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January 10, 2019
Happy New Year from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

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Hi Everyone!

Happy New Year!

I discovered I had sold or given away many of my mid and small size pieces, so it’s time to add to the inventory for shows in the New Year.

So I have started a new needle felted landscape. The siren call of Hawaii still calls to me, and I must answer. I have many gorgeous photos of my trip to Kauai, and I plan to continue using them for inspiration. Here’s a gorgeous vista with a lighthouse.

There’s even a sea ...

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January 4, 2019
2019 Workshop with Rayna Gillman from AQuA

Our longtime workshop organizers Kathy and Susan are ending their terms with a bang by securing Rayna Gillman for the 2019 workshop. Wowzer! I  you aren’t familiar with Rayna it is time for you to study up!  She is one of the most innovative and improvisational  surface designers in the fiber world. Check her works and books out at her website .

The class is Print Original Cloth, Make Original Quilts  with the description here Original Print_Quilt .

Mark your calendar for the May 29, 30, 31 2019 class (yes, Wed, Thurs, Friday) . The $100.00 deposit for the $240 class ...

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December 21, 2018
Happy Holidays! from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

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Hi Everyone!

I can’t believe it is the end of the year already. Thank you for following my quilty adventures this year. Although I have not posted as often as I used to, I hope the content has been useful to you. If there is something you want me to write about, please make sure to comment and let me know.  Remember, I always want you to have fun with your art making, so let me know what you are making and how I can help.

For the rest ...

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December 15, 2018
Mancuso Lancaster from AQuA

Quilt American Badger by Eldrid Schafer

The steers asked for additional show opportunities and the show committee got ‘er done. We have been invited to enter an additional Mancuso show to be held in Lancaster Pennsylvania in May 2019. With the short turn around time to have juror, photos, etc. it has been decided for THIS SHOW ONLY that AQuA members can enter ONE piece that has been juried into a previous Mancuso show, or had been curated into the Art Center show in 2017.

The theme  is Potpourri  and is defined as: The Art Quilt Association shares a visual ...

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November 29, 2018
Teaching and Making from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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A few weeks ago, I was able to teach the ladies of the American Sewing Guild in Greer, South Carolina. We had a terrific time making raw fused applique pieces.  My host, Phyllis, and the other ladies totally spoiled me while I was there, and I had a great time.  I was most impressed by the open mindedness of the students and how willing they were to try something out of their wheel house.  I hope this workshop has inspired them  to make ...

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November 23, 2018
We are growing! from Lost Quilt Come Home Page

Lostquilt.com has seen tremendous activity in the past few months. It’s gratifying that there is so much interest and support given to people who have had the unfortunate experience of losing a quilt. When I can report that a quilt is found, we rejoice together, and the good news is shared with great gusto. All this traffic on the website is exciting, as people are coming here to find support, and we are getting results. Just this month (November 2018) two more quilts found their way home!

Lostquilt.com is operated on a volunteer basis, without any monetary ...

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November 6, 2018
A Pregnant Post from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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Ok now that I have your attention- lol, no one I know is pregnant. But I am “birthing” a new piece. My friend Lori, has a midwifery school, and works with women who have had birth trauma.  This summer I reconnected with her and was delighted her programs were doing so well. Her work is life -changing and so important. So I was thrilled to be asked to create a new piece for her office loosely based on her logo. She asked me ...

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November 5, 2018
B & N Fund Raiser from AQuA

Mark your calendars for the upcoming  fund raiser for AQuA at the Grand Junction Barnes & Noble  on Saturday, November 24, 2018. Yes, this is the first Saturday after Thanksgiving so is sweet date to get.. Marian Velarde is the coordinator (assisted by Emmalee Blender) and provided more details at the October and November meetings.  A volunteer signup sheet was  routed to to work shifts in the store, and set-up and take-down. Set-up is at 8 am, the first shift starts at 9am  and take down is at 8 pm when the store closes.

Once again we will  make decorated/fabric ...

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October 3, 2018
How’s This For An Idea? from Asianartandquilt's Blog

When making these art quilts for my Etsy shop, I had an idea,”Why not make several different framed art quilts, each one unique, yet clearly designed to be hung together as […]

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October 2, 2018
Fall Retreat Big Success from AQuA

 

Big shout out to Jacque W. for organizing the wonderful retreat in Palisade. She had every detail organized and made it a delightful weekend for all. 

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September 20, 2018
Big Bass Bob- who’s that? from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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I have been commissioned to make a fish quilt.  Not just any fish- has to be a big bass fish. But here’s the back story….
My boyfriend is an avid bass fisherman. He has fished with his buddy, Bob for 20 + years.  As a result I have learned way more than I bargained for about bass fishing, :).  Well, as a gift to his buddy, he asked me to make him an art quilt that documents his love for bass fishing.  Also, I ...

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September 6, 2018
Hawaiian Miniatures from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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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 ...

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August 23, 2018
Commission is Nearing Completion! from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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Yes! The commission of the gate to the South Carolina cemetary is nearing completion. For those of you who like numbers, I have kept track of the hours I put in so far – about 28 from start to finish. Yesterday I put it up on the wall for  damp blocking. This is a process where I pin the quilt at regular intervals and spray it down until it is damp.

Once it is dry, it is pretty flat and there are no more ...

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August 19, 2018
Fabulous Mancuso Turn In from AQuA

There were a record 29 quilts turned in at the August 18th meeting for the PIQF  Boundaries  AQuA exhibit. So much talent and creativity, as usual, it was difficult to make a member’s choice. Unsurprisingly there was a tie and Laurie Marks piece “I am Safe & Grounded Amidst Chaos + Change” and Nancy Dobson “Open Range”.

Congratulations to Laurie and Nancy and kudos to all who submitted their art.

Laurie Marks                                                                             Nancy Dobson

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August 11, 2018
Time For Art In The Park from Asianartandquilt's Blog

Art in the Park, smaller ones can be nicer. Comparison of Las Vegas’ blocks & blocks of art & a small more intimate one.

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July 30, 2018
Summer Sampler 2018 – Under the Eiffel Tower Block from Freshly Pieced

IMG_5990-2Happy Monday all! Ready for another Summer Sampler 2018 block? This one is called “Under the Eiffel Tower” by Rebecca Bryan of Bryan House Quilts.

IMG_3777Of all the iconic photos you see of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, I think it’s funny that you don’t see more pictures that are taken directly underneath the tower. I’ve been to the Eiffel Tower twice, and both times I was wowed by the effect when you stand beneath it, smack in the middle, looking straight up. I was there a few months ago with my family and my kids loved ...

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July 26, 2018
Last chance for Online Classes with Me from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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Welcome to the new readers!

After much deliberation, I have decided to phase out my teaching online. I will still have the courses available until January, 2019. If you are currently enrolled in one, you will have access until you finish the course. My ability to reply to your questions will go away after January 1, 2019.  Right now the classes are listed as closed, but if you would still like to do one, I can invite you into a class. Just send me an email at roxane ...

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July 5, 2018
Taking A Break at Swan Lake from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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After finishing up the large orchid triptych, I am taking a break in my studio. This week for your viewing pleasure, I thought I would share something from the other part of my world. A video of the Royal Ballet prepping for Swan Lake. Many years ago, I completed my training in classical ballet at the Royal Ballet School and I often turn to this company for inspiration. In this video you will see the corps de ballet sharing what it is like ...

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June 29, 2018
Sometimes you make a mistake from miss erin crafts


Before I begin, I must apologize for the long post today sans cute pictures and quilts.  Thanks for reading.

Back in the spring, I posted here and here about going back to work in the world of nursing after taking a much needed year off from the bedside.  I shared that I was burnt out, had a bad experience with a manager who treated her nurses as just counts to fill a shift and was living in a new city without the support of close friends(more on that later).  It was a wonder that I didn't convince my ...

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June 22, 2018
Quick Bites – News for June, 2018 from The Ardent Thread

Here is a list of our upcoming events:

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