Question:  What do you get when you mix six friends, a room full of fabric and sewing machines and a teacher?
Answer:  One of the most fun workshops I've ever taught!

Six talented and very fun ladies got their group together, scheduled a 5-day workshop with me, and came here to Portland to sew. We fabric shopped (of course!), ate, and sewed jackets and coats for five days. The class revolved around their chosen patterns and what they wanted to learn. Morning lectures introduced pattern adjustments and techniques they needed for their projects, as well as information on using silk organza, fitting Burda patterns and several methods for making bound buttonholes.
They had such a good time that they've booked another workshop. And so can you! Get your group of 4-6 students together and contact me to schedule your own private workshop. We can discuss topics and projects, and plan a class that meets your needs.

It's going to be another busy teaching year for me. I'm excited about all of my opportunities and look forward to seeing all of you at a class, conference, or show.

I'll be at my own Portland American Sewing Guild (ASG) chapter next week to present an all-day class on "Fabric Collage a la Koos". We'll be talking about designing collage, and also practice some of the collage techniques on a sample piece. Can't wait to see what members of my chapter create!
Later in February, I'll see you in Puyallup, WA at the Sewing & Stitchery Expo. I'm teaching "Koos Collage" again, along with "Tailoring: Before You Cut", "Pro Tips" and "Sew Smooth Seams and Edges". Come see me in a class or at the Saf-T-Pockets Patterns booth, where I will be sharing space with my good friend Marsha McClintock.

I've also added to my 2016 schedule. I will be at the ASG National Conference, July 7-10, and on a second New York City tour, September 11-17. These changed some of my previously scheduled workshops here in Portland. The new dates for Sewing Camp are July 28-31. The new dates for the Couture workshop are September 30 - October 4.

Visit my class schedule for these updates and more information on all of my workshops.

Hope you all have a great 2016! Keep stitching and I'll see you along the way.

Happy Sewing!

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