Upcoming Classes

I teach at Montavilla Sewing Center‘s Lake Oswego location, former home of the Pine Needle Quilt Shop. My fall term 2019 classes are listed below and you can register for them by clicking here. (Click on the filter bar “All Instructors” and click on my name.)

I also also teach and do trunk shows for quilt guilds. If you are interested in having me teach or do a trunk show, please email me at dawn(at)firstlightdesigns(dot)com.

Upcoming Classes at Montavilla Lake Oswego

Sew with Dawn — Fall 2019
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! Classes meet once a month for three hours. Cost: $60 for four sessions.

Four Sections
Monday evenings, 6 – 9 pm: Sept. 2, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9
Mondays, 11 am – 2 pm: Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9
Wednesdays, 11 am – 2 pm: Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec. 18
Sundays, 1 – 4 pm: Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15

Junior Billie Bag — Fall 2019
Oct. 13 and 27, Nov. 10, 12 to 4 pm

Back by popular demand: the Junior Billie Bag, a scaled down version of Billie Mahorney’s original design. Billie, who taught locally 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 put whatever they want on the front and back; inside and outside 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 width of the side panels.

I’ll help you create your own version of this quintessential quilter’s tote!

Cost: $75 for three classes


Upcoming Classes Elsewhere

Secrets of the Quick Curve Ruler — Fall 2019
workshop for the Crook County Quilt Guild, Prineville OR
Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

You’ll have fun making practice curves and discovering the potential of this marvelous acrylic ruler and the smaller version known as the QCR Mini, both by Sew Kind of Wonderful. I’ll show you how to “read” the rulers, how to cut accurate curves every time, and how to sew concave and convex seams together without using a single pin. After learning my tips and techniques, you’ll start creating your own quilt using either the original Quick Curve Ruler and pattern Dancing Churndash (above) or the QCR Mini using Sew Kind of Wonderful’s free pattern Mini Mod Tiles (below). Your quilt will look contemporary or traditional based on your fabric selection.

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