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Demo Machines Available!

Posted by & filed under 7 Series, BERNINA, Sale, Sewing Machines.

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We are lucky to have a few demo models in stock for Santa-making magic. They even happen to be a few of our very favorites! We have ONE Demo 780E. Oh, be still my beating heart. This machine is a dream. I  spent some time sewing on it and fell crazy in love. It has… Read more »

Teacher Profile: Diane Gilleland

Posted by & filed under Handwork, Teacher Profiles.

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We are so excited to introduce you to our amazing staff and teachers. Thanks to Rebecca Powers for collecting, compiling and writing our teacher profiles. Diane Gilleland learned to sew in grade school with weekly lessons from her mother, a college Home Economics major. During her college years and through her thirties, sewing “was mostly… Read more »

Teacher Profile: Michelle Freedman

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We are so excited to introduce you to our amazing staff and teachers. Thanks to Rebecca Powers for collecting, compiling and writing our teacher profiles. Michelle Freedman moved to Portland in 2006 from New York City where she attended Parsons School of Design. She discovered her passion for sewing at age seven when her mother… Read more »

Teacher Profile: Christina Lane

Posted by & filed under Quilting, Teacher Profiles, Uncategorized.

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We are so excited to introduce you to our amazing staff and teachers. Thanks to Rebecca Powers for collecting, compiling and writing our teacher profiles. Christina Lane, born and raised in Southwest Washington, has been sewing since she was six years old. Taught mainly by her mother, a seamstress for Janzen, Christina learned to make… Read more »

Sewing for All Seasons Party!

Posted by & filed under Books, Parties.

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Susan Beal has a beautiful new book Sewing for All Seasons with great projects for sewists throughout the year. Her book is packed with fun illustrations, design inspiration and easy instructions. Susan has been bringing crafty-goodness over at her blog West Coast Crafty for years and has authored many books, including Modern Log Cabin Quilting and World of… Read more »

Free-Motion Friday Night!

Posted by & filed under Books, Parties, Quilting.

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This week, join us for some fun celebrating the new lovely book First Steps to Free Motion with Christina Cameli! Christina has been teaching with us and has a fresh take on free-motion quilting. Her book is packed with great projects and ways to gain practice moving fabric freely under the machine.

Local Authors make September Amazing at MD

Posted by & filed under Books, Parties, Quilting.

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We are such a crafty, quilty, sewing city! With amazing the bloggers and authors we are proud to call friends and teachers here at MD, it is no wonder that we get to host 3 local author book release events this fall. We had a blast last month with Christina and Diane as they kicked… Read more »

Quilting Happiness: Book Launch Party!

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Join us Sunday, August 25th at 2:30 for a little party and some really fun demos and activities with Diane Gilleland and Christina Lane. Find out more details over on their blogs! We are hanging the quilts from the book this week and they are going to create quite a backdrop for the party! There… Read more »