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September 23, 24 and 25, 2021
Portland Expo Center
Portland, Oregon


Zen Pathway

This small scroll-sized wall quilt is inspired by pathways of stepping stones found in Japanese Gardens. There, stonework plays a substantial role in the design. This quilt is a celebration of stone. The stones are made from lightly cushioned and faced applique applied to a background panel and embellished with a fallen leaf or fussy cut blossoms if desired. You’ll be able to design your own meditative pathway, or you can follow a layout provided by Helene. 

Helene's website 

Pre-class homework required, please consult supply list well in advance of class.

Helene's supply list

Skill Details:
Confident beginner and up
Instructor Name:
Helene Knott
Instructor Bio:
Helene is a popular longtime instructor at Expo and this year she's our Featured Artist! A special exhibit of her quilts will show the progression of her talent and skills over the years. Helene is teaching two full-day pre-Expo classes this year, each featuring an interesting technique you may not have tried before. Zen Pathways will teach you how to create padded 'stones' to appliqu? onto your quilt, and Kantha Stitching will introduce you to an easy Indian embroidery.

Zen Pathway

$ 95.00
Includes free one-day admission ticket to the show (Thursday to Saturday)