Surprisingly Fun Small Gifts

6" x 6" Fragments


  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Surprisingly Fun Small Gifts
  • ROXANE RECOMMENDS:  The October Saturday Art Quilting Salon & FREEZE FRAME, at the Page-Walker
  • Small Brag: I was on Artsy Shark!


Surprisingly Fun Small Gifts

Why should you be working small?

  • It’s fun
  • It’s faster
  • Try new ideas, techniques with scraps
  • Use up your scraps
  • Expand your design skills
  • Have small gifts to give 
6" x 6" Fragments
6″ x 6″ Fragments


Let me repeat that last one: Have small gifts to give.  Isn’t there a Holiday coming up in a few months where we give each other gifts???  I thought so.  So what do you give the person who has everything?  How about a piece of your or someone’s hand made art?

6" x 6" Fragments
6″ x 6″ Fragments


Come and play with me this Saturday at the Saturday Art Salon, and get a jump on your gift making and giving.  See below for details.


ROXANE RECOMMENDS:  The October Saturday Art Quilting Salon:

Making Small Art Quilts, Adding Stitch

It’s getting close to the Holidays, I know…..I’m early, but for those of you who like to give hand made gifts, not too early.

I am making small 6″ x 6″ fabric/mixed media/thread art quilts that you mount on a canvas in an easy way.  These are fast, fun and look great in groups. Kinda like this: 

small art quilts
small art quilts


If you want to make some of these, I will have supplies.  Just bring $45, and any pre-fused scraps or fabric you have at home.  Your sewing machine is optional, I will have 2 Berninas here you can use. If you like to hand stitch instead, bring your little sewing kit and assorted threads.

The next Salon will be Oct. 12th, at the new studio, 1201 W. Lenoir St. Raleigh, NC.  Click here to RSVP.  I hope you can come, and bring a friend and your admission is only $35!

Small Brag

I have been following Carolyn Edlund’s Artsy Shark blog for several years now.  I was honored last week to be one of her featured artists.  Here is the link to see the article:

It’s short and sweet and has lots of pictures.


To see two of my pieces inspired by photos go to the:

 FreezeFrame Logo

September 26 – October 20, 2013
Artist Reception: September 27, 2013, 6 to 8pm
Page-Walker Arts and History Center
119 Ambassador Loop, Cary, NC 27513


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 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. Roxane enjoys traveling, knitting and most of all working with students who want to create their own fiber art, and not simply make other people’s patterns. Her work is in several private collections and loves doing custom commissions.

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:

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    1. I see you found it Mary! Thanks for subscribing- let me know if you have any questions that I can help you with your art quilting.

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