Home for Christmas ~ A Mini-Tutorial ~ Tips and Hints!

Leslie McNeilArt and Collage Quilts, Patterns, Teaching, Tutorial 1 Comment

Morning everyone!  I know… Christmas is almost here, and while I don’t really care for all the pre-October Christmas stuff/advertising, it seems to come in a rush doesn’t it?  Well, anyway… today I am sharing some photos of my working on the new pattern.  I’ve also tried to improve my instruction writing skills and included extra photos of in-detail shots of …

Student Smiles ~

Leslie McNeilArt and Collage Quilts, Teaching 1 Comment

Good day to you all! I’m loving my ‘dream job’ as I pursue more teaching, traveling these late summer and fall days!  Amazing scenery, and then there is the scene that I love — the one of watching the ‘light come on’ in a student’s face as they see their collages come into view!  There is a gift to be …

sir frosty ~ a merry old soul ~ newest collage pattern

MarveLes Art StudiosArt and Collage Quilts, Blogs, Patterns, Teaching 12 Comments

hello everyone! yes!  i’m excited about my latest collage pattern, “sir frosty!”  he’s a jolly old soul, dontcha know?!  a classic childhood memory, created in collage… the pattern is now available in the etsy shop, right here… and at a 25% discount for a limited time ~ until December 5th. that goes for any pattern, too!!  {this pattern is $20, …

student collage works ~

MarveLes Art StudiosArt and Collage Quilts, Blogs, Teaching 4 Comments

happy friday everyone ~i’ve learned so much from teaching collage… and i wanted to show you some of the fabulous creations from a few willing students from my last couple classes… they are fabulous!and today and tomorrow will be the last day to get any collage pattern from my etsy shop, at a 25% discount, {code GLORY25}.  and thank you!!first …

christmas collage a’peel ~ and classes!

MarveLes Art StudiosArt and Collage Quilts, Blogs, Patterns, Teaching 4 Comments

hello ~boy have we enjoyed the relief of blessed rain these past few weeks, and it’s also been a great motive to dive into… yes… christmas!  now i’m not anxious to bring on the season, but after seeing a few really charming christmas quilts hanging at the sewing palace in helena, i was inspired to start thinking about it ~and …

tools of the trade ~ prepping for classes

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greetings!hey there ~ now is the time to prep for fall sewing and quilting classes!  i was highly motivated myself to do just that, because of a nice little presentation given for students {and teachers} at the open house at the sewing palace bernina, where i am excited to also be teaching this fall! and in “other big news” {lol} …

shalom ~ peaceful girl ~ floral collage version two ~

MarveLes Art StudiosArt and Collage Quilts, Blogs, Teaching 12 Comments

hello ~this is the second version of my new “shalom” collage quilt pattern, from the shalom pattern, this time using aqua green, purple, and ocean blues, with pops of pink and whites. this sweet girl is now hanging up in the quilt away shop in great falls. once again, i designed it to use a gorgeous background of hand dyed fabric, my …

fiesta tablerunner #2 with kaffe fasset and alison glass ~

MarveLes Art StudiosArt and Collage Quilts, Blogs, Teaching 6 Comments

well… here she is.  another version of the kaffe fasset stripes and shot cottons, paired with a new panel out in the market now, from alison glass.  it’s called “ex libris” and although i don’t have a photo of the panel, it’s contains four circles, all a type of collage, in a color wheel setting, and it can be purchased …