Sitting Poolside

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

This week I am sitting poolside as I write to you.  A tiny hummingbird just visited me.  The breeze is soft and cool.  Summer time is such a gift.





I adore how things are growing, changing and expanding with each new day.  Since I was born in Brazil at the height of   summer, I like to think that this is my time, when I am most myself.  What’s your favorite season?  Have you ever made any art to celebrate it?  Here is my Summer Crepe Myrtles art quilt to celebrate Summer:

Summer Crepe Myrtles 1 copyright Roxane Lessa 2104
Summer Crepe Myrtles 1
copyright Roxane Lessa 2014


So last week in Asheville, there was a double rainbow and I got to meet myself in 2019.  It was so cool.  We all attended a party as our future selves.  I created a tiara that says the Art Quilters Coach on it to wear.  As I spoke with my friends, I felt myself becoming this amazing person.

This person travels all over the world, teaching and coaching art quilters.  She lives part time at the beach, and she has found her life partner (maybe remarried!).  She creates and sells  amazing fiber art, and of course, she still dances for fun.  In fact, this woman is all about the fun!  This is a really fun thing to do- you can get together a group of your friends and try it, but you have to stay in character the whole time.

I hope you are enjoying this glorious summer, too.  For news about my new programs, just scroll down.  That’s where all the cool kids are going to expand, grow, and learn.  You know you want to be with this wonderful community of art quilters, so don’t hesitate!  And thanks for reading!


The Private Coaching Program for art quilters who are serious about their art making (see below).  But also, I’m adding the Master Art Quilters Guild, the new group coaching program, for those of you who like to work with others.  This is starting Sept. 1. You may have seen the emails about it last week, but in case you didn’t, just click HERE for more info.

That’s it from me, hope you have a wonderful, creative week!



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! CUSTOM COMMISSIONS 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-Web-Images-007 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 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: 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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