The Sewing Room News from Columbia River Sewing

Member Appreciation Event – Peggy Sagers

Darn it Out! Amidst a wonderful celebration of Columbia River Sewing’s 25th anniversary, Peggy Sagers gave a great presentation on fit. I’ve seen her talk about her LCD theory (Length, Circumference, Depth) before so...

Standalone Bag by Gillian Wallis

Gillian Wallis saw a bag at a knitting retreat and it really intrigued her. She took pictures and measurements and more pictures. The she went home to reverse engineer the bag. She doesn’t like...

Sewing with Pleather/Vinyl

“Very interesting presentation. It’s great to learn new things and get new ideas for sewing.” “I LOVED the pleather workshop. I feel I learned so much.” “Great Job. This was the most animated, audience-interactive...

Wendy Mamattah: Out of Africa

At the December 2010 Annual meeting we welcomed speaker Wendy Mamattah. A native of Ghana, now living in Portland, Wendy gave an interesting presentation of West African adinkra symbols, fabrics and women’s fashion. Located...

At the Meeting – February 6, 2010

Joyce Lee-Westdal said she’s fluent in “flea market,” as she spoke what seemed to be quite passable Japanese. It is through her travels to Japan and visits to flea markets that Joyce has built...

Rochelle’s Reversibles Workshop

Rochelle Harper spoke at the Columbia River Sewing ASG September meeting held in Hillsboro on September 19, 2009. Author of Sewing Outdoor Gear – Easy Techniques for Outerwear That Works, she discussed many of...

Sew Easy Swimsuits by Laura Keith

The workshop went swimmingly—to use a very bad pun.  Laura Keith has written articles for Threads magazine on swimsuit making as well as other sewing articles for Sew News.  The Portland/Vancouver area seems very...

Contemporary Cathedral Windows Workshop

After an interesting discussion of Japanese Textiles at the chapter meeting on February 7, Lara Stepahin Green presented a hands-on workshop which covered her method of creating “Cathedral Windows” quilt patterns. The workshop was...