Saturday, November 18, 2017

Collage Houses...


The Permission 2 Play Instructors

are preparing for class...



Collage Houses.....Class





Instructor Kathi Borrego

is leading this class December 14, 2017





The instructors begin by creating

House Patterns...





A drawing on paper...









We are working with a donation of

Home Dec Fabric samples...





Permission 2 Play is a FREE class offering

for cancer diagnosed patients.

Everything is donated, we sell our class samples,

we apply for grant funding,

the quilt shop donates their classroom space

and the instructors donate their time and talents.




The houses are embellished with

trim and buttons...


































We look forward to seeing you in class:


Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 1:00
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
1243 Main Street
Philomath, OR 97370
541-929-3795





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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Friday, November 17, 2017

Messy Painted Canvas...


The Permission 2 Play members

gathered together to play with PAINT...



We are using craft grade paint and foam rollers...




We are creating a Messy Painted Canvas:














Class is about to begin...

Grab a name badge and a seat!






The classroom is set up for......FUN!






The tables are covered with primed canvas...





P2P Instructor Debbie 

sets up the trays with foam rollers...




The canvas will be painted in 4 layers:


Layer 1......Light Paint Colors





The students apply paint with foam rollers...





First Layer......Complete!





P2P Instructors:

Nancy and Kathi





Layer 2:

Medium color paints,

stamping with found objects






Messy Painting brings out the best in all of us!





Layer 3......Dark Color Paints





To add focal points to the canvas,


we are stamping with foam stamps...





and Rubber Stamps






We are working with 4 large pieces of canvas.

Everyone works on all of the canvas.



Layer 4.....Black and White Paints:


For the 4th and final layer,  

we are only working with Black and White

paints and markers





The Black and White makes it POP!





Lani is our P2P classroom helper



Here we are 3 hours later...


Everyone leaves with a piece of

Messy Painted Canvas


This canvas can be sewn up into

tote bags, ipad covers, zipper bags, 

journal covers, etc.



Join us for our next class:

Permission 2 Play Class
Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 1:00
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
1243 Main Street
Philomath, OR 97370
541-929-3795


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 the 4th Thursday of each month at JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, Philomath, OR

If you are interested in joining this class contact:
LuAnn Kessi   kessi@pioneer.net

Our Best To You,
Instructors: Nancy Bryant, Kathi Borrego, 
Debbie van der Sommen, LuAnn Kessi

 Many Thanks for the support of:
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, OSU Folk Thrift Club of Corvallis, OR, Mary's River Quilt Guild, Donations made by private individuals, Good Samaritan Hospital, Samaritan Regional Cancer Center, Corvallis Clinic Oncology, Project H.E.R.
You make this class possible!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Bottle Calves....New Pasture



The bottle calves are growing...




Number 25 is the twin orphan calf - 8 months

The diary calf on the left is 6 months






They need more room to graze...






They enjoy sniffing and licking the camera!







Today we built an electric fence and

created a new enclosure for them...

they LOVE it!


When we turned them out into their new pasture, they ran, jumped and chased each other.

You can watch them in the videos below:




Bottle Calves Run and Jump from LuAnn Kessi on Vimeo.




Bottle Calves chasing each other from LuAnn Kessi on Vimeo.





Bottle Calf sucking my fingers from LuAnn Kessi on Vimeo.



A couple hours of fence building

made such a delightful impact on their lives.

They have room to run and stretch their legs,

and so much more grass to munch!


They will be weaned off the bottle this month

and I am having a bit of separation anxiety...



CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Kittens Quilt.....Piecing the Background



30 Kitten Blocks are Pieced...



As I cut, sew and press these bright fabrics,

they sure make me happy!











30 Kittens up on the design wall...



I begin piecing the gray background:








2 Rows completed...





If things stay quiet here on the farm,

I plan to spend the day in the Thread Shed

piecing the background sashing.






We are enjoying the last of our

Red Maple Leaves here in the yard...





It has been a glorious autumn for leaves

here in Western Oregon.



More To Come!







CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi