Saturday, October 3, 2009

Evolution of a Quilter -Virtual Tour of Exhibit 11

This is the last posting of quilts included in my current quilt exhibit in Corvallis, Oregon.

I thought it fitting to end this virtual quilt tour with one of my earliest quilts and my newest quilt. Perhaps this will give you some insight into how I have evolved as a quilter in the last 22 years.

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A Log Cabin Built for Brad

This is one of my earliest quilts. Created in 1989 after I took a Log Cabin Quilt class in Corvallis.

This is my very first attempt at Hand Quilting.

As long as I have this quilt, I will have my very first hand quilting stitches documented.

LuAnn McDonald Kessi

Harlan, Oregon

Techniques: Machine Piecing, Hand Quilting

“What we call the beginning is often the end.

And to make an end is to make a beginning.

The end is where we start from.”

T.S. Eliot

Woven Sunshine

This is the last quilt I have created to date...

I have always admired the woven quilts of

Anna Faustino. I purchased her book

“Simply Stunning Woven Quilts” in 2008. This quilt is my very first attempt at creating a woven quilt.

It was an absolute joy and pleasure to create.

I completed the quilting in the Spring of 2009.

LuAnn McDonald Kessi

Harlan, Oregon

Techniques: Woven Piecing, Fusible Machine Appliqué’, Free Motion Machine Quilting, Threadplay,

Original Design of Appliqué

You can't use up creativity.

The more you use, the more you have.

--Maya Angelou


This quilt exhibit is dedicated to my three favorite guys: Brad, Nicholas & Heath

You have seamlessly incorporated my passion for quilting into your lives for the past 22 years.

You inspire much of my work and have a genuine appreciation and respect for what I create.

We have worked together as a family through the years with everyone helping out with household chores so that I may have more time to do what I love.

Brad, you make all of this possible. You have taught me to see the “big picture” in life.

I treasure our life together.

I love you all ~

LuAnn McDonald Kessi 2009

You can view my quilts in person if you are in the Corvallis, Oregon area.
CLICK HERE for more 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. Wow! Woven Sunshine is stunning! I so wish I could see all these beautiful quilts in person. Thank you so much for sharing them via your blog.

  2. Your whole presentation is lovely.
    Interesting to see how your art has evolved.

  3. I like both the quilts for different reasons, which is probably the same for you! Woven Sunshine is a fantastic quilt and will always be a stimulating one to look at. Thanks for sharing your quilts' stories.

  4. Your work is stunning! The Woven Sunshine is just amazing!! WOW!

  5. Your quilts are absolutely
    beautiful and I love your
    color choices - they're so vibrant!
    I so admire Anna Faustino's work-
    used to look at them over at the
    Empire Quilters Guild web site.
    Now I'm tempted to buy the book!
    Thank you LuAnn for sharing!
    I love this Festival!

  6. Woven Sunshine is a beautiful quilt!

  7. Sunflowers are my favourite! You have a wonderful sense of colour. Beautiful sunflower quilt.

  8. Both of your quilts are simply gorgeous!*!

  9. I haven't seen a woven quilt before but I love yours- I am huge fan of sunflowers - they seem to reflect joy where ever you see them. I like all the little additions that you added to your quilt. I will have check out woven quilts and her technique.
    Your log cabin quilt is wonderful too.
    Thanks very much for sharing.
    Warmest regards,