Tuesday, November 27, 2012

African Mask.....Play Day

We are preparing for a class next January...

African Masks

This textile came directly from Africa

Class Sample:

Instructor:  Nancy Bryant

The masks will be mounted on stretched canvas:

The canvas needs paint and varnish...

First coat of black paint...

Second coat of black paint...

While we wait for the paint to dry:

Nancy gives instruction on mask making

Students will choose from different mask patterns

Mask Inspiration

The students will only have 3 hours of class time,

so these play days help us gauge the time needed 

to complete the class project

After Nancy's instruction, we got right with it!

Creating masks today for class samples in January.

Nancy applying the final coat of varnish

The completed textiles will be mounted with velcro tabs

Making a creative mess can be so therapeutic

With several people testing out the class procedure...

We decided this was a project the students could complete

in the 3 hour class time

More to Come......in January 2013

CLICK HERE to view:  My Mask

Permission 2 Play Class
African Masks
January 24, 2013
1:00 - 4:00
1243 Main Street
Philomath, Oregon 97370

CLICK HERE to see how the class went

CLICK HERE to view:  Permission 2 Play Classes

CLICK HERE to view:  Play Days

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Crayon Quilts Class.......Permission 2 Play Group

spent the afternoon melting crayons and coloring fabric

Enjoy the Slide Show Below:

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Please Join Us:

Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 1:00

Technique:  Fusible House Collage

Instructor:  Kathi Borrego

CLICK HERE to view:  P2P Classes

Permission 2 Play is a FREE class offering for cancer 

diagnosed patients.

No Experience is necessary to participate.

All supplies are provided for the students.

Classes are held at JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop in 

Philomath, Oregon.

If you are interested in joining this class contact:

LuAnn Kessi    kessi@pioneer.net

Many Thanks to JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
Philomath, Oregon for your support. 

This class would not be possible without you!

A BIG Thank You to OSU Folk Thrift Store, 
Mary's River Quilt Guild and those who provide funding to 

purchase the needed supplies for these FREE classes 

offered to cancer diagnosed patients.

Our Best To You,

Nancy Bryant
Virginia Gregory
Kathi Borrego
LuAnn Kessi

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hexagon Text Quilt......more progress

I thought I would catch you up on the Hexagon Quilt...

Last week the quilt consisted of 100 Hexagons...

It has been so refreshing working with the 

letter and number fabrics

The soft, neutral fabrics are so soothing

After 6 days on the couch sneezing, sniffling and stitching...

I counted 331 Hexagons tonight.

I am hoping to be on the sunny side of life tomorrow,

so I can head out to the thread shed and find border fabrics.

p.s.  If you took my EPP class in October, I would love to see

the progress you have made on your Hexagon Quilt!

CLICK HERE to view:  English Paper Piecing

CLICK HERE to view:  Take-A-Long Quilts

CLICK HERE to view:  The Thread Shed

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hexagon Text Quilt......Progress

Here is a progress report on the Hexagon Quilt I started

in October...

I started this piece as a sample for a class...

I was so involved in teaching....I didn't snap one photo during class.

The students enjoyed learning English Paper Piecing...

I enjoyed sharing my passion for EPP...

Unfortunately, what I took away from class was a

head cold.....yuck!

So....here I am today, on the couch stitching and sneezing.

CLICK HERE to view:  more about this Hexagon Quilt

CLICK HERE to view:  my Grandmothers Flower Garden

CLICK HERE to view:  my Art Quilts

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Yellowstone Trip #2......Slideshow

I spent time this morning editing photos from our

#2 trip to Yellowstone in October

I put together a slide show....enjoy:

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CLICK HERE to view:  Yellowstone Trip 1

CLICK HERE to view:  Bison Video

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sketch Book.....Filled Spine Designs

The last of the Filled Spine Designs

from my Sketch Book:

I became addicted to drawing out the Filled Spine Designs

Each design lead to the next and the next...

I hope you will try drawing out a hollow spine,

then filling it in with a FUN design.

July 2012......Purple Hydrangeas

November 2012.......Purple Hydrangeas

4 months later, they are still beautiful!

I recently joined Pinterest.

I have enjoyed organizing the contents of my blog there.

It is so easy to find what you are looking for so quickly.

YOU can check it out CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

CLICK HERE to view:  Quilted Bag Tutorial

CLICK HERE to view:  Cattle Call Quilt

CLICK HERE to view:  All Sketch Book posts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi