Sunday, February 13, 2011

Gunnr is......... a Calendar Boy !

Announcing the 2012
Quilting Arts Calendar Artists!

12 x 12

Gunnr is ......... a Calendar Boy !

Gunnr 8 weeks

This is the first day our eyes met....

Nicholas & Gunnr 2006

Our son brought Gunnr, his puppy, home to meet us.

Gunnr quickly became part of the family...

Gunnr just adores our Jack Russell, Suzy

They spend lots of lazy days in the Thread Shed
asleep under the sewing machine: can see how I was inspired to create a Gunnr quilt.
Actually, I have made several quilts with Gunnr on them over the last few years.

My most recent quilt was picked as a finalist in the

This year’s theme, Getting Pet-ty inspired hundreds of you to depict your beloved furry or feathered friend with fabric, thread, and heaps of love. From the countless entries received, the decision to winnow the lot down to 13 was very difficult. We saw lizards, llamas, parrots, horses, mice, dogs, cats, iguanas, you name it.
Congratulations to the following artists whose art quilts will appear in our 2012 calendar:

LuAnn Kessi “Gunner”
Faith Cleary (Untitled, cow)

Nancy Brown “
Opie and Mittens Go Birdwatching”

Sue Clayton “My Pet Llama”

Brubaker-Knapp “Trouble in the Pumpkin Patch”

Susan E. Connor (Untitled, cat with fish bowl)

Encabo ‘Cutie says, “FEED ME! Throw my ball.”’

Nancy Hayes “Jazz Fetch!”

Leedy “Cautious”

Amber McIntosh (Untitled, frogs)

SowadaAgnus Ready”

Zeller “A Perfect Storm”

Jill Packer “The Iconic Miss Isabella (Iguana)”

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

CLICK HERE to view the Thread Shed

CLICK HERE to view more about Suzy

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi


  1. Congratulations. I just saw the calendar on the quilting arts newsletter. I love your Gunnr - the quilt and the dog! He looks like such a character.

  2. Hi Rona,
    Gunnr was thrilled to hear your kind comments. Yes, he is quite a character. We have never had a Boxer in the house, and enjoy each day with him. He makes us smile and laugh.
    My Best To You,
    LuAnn in Oregon