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 and teachers 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 — Fall 2022
Monday evenings, 5 – 8 pm: Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5
Mondays, 10 am – pm: Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12
Wednesdays, 2 to 5 pm: Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 9, Dec. 21
Fridays, 10 am – 1 pm: Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 11, Dec. 16
Quilter’s Tote Accessories
two Fridays, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4, 2 – 5 pm
Make a suite of accessories to go with your favorite quilter’s tote. There’s a rotary cutter “coat,” a scissors case, a 4″ x 4″ fabric box, and a quilter’s tool caddy to hold your favorite small tools. Make them for yourself or as gifts for friends.
I’ll provide written instructions for the rotary cutter coat, scissors case, and fabric box. For the quilter’s tool caddy you need to buy the pattern Travel Case by Pearl Pereira of P3 Designs. I will provide a handout with my modifications to the design and construction but you still must purchase the pattern. It’s available at Montavilla in Lake Oswego or online from the designer at this link.
Cost: $45 Class limit: 8 Skill level: confident beginner
Upcoming Lectures/Trunk Shows/Workshops
Date TBA late summer 2022: “Wonky Dresden Neighborhood” workshop for the Westside Quilters Guild, North Plains OR. Pattern required: Dresden Neighborhood by Persimon Dreams.
Recent Classes at Montavilla Lake Oswego
Junior Billie Bag: July 1, 15, and 29, 2022
Sew with Dawn: Spring-Summer 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
Wonky Dresden Neighborhood: April 23, 2022
Secrets of the Quick Curve Ruler: Feb. 12, 2022
Recent Lectures/Trunk Shows/Workshops
Tuesday, July 19, 2022: “Trunk Show: Latest Quilts from Dawn White of First Light Designs,” for the Tualatin Valley Quilt Guild, King City OR.
Thursday, July 14, 2022: “Trunk Show: Quilts 2015-Present by Dawn White of First Light Designs,” for the Westside Quilters Guild, North Plains OR.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022: “Making Circular Labels Using a Compact Disc,” mini-presentation for Metropolitan Patchwok Society’s 2022 Quilt College. Presented via Zoom.
Friday, May 13, 2022: “Wonky Dresden Neighborhood” workshop for the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild, Newport OR. Pattern required: Dresden Neighborhood by Persimon Dreams.
Thursday, May 12, 2022: “Give Me the Simple Life: The Story Behind the Quilt,” lecture for the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild, Newport OR