Thursday, October 2, 2014

P2P: African Woven Quilts



The Permission 2 Play group gathered today

to play with….African Fabric




African Woven Quilt

Class Sample By: Instructor Nancy Bryant







Fusing the woven strips to batting…







Each student began with the same African Fabric,

then chose a complimentary fabric to weave through it…







Jan chose this cranberry red fabric for weaving…








Kathy chose an orange batik fabric for weaving…








Each student chose an African symbol 

to appliqué on their woven quilt







African Symbol























Barbara chose a blue fabric to weave into her quilt…








The students stamped the meaning of their 

symbol onto their quilt…







Rubber ABC stamps and Textile Paint…




























A BIG Welcome to our newest student….. Vanessa




Please Join us for our next class:

Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
1243 Main Street
Philomath, OR 97370
541-929-3795


Technique:  Thermofax Screen Printing




Permission 2 Play is a FREE class offering for

cancer diagnosed patients.

For more info contact:
LuAnn Kessi
kessi@pioneer.net



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 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

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hexagon Quilt……Binding



Time to get the binding on this Hexagon Quilt...




I keep the binding in this coffee container...







The binding is stitched onto the top side of the quilt…








The coffee container sits on the floor 

between my feet as I stitch…








The binding feeds flawlessly 

onto the quilt surface as I stitch…








I am happy with the text fabric as a binding treatment…














I had this FUN fabric with circles 

for the back side of the quilt…















This one is…..DONE!








Autumn has found us here in Western Oregon








Red Maple trees in the front yard…







The hydrangeas by the front door are still putting on a show!



CLICK HERE to view:  Baby Hexagon Quilt


CLICK HERE to view:  Grandmothers Flowergarden Quilt


CLICK HERE to view:  My Take-a-Long Quilts




CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hexagon Text Quilt……Machine Quilting



Remember this quilt top?








Hexagon Text Quilt...







I began paper piecing it 2 years ago in Yellowstone Park:


Yes, we never leave home without…..GUNNR





I never travel without a Take-a-Long Quilt project:







I was visiting my son, while he worked in the park:







He was part of a a trout study on Yellowstone Lake:







I saw my very first Grizzly Bear that year in the park:









Lots of great memories come flooding back 

when I look at this quilt…



It is now under the needle









It took 1 year to hand piece it…

then it sat for a year waiting it's turn to be machine quilted.








I am quilting wavy lines across the surface.

My favorite guy has claimed this quilt, so I want 

to keep the quilting masculine to match the quilt.





I had FUN fussy cutting some of the hexagons:


I am originally from…..New Jersey







I attended lots of Yankee games in New York







I now live in…..Oregon








Yes, this quilt will always conjure up 

lots of memories for me...







The machine quilting is complete...







I will bind and label it today…….aaaah.







CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi