Class Schedule July - October 2023





Basic Collage

with Barbara Blackmon-Gussak

One – 6 Hour Session


This class will include a look at what is possible, a discussion on Color Theory which plays a significant role in Collage Quilting, fabric choices and creating a collage using the Emily Taylor Paper Pressing Technique.

You will choose one of the four bird designs from the book (required) Take Flight; either the Duck, Raven, Bluebird, or Quail to make your collage.

Thursday October 26                           10am – 4pm


Quilts & MORE ~ Going Beyond the Basics

Improv                                          with Raymond Steeves

One – 5 ½ Session                                 $55.00

Ray teaches this class regularly, and each class is different and unique. All classes are based on new and unpublished designs created by him.  He will supply 40, 2 1/2" strips, quilt quality fabrics from his stash for your project.  Because it's an Improv class, you will not know what we are making until the day of class.  Ray has successfully taught this great fun class for several years, and everyone is amazed at the great projects that can be created from stash strips.  A fun and adventurous attitude is required. You will be expected to purchase additional fabric, up to 4 yards of coordinating fabric for this project. Because you are choosing your strips from the stash it is difficult to purchase the coordinating fabric in advance.  The Oasis has a great assortment of coordinating fabrics for this project.   

 Friday September 29               10am – 3:30pm

Hint: “45” Requires: Large Kaleido -Ruler by Marti Michell 


Christmas Tree Farm                   Heidi Hodges

One – 5 Hour Session                        $40.00

Want to have a little Christmas cheer in the hot Arizona summer? This Christmas Tree Farm quilt is perfect! The blocks may have a lot of pieces, but they go together easily and are a fun way to start thinking of the holidays. Have some fun choosing holiday prints or solids for your trees, stars and of course, the truck!

Saturday November 11                   10am – 3pm 




Sedona Sunrise                          Raymond Steeves

One – 5 ½ Hour Session                         $45.00

This fun quilt pattern was featured in the “Quilt Sampler” magazine. Written for a 5, 20, or 40 colorway. It will be uniquely yours by the choice of colors/fabrics. Both quilts featured are made in batiks, the bright one is from an Island Batik strip set, 2 strips each of 20 colors. The other quilt is simply from yardage of 5 different colors. Additionally, the coordinating fabric you use will really set off your quilt.

Finished size of quilt 58” x 76”

Saturday October 21            10am – 3:30pm


Carroll’s Garden                           Brittany DeVries

One – 5 ½ Hour Session          $45.00 includes pattern

This quilt is a great intro to sewing curves! The pattern is included in the price of the class and offers serval sizes; baby, throw, square throw, twin, and queen. You can use a half-yard bundle, yardage in two or four colors, or make it a super scrappy version. Confident beginners or experienced quilters alike will find this pattern fun and versatile. Sign-up and conquer your fear of curves!

Saturday October 28              10am – 3:30pm




Paper Piecing Open Studio   Jennifer Johnson

Twice Monthly – 4 Hour Session         $10.00/month

Do you have a paper piecing project or two that you want to finish? Or would you just like to work on your

paper piecing in the company of other paper piecers? If this sounds like you, please join us at AQO once a month for a paper piecing open studio. Share ideas, improve your skills, and have fun!

Note: Basic paper piecing experience required.

Mondays 5pm – 9pm

October 2, October 16


Simply by Hand                         Marion Bergstrom

Monthly – First Thursday                 $10.00/month

Join the ladies in a comfortable & social setting while you work on any project by hand. Whether it be hand appliqué, hand piecing, hand quilting, wool appliqué, English Paper Piecing, hand embroidery, cross stitch, or any type of hand stitchery. Marion & Deb will facilitate this club & share their expertise.

Thursdays: 10am – 12pm

 October 5