Almost as much as I love sewing and quilting, I love teaching others to sew, too.

Lectures and classes are part of my day job with Shannon Fabrics and I can be found presenting at a variety of conferences this year. I will also be teaching sewists how to love Cuddle plush fabrics, Cuddle Suede and Embrace double gauze at quilt shops across the country throughout 2018.

I am available personally for all-day workshops and presentations at independent fabric shops and quilt guilds on a variety of topics including:

  • modern takes on traditional blocks
  • quilting with more than cotton
  • garment sewing for quilters
  • customizing patterns to fit your personal style
  • fabric production, from idea to shop
  • working in the fabric industry

I’m also available for joint presentations with Hawke Hamilton, a painter and designer, who collaborates with me on various projects, including the Ascension Quilt. We offer workshops and lectures on the process of collaborating from diverse perspectives and media.

If you’re interested in having me present to your guild or teach a workshop in your store, send me an email and we’ll chat! Feel free to contact me with any special requests:


1/18-20   Road to California (Ontario, CA)
1/23   Sewposium  (Charlotte, NC)
2/2-3   Fabric Depot (Portland, OR)
2/23-24   Daine’s Cotton Shops (Sandy, UT and Provo, UT)
2/28-3/4   Sewing & Stitchery Expo (Puyallup, WA)
3/9-10   Fabric Depot (Portland, OR)
5/1-2  Aurora Sewing Center (Aurora, NY)
5/3-5  Utah Quilting and Sewing Marketplace (Sandy, UT)
5/17-20   Spring Quilt Market (Portland, OR)
6/1   Quilting Connection (Ames, IA)
6/8-9   Missouri Star Quilt Academy (Hamilton, MO)
6/16  Sew n Sew (Glendora, CA)
6/28- 7/1   Bernina University (Aurora, IL)
7/20   Poppy Quilt n Sew (Round Rock, TX)
8/17   The Sewing Escape (Garden Grove, CA)
9/8   The Sewing Escape (Garden Grove, CA)
9/13-15   Super Stitch (North East, PA)
9/16   Trends/E.E. Schenck Trade Show (Portland, OR)
9/20-22   Missouri Star Quilt Company (Hamilton, MO)
9/28-29   Sewing Arts (Santa Monica, CA)
10/5-6   Willow Tree (Decatur, AL)
10/15-16   Red Roxy Quilt Co. (Decorah, IA)
10/18   Fern Hill Quilts & Gifts (South Amana, IA)
10/25-26   Always in Stitches (Noblesville, IN)
11/1-5   Fall Quilt Market (Houston, TX)
11/7-11 Fall Quilt Festival (Houston, TX)
12/10   Northwest Quilters Guild (Portland, OR)



Sewposium  (Orlando, FL)
Sewing and Stitchery Expo (Puyallup, WA)
Spring Quilt Market (St. Louis, WA)
The Cotton Shop (Sandy, UT)
The Cotton Shop (Provo, UT)
Tualatin Valley Quilt Guild (Tualatin, OR)
Missouri Star Quilt Company (Hamilton, MO)
Faye’s Henhouse (Mayville, ND)
Fabric Depot (Portland, OR)
Sewing Concepts (Woodstock, IL)
Sewing Concepts (Carpentersville, IL)
Bernina Creative Center (Aurora, IL)
Quiltique (Las Vegas, NV)
Bear Paw Quilting (Couer d’Alene, ID)
Cut Up and Sew (Palm Coast, FL)


Open Sewing and Quilting at Palmer/Pletsch School of Sewing (Portland, OR)
Fall Quilt Market (Houston, TX)
Sleepover Camp for Nic and Fig’s (Lake Oswego, OR)
Back to School Camp for Nic and Fig’s (Lake Oswego, OR)
Fancy Forest Quilt Along for Fabric Depot (Portland, OR)
Weekly Make-n-Takes for Fabric Depot (Portland, OR)
Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild (Corvallis, OR)


Mitered Corner Napkins at Nic and Fig’s (Lake Oswego, OR)
Pouf, children’s class at Nic and Fig’s (Lake Oswego, OR)
My Room (Pillowcase and PJ pants)  at Nic and Fig’s (Lake Oswego, OR )
Open Sewing and Quilting at Palmer/Pletsch School of Sewing (Portland, OR )
Paper Piecing — Row by Row Experience at Fabric Depot (Portland, OR)
Applique by Machine — Row by Row Experience at Fabric Depot (Portland, OR)
Bridgetown Backless Tunic/Dress from Sew House 7 at Fabric Depot (Portland, OR)
Curves Ahead! Sewing a Modern Drunkard’s Path Block at Fabric Depot  (Portland, OR )


Behind the Scenes: Work in the Fabric Industry  for Portland Modern Quilt Guild (Portland, OR)
Private three-week bag-making course (Modern Domestic, Portland, OR)
Social Media for Shop Owners (Quilt Market, Pittsburg)
Hand-sewing Hexes at Cool Cottons (Portland, OR)


Social Media For Shop Owners (Quilt Market, Houston)
Mail Sack Bag class at Modern Domestic (Portland, OR)
Wiksten Tank at Modern Domestic (Portland, OR)
Slumber Party Sewing, children’s class at Modern Domestic (Portland, OR)