Welcome to A Common Thread, Portland's finest creative sewing center!

At A Common Thread, we love sewing!
Our goal is to support the craft of sewing in all its many forms. So, whether you want to learn how to sew garments, make a quilt, or create beautiful machine embroidery, we are here to help.

June Classes and Events

Row By Row, a international shop hop, begins on June 21st.  Yes, international!  But if you're not leaving the state of Oregon, you still have 90 shops to visit.  Visit participating shops and pick up a free pattern for a row.  You'll have to wait until June 21st to see ours, but we know you're going to love it!

June Classes and Events

For the month of July 
there will be NO -
Longarm Club
Software Inspiration
Curve It Up Block of the Month
Arcadia Avenue Block of the Month
(Two fall on the holiday weekend, the other two on Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show weekend)
All four return on their respective Saturdays in August

 Swan Amity Trunk Show and Classes

We're pleased to have Swan Sheridan from Swan Amity Studios in our store July 14the & 16th for a Trunk Show and classes.  We've featured her patterns in our store this last year and can't wait to see what else she has in store for you.  You can get a preview of her patterns on her website - Swan Amity Studios.  
TRUNK SHOW - Thursday, July 14th, 6:30pm-8pm FREE
(No registration required)
Water Color for Quilters - July 14th, 1pm-4pm
Swan will show you how to paint beautiful designs on fabric to make 
one-of-a-kind blocks.
Hand Applique Demo - July 16th, 10am-11am
Swan with guide you through the steps of doing hand applique'.

Divide and Conquer- July 16, 11am-4pm
Conquer your fear of free motion quilting in this class.  You'll divide the project into different blocks, then sew them together!
Registration and fee required for each of these three classes.

Embroidery for Quilters
continues this month on Friday, July 22.  This month's topic is Paper Piecing in the Hoop.   Bring your embroidery capable machine and embroidery module (or borrow one of our modules) and discover all the ways your embroidery machine can inspire your quilting.

Sunshine Shine and Stitches Shop Hop

Sunshine and Stitches Shop Hop runs from June 16 to July 8.  Visit participating shops and pick up a kit to make a quilt block.  Each shop will also display a project you can do with their block. You're gonna love ours!  Check the website for participating shops.


A Common Thread

Portland's Finest Creative Sewing Center
15495 SW Sequoia Parkway, Suite 140
Portland, Oregon 97224
503 624-7440 or toll free 877 915-6789

Store Hours

Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday: noon-4:00 pm