Classes-Schedule

These are the quilt shops where I currently teach in the Portland Metro Area:

Pioneer Quilts – 3101 SE Courtney Rd, Portland, OR 97222, PH# (503) 654-1555

Sewn Loverly – 8502 SW Main St #100, Wilsonville, OR 97070 PH# (971) 224-5712

Ace Sew & Vac – 2414 Portland Rd #1, Newberg, OR 97132 PH# (503) 538-1122

Montavilla Sewing Center971 NE Kelly Ave, Gresham, OR 97030 PH# (503) 661-2102

Sharon’s Attic – 2950 SW Cornelius Pass Rd #100, Hillsboro, OR 97123 PH# (503) 259-3475

Fabric Depot – 700 SE 122nd Ave, Portland Oregon 97233 PH# (503) 252-9530

 

In addition to traveling and teaching for guilds and retreats out of the area, I also teach a wide variety of classes at a few of the local shops. Below is a chronological listing of my upcoming classes; for more detailed information – hours and class fees – click on the appropriate shop link  and check their class calendar, or call them to register.

May 14 & 21 2018: From Photo to Fabric Sharon’s Attic

Charlotte’s Landscape Quilt (from a past class), you, too, could create a wonderful masterpiece.

If you wanted to make a quilt from a favorite landscape photograph, here is the class to teach you how to do it. This two-part class will show you how to draft your own pattern, alter or enhance it if you wish and then make a unique quilt of your own special place and memories. The first session will be devoted to creating your working drawing/pattern and students begin construction their quilts in the second session using the methods – piecing and/or applique – of their choice. Skill level: Confident Beginner

 May 15 & 29, 2018: Machine Quilting 101 Sharon’s Attic

Machine Quilting 101 sampler

This is one of my most popular classes. The class covers various approaches to machine quilting as well as troubleshooting tips. Students will bring a simple pieced top (from a pattern provided) ready to practice various techniques and styles of quilting on. The class starts with an orientation on threads, needles, and maintenance tips after which students will learn a variety of techniques starting with stitching in the ditch and moving on to using freezer paper templates, stitching through tracing paper, stippling (both classical and innovative) as well as glean a wealth of tips to make machine quilting your own quilts easier and more pleasurable. Skill Level: Beginner

May 15, 2018: Evening Event! –  Maplewood  by Helene Knott and Northcott Fabrics Sharon’s Attic

Printed wholecloth panel from my fabric line – Maplewood by Northcott Fabrics

It’s party time! come see my new line of fabrics – Maplewood – from Northcott Fabrics. Sharon will introduce my fabric panel along with the coordinating prints. Come join us to celebrate!

May 26, 2018:  Landscapes By Layers Montavilla Sewing Center

Landscapes by Layers – ‘Twilight’; presented in a scroll format

This is a fun excursion into raw edge machine applique using one freezer paper pattern template that gets progressively cut down an re-used as each layer of the vista is applied in shifting colors and textures. The technique is particularly well suited to vista style landscapes with easily segregated layers and can be done in a ‘quilt as you go’ method. Skill Level: Beginner and up.

June 2 & 9, 2018: Machine Quilting 101 Fabric Depot 

Machine Quilting 101 sampler

This is one of my most popular classes. The class covers various approaches to machine quilting as well as troubleshooting tips. Students will bring a simple pieced top (from a pattern provided) ready to practice various techniques and styles of quilting on. The class starts with an orientation on threads, needles, and maintenance tips after which students will learn a variety of techniques starting with stitching in the ditch and moving on to using freezer paper templates, stitching through tracing paper, stippling (both classical and innovative) as well as glean a wealth of tips to make machine quilting your own quilts easier and more pleasurable. Skill Level: Beginner

June 12 & 13, 2018: Lectures: Transcending the Vision – the Process of Design Tucson Quilt Guild

The Captain’s Wife – one of my more noteworthy quilts

This program will cover the multi-layered process creating a quilt from the very first inspiration through various design and construction stages and finally to completion. A digital presentation will explain methods  and resources followed by a trunk show of my award winning quilts.

June 22, 2018: Custom Quilting – Independent Study  Montavilla Sewing Center

Detail of a block quilted in an Aztec theme

It is said that “‘quilting makes the quilt’. This is an independent study design /quilting class. Students will bring a quilt they wish to quilt themselves (or one they will be commissioning to a long-arm quilter for very large quilts) and explore design ideas to turn their quilt into a masterpiece. Each project will be mentored on an one-on-one basis as each student will have a different quilt. Students may flesh out design ideas to relay to a long-arm quilter if that is their plan, or tackle the quilting themselves if the project is of a size that will be feasible in a domestic machine. Though the class is specifically geared towards machine quilting, even someone planning to hand quilt a project may find insightful design suggestions. Skill Level: Confident Beginner and up. Prerequisite: a good basic machine quilting class (need not be my class though that will help as we may employ specific techniques covered in that class), or a good knowledge/confidence with machine quilting.

June 23, 2018: Trunk Show/Lecture – Global Dances (tentative) Mid-Valley Quilt Guild 9:30 am

This digital presentation and trunk show celebrates the influence that ethnic textile arts from all over the world have had on my work. Every culture over the world has or has had a rich history and variety of textile based arts ranging from weaving to stitchery. As a child, my father infused a love of ancient cultures – their arts and mythology into my soul; a passion that continues to this day as I explore global cultures as a source of inspiration. Come join us and see my Molas, my Totem Quilts, my Sashiko and my African and Asian inspired works.

June 23, 2018: Trunk Show/Lecture – Confessions of a Self-Taught Quilter (tentative) Mid-Valley Quilt Guild  7 pm

So you think your first quilt was ‘ahem’ amateurish, let me show you MY first quilt – and my second, third and even fourth quilts – I’ll show you something to make you realize your first attempts were showstoppers. This presentation on my work will start at the beginning and take you through the sometimes painful but often funny journey of my growth as a quilter. From ‘Gosh Awful to Gorgeous’, you will get to see what it took to get me to where I am today.

ONGOING CLASSES

These classes are held every month on a repeating schedule

Art Journal Quilts – Montavilla Sewing Center

(Usually the first Wednesday of each month – call shop to confirm or contact me to be put on the email notification list)

Announcing! As of January 2018, I will have a series of Art Journal Quilt classes starting monthly at the Montavilla Sewing Center in Gresham Oregon. These are small page sized projects that are usually quickly made as an exercise to try out new techniques in a small low risk form. In each monthly class, we will explore a new technique or design approach to try out methods that go beyond the traditional quilting patterns and techniques.  The classes are ongoing, meeting every month to show and share work and ideas, explore a variety of techniques (and indulge in artisan chocolate).

Fiesta Flowers

May 2, 2018 – Fiesta May Flowers: These multi-layered applique flowers are inspired by the colorful paper flowers from Mexico that appear at Cinco de Mayo festivals. The technique is very easy  involving freezer paper templates in descending sizes and shapes, the flowers will be layered flat onto the background and the flower centers can be made dimensional is you wish. Remember – April Showers Bring May Flowers!

Art Journal Quilts Sewn Loverly

(Usually the last Friday of each month – call shop to confirm or contact me to be put on the email notification list)

Art Journal Quilt - part of my 'nest' series
Art Journal Quilt – part of my ‘nest’ series

These are small page sized projects that are usually quickly made as an exercise to try out new techniques in a small low risk form. In each monthly class, we will explore a new technique or design approach to try out methods that go beyond the traditional quilting patterns and techniques. Methods can include: beading, embroidery, fabric dyeing, painting and collage, fabric manipulation and other ‘roads less traveled’. The classes are ongoing, meeting every month to show and share work and ideas, explore a variety of techniques (and indulge in artisan chocolate). As the projects and technique will vary from month to month, contact the teacher for the current supply list. Skill Level: Confident Beginner and up.

 

Art Journal QuiltsPioneer Quilts

(Usually the first Friday of each month – call shop to confirm or contact me to be put on the email notification list)

Seams Like Spring – dimensional flowers tucked into stem-like seams

These are small page sized projects that are usually quickly made as an exercise to try out new techniques in a small low risk form. In each monthly class, we will explore a new technique or design approach to try out methods that go beyond the traditional quilting patterns and techniques. Methods can include: beading, embroidery, fabric dyeing, painting and collage, fabric manipulation and other ‘roads less traveled’. The classes are ongoing, meeting every month to show and share work and ideas, explore a variety of techniques (and indulge in artisan chocolate). As the projects and technique will vary from month to month, contact the teacher for the current supply list. Skill Level: Confident Beginner and up.

Attic Cats – Group Sewing Sharon’s Attic

(Usually the first Tuesday of each month – call shop to confirm or contact me to be put on the email notification list)

Sour Puss
Sour Puss

This monthly class has gradually transitioned into an ‘Open Sew’ type of group and some students bring other projects to work on enjoying the camaraderie of other quilters and the support of having a teacher present to mentor them if they wish. Students are still free to choose and make a Garden Patch Cat if they wish and occasionally we devote a session in which we explore a specific project or technique that students are welcome to participate in or not as they choose.

 

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