Upcoming January Classes

I have some upcoming classes in the second half of January that still have seats available.


Batik Snowflakes: A quick EASY machine applique method of making intricate snowflake blocks that can be made into pillows with just one block or into a quilt with multiple blocks. Friday January 18, at Montavilla Sewing Center – Gresham.

Batik Snowflake in the layered technique.


Button Fantasia: A lovely combination of wool applique and embroidered medallions made on 4-Patch blocks to showcase buttons (vintage or just leftover strays). My first sample was made with Taupe Yarn Dyes, my second with Woolies Flannels and I’m starting a third one with base blocks made from denim. This class is almost full. Sunday January 20 at Sharon’s Attic in Aloha.

Button Fantasia: A sampler of pieced blocks with wool applique and hand embroidered medallions to create a setting for buttons


From Photo to Fabric: Design your own landscape quilt from a photo in this two session class on January 22 & 29 at Cedar Ridge Quilts in Oregon City (the photos I posted are quilts made by previous students).


A Room With a View: Part of my Journal Quilt class series. You will find a beautiful scenic print (or print a scenic photo on fabric) and frame it with one of a variety of architectural window styles. January 23 at Montavilla Sewing Center in Gresham.

A Room With A View – Gothic Style


Technique Toolbox: This is a new ‘series’ of short classes I am offering that will cover a useful quilting technique every month. Though geared towards novice quilters, it also would benefit more advanced quilters looking to expand their quilting skills. This month’s technique is Partial Seam Construction; this method is necessary for some traditional block patterns and also helpful to know for some quilt layouts. The pattern we will use creates a woven ‘trellis’ and is an easy introduction to this technique. Thursday January 24 at Montavilla Sewing Center in Lake Oswego.

These easy ‘trellis’ blocks require partial seam construction


Design Elements: This is a design class that will show you how to map out a pattern that utilizes blocks, borders and fields of pieced fabrics to create a unique composition of your very own. It’s a great way to create a ‘home’ for orphan blocks or you can choose a sampling of your favorite block designs. Saturday January 26 at Cedar Ridge Quilts in Oregon City.

Design Elements Quilt – Contemporary Sampler featuring several star blocks in varying sizes surrounded by pieced panels and fields and borders.


Contact the individual stores to enroll; you will find links to each store on my class schedule page

Sakura – a Design Elements Quilt