SewDown: Portland

About the Event


What are the SewDowns? An all inclusive weekend quilting getaway! A swanky hotel, meals and all workshops are included in the attendance fee. Live it up from Friday through Sunday with four teachers, a full load of workshops and tons of sewing fun! Can't make the entire weekend? Luncheon Lectures will be available too!
Classes are 3-hours each. We are offering the following workshops. When you register, you will be enrolled in every workshop. We will provide your schedule when you check-in.

Sherri Lynn WoodImprov Round Robin

An improvisational twist on the Round Robin. Free your creative energy, use up your scraps, and learn the basic skills of improvisational quilt making. At the end of the day you and everyone else will leave with a distinctive quilt top beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. There are no mistakes in this fast-paced class, only discoveries, community, and FUN! Perfect for fist time improvisers. Sign up with your friends! All skill levels.


Heather JonesModern Strip Piecing

Use strip piecing to make quick modern quilting projects with bold designs. Students will start a full size modern quilt top using solid fabrics and strip piecing and Heather's You + Me pattern.


Lee HeinrichShooting Star: A Modern Traditionalist Mini

In this class, we'll learn about some of the things that make a quilt "modern traditionalist" and make a 21" x 25" mini quilt top that incorporates several of these design concepts. The "Shooting Star" mini quilt design is easy to piece and features a block that has been around for more than a century. But we'll give a modern twist to the traditional by incorporating negative space, asymmetry, and other design tweaks. Students will also have the option to make their mini wonky or incorporate a scrappy patchwork background. The possibilities are endless!


Julie HermanSidekick Sampler Workshop

This new ruler was designed to cut 3 shapes in 4 sizes! As a result it gives you limitless possibilites. All of the pieces can be rotary cut from strips. In addition to developing the ruler I also have designed many patterns to go with it. The class is divided into two parts. In the first part of class you will learn how to cut  Diamonds, Triangles, and Half Triangles. In the second part of class you will use the fabric provided with the class kit to create a small project using the Sidekick. Students can expect to create a small project or blocks during the class.

Registration is NOW OPEN! REGISTER HERE.

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Full Package Cost:

  • Shared room: SOLD OUT
  • Single room: SOLD OUT

What you get!

  • Four workshops with our amazing teachers
  • Six delicious meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners)
  • Three informative lectures
  • Two nights at a fantastic hotel
  • Two fun nights of open sewing time!
  • 1 great swag bag


Local Package (No Hotel) Cost:




What you get!

  • Four workshops with our amazing teachers,
  • Four delicious meals (2 lunches, 2 dinners),
  • Three informative lectures,
  • Two fun nights of open sewing time,
  • And 1 great swag bag!

Please note we have a limited number of local packages available. 


Lectures Only

  • Luncheon Lectures $50
  • Dinner Lecture $90 


Violet Craft

Valori Wells

Bill Volckening


Portland SewDown registration IS NOW OPEN! REGISTER HERE!


02/7/2014 to 02/9/2014
The Nines Hotel
525 SW Morrison St
Portland  Oregon  97204

United States

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02/7/2014 to 02/9/2014
The Nines Hotel
525 SW Morrison St
Portland  Oregon  97204
United States