September 28, 29 and 30, 2017
Portland, Oregon
      

We've got lots of classes for many different skill levels and interests. Whether you want to take a two-day, in depth class from one of our featured instructors, or you want to listen to a 45 minute lecture by a creative woman in the quilt world, you'll find it here. 

Five full days of classes by our Featured Instructors start on Tuesday, September 26 before Expo opens. If you take one of their classes on Tuesday or Wednesday, you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at how we set up the show.  Expo starts on Thursday, September 28, and that's when our Lectures, Creative Handwork and Make & Take classes begin. No need to bring your sewing machine for Make & Take classes. SaveStores is outfitting our classroom with complimentary sewing machines! If you are taking a Featured Instructor class that requires a sewing machine, you can bring your own, or call SaveStores (
503.775.7283) to rent a machine. It'll be waiting for you when you get to your classroom.

You can register right here for your classes. Your tickets will be mailed to you later this summer. 

Click here for our printable catalog.

All Classes and Lectures


Fabric Animal
- Sep 26, 2017 09:00 am

Create a visual memory of your pet in fabric.

Cost: $ 185.00
Luminescent Painted Illusion
- Sep 28, 2017 09:00 am

Esterita’s original technique allows anyone to succeed, even if you’ve never painted before!

Cost: $ 185.00
Coloring Book Flowers
- Sep 30, 2017 09:00 am

Create luminous watercolor irises with a fluid and intuitive technique.

Cost: $ 95.00
Stumpwork Sea Anemones
- Sep 26, 2017 09:00 am

Learn stumpwork techniques as you hand embroider and bead these sea anemones.

Cost: $ 95.00
Suitable for Framing
- Sep 27, 2017 09:00 am

Create a small scene in a painterly style using fabric as your ‘paint.’

Cost: $ 95.00
Folk Art Embroidered Cat or Peacock
- Sep 28, 2017 09:00 am

Hand embroider a colorful animal on wool felt using a variety of fairly simple stitches.

Cost: $ 95.00
Fabric Pebbles
- Sep 29, 2017 09:00 am

These realistic three-dimensional fabric pebbles are a wonderful way to use up leftover fabric scraps.

Cost: $ 50.00
Bonsai Coasters
- Sep 29, 2017 01:00 pm

These fused coasters are elegant and easy.

Cost: $ 50.00
Animal Totems
- Sep 30, 2017 09:00 am

Create your favorite animal totem in fabric.

Cost: $ 95.00
Emerson or Purrfect
- Sep 26, 2017 09:00 am

Create a charming floral pet.

Cost: $ 95.00
Nick (or Pincushion)
- Sep 27, 2017 09:00 am

Create Nick, a festive character for the holidays. Or, if you prefer, make Laura's colorful Pincushion quilt.

Cost: $ 95.00
Making Fish Painterly
- Sep 28, 2017 09:00 am

Laura's fish quit is created with colorful painterly collage.

Cost: $ 95.00
The Dress
- Sep 29, 2017 09:00 am

In this two day class, you'll create this charming quilt.

Cost: $ 185.00
Organic Machine Quilting
- Sep 26, 2017 09:00 am

Expand your free motion quilting skills on your home sewing machine.

Cost: $ 95.00
Divide and Conquer Machine Quilting
- Sep 27, 2017 09:00 am

This class is a beautiful follow-up to Swan’s Organic Machine Quilting class.

Cost: $ 95.00
Watercolor for Quilters
- Sep 28, 2017 09:00 am

Take the fear out of fabric painting and reveal your inner artist with Swan’s simple technique.

Cost: $ 95.00
Organic Machine Quilting
- Sep 29, 2017 09:00 am

Expand your free motion quilting skills on your home sewing machine.

Cost: $ 95.00
Divide and Conquer Machine Quilting
- Sep 30, 2017 09:00 am

This class is a beautiful follow-up to Swan’s Organic Machine Quilting class.

Cost: $ 95.00
Splash: No Tracing Applique
- Sep 28, 2017 10:00 am

Learn to make this applique project!

Cost: $ 10.00
Wool Flower Pin Cushion
- Sep 28, 2017 12:00 pm

Make this large woolen pin cushion with hand embroidery.

Cost: $ 20.00
Thread Farm: No Tracing Applique
- Sep 29, 2017 09:00 am

The Quilted Trillium will show you how to create this charming wall hanging.

Cost: $ 10.00
Wool Applique Pin
- Sep 29, 2017 12:00 pm

Make a small wool appliquéd pin from hand-dyed wool!

Cost: $ 10.00
English Paper Piecing Class
- Sep 29, 2017 02:00 pm

Learn the basics of English paper piecing.

Cost: $ 10.00
Three Sisters: No Tracing Applique
- Sep 30, 2017 09:00 am

Create a scene of the three Sisters, three central Oregon mountains in this easy applique class.

Cost: $ 10.00
Wool Needle Book
- Sep 30, 2017 12:00 pm

Make an embroidered vintage-looking wool needle book with wool and vintage laces.

Cost: $ 20.00
Sometimes a Great Notion
- Sep 28, 2017 10:00 am

Come learn all about this year's latest notions!

Cost: $ 5.00
Learn about these stunning aboriginal fabric prints and how to use them.

Cost: $ 5.00
Quilts for Empowerment Lecture
- Sep 28, 2017 12:00 pm

Learn about an amazing program in Kenya that teaches women to quilt.

Cost: $ 5.00
Hear the story behind this show-stopping quilt.

Cost: $ 5.00
Swan shares quilts and inspiration.

Cost: $ 10.00
Sometimes a Great Notion
- Sep 29, 2017 10:00 am

Come learn all about this year's latest notions!

Cost: $ 5.00
Learn about these stunning aboriginal fabric prints and how to use them.

Cost: $ 5.00
Hear the story behind this show-stopping quilt.

Cost: $ 5.00
Quilts for Empowerment Lecture
- Sep 29, 2017 01:00 pm

Learn about an amazing program in Kenya that teaches women to quilt.

Cost: $ 5.00
Circle Secrets Lecture and Tour
- Sep 29, 2017 02:00 pm

Learn Linda's secrets for perfect circles.

Cost: $ 5.00
Hands On With SAQA Artists on Tour
- Sep 29, 2017 03:00 pm

Get up close and personal with this incredible exhibit of small quilts.

Cost: $ 5.00
Enjoy a talk by Esterita Austin, one of our Featured Instructors this year.

Cost: $ 10.00
Sometimes a Great Notion
- Sep 30, 2017 10:00 am

Come learn all about this year's latest notions!

Cost: $ 5.00
Learn about these stunning aboriginal fabric prints and how to use them.

Cost: $ 5.00
Hear the story behind this show-stopping quilt.

Cost: $ 5.00
Quilts for Empowerment Lecture
- Sep 30, 2017 01:00 pm

Learn about an amazing program in Kenya that teaches women to quilt.

Cost: $ 5.00
Circle Secrets Lecture and Tour
- Sep 30, 2017 02:00 pm

Learn Linda's secrets for perfect circles.

Cost: $ 5.00
Hands On With SAQA Artists on Tour
- Sep 30, 2017 03:00 pm

Get up close and personal with this incredible exhibit of small quilts.

Cost: $ 5.00
Jelly Bean Pillow
- Sep 28, 2017 09:00 am

Learn how to sew with cuddle fabrics as you make an adorable pillow.

Cost: $ 15.00
Velvet Pumpkins
- Sep 28, 2017 12:00 pm

Learn how to create these gorgeous, easy, and fun handmade pumpkins.

Cost: $ 10.00
Iron Tote & Caddy
- Sep 28, 2017 02:00 pm

Make this adorable purse-style iron caddy!

Cost: $ 10.00
Mixing Gauze, Knit and Cuddle
- Sep 29, 2017 09:00 am

Make a sweet, lightweight baby blanket with gauze, knit and cuddle fabrics.

Cost: $ 15.00
Sewing Machine Caddy Organizer
- Sep 29, 2017 12:00 pm

Make this handy and adorable sewing machine caddy.

Cost: $ 10.00
Practice your accuracy with this Log Cabin design and get a head start on the holiday season!

Cost: $ 15.00
Practice your accuracy with this Log Cabin design and get a head start on the holiday season!

Cost: $ 15.00
Twisty Twirly Scarf
- Sep 30, 2017 12:00 pm

Learn easy ways to sew with soft cuddle fabrics as you make this quick, elegant scarf.

Cost: $ 10.00
Silk and Rayon Velvet Tips
- Sep 30, 2017 02:00 pm

Learn tricks to make it easier to work with silk and rayon velvets.

Cost: $ 10.00

2017 Expo Class Calendar


Fabric Animal

Create a visual memory of your pet in fabric.

Organic Machine Quilting

Expand your free motion quilting skills on your home sewing machine.

Stumpwork Sea Anemones

Learn stumpwork techniques as you hand embroider and bead these sea anemones.

Sep 26
Emerson or Purrfect
Sep 27
Divide and Conquer Machine Quilting
Sep 27
Fabric Animal