Posh, Pet Portraits

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

This week I writing about my new Posh, Pet Portraits class  I am teaching at Bernina World of Sewing, Raleigh, NC, !   Some of you will remember a while back, I detailed the making of my posh pet, Huey, my kitten.  You can read about it here.

When I showed around the store, customers were so positive about it, I thought it would make a good class.  So now it’s almost here!  If you have ever thought about doing a portrait in fabric of your past or present pet, this is your opportunity.  This is a 2 day class, on two Saturdays (Feb. 13 & 27).  The  two weeks in between will give you time to work on your project.   The cool thing about this class is not only will you get a fab portrait of your pet, but you will also get tips on free motion quilting while you work on your project.  And the same techniques can be used to create other art quilts such as landscapes, seascapes, buildings, flowers, people, etc.  You can bring your own machine to class or use a class machine ( a nice BERNINA 350!)  Also, you get 10% off your class supplies at the store.  So if you are local, don’t wait to register, space is very limited.  Call 919-782-2945 to register.  Better yet, do it with a friend!

Speaking of shopping at the store, I saw jelly role of Kaffe Fassett fabrics calling my name.  So I bought it.

Kaffe is such an inspiration to me- he inspired me to make really colorful needlepoint pieces, knitting, and finally quilting.  He is indeed a color genius!



The colors are fresh and Spring like.  What will I make with them?  I think they are begging to be my next bed quilt!! Argh, I thought I swore off making large quilts, but I would like to see these on my bed every day.  I’m going to pair them with a soft light grey and piece them together on angles like a binding.  Quilting will be minimal and straight lines.  I guess that makes it a “modern” quilt.  Even though I don’t actually think there is anything modern about the so-called modern quilts.  The Gee’s Bend quilts are very modern looking and they were made many years ago.


Mary Lee Bendolph, one of the quilters who inspired the play Gee’s Bend. Photo credit internationalfolkart.org.

IF anything I think they look more mid 20th century in style.

What is really cool about today’s “modern” quilts is they are getting younger people inspired to make quilts.

Well, I’ve rambled on long enough- have a great quilty week.




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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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2 thoughts on “Posh, Pet Portraits

  1. Hi Roxane! Enjoyed reading your Blog, and as Always, LOVE seeing your Posts. Traveling a lot now, but plan on relocating to Arizona permanently next year. HUGS, Ellen.

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