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.
Upcoming Classes at the Pine Needle
Junior Billie Bag
Sept. 17, Oct. 8, Oct. 22, Nov. 12, 2016 • 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 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 “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 7½” width of the side panels.
I’ll help you create your own version of this Pine Needle classic!
Skill level: intermediate.
Update: Chic Diamonds has been cancelled due to a family commitment. It may be rescheduled in 2017. Please check back!
Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 • 1:30 – 4:30 pm
From the designers at Sew Kind of Wonderful comes Chic Diamonds, made using the Quick Curve Ruler (QCR). You can make the quilt shown at left on the pattern cover (54″ square) or my simpler variation, Dragonfly Kisses (51″ x 50″), shown at right.
You’ll learn how to “read” the ruler, how to cut accurate curves every time, and how to sew concave and convex curves together without using a single pin.
Skill level: confident beginner.
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 (First Mondays), Fall 2016
Sept. 12, Oct. 3, Nov. 14, Dec. 5 • 6 – 9 pm
Sew with Dawn (Third Mondays), Fall 2016
Sept. 19, Oct. 17, no class in Nov., Dec. 19 • 6 – 9 pm
Sew with Dawn (Wednesdays), Fall 2016
Sept. 14, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 14 • 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Sew with Dawn (Sundays), Fall 2016
Sept. 25, Oct. 16, Nov. 13, Dec. 18 • 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Recently Completed Classes at the Pine Needle
Junior Billie Bag, Spring 2016
Quick Curve Ruler Follow-Up: Spring/Summer 2016
last class: Aug. 20 • 10 am – 1 pm
Sew with Dawn: Seeing Stars, Spring/Summer 2016
last class: Aug. 20 • 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sew with Dawn (First Mondays), Spring/Summer 2016
Sew with Dawn (Third Mondays), Spring/Summer 2016
Sew with Dawn (Wednesdays), Spring/Summer 2016
last class: Aug. 17 • 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Sew with Dawn (Sundays), Spring/Summer 2016
last class: Aug. 21 • 12:30 – 3:30 pm