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Teacher Profile: Diane Gilleland

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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 about hemming things or making a Christmas gift here and there.”

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Crazy about Crazy Piecing

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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to take Katie Pedersen’s Modern Crazy Piecing Workshop at Modern Domestic. Katie and her friend Lotta, who helped teach our class, spent the day inspiring us and sharing their secrets for how to make exciting crazy pieced quilt blocks. By the first hour of class the walls were filled with colorful strips!

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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 began teaching her to sew. Throughout her teenage years, she made clothes for friends and redesigned vintage pieces she found at thrift stores.

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Teacher Profile: Christina Lane

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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 her own clothes and draft her own patterns, including her first pattern—a book cover, at age eight. She even made her prom dress and elaborate costumes for her college history class! — READ MORE —

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Cozy Friday Night Baby Quilt

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Categories: BERNINA, Fabric, New in Shop, Quilting, Sewing for Kids, Tutorials, Uncategorized.

My dear friend Amy is pregnant with her first baby and I wanted to make her the coziest quilt for her tiny winter arrival. We recently got in Cloud 9′s organic cotton Fanfare flannel from Rae Hoekstra from Made by Rae. They are so plush and sweet, they made the perfect fabric for my project. Amy isn’t finding out if they are having a boy or a girl and this collection works so well for both genders. The flannel pairs perfectly with our Hobbs 100% wool batting.  By tying and turning the quilt instead of quilting it, the end product is much more lofty, fluffy and warm and I knew I could get the entire project done on Friday night! No quilting and no binding! — READ MORE —

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Guest Instructor: Katie Pedersen

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Here at MD, we are really excited to be able to host the Seattleite, Katie Pedersen! Katie will be visiting us in Portland on Friday, October 18th from 10am-5pm for her Modern Crazy Piecing workshop. Check out Katie’s post on some previous modern crazy piecing workshops that she’s taught. I’m really excited to see how you can use this technique to make so many different quilts. Won’t you join us? Sign up here! — READ MORE —