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Journal Quilts - Tigard

What Are Journal Quilts?:These are small page sized (usually 8 ½” x 11”) quilts. For the best results, Journal Quilts should be small and constructed in a manner that allows for fairly quick completion. The frequency with which you choose to create them is up to you, some quilters/artists like to make them on a regular schedule but I believe you should make a Journal Quilt when an idea hits you and not necessarily on a set schedule. The subject matter can vary from quilt to quilt, whatever happened to inspire you this time or you can pick a theme you wish to explore on a continual basis.  

In this monthly class you will have the opportunity to learn techniques that are a little more on the artistic side of quilting and fiber arts. We explore such methods as painting or dyeing fabrics, stitchery by hand or machine, embellishment techniques, three dimensional fabric manipulation and sometimes we delve into a design exercise or challenge. Though this is an ongoing class, you can join at any point and come to as many or few sessions as you wish. In some classes, you might be given the option to follow a design or pattern I provide, or design your own if that’s what you prefer. Sometimes I might charge a small materials fee if I am providing a supply that might otherwise be hard (or overly expensive) for you to find, if that is the case, I will state it in the notification or supply list. These small sized projects are a perfect way to try out a new technique with some guidance and without the obligation or cost of trying it on a larger scale, the technique you learn will be something you can do on future (larger) projects if you like it. 

The projects vary from month to month, often I don’t know what I will be offering until after a current class is over and so, I will add you to a group notification list and a supply list for the upcoming class will be sent out approximately one week before each session. The samples on display in the shop do not necessarily reflect the current project, rather they are examples of the types of projects we have done and will do again. In addition to the class lesson, we have a ‘Show & Tell’ segment, I bring and share unusual fiber art/quilting books for students to peruse and we have a ‘chocolate of the month’ tasting.

As this is an ongoing class the projects for each class vary from month to month. Once established as a regular attendee, you will receive an email about a week before each session with a list of supplies and materials to bring to the class. If you are a first time attendee, contact the teacher for information about supplies for the session you will be attending. Helene Knott 503-631-8806 or

A Note to Students:Many students do not realize that once the teacher is paid, the shop offering a class makes little if any income on the class itself. The shop is relying on product sales to continue offering quality classes to you. Therefore, I urge you to patronize this shop when buying your supplies for this class as much as possible and remind you that big chain stores do not offer the variety of classes that the smaller shops do. Keep quilt classes alive by supporting this shop. 

Thank you, Helene

Instructor: Helene Knott
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.


  2414 Portland Rd,
Newberg, OR 97132

12185 SW Main St,
Tigard, OR 97223


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