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February 19, 2018
Are You A Confident Free Motion Quilter? from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the new readers!

Are you a confident free motion quilter?

If you answered yes, then you don’t have to read this post. Although, there is always room for improvement, right?

When I teach  my dance students, I try to break down a complicated dance steps to its bare essentials. That way it doesn’t seem so daunting.  If you can master a small part of the whole process, you are able to build the whole technique. Of course time and repetition helps!

Confidence is a ...

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February 13, 2018
Upcoming classes from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

I have a couple of classes coming up and I wanted to let you know about them. If you're in the area, be sure to call up The Hobby Horse (905) 877-9292 and sign up! Classes are always fun and I don't think I've ever been to a class where I didn't learn some tidbit.


Jeweled Tiles


The first class is Jeweled Tiles. This is a quilt that I designed and wrote the pattern. It's a fun quilt that uses 12 FQs and a contrasting print for the border and sashing. The quilt is 52 ...

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February 12, 2018
My 300th Blog Post! from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the new readers!

I can hardly believe this will be my 300th blog post!  So much has happened since I started writing this blog. I have become a teacher of art quilts both online and off. I have shared what I have learned from other teachers. I have documented what I have made and how I made it- which alone is a great reason to blog. And I hope I have inspired and uplifted  you to create your own original work.

Mostly everyone has great ideas ...

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Meet our teachers: Joe Dixon, bookbinding from The Village Haberdashery

We are so excited to have Joe Dixon joining our teaching team with his bookbinding classes at our West Hampstead shop. Joe is a London-based bookbinding tutor, book restorer and producer of bespoke hand bound products. Read on to find out more about Joe and his upcoming classes!

Joe Dixon teaches bookbinding classes

Q: How did you first discover your love for bookbinding and who taught you the art?

A: I studied art at University and afterwards started to work at a fine paper shop, it also sold bookbinding materials. I got the bug and simply taught myself from books, making a lot of mistakes ...

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January 31, 2018
A Tiny Opal for Inspiration from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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Welcome to the new readers!

I’m still fascinated by the colors in opals! During our recent snow storm, I whipped up a small art quilt that is inspired by a tiny opal picture. And I was determined to use only stuff I already had.

First,I pixelated the image to simplify it, and printed out a posterized version of it on www.blockposters.com.

Once I had my printout, I taped the sheets together.

I found some foundation sheets because I thought, silly me, that I would ...

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January 27, 2018
Inspiration in the Ordinary, links and sites from Art and Quilting in Camden

Hi everyone!   Thanks so much to those of you who were able to attend my new lecture, Inspiration in the Ordinary.  Thank you so much to the many guest artists who allowed me to share their work in my lecture.  You’ll find them below, along with links to a couple apps that I mentioned in the lecture as well as website links to two exhibits and several books, including The Art of Sarah Ann Smith…so far.  

Street shots from Lowell, Massachusetts. All images (c) Sarah Ann Smith

Inspiration in the Ordinary                   A lecture by Sarah Ann Smith

 

Guest ...

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January 26, 2018
Rulers for Rookies from Quilting and More...

First of all, I’m still — slowly — working on my New York Beauty blocks! The past few days have been a bit busier than usual with “other” stuff, though, so progress continues on a not-rushed basis.

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Inspiration in the Ordinary Lecture on Saturday, January 27 in Waterville, ME from Art and Quilting in Camden

Hi all…quickly popping in to say HI!  I’m debuting my new lecture, Inspiration in the Ordinary, tomorrow at the Pine Tree Quilt Guild quarterly meeting in Waterville, ME.  To get directions, click here for more information.  Note, however, that the meeting has been moved down the hill to the auditorium.  Just look for where there are more cars parked!

From Sarah’s new lecture, Inspiration in the Ordinary. Many of you have seen my “dog walkies” photos…this is what inspires me, and a I’d like to inspire YOU.

Tomorrow I’ll have a follow up post ...

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January 19, 2018
Try Craftsy Unlimited Free! from Curlicue Creations

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What is Craftsy Unlimited you ask?  It's an unlimited resource of creativity at your fingertips!  Watch any Craftsy class at any time, as many times as you need to.  This means unlimited Angela Walters (my favorite Craftsy instructor), unlimited cake decorating classes, unlimited crochet, knit, sewing, and art instruction!  Still unsure?  Try it out for free for seven days here:
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If you have the time, I would even suggest taking a ...

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January 18, 2018
Did you Know? from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Craftsy is a great place to go for video classes on a variety of crafts - not just quilting.  Over the years, I have purchased numerous classes on quilting, piecing, photography, and even garden design.  I love that I can constantly refer back to them and just watch certain sections just to refresh my memory.



But recently I discovered that Craftsy Unlimited is now being offered.  It is a membership (either paid monthly or annually) that gives you access to over 1300+ classes. 


So not only can you learn some new quilting skills, but you can view unlimited cooking, photography and ...

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January 17, 2018
2018 Quilt Minnesota from Twin Cities Quilting

Hi Everyone,

Just a note on some of our classes starting soon:

Beginning Quilt Making begins January 31st.  This class always fills so register early.  Click here to register.

Our 2018 Block of the Month is a strong seller.  It begins the second Saturday in February and runs through January 2018.  Click here to find out more and register online.

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Big Stitch 2018 begins in February and runs through October.  This year we will continually embroider on five different leaf designs.  Make a table runner or wall hanging with all the blocks or only a few.  Click here to read ...

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Sacred Threads Exhibit from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the new readers!

Last week I went to the opening of a traveling portion of the Sacred Threads exhibit. I think it was around 30 pieces of the 300 that are currently in this show. This is a show I have been accepted to in years past, and I love the theme of it, since my work is usually driven by some sense of the spiritual. I took many pictures to share with y’all, so without further ado, here is most of this show.

Karen ...

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January 15, 2018
Quilts with Character Monday Morning Edition from Terificreations's Weblog

This Saturday January 20th is Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in your Brain at the Quilt Basket in Pawling NY. This will be a fun class, and not at all scary as we’ll be making an Impractical Color Wheel using our own thread, and you’ll be able to purchase new thread from the shop,… Continue reading Quilts with Character Monday Morning Edition

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January 10, 2018
Making Small Pieces Look Important from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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Welcome to the new readers!

Last week I went hog wild with some needle felting. And I wanted to show you how to finish these small pieces and still make them look important.  The ideas was to mount them on canvases so they would look like art and not like fancy potholders.

I had some silk noil fabric laying about, so I decided to cover some 9″ X 11” canvases with them. But how to do it smoothly?  First, I dampened the fabric and pressed it well.  As ...

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January 8, 2018
So Many Things To Love from Bear Patch Quilting

We are very excited to share lots of wonderfully inspiring ideas through our many new class offerings!  We have classes for all levels of experience with sewing and quilting and machine embroidery.  Visit our website for complete descriptions and information on any of our classes.  Or, you can give us a call (651-429-1039) and we'll do our best to answer your questions.  Or, best of all, come into the store!  Our slideshow covers many of the class samples, but there are more in addition to these.

We're going to do everything we can to keep you happy this ...

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January 7, 2018
So Many Things to Love from Bear Patch Quilting

We are very excited to share lots of wonderfully inspiring ideas through our many new class offerings!  We have classes for all levels of experience with sewing and quilting and machine embroidery.  Visit our website for complete descriptions and information on any of our classes.  Or, you can give us a call (651-429-1039) and we'll do our best to answer your questions.  Or, best of all, come into the store!  Our slideshow covers many of the class samples, but there are more in addition to these.
We're going to do everything we can to keep you happy this ...

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January 3, 2018
New Year, New Work from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the new readers!

New Year, new work and a rearrange of my studio. That’s what’s new with me. How about you?  I recently cleaned out a room and made it into my dedicated sewing room. I have all three sewing machine set up now, so I can change machines easily at will. The big Elna is for quilting. The smaller Bernina is for quilting small things and general sewing, and the felting machine is for, well, felting!

Speaking of felting….

I wanted to start ...

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January 2, 2018
Happy New Year! from Terificreations's Weblog

Why yes! It is the New Year. My Franklin Planner has some ink including the Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain at the Quilt Basket in Pawling. I’m currently working on color wheel number two: red/orange orange/yellow green next up blue, and that will have some green because I found a spool… Continue reading Happy New Year!

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December 26, 2017
Blog on Vacation/Happy New Year! from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the new readers!

Please stay tuned in the New Year for plenty of good new content, tutorials, videos and tips to make your art quilting fun and beautiful.  And now the blog is going to hibernate over the Holidays a bit, while I recharge and work on my art selling business.  I hope your New Year is full of joy.

Oh and one more thing. I am opening up my It’s Elemental! online class starting January 1. It’s 8 weeks and only $97 and ...

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December 22, 2017
Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain from Terificreations's Weblog

So here’s a bit o’progress on one sample for the aforementioned class (title). Opening the drawers of the thread chest and grabbing as many different reds as I could find to begin stitching. The cool this is after collecting thread for a few years I have a multitude of reds to choose from. Then again … Continue reading Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain

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