorative threads, perle cotton, yarns, trims, you want to work with. If you bring a friend, your fee drops to $35, but you MUST RSVP, so I can make sure I have adequate supplies and room.  Pay when you arrive, cash or check is preferred.

 If you would like to learn some of these fun techniques and make your own 3-D textile sculpture, email me at and let me know.  Space is filling up fast, so don’t wait.  I hope you can make it.


This retreat is being offered by my good friend and fabulous, famous teacher, Lyric Kinard.  Don’t miss this opportunity to study with her and Susan!

Drumroll, please! I am pleased to announce that my 2013 retreat will be held at an exciting new location in Blowing Rock, NC. And I’ve asked a friend and truly fabulous teacher, Lyric Kinard, to join me! Lyric Kinard was named the 2011 Teacher of the Year by the International Association of Professional Quilters (IAPQ). She is author ofArt+Quilt: Design Principles and Creativity Exercises, and has created two DVDs (on beading and surface design).

The retreat will be held Nov. 13-16 at Meadowbrook Inn & Suites on Main Street in Blowing Rock. This is a wonderful town, full of fun shops and wonderful restaurants, and surrounded by natural beauty of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

Susan and Lyric

Lyric and I will be offering two full days of classes, plus a half day on Nov. 13 for early arrivals. Subjects include whole cloth painting, surface design, elements of art for quilters, thread sketching, funky embroidery, and beading. You can sign up to take both of your classes with me, both with Lyric, or one day with each of us. Each class is limited to 25 students to ensure that everyone gets enough individual instruction.The base fee for the two full-day classes is $240. There are kit fees for some classes. Registrants choose their own accommodations and meals. We have reserved a block of rooms at Meadowbrook at a reduced rate (see retreat flier for details). And there are many wonderful restaurants within walking distance of the conference site.

 My friend and conference facilitator extraordinaire, Joyce Mullis, is handling registrations and most of the organizational details.You can download the flier – which contains detailed information and pricing — and the registration form by clicking here. We hope we will mark your calendar and make plans to join us!



 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.  Roxane enjoys traveling, knitting and most of all working with students who want to create their own fiber art, and not simply make other people’s patterns.  Her work is in several private collections and loves doing custom commissions.

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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