It is with great anticipation and some tear-stained reservation that Geri at The Pine Needle is announcing her retirement. It has been a wonderful 25 years and we have made life-time friends.

Geri and The Pinecones have enjoyed each and every day that we have shared with you. It has been our honor that you have chosen to be one of our customers and we value you and your choices more than you know.

We have shared so many of life’s most tender moments with so many of you: from marriages to births and beyond….and each has enriched our lives and shown us how wonderful quilters are….and we will miss that! We hope that we have been a support for you as well…..

But it is now time to change courses. Look for amazing Quilting Retreats!


We will temporarily close our doors (as well as ordering on our website) as we head to Puyallup on Tuesday Feb 27, 2018. While we are gone the remaining Pinecones will prepare the store for the public FINAL sale.



Starting Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10:00 am, In-store and online

We will be cleaning out back rooms and will offer antiques, display items, furniture, fixtures, office equipment and more…remember…we have been here 25 years!



Although Geri is closing the doors at the store, she will concentrate on providing the most outstanding quilting retreats possible.

We have 5 retreats this year which are currently all full…and we are now in the process of planning retreats for 2019. Pam Raby and Geri are joining forces in this endeavor and we hope that we can include you in one of our fabulous offerings.

We have exciting locations that will enrich your creative talents and inspire your soul with many new horizons yet to explore…and we hope you will join us on some of these adventures.

Please let us know if you would like to be on a waiting list for 2019. We are taking names NOW. Sign up on the interest list HERE.

Rest Assured, classes and all activities will continue through March as scheduled.

So, come in and grab a piece of Portland’s Quilting history.

Most fondly,

Geri and The Pinecones