Dawn Zillich

Dawn Z.

Bristol, CT
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Dawn delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:

High school librarian by day, crafter for life. I'm an award winning embroider, quilter and knitter. I advise a high school sewing club as well as volunteer with Days for Girls and church prayer shawl ministry. Please note, during the summers my schedule is more flexible when school is not in session.

Students will find I'm passionate about all needle arts and want to pass that along to all generations and skill levels.

Learning to sew, knit or hand embroider can be intimidating, but with the right support can become a lifelong hobby that provides joy to your life. Let me show you how to get started.

I look forward to helping you exercise your creative side.


Craft instructor
Oct 2018 - Present
Plainville Public Library

Occasional program leader in hand sewing, arm knitting and other crafts.

Craft instructor
Aug 2016 - Present
Simsbury Public Library

Have taught sewing (hand and machine), arm knitting, origami, paracord knot bracelets and other craft classes at the library.

Knitting instructor
May 2015 - May 2015
Bristol Public Library - Manross branch

Taught mother-daughter arm knitting lesson


Jul 2018 - Present

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Stitch examples: eyelet, stem, cross and rose



Knitting: doll making

Quilting examples: Applique and free-hand embroidery.

Quilting: paper pieced and appliqué.


Knitting: doll making
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3 Reviews

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denise Nov 19, 2018
Sewing · In studio

Dawn is the best! She has a lifetime of knowledge, so every lesson is jam packed with learning.

Sara May 31, 2018
Knitting · In studio

We've had Dawn teach a variety of classes at the Simsbury Public Library (CT). Our most popular is the arm knitting class we open to Teens & Adults. Everyone gets to take home an infinity scarf and they all leave learning a new skill. Dawn works well with all ages, is patient, and really enthusiastic about teaching what she loves. We can't wait to have Dawn back to teach more classes this Fall!

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Aryn May 28, 2018
Sewing · In home

Dawn is an amazing sewing instructor. She taught my 8 year old daughter to sew her first quilt, which later won first prize at the Terryville Fair. Dawn is punctual, energetic, and patient. My daughter enjoyed every lesson and learned the fundamentals of sewing, cutting, and following patterns. Lessons were effective and fun.

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