I teach at Montavilla Sewing Center‘s Lake Oswego, Oregon location, former home of the Pine Needle Quilt Shop. 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 dawnwhitepdx(at)gmail.com.
Upcoming Classes at Montavilla Lake Oswego
Effective fall term (September 2022), students will not be required to wear masks. If store policy changes, I will update this information.
Sew with Dawn
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 (fall and winter terms), $45 for three sessions (spring/summer term)
Four Sections — Spring/Summer 2022
Monday evenings, 5 – 8 pm: May 2, June 6, July 11
Mondays, 10 am – 1 pm: May 9, June 13, July 18
Wednesdays, 2 to 5 pm: May 11, June 15, July 20
Fridays, 10 am – 1 pm: May 20, June 17, July 15
Junior Billie Bag workshop
three Fridays: July 1, 8, and 29, 2022 — 2 – 6 pm
I am delighted to be teaching the junior-sized version of the Billie Bag, Billie Mahorney’s original design. The Junior Billie Bag is 14” wide, 17” high, and 7½” deep – large enough for all your quilting essentials. Your bag is unique for two reasons: you choose the blocks that go on the front and back panels and you customize the inside and outside pockets to hold the tools you use most often.
There is no pattern for the Junior Billie Bag. You’ll receive a handout before the first class with directions for making the front and back panels, which you bring to the first class. You’ll receive the full set of instructions at that time. Classes are spaced two weeks apart so you can work on your Junior Billie Bag between classes.
This is a challenging bag to make but so worth the effort! I will guide you every step of the way.
Cost: $75 Class limit: 8 Skill level: intermediate to advanced
To see other Junior Billie Bags I’ve made, click here.
Upcoming Lectures/Trunk Shows/Workshops
Thursday, July 14, 2022: “Trunk Show: Quilts 2015-Present by Dawn White of First Light Designs,” for the Westside Quilters Guild, North Plains OR
Date TBA July 2022: “Wonky Dresden Neighborhood” workshop for the Westside Quilters Guild, North Plains OR. Pattern required: Dresden Neighborhood by Persimon Dreams.
Tuesday, July 19, 2022: “Trunk Show: Latest Quilts from Dawn White of First Light Designs,” for the Tualatin Valley Quilt Guild, King City OR
Recent Classes at Montavilla Lake Oswego
Wonky Dresden Neighborhood: April 23, 2022
Secrets of the Quick Curve Ruler: Feb. 12, 2022
Sew with Dawn: Winter 2022
(usually) first Monday evening, 5 – 8 pm
(usually) second Monday, 10 am – 1 pm
(usually third Wednesday, 2 – 5 pm
(usually) third Friday, 10 am – 1 pm
Recent Lectures/Trunk Shows/Workshops
Tuesday, May 24, 2022: “Making Circular Labels Using a Compact Disc,” mini-presentation for Metropolitan Patchwok Society’s 2022 Quilt College. Presented via Zoom.
Thursday, May 12, 2022: “Give Me the Simple Life: The Story Behind the Quilt,” lecture for the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild, Newport OR
Friday, May 13, 2022: “Wonky Dresden Neighborhood” workshop for the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild, Newport OR. Pattern required: Dresden Neighborhood by Persimon Dreams.
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021: “Give Me the Simple Life: The Story Behind the Quilt,” lecture for the Willamette Valley Quilters, Dayton OR.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021: “Give Me the Simple Life: The Story Behind the Quilt,” lecture for the Metropolitan Patchwork Society, Beaverton OR. Presented via Zoom.