Sewing with a Coach in the Sewing Studio

Sewing with a Coach 


  • 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month    
  • 10:30 - 2:30
  • $15/hour

Bring your project and your sewing machine and get tips, problem solve, share ideas and get unstuck from a problem with the talented, friendly, and expert sewist; Shirley Dawson.

Shirley has run her own garment business where she designed and made children's clothing. She's also a master quilter who has displayed her quilts in numerous shows and events.  She's creative, inventive and a lot of fun.

In her own words - "I am a maker and a teacher, always have been.  In my previous life I taught children in the outdoors, on a river, in Toronto. Today, I am happily covered in thread and constantly inspired to create something new from fabric. And to help others do the same thing of course."

You are welcome to use our tools while sewing in our studio: cutters, rulers, design boards, irons, etc. and the kettle is always on.

 Please email us at or to secure a spot.  Or just drop by the shop and sign up.