My Bio


I work in my home studio, built by my husband Brad, in Harlan, Oregon. The studio is affectionately known as "The Thread Shed."  It brings me joy and is my Happy Place.   When I am out there hours go by without my even knowing it.  Like all quilts, mine are not just quilts, they are stories about imagination, passion, perseverance, dedication and love.  Each quilt contains a lesson for me, and with each one my skills have grown.
My quilts are greatly influenced by my life on a ranch in the Harlan Valley. In recent years I have blended my love of photography, gardening and quilting together.  I feel my work is taking on a more contemporary look and this excites me. I also feel it is important to display my original quilts, as my older work defines who I am today.
For me, quilts represent the beauty that I need and I want in my everyday life, the beauty that I want to share with others.
Please visit my blog by clicking the link below.  It contains textile art tutorials, images of my new work in progress, my photography, the Permission 2 Play classes I am involved with and much more.
LuAnn Kessi

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  • 23 Jun 2009
  • The Evolution of a Quilter

    The Evolution of a Quilter

    Quilt Exhibit by LuAnn Kessi

    September 16, 2009 - October 26, 2009

    Unitarian Fellowship Church

    2945 NW Circle Blvd.

    Corvallis, OR 97330


    Open Daily: 9:30 - 1:30