The Sewing Room News from Columbia River Sewing

Anne Whalley Grab & Go Dress Workshops

Anne Whalley came to Portland to teach her Grab & Go Dress workshop to us on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, which were deemed “exceptional.” Follow Anne on Facebook and Instagram. Saturday...

Jody Alexander – Generations of Mending

Jody Alexander’s presentation to Columbia River Sewing May 4, 2019 Jody Alexander is a librarian who started her art life as a book artist. Gradually her artistic expression found its way to textiles. Now...

Special Event with Anne Whalley

Grab & Go Creative Dress Pattern Workshop with Anne Whalley SATURDAY, MAY 11, 10 AM to 4 PM or SUNDAY, MAY 12, 11 AM – 5 PM Learn how to design and create the dress...

May Quarterly with Jody Alexander

  Boro is a word used to describe Japanese textiles that have been pieced, patched, repaired and passed down from generation to generation. Boro textiles are utilitarian objects that are rich and sumptuous and...

Tribute to Hazel Cox

  Hazel Cox was one of the 12-15 women who chartered the Portland ASG chapter (CRS). She originally joined CRS to meet other sewers, learn new skills and ideas. Hazel was quite active. As...

Passage Quilt Project Sew-cial

Change your typical 5/8″ seam allowance to a quarter inch and forget about fit. Enjoy a fun day of stitch camaraderie at our annual community service event. Providence St. Vincent Medical Center’s Passage Quilt...

Learning from Laura Nash

A large group of our members were treated to a morning trunk show of garments made from Laura Nash’s line of retro style patterns, Sew Chic. She began by defining garment features that create...

President’s Challenge 2019

Challenge Yourself! Here’s a challenge that you get to choose. Think of something sewing-related that you would like to challenge yourself to accomplish in 2019. Nothing is too simple, or too complicated, as long...