Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Gunnr........Mr. February

Meet Mr. February

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" Gunnr "
by LuAnn Kessi

We just found out Gunnr is February in the
2012 Quilting Arts Calendar
Theme: Feeling Pet-ty

Our son, Nicholas, brought Gunnr home 4 years ago on his birthday.
It is extra fun that Gunnr is Mr. February as
Nicholas was born in February.

Gunnr's portrait quilt was colored and painted on white fabric,
then machine quilted.

Gunnr does not seem to be overly impressed with his quilt,
but I am just tickled .

Check out the cover of the
2012 Quilting Arts Calendar:

Jill Packer created the Iguana
This is a gorgeous piece

The 2012 Quilting Arts Calendar is now for sale

Gunnr plans to hand them out at Christmas !
Better get yours before he buys them all out...

Featured artists are:

Faith Cleary
Nancy Brown
Sue Clayton
Susan Brubaker Knapp
Susan E. Connor
Lisa Encabo
Nancy Hayes
Loreen Leedy
Amber McIntosh
Joan Sowada
Nanette Zeller
Jill Packer
LuAnn Kessi

Enjoy the Slideshow: (the music isn't playing properly, but the photos are fine.)

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CLICK HERE to view Adventures in Portrait Quilts Class

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


  1. Beautiful! (both the quilt and the dog)

  2. Hi rlbates,
    Thank you for your kind comments.
    Gunnr is a delight and makes us laugh each day.
    His beautiful face usually finds its way into my art work.
    Wishing you continued success in all you do,
    LuAnn in Oregon

  3. Congratulations to Gunnr and you! The accolade is well deserved! You did an absolutely amazing job on that portrait! His face just oozes personality and you captured that beautifully! Gotta love a calendar celebrity that is so modest about his fame! Grin!

  4. Gunnr is gorgeous in both media. Thanks for sharing him.

  5. Congratulations! I'll definitely be buying that calendar.

  6. Congratulations. Gunnr's portrait is a great likeness.

  7. Ah look at your baby! Your piece turned out great! Congrats on getting onto the calender, what an honor, you deserve it =)

  8. Congratulations, LuAnn--wonderful portrait. I have a February birthday, and will enjoy looking at Gunnar, too. Gunnar reminds me of the boxers of my childhood.My mom raised them; however they had more common names, Butchie and Lassie. They LOVED to chase cats, and we had a lot of cats! Boxers are wonderful, loving dogs, and you've caught "the look."

  9. Congratulations! Your piece is gorgeous and deserves to be in this calendar.

  10. congrats. You do such terrific work.

  11. Congrats on being in the quilting arts calendar!!! The process you use is so unique. You definitely deserve it. sure doesn't hurt that you had such a handsome guy for a model!