Saturday, October 3, 2009

Evolution of a Quilter -Virtual Tour of Exhibit 7

The Quilt Tour continues with images of my family

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Birthday Surprise

Our son, Nicholas, came home on his birthday and surprised us with his new boxer puppy, Gunnr.

Just as we stepped outside to take a started to snow so beautifully.

I had a great deal of difficulty printing out this image on took so many tries to get it right.

This quilt is the result of my misprinting efforts.

I love the shattered effect.


LuAnn McDonald Kessi

Harlan, Oregon

Children will not remember you for the material things you provided, but for the feeling that you cherished them.

~Richard L. Evans

Blanket Thief

This photo of my mother in law, Betty, is one of my favorites. It was taken during an auction to benefit the Oregon Sheep Breeders Association. The blanket she is holding is up for bid.

Photo courtesy of Jan Jackson,

Capital Press Newspaper

LuAnn McDonald Kessi

Harlan, Oregon


Of all the things you wear, your expression

is the most important.

— Janet Lane

I Do the Limit

This is an image of Grandma Barker from 20 years ago.

She is celebrating her 90th birthday this year.

She still bakes homemade bread every week and shares it with her family.


~ We Love You ~


LuAnn McDonald Kessi

Harlan, Oregon

“What the next generation will value most is not what we owned, but the evidence of who we were and the tales of how we lived.” --Ellen Goodman

You Rogue

This was created as a memory quilt to celebrate a beautiful day on the Rogue River fishing with my favorite guy. These are photos taken on that day. The water was so clear, you could watch the trout follow the lure right up to the bank.

LuAnn McDonald Kessi

Harlan, Oregon


Techniques: Photo Transfer to Fabric, Free Motion Machine Quilting, Traditional Hand-Sewn Binding., Original Design.

We do not remember days......we remember moments.

~Cesare Pavese


I found these images of our son, Heath, on the computer in a picture file. I think he was trying out our new iMac built in camera. I was inspired to use them in this quilted design. They go great with the groovy fabrics I have collected. This quilt will come as a complete SURPRISE to Heath. He doesn’t know I found the images.


LuAnn McDonald Kessi

Harlan, Oregon

There are souls in this world who have the gift of finding joy

everywhere...and leaving it behind them when they go.

~William Frederick Faber

If you are in the Corvallis, Oregon area you can see my quilt exhibit 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 comment:

  1. What a wonderful way of preserving the memories of your family. I love the way you "played" with the photos, fragmenting and coloring the originals. You have created true treasures. Wish I could be there in person to see them all.