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

Quiltmaking 101 — Spring 2017
May 13, 20, 27 and June 3, 10, 17  •  10 am – 1 pm

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

We’ll start with the basic 9-Patch and Rail Fence blocks. Then you’ll learn how to make Half-Square Triangles (HSTs) and Flying Geese, two of the most popular and versatile shapes in quilting, followed by at least two other blocks (Square-in-a-Square and Sawtooth Star). When it’s time to lay out your quilt top, you‘ll choose block designs from the ones you make in class to create a quilt that is uniquely yours. The quilt top pictured here is just one possibility.

Block size: 6”. Quilt size: 41” square (baby quilt or table topper) or 42” x 54” (lap quilt)

Skill level: beginning.


Junior Billie Bag — Winter 2017
Jan. 21, March 18, April 22   •  10 am – 2 pm
Jr Billie Bag July 2016
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.

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!

Spring 2017 — May, June, July

Sew with Dawn (First Mondays)
May 15, June 5, July 10  •  6 – 9 pm

Sew with Dawn (Third Mondays)
May 22, June 26, July 17  •  6 – 9 pm

Sew with Dawn (Wednesdays)
May 17, June 14, July 19  •  1:30 – 4:30 pm

Sew with Dawn (Sundays)
May 21, June 11, July 16  •  12:30 – 3:30 pm

Winter 2017 — January, February, March, April

Sew with Dawn (First Mondays)
Jan. 2, Feb. 6, March 6, April 10 (changed from April 17)  •  6 – 9 pm

Sew with Dawn (Third Mondays)
Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 13, April 17 (changed from April 24)  •  6 – 9 pm

Sew with Dawn (Wednesdays)
Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 15, April 19  •  1:30 – 4:30 pm

Sew with Dawn (Sundays
Jan. 15, Feb. 19, March 12, April 23 (changed from April 16)  •  12:30 – 3:30 pm


Recently Completed Classes at the Pine Needle

Wonky Greek Key (Rewind), Winter 2017

Junior Billie Bag, Fall 2016

Sew with Dawn (First Mondays), Fall 2016
Sew with Dawn (Third Mondays), Fall 2016
Sew with Dawn (Wednesdays), Fall 2016
Sew with Dawn (Sundays), Fall 2016

Recently Completed Classes Elsewhere

Secrets of the Quick Curve Ruler
Oct. 14, 2016 workshop for the Oregon Coastal Quilt Guild


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