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Sew in Style Sew n Share – for Kids + Prizes

Sew in Style Sew n Share – for Kids + Prizes

Welcome to the 3rd annual Summer Sew in Style Sew n Share event…going on throughout July. Kids sew, share their project with me, and get entered into a weekly prize drawing. Prize packages will be free fabric and free trims, like this one.Get sewing and […]

Youth Quilt Guild Sews some Hearts

Youth Quilt Guild Sews some Hearts

As usually, it’s pretty busy around here. Sewing classes and the Youth Quilt Guild have been stitching away! At the February meeting, the kids made heart blocks! I donated fabric for the blocks that I had received from EE Schenck Company. The Maywood Studio fabrics […]

Snowball Quilt Block Tutorial

Snowball Quilt Block Tutorial

We had such a fun meeting yesterday with my Youth Quilt Guild: the Willamette Piece Makers! We had a great “field trip” within the quilt shop -searching for quilt blocks that we have made so far. We talked more about finding the quilt block within […]

More from the Youth Quilt Guild

More from the Youth Quilt Guild

We held our November meeting last week and it went really well. We voted on a name. We saw some kid-made projects. We talked about the Value of fabric (not how much it costs).  We made quilt blocks. We had a lot of fun. I […]

Youth Quilt Guild

Youth Quilt Guild

We had our first youth quilt guild meeting last week and a great time was had by all! It was a great turnout -14 kids! It was a little touch and go as I talked through the “business” portion–they seriously looked panicked, as if they […]

Flower Headband for Dolls – Tutorial

Flower Headband for Dolls – Tutorial

Things have been super busy around here. This week I am off to the EE Schenck Trends Trade Show in Portland, where I will be doing demonstrations, doing a book signing, and teaching a Make-n-Take project. Here’s what I came up with for the Make-n-Take: […]

What’s New?

What’s New?

I’m very excited to announce that there’s a new youth quilt guild being formed in my area! We already have about 8 kids joining and we haven’t had our first meeting yet.   It’s going to be so much fun!

Coming Soon…

Coming Soon…

After several requests, I have finally made my Beginning Sewing Program available for others as a teacher materials kit with lesson plans to purchase and use to teach beginning sewing classes in your local areas. The Teacher’s Kit will include all the materials needed to […]

Week 2 of Sew in Style Sewing Club

Week 2 of Sew in Style Sewing Club

Today starts the new week of Sew in Style Summer Sewing Club. I’m so excited we have 22 entries! The best part? Seeing all the great pictures of all that super sewing going on! You kids have a lot of talent –thanks for sharing your […]

20 Minute Dress Sewing Tutorial

20 Minute Dress Sewing Tutorial

  A sewing friend posted some pictures of these darling sundresses that she made for her granddaughters–boy were they sweet looking (the granddaughters and the dresses!) I remember wearing this type of dress in the seventies. Loved them!   Anyway, it made me think that […]



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