I love giving lectures and doing all-day workshops! I live in Chicago, Illinois. I have a calm nature and can teach my patterns to a range of sewing skills, even those that have never sewn a bag before. Here is some basic information for shops and guilds.

Please contact me with any special requests.   sara@sewsweetness.com

Cost: $350
Length: 1 hour
• 1-2 tables to be available for materials and trunk show
• I will provide one interfacing charm pack (11 interfacings) for each person attending, as well as a handout
• books and patterns will be available for purchase (unless at a shop, in that case you may sell your own stock)

Cost: $650

You may choose any bag pattern, or any pattern from my book 
Length: 7 hours, with break for lunch
Workshops are designed for groups of 20 or less students. If the facility allows for more students, this can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

 If a non-book pattern is chosen, the students will be provided with the pdf sewing pattern by Sara Lawson free of charge

IMPORTANT – students will be required to cut fabric and fuse/baste their interfacing before coming to class

Physical Requirements:
• 1 table for teaching materials 
• Half a table of workspace for each student
• At least 2 irons and ironing stations, electrical cords and extensions, and outlet strips

Events will be asked to pay hotel/airfare where applicable.


CALENDAR FULL FOR 2017-2018. Now taking bookings for 2019.



January 23 & 24, 2017 – (St. Charles, IL) Prairie Star Quilts Guild – all-day Appaloosa workshop AND lecture, followed by another lecture

February 16 & 17, 2017 – (Rolling Meadows, IL) Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild – lecture and Aeroplane Bag workshop

March 9-11, 2017 – (Appleton, WI) Darting Needle Quilt Guild – lecture and two all-day bag workshops

April 18, 2017 – (Huntley, IL) Gazebo Quilters’ Guild – lecture

May 19-21, 2017 – (St. Louis, MO) International Quilt Market

June 2-3, 2017 – (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Camp Stitchalot

June 22-25, 2017 – (Chicago, IL) Sew Sweetness Retreat

August 9, 2017 – (Waukesha, WI) Interfacing lecture

August 10-13, 2017 – (Jacksonville, FL) Crafty Gemini retreat weekend

September 14 & 16, 2017 – (Hinsdale, IL) Salt Creek Quilt Guild – lecture and all-day bag workshop

September 28-October 1, 2017 – (Chicago, IL) Sew Sweetness Retreat

October 28-30, 2017 – (Houston, TX) International Quilt Market

January 11-14, 2018 – (Florida)

February 5-6, 2018 – (Lodi, WI) Lodi Valley Quilters Guild – lecture and all-day workshop

March 8 & 10, 2018 – (Kansas City, MO) Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild – lecture and all-day workshop

March 28 & 30, 2018 – (Downers Grove, IL) Faithful Circle Quilt Guild – lecture and Sloan Bag workshop

April 28, 2018 – (Madison, WI) Retreat – Crimson and Clover Train Cases

May 18-20, 2018 – (Portland, OR) International Quilt Market

June 14 & 15, 2018 – (Chesterton, IN) String-a-long Quilt Guild – lecture and all-day workshop

August 12, 2018 – (Crystal Lake, IL) Crystal Lake Modern Quilt guild – all-day workshop

October 26-28, 2018 – (Houston, TX) International Quilt Market

November 16-17, 2018 – (Victoria, Canada) Victoria Modern Quilt Guild – lecture and all-day workshop.

January 14, 2019 – (Mundelein, IL) NSQG lecture

March 9, 2019 – (St. Charles, IL) Sew Generously, all-day workshop

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