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Remember Mr. Whiskers, Connie’s pet portrait?
Here he is after some free motion quilting. After some practicing on a quilt sandwich, Connie was very brave and started right in on his fur. She used a thicker thread to make those fabulous whiskers. That’s a great way to make a bolder quilting line- with some 12 wt. thread! She pre marked her chair with a black fabric marker, and will go back and stitch it later with black thread. I can’t wait to see it done.
And how about Jack? Mary added textured stitching to make his face come alive.
Adding some fantasy trees and foliage really sets him off.
I still can’t believe what a little paint and thread can do to make these pets come alive! I hope to teach this class again in the near future, so stay tuned.
Last week I took a very quick trip to Asheville to visit my youngest daughter. It was way too cold, but we had a great visit, and I took this picture in one of the shop windows. Hmmmm, maybe a new quilt?? Why not? Inspiration is everywhere!
THE FIBER ART CONNECTION!
There’s still time to get in on this fabulous art quilting community!
Registration CLOSES on March 15, you must be registered by then. Register here: http://www.fiberartconnection.com/ There are 10 weeks, each week a different teacher teaches a different class, with material presented for each day of the week There’s a great FAQ here: http://www.fiberartconnection.com/faqs.html
You can enter at each stop along the blog tour, commenting on all the posts will be open until midnight your local time on 3/14, which is the day before the course actually starts. After combining all the entries, we’ll use random.org to choose a winner, Desiree will ship to the winner that next day so they could use the items in the class if they registered.
- Register for Session One
- Leaving a comment on each blog by answering the artists question
- Sharing each blog post via social media (FB, Twitter, Instagram)
- Signing up for our Newsletter at http://www.fiberartconnection
Learn from 8 wonderful teachers!
I hope you will be joining us on this great fiber adventure!
The Needle Felting Flower video IS ready. So if you haven’t seen it and want to get your free pattern- just email me and I’ll send it your way. See below.
New 6 month Private Coaching Masterclass!
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.
QUILTING ARTS TV
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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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