Thursday, October 1, 2009

Evolution of a Quilter -Virtual Tour of Exhibit 5

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Flowers For My Sissy

This was created as a birthday gift for my little sister, Sherry. She will see it for the first time when she comes to view this exhibit....SURPRISE!

This is a joyful and happy quilt, and reminds me of all the fun and laughter I have shared with my sister.

I love you Sissy


LuAnn McDonald Kessi

Harlan, Oregon

Techniques: Disappearing 9 Patch Machine Piecing, Fusible Machine Appliqué, Free Motion Machine Quilting & Hyper-Quilted Feathers in Border, Original Design.

If you're surrounded by people you love, you must be home. --Dan Zadra

My sister and I at the exhibit last week
LuAnn & Sherry

Sherry looked at the quilt and said, "I can't believe you made this for me."

As for me...I can't imagine making it for anyone else...

In keeping with the theme of this exhibit, "Evolution of a Quilter", the next quilt is one of my earlier homespun creations...quite a contrast:

Angels Watching Over Us

This quilt was created with my favorite Red Wagon Plaid fabric collection.

I began piecing this quilt in the 1990’s and completed the Hand Quilting in 2003

What appeals to me most about this quilt is the homespun feel and folk art look.

LuAnn McDonald Kessi

Harlan, Oregon

Techniques: Machine Piecing, Fusible Appliqué, Hand Appliqué, Hand Quilting

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. --Og Mandino

If you are in the Corvallis, Oregon area you can see my quilts in person.
CLICK HERE for the info.

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

To see my New Work CLICK HERE

To see the Thread Shed CLICK HERE

To see my Exhibit Quilts CLICK HERE

To see Tutorials CLICK HERE


  1. LuAnn - I love these two quilts! What a great picture of you and your sister! What a way to show how fabs have changed but are a way to document our past and create wonderful memories. a quilting buddy, Linda G.

  2. Sherry's quilt rocks! I love the large applique flowers.

  3. Sister's are the best. Mine is my best friend. When I started quilting seriously, she was the first recipient. Your sis is going to be so pleased. I followed you making this quilt and its fantastic.