Teacher or Student?

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Am I teacher or student? Which am I?
Now I am BOTH!
First, a quick apology- my email, roxane@roxanelessa.com was recently hacked. If you got a strange spammy email, that wasn’t me. I changed passwords and added an upgraded security patch, and it shouldn’t happen again.
Now back to the fun!
Over the years I have taken many live and online classes, and
through the generosity of many great teachers, I have learned to hone my skills in this medium.
 I started the journey back in 1998, and I haven’t stopped since. As the years have gone by, I have become increasingly judicious with my time and money when taking classes. I only take from someone who has mastered something that I cannot seem to master on my own, and who’s work fascinates me.
So I recently enrolled in Sheila Frampton Cooper’s online class: Improv Block of the Month class. I have been studying and admiring her work for literally years, wondering, HOW DOES SHE DO THAT????? So when she opened up the class online, I jumped in enthusiastically. Did I mention it’s for 12 months? WOW.
I can’t remember when I last had so much fun in a class. I have been obsessed making blocks and learning HOW SHE DOES THAT :))).
We were given 2 block patterns to use as a jumping off place; 1 curvy and 1 straight. Of course, even in my “straight” blocks I couldn’t resist adding curves.
By the way, as a teacher, I am blown away by how much wonderful video content is in this course already. Video content takes a lot of time and expertise to create.
Here are some of my trial blocks:
Like I said, I’ve been having fun! For the most part I am using solids, and hand dyes, both my own and other people’s. This technique lends itself better to using solids or near solids since you are creating pattern with shape and color by improv piecing. Yes, these are all  machine pieced by the fused applique queen- ME. LOL.
Now, here’s where I’ve been a teacher:
My online/Zoom 6 week class for members of the FB group called The Joyful Art Quilting Group.  If you want more info, please consider joining the FB group by clicking HERE and request to be added to the group.  These classes are only for my group members and once you take the class, you are added to a private group page.
We are looking at a photo/s of your choice and turning them into art quilts! I shared some of the students’ work in last week’s post.
I hope you are all doing well and having fun in your studios too!





Please feel free to use this material for your own work, but do not reproduce it, thank you.


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: roxane@roxanelessa.com.

If you are or if you know the program chair for your guild, please review my class selections (https://blog.roxanelessa.com/class-list/ ) and book me for your guild. I am still available for some dates this year or next.
Permission to duplicate: You certainly can use this blog, just be sure to credit me and include this link, Roxane Lessa.

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/


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!



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. 


Here’s a link to my contract with current lecture and class rates:  Contract

My Pinterest: You can take a look at my pins, which are organized on different “boards” HERE.

About RoxaneRoxane-Web-Images-007

Roxane is a 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 was 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.

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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