Monday, October 12, 2015

Thermofax Printing on Black Aprons

The Art Sisters are at the Quilt Palace today...

We are in need of new art aprons...

We gathered up the thermofax screens....

We have our favorite screen printing inks...

We are off and running:

Virginia is using Versatex Metallic Bronze ink....

Kathi is using Versatex Metallic Silver Ink...

Nancy is taping off a stencil 

to apply her name to her apron...

I am using Versatex Metallic Gold Ink...

I mixed up a non-metallic blue ink 

with Versatex Metallic Pearl Ink to

create the light blue ink for the flowers and feather.

New Aprons.....yummy!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Quilted Snap Bags

I attended a Quilt Retreat @ the Palace last week...

My sister, aunt and I decided to create Snap Bags

assembly line and factory style.

We made 39 snap bags!

I cut out the bags and quilted them.

My sister and aunt cut the metal measure tapes

and did all of the construction.

You can watch a video of the machine quilting

by clicking the video link below:

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

p.s.  Lots of FREE Snap Bag Tutorials online

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Psychedelic Pears Class...

Welcome to the Permission 2 Play

Psychedelic Pear Class

Your P2P Instructor:  Nancy Bryant

This is Nancy's 8th year leading P2P Classes

Nancy began her demonstration 

with a lesson in value:

Black to White Pear

This was a great help to the students

when they began designing their own pears.

Cartoon help with pattern placement

Pre-Fused Fossil Fern Fabrics

The projects will be mounted on canvas stretched frames

After the demonstration...

The students dug right into the pre-fused fabrics...

Nancy assisted the students with their fabric and value choices

Nancy wraps the completed student pears onto the canvas frames

Student Work:

Thanks Nancy for a Pschedelic Day!

Photography courtesy of Kathi Borrego

Join us for our Next P2P Class:

Thursday, October 22, 2015 @ 1:00
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop in Philomath, OR
Instructor:  LuAnn Kessi
Technique:  Fantasy Fish

Permission 2 Play is a FREE class offering for cancer diagnosed patients.

No experience is necessary to participate.

All supplies are provided for the students.

Classes are held the 4th Thursday of each month at
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, Philomath, OR

If you are interested in joining this class contact:

LuAnn Kessi

Our Best To You,

Nancy Bryant
Virginia Gregory
Kathi Borrego
LuAnn Kessi

Many Thanks for the support of:

OSU Folk Thrift Club of Corvallis, OR
Mary's River Quilt Guild
Donations made by private individuals
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
Good Samaritan Hospital
Samaritan Regional Cancer Center
Corvallis Clinic Oncology
Project H.E.R.

You make this class possible!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Inspiration......from my friend

When my Art Sisters get together 

our favorite activity is Show 'n Tell...

This is one of my Art Sisters.......Virginia.

She gave me my first lesson in hand dyeing fabric.

There's nothing like learning at the feet of the master.

We gathered together recently for a play day.

Virginia brought discharge projects for show 'n tell:

Virginia's quilt has discharged circles

as well as pieced circles.

Virginia's favorite surface design technique is

manipulating color...

Hand Dyed fabrics discharge beautifully...

Virginia applied Jacquard Discharge Paste

to her hand dyed fabrics

through a hand cut freezer paper stencil

A steam iron discharges the color out of the fabric

Virginia, the Discharge Queen......has done it again!

Thanks for the Inspiration Virginia.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Monday, September 28, 2015

NOT everything gets a.......Feather

Yes, I love to draw and stitch feathers...

But, not every quilt I make gets a feather!

Check out my hexagon quilt:

Textagon Quilt

The text and number fabric in this quilt speaks volumes.

The quilting design of wavy lines does not compete

with the fabrics.

The big circles on this baby quilt make a strong impact...

One continuous circle of quilting allows the big circle 

appliqué to be the center of attention.  

My machine quilting does not compete with the circles,

it rather enhances the overall design.

Contemporary quilts can benefit 

from simple straight lines.

This quilting design is straight lines that cross over

to create squares.

I don't believe I have EVER stitched a feather

into any of my art quilts...

Again simple wavy random lines can be all

a design needs...

When you have created your own fabrics 

with surface design techniques...

you need to allow them to shine.

Keep your quilting design simple

to allow your fabrics to be the star of the show!

This is our sweetie pie......Gunnr

Here is Gunnr in fabric and thread:

 If you look closely at the thread work...

it is very basic, almost unnoticeable.

This won a contest and was included in

the Quilting Arts Calendar.

The simple stitching allows Gunnr's wonderful expression

 to be the main focus of this art quilt.

I do love stitching feathers...

but, not on everything!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi