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

Junior Billie Bag — Fall 2017
Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3  •  10 am – 2 pm

Back by popular demand: the Junior Billie Bag, a scaled down version of Billie Mahorney’s original design. Billie, who taught at the Pine Needle for 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 “my Billie Bag.”

Each bag is unique because the makers can put whatever they want 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″ ruler, thanks to the width of the side panels.

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

Skill level: intermediate to advanced

Quiltmaking 101 — Fall 2017
Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 11

Learn the basics of making a lap quilt in this six-session class. I’ll guide you through the entire process of learning to quilt – from accurate and safe rotary cutting to quilting. I’ll also share my best tips and tricks for accurate cutting, piecing, and pressing.

Photo and description to come

Skill level: beginning

Sew with Dawn — Fall 2017

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 (First Mondays)
Sept. 11, Oct. 2, Nov. 13, Dec. 4  •  6 – 9 pm

Sew with Dawn (Third Mondays)
Sept. 25, Oct. 16, no class in November, Dec. 18  •  6 – 9 pm

Sew with Dawn (Wednesdays)
Sept. 13, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 13  •  1:30 – 4:30 pm

Sew with Dawn (Sundays)
Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 12, Dec. 10  •  12:30 – 3:30 pm


Recently Completed Classes at the Pine Needle

Pineapple Plus, Summer 2017

Quiltmaking 101, Spring/Summer 2017

Sew with Dawn (First Mondays), Spring/Summer 2017
Sew with Dawn (Third Mondays), Spring/Summer 2017
Sew with Dawn (Wednesdays), Spring/Summer 2017
Sew with Dawn (Sundays), Spring/Summer 2017

Junior Billie Bag, Winter 2017

Wonky Greek Key (Rewind), Winter 2017


Recently Completed Classes Elsewhere

Mini Mod Tiles
June 18-21 and June 22-25, 2017   •  Pine Needle quilt retreats on Hood Canal, WA

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