Sew With Us – Guest Teacher Workshops!

Double the fun! We’ve got TWO upcoming workshops with amazing guest instructors, Libs Elliott and Christine Haynes. Make the graphic Weight of Love quilt with Libs Elliott or a playful Emery Dress with Christine Haynes this month! Libs is a creative designer and quilter based in Canada. Her quilts are randomly designed using a programming language … Continued

Home Sewn Weekend featured instructor Lizzy House

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to Lizzy House who will be joining us for our first ever Home Sewn Weekend this October. Lizzy will be teaching a few workshops over the weekend, including her Meadow Quilt, which is only available as a workshop. She has also given us permission (and sketches!) to digitize for a one-of-a-kind embroidery … Continued

Teacher Profile: Amy Alan

We are so excited to introduce you to our amazing staff and teachers. Amy Alan started sewing when she was 6 or 7.  She began with cutting up pillowcases and switching around the skirts and bodices on her Aunt’s old prom dresses.  Through high school she really only sewed on patches and went fabric shopping … Continued

Teacher Profile: Diane Gilleland

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 … Continued

Teacher Profile: Michelle Freedman

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 … Continued

Teacher Profile: Christina Lane

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 … Continued