Seams Good Studio - Quilting  Sewing  Learning


Oh, you quilt?  That's awesome.  I could never do that. 
I can't measure, it's too precise and I can't sew straight.
--Potential Quilter

For those who think they can't quilt or sew or tackle a machine, but have a strong attraction to the fabrics, designs, colors and joy--
I gently offer that I rarely sew a straight line, my seams are hardly ever "perfect" and I never let MATH or my budget stop me. I have over 30 years of teaching experience, for people with varying abilities and from many walks of life.  If you're drawn to quilting and sewing, I can offer a fun, open-minded and supportive space for success.

Quilt & Sewing Classes for Kids
2018 Spring Schedule

Individual Lessons
Fridays after school 2:00pm-6:00pm, Saturday mornings
  • all ages & abilities welcome
  • $35/hour
  • $60 per hour for two students
  • $125 for prepaid packages of 4 lessons per student
  • $235 for prepaid packages of 8 lessons per student
  • near NE Halsey & 50th Ave, Portland, Oregon

Jun  22 & 29-waitlist only
Jul  13, 20-waitlist only, 27
Aug  10, 17, 24
Half day - $50

Full day - $95

  • custom packages available for 2 or more Fridays
  • all ages & abilities welcome
  • near NE Halsey & 50th Ave, Portland, Oregon

Quilt & Sewing Classes for Adults
2018 Spring Schedule

Individual Lessons
Weekday evenings after 6:00pm, Fridays 2:00-6:00pm
  • $35 per hour, materials included for small projects
  • $60 per hour for two students
  • packages available at discounted rates
  • all ages & abilities welcome

Group lessons
Want to start your own sewing circle or quilt club?
  • all abilities welcome
  • $60 per hour consulting, includes a basic kit to get started

About the Instructor
Lisa learned to sew at age eight and was taught by her grandmother.  In addition to fiber, she has studied and practiced in ceramics, photography, drawing, painting, collage, mixed media, sculpture, dance and music.  Her mixed media quilts have been exhibited on both coasts in the US, including the Oregon College of Art & Craft Biennial.
She holds a masters degree in Humanities, Quilt History, and has been teaching in classrooms continuously since 1986—as a teacher assistant, private school ESL teacher, artist-in-residence, college-prep and life-skills coach, language arts & history tutor— with extensive experience working with youth-at-risk and students with special needs.

Lisa also facilitates support groups for women artists, holds workshops for creatives of all sorts, loves being in her garden, making pies & scones, swimming in the ocean, doing yoga, walking labyrinths, hanging out with her family, laughing, relishing, stitching surprises and dancing Zydeco.

                                                                                 Photo:  Leanne Palmer