Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Quilt Retreat @ the Palace...

I attended the Annual Spring Retreat of
The Harlan Valley Quilters
3 Days of FUN!
I focused on getting a few more blocks paper pieced
on my New York Beauty...
14 more blocks were added to the design wall
during the retreat...

On the last day of the retreat  I cut
90 centers for the double wedding ring blocks:

199 Football Units
90 Centers
I am ready to begin piecing the top together!
You can view lots of inspiring images from the
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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


LuAnn Kessi

Monday, April 6, 2015

Making Journal Covers...

The Permission 2 Play group gathered together
to create handmade journal covers...
Choose a Fabric...

Journal Cover.....Class Samples

Instructor: Virginia Gregory

Instructor: Nancy Bryant
Will be our Steam Press Queen


Students stitching up their journal covers...
After stitching.....comes the pressing

Here is a demo of the construction:

Stiff interfacing has been pressed
onto the wrong side of the journal cover
A strip of paper backed fusible web has been ironed
to the wrong side of the lining of the journal cover.
A slit has been cut into the fusible web.
The inside flaps have been layered on top
of the right side of the lining...
raw edges together
The journal cover has been layered on top
of the flaps and lining.
All of the layers are pinned together.

A seam is sewn through all layers all the way around
the edge of the interfacing


The seam is trimmed to 1/4 inch

Reach through the slit and turn the cover right side out

After turning, be sure to push out all of the corner points
Turn the flaps toward the inside of the cover

Remove the fusible paper from the opening
Carefully iron the fusible opening...
the slit nearly disappears.
It is not visible on the inside of the journal cover
after the book has been inserted.
Place the journal under the flaps
This process only takes a few minutes...
so the students made another one!


This is our newest student, Juliana
Welcome to Permission 2 Play!
Next Class:
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Lovely Layers Collage Quilts
Instructor: Kathi Borrego
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
Philomath, Oregon
1:00 - 4:00

Permission 2 Play is a FREE class offering for

cancer diagnosed patients.

For more info contact:
LuAnn Kessi


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

Many Thanks to JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop in 

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

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Thermofax Screen Printing Class......Student Work

The Table is set for.......FUN!
Thermofax Screen Printing.....FUN!

Here is the Palace mascot.....Ralph


We are using Versatex Screen Printing Inks
Printing on Rusted Fabric:

After a demo.....the students jumped right to it!

Printing on Hand Dyed Fabric:


Printing on Shaving Cream Marbled Fabric:


Printing on Discharged Fabric:


Printing on Soy Wax Resist Fabric:


Printing on Shibori Fabric:


Foam Brushes, Bondo Scrapers, Paint Brushes




Cleaning screens in the kitchen:




Printing on Rusted Fabric:



Printing on a Denim Jacket:



The students gave the Palace a real work out!
They printed fabrics for 6 hours and produced lots
of great art cloth for future projects.
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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi