Upcoming Classes/Lectures/Trunk Shows

I teach at Montavilla Sewing Center‘s Lake Oswego location, former home of the Pine Needle Quilt Shop. My winter and spring term 2020 classes are listed below; 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

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.

*Four Sections — Winter 2020 (January-April)
Monday evenings, 6 – 9 pm:  Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 2, April 6
Mondays, 11 am – 2 pm:  Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 9, April 13
Wednesdays, 11 am – 2 pm:  Jan. 22, Feb. 19, March 18, April 22
Sundays, 1 – 4 pm:  Jan. 19, Feb 16, March 15, April 19
Cost:  $60 for four sessions

*March 17, 2020 update: My Sew with Dawn classes for March and April have been canceled due to the coronavirus. Montavilla Sewing Center has suspended all in-store classes and events through April, with updates to come as the coronavirus situation unfolds.

Four Sections — Spring 2020 (May-July)
Monday evenings, 6 – 9 pm: May 4, June 8, July 6
Mondays, 11 am – 2 pm: May 11, June 8, July 13
Wednesdays, 11 am – 2 pm: May 20, June 17, July 15
Sundays, 1 – 4 pm: May 24, June 21, July 19
Cost:  $45 for three sessions

Quilter’s Tote Accessories
Sundays, June 14 and 28, 2020, 12 noon – 4 pm, $45

How about a suite of accessories to go with your favorite quilter’s tote? In the first class you’ll make a rotary cutter “coat” and a 4″ x 4″ x 4″ fabric box that makes a great threadcatcher and doubles as a small storage container.

In the second class you’ll make a stylish scissors case and a quilter’s tool caddy to hold your favorite small tools. Not only are these wonderful accessories to make for yourself, they also make great gifts.

Pattern required: Travel Case by Pearl Pereira of P3 Designs.

*March 17, 2020 update: The Quilter’s Tote Accessories class may have to be rescheduled at a later date. Montavilla Sewing Center has suspended all classes and activities through April, with updates to come as the coronavirus situation unfolds.


Upcoming Lectures/Trunk Shows

Tuesday, August 18, 2020: “Trunk Show: Latest Quilts from Dawn White of First Light Designs,” for the Tualatin Valley Quilt Guild, King City OR

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020: “Give Me the Simple Life: The Story Behind the Quilt,” lecture for the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild, Newport OR

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020: “Recurring Motifs as Springboards for Design,” lecture and trunk show for the Mid-Valley Quilt Guild, Salem OR

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