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Welcome to the new readers!
When I was a kid growing up in Boston, I remember going to the MFA and seeing the Persian miniature collection. I was so enthralled with the tiny details, the brilliant jeweled colors and the stories they told. Here is an example of one:
So that memory inspired me to create some miniatures of my own.
I like to use little 6″ x 6″ x 1″ canvases to mount small treasures to sell at parties and to give as gifts. They have been very popular. I thought I would use some of my many photos of Hawaii as inspiration. So I picked some of my favorite seascapes and printed them out small. I picked these 3:
Aren’t they glorious? Anyway, they make me swoon, so I knew it was a good choice.
So with no pattern, I just free cut shapes from my pre-fused scraps and fused them down to a stiff piece of Timtex. Timtex is that stuff that is used in baseball caps. You can find it at any craft store.
Here they are laid out before stitching:
Now to add the free motion stitching:
For the clouds I used some locks of some animal from my wool roving collection. I used my round clear plastic foot to stitch over them. The next step is to paint around the edges of the canvases with a deep sea blue and hot glue the pieces to the tops of the canvas. Here they are all together- I love them and plan to make lots more!
If you would like a set of Hawaiian Miniatures just let me know and I’ll make them for you. They are $60 each and $175 for the set of 3. You can email me at email@example.com if you would like your own set or a set to give.
If you need help with your quilting project, just remember I am available for 1 hour sessions by video chat or in person. Just shoot me an email and we can set up a time: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t be shy! Come and join my:
My New Facebook Group
Oh and before I forget- I have a new Facebook Group called Joyful Art Quilting. You can head on over there to discuss your projects in more detail and see what others are up to. It’s a fun, non-judgmental place to meet and share. Here’s the link to go join the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1507846232658642/
Here are my Online Classes Available until Jan. 2019:
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Private Intensive for Art Quilters- a 7 week adventure to learn how you can make great art quilts. Whatever your plans, I hope you include some studio time for yourself. Make art, make it often, and enjoy it! And if you want some help, click on the link to get some support!
And if you still have questions, doubts, fears…. please feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Painted Morning Glory
YOU CAN ENROLL ANY TIME AND MOVE AT YOUR OWN PACE.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint details for depth and realism on your quilts?
If the answer is yes, read on. My popular Painted & Fused Morning Glory class is going to be offered online to the general public for the first time. I have taught this class many times and each time I’m awed at the fabulous results everyone gets, with each flower being slightly different.
This class is open for registration and is only $39.00!
And you can do it at your own pace in your own house, in your jammies, without running around. All lessons will be available to you at the same time, in case you get inspired and want to work fast.
Here is the linky thingy to register:
And, you will learn all the techniques I used to paint my latest landscape art quilt….
NEW TO ART QUILTING???
I am opening up my It’s Elemental! online class. But there’s still time to get on board. It’s 8 weeks and only $97 and includes a group live video session. This may be the last time I am offering this class, and it’s perfect for newbies who want to get a crash course in design and composition. Here’s the link to find out about it and enroll; https://app.ruzuku.com/courses/25831/enroll
WANNA TAKE A LIVE CLASS WITH ME?
If you want to take a class with me- CALL ME at 919-602-2260. I can teach for a small group of your friends, like I did a while back for my friend Joyce Marks and her quilting buddies. We had a blast and I tailored the classes to her group’s interests.
And you can always take an online class with me- see below!
OR YOU CAN HIRE ME FOR YOUR GUILD!
JUST SHOOT ME AN EMAIL AND WE’LL MAKE IT A DATE!
Here’s what one guild VP had to say recently:
I’m usually Johnny on the Spot but missed the boat last week re these BIG THANKS. Loved your presentation. Heard very positive and supportive remarks from the guests…thank you again for the well-defined and creative presentation. Look forward to seeing you again.
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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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