Upcoming Classes

I teach at the Pine Needle Quilt Shop in Lake Oswego, Oregon and occasionally at other shops. I also teach and do trunk shows for quilt guilds.

To register for a class at the Pine Needle, please click on this link or call the shop at 503-635-1353. For questions about a class, please email me.

Upcoming Classes at the Pine Needle

Sew with Dawn
Multiple sections — see below

I’m delighted to be part of the “Sew With” series at the Pine Needle, joining a talented team of quilting instructors ready to share their knowledge with you.

Need help starting or finishing a quilt? Stuck on an ongoing project? I’ll offer suggestions and advice while you work on any project you like in a relaxed and supportive setting. You’ll build skills and develop new friendships. All skill levels are welcome!

Sew with Dawn (Wednesdays), Winter 2016
Wed., Jan. 20   •  1:30 – 4:30 pm
Wed., Feb. 24  •  1:30 – 4:30 pm
Wed., March 16  •  1:30 – 4:30 pm
Wed., April 20  •  1:30 – 4:30 pm

Sew with Dawn (Sundays), Winter 2016
Sun., Jan. 17   •  12:30 – 3:30 pm
Sun., Feb. 21  •  12:30 – 3:30 pm
Sun., March 20  •  12:30 – 3:30 pm
Sun., April 17  •  12:30 – 3:30 pm

quilting detail, Billie's Star
Quilting Detail, Billie’s Star (2015)

Sew with Dawn: Seeing Stars, Winter 2016 — first group
Saturday mornings: Last of Three Series
Sat., Jan. 23  •  10 am – 1 pm
Sat., Feb. 20  •  10 am – 1 pm
Sat., March 26  •  10 am – 1 pm
Sat., April 23  •  10 am – 1 pm

A very special “sew with” class devoted to stars, one of the oldest and best loved motifs in quilting. Work on a star quilt of your choosing and in the process learn my method for making perfect star points, pressing suggestions to minimize bulky seams, and other useful tips.

Note: Due to the popularity of this class, the Pine Needle has added a second section:

Sew with Dawn: Seeing Stars, Winter 2016 — second group
Saturday afternoons: Second of Three Series
Sat., Jan. 23  •  1:30 – 4:30 pm
Sat., Feb. 20  •  1:30 – 4:30 pm
Sat., March 26   •  1:30 – 4:30 pm
Sat., April 23  •  1:30 – 4:30 pm

New section of Secrets to be scheduled in March or April!

Secrets of the Quick Curve Ruler
Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016  •  12:30 – 3:30 pm

Quick Curve Ruler SKWMake the most of this versatile acrylic ruler designed by Jenny Pedigo of Sew Kind of Wonderful. I’ve used it on several projects and have come up with several tips for cutting and sewing curves. You’ll learn how to “read” the ruler, how to cut accurate curves every time, and how to sew concave and convex seams together without using a single pin. (I even have a special tip for that!)

Now joined by her sisters Helen Robinson and Sherilyn Mortensen, Jenny is part of a creative team that continues to create new and exciting designs using the original Quick Curve Ruler and the brand new QCR Mini.

If you have a pattern by Sew Kind of Wonderful that you want to make, I’ll help you get started. If not, you’ll have fun making practice curves and discovering the potential of this marvelous specialty ruler.

Skill level: confident beginner.

Junior Billie Bag
Orientation: Friday, March 11, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Classes: March 25, April 8, April 22 (Fridays), 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Junior Billie Bag 800A new class for me: the Junior Billie Bag, a junior-sized version of Billie Mahorney’s original design. Billie, who taught at the Pine Needle for almost 20 years, called her quilter’s tote “The Take It All With You Bag” but every quilter who has ever made one simply calls it her “Billie Bag.”

Each bag is unique because the maker can put whatever design she wants on the front and back, and the inside pockets are customized as well. The original bag measured  21″ x 21″ x 7½”.

The junior — 14″ wide, 17″ high, 7½” deep — is large enough for all the essentials, including a 6″ x 24″ acrylic ruler, thanks to the 7½” width of the side panels.

I’ll help you create your own version of this Pine Needle classic!

Skill level: intermediate.

Note: Due to the popularity of this class, the Pine Needle has added a second section:

Junior Billie Bag
Orientation: Wednesday, March 23, 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon
Classes: April 6, April 13, April 27 (Wednesdays), 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Recently Completed Classes at the Pine Needle

Sew with Dawn: Seeing Stars, Summer/Fall 2015

Sew with Dawn (Wednesdays), Spring/Summer/Fall 2015

Sew with Dawn (Sundays), Spring/Summer Term 2015

Secrets of the Quick Curve Ruler
Part 1:  Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015  •  12:30 – 3:30 pm
Part 2: Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015  •  12:30 – 3:30 pm






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