Photo by Henrik Kam

Photo by Henrik Kam

The Idea

I teach in many idyllic settings, all over the country and around the world. But I have long wanted to teach where I actually live, in downtown San Francisco! Once I discovered Sips N Sews, a beautiful sewing workshop with sewing machines and workshop space, (everything but your rotary cutter,) I realized I could offer a class to people who wanted to fly here and not have  to bring a machine! We could host a welcoming dinner here at my house. Part of the class could include a little sightseeing trip and a visit to one of our fantastic museums. Attendees could stay either at the nearby Carlton Hotel, a beautiful boutique hotel one-half block from the workshop, or wherever they wish.

The Real Deal

What’s included:

Opening night dinner at Joe’s

Classes in the beautiful upstairs classroom at Sips N Sews

Daily class assignments to foster originality and creativity

All Janome machines, cutting tables, irons and design walls provided

Catered lunch daily

Pilates/stretching class with Master Pilates Teacher Carol LeMaitre

Sightseeing/museum visit one afternoon

Transportation to dinner and field trip

The classroom

The classroom

Not Included

Lodging...One half block from the workshop location is The Carlton Hotel,

While it is the most convenient hotel, you are not required to stay there. Stay where you wish!

Breakfast and you know, there is no shortage of food options in San Francisco. I will provide a delicious lunch each day, one that promises to meet all dietary restrictions, and an opening night dinner at my house.

The Details

September 29-October 3, 2019

$1,250 Total cost

$300 non-refundable deposit. Balance of $950 due September 1, 2019

Arrive Sunday, Sept 29, dinner at Joe’s

Classes 9-4 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9-12 Thursday

Sightseeing/museum trip 1-4PM Thursday

For quilters who enjoy physical activity, this is the workshop for you. The upstairs classroom, the afternoon hikes around the city with me, the Pilates/Stretching class with a certified Master Teacher--everything I can offer that will show you how I actually live and work, will keep you from becoming stiff and sore from being hunched over a machine all day.  The classroom is open to us until 11PM.

To Register:

There are only twelve spots available for this workshop. The first twelve people who write to me at will receive payment directions.