Shows, happenings and sightings


"A Day of Exotic Textiles" -- Sponsored by The Portland Chapter of The American Sewing Guild

Where: Greater Portland Bible Church.

2374 SW Vermont St.
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: 503.693.0401

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017. 5-8 PM.


  • 9:30-10 coffee, tea, and treats
  • 10-10:20 Guild meeting, introductions, etc.
  • 10:20-12 Sewing with Recycled Saris presentation by Paula Smith-Danell
  • 12-1 Pot Luck Lunch
  • 1-3:30 Into to African Textiles presentation by Paula Smith-Danell

Registration Details: There will be no registration and people can come to just the morning or just the afternoon or the whole day. There is no cost to the event. This is a celebration of 30 years as the Portland Chapter of the American Sewing Guild. Guests are welcome to the entire event.

Highlights of Sari Presentation: Have you ever wanted to learn about sewing with the iconic East Indian sari? In this presentation, we will look at the design considerations and sewing techniques associated with sewing garments from these luscious fabrics. The focus of this talk will be on working with “recycled” sari. These saris are sold as craft fabric for reasonable prices, both at thrift shops and on-line. We can give these gorgeous fabrics new life, with the proper repair and construction techniques. Please join us for a morning of diving into the delicious fabrics of India and Southeast Asia. Some sari fabrics will be available for purchase.

Highlights of Into to African Textile Presentation: Have you ever seen an African Mud Cloth and wondered how it was made? From Bark Cloth to Batik, in this lecture we will look at many of the iconic fabrics of Central Africa. Come learn the history and construction techniques of Central African textiles. Over 90 African textiles will be presented.



Where: Sequoia Gallery and Studios

136 SE 3 rd Ave.
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Phone: 503.693.0401

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Details: Sequoia Gallery showcases approximately 35 local artists to Washington County, Oregon each month. You will find a selection of Fletcher Artworks, LLC’s items on display and for sale every month.