Class Schedule March - June 2022

Beginning Quilting Day                     Linda Schoeppach          

Five- 3 Hour Sessions            $70.00 plus book & supplies

Have the desire to learn to quilt? Learn the basic skills for machine piecing in this 5-week class. Using Alex Anderson’s Start Quilting, you will learn the tools & how to use them, choosing fabrics, and you will construct a small sampler quilt.  

Tuesday Morning:                    9:30am – 12:30pm 

April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3                                                                                         

Beginning Quilting Evening            Kathy Reynolds

Five – 3 Hour Sessions             $70.00 plus book & supplies

Have a desire to learn to quilt? Class is based on Alex

Anderson’s Book Start Quilting. You will learn basic

quilting techniques: ¼” seam allowance, rotary cutting, strip piecing, half square triangles, pressing, borders, sandwiching, and binding.                            

Tuesday Evening:                         6pm – 9pm

March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

 

INTERMEDIATE BLOCKERS

with Linda Schoeppach

Five - Sessions                                                    $70.00

Take your quilting skills to a new level all while creating a beautiful sampler quilt. Learn about analyzing quilt blocks, color placement, and improve your piecing skills.

Sessions:  1 – 5                                              5pm – 8pm         

Tuesday: June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5

 

CRAZY QUILTING

Beginning Crazy Quilting                   Linda Hopkins

One – 5 Hour Session                             $30.00                                                Learn the basics of Crazy Quilting from an award                    winning instructor.  Basic foundation piecing, various embroidery stitches and design techniques will be covered in this class.

Friday March 25                     10am – 4pm

 

Intermediate Crazy Quilting          Linda Hopkins

One – 5 Hour Session                                $25.00

Continue your crazy quilting journey in this intermediate class. Hand embroidery stitches taught will be the herringbone, chevron, buttonhole, and Cretan. Use of stencils, painting charms, basic beading, and additional silk ribbon stitches will all enhance your crazy quilted squares.

Wednesday April 6                   10am – 3pm


 Applique

Fusible Machine Applique’                Kathy Reynolds                  

One – 5 Hour Session                                     $25.00

This is a technique class where you will learn how to use fusible web to make wonderful appliqué designs. Step by step instructions from tracing to fusing and finally stitching the pieces down. Several different stitches – blanket, satin and zigzag will be covered with demonstrations for each as well as lots of time to practice. Learn how to go around corners, follow curves and stitch down points.

Although this is mostly a technique class, a small project will be taught as well. This is a class for anyone – no previous experience required.

Thursday April 28                                 10am- 3pm

P3 Applique’                          Linda Schoeppach

One – 4 Hour Session                        $30.00

Join Linda as she teaches you a method of applique’ shape preparation that uses freezer paper, liquid starch, and a small paint brush. This method guarantees smooth edges and accurate points on your project pieces. This method of applique’ preparation can be used for both hand or machine applique’. Linda’s  class will focus on hand applique’.

Tuesday May 17                          10am – 2pm

MACHINE QUILTING

Quilting with Rulers                        Deb Buckley

Three – 4 Hour Sessions                            $50.00

This is a perfect class for those wanting to learn the basics of template quilting (ruler work) and experience the Westalee Design Templates Sample Set #1. This is a three session class. We will start with the basic skills and knowledge to start your quilting journey.

Session 1: Monday March 7          10am – 2pm

Session 2: Monday March 21         10am – 2pm

Session 3: Monday April 4            10am – 2pm

 

Quilting with Your Walking Foot        Linda Hopkins

One – 6 Hour Session                                 $35.00

Learn how to finish your quilts on your domestic sewing machine using your WALKING FOOT! Straight line quilting, matchstick quilting, curvy lines, and echo quilting will all be taught. Other topics discussed will be thread choice, how to choose the correct batting, and how to prepare your quilt top.                                Friday March 4                        10am – 4pm 

Wednesday March 16                 10am –  4pm                                                                                                                                                                                      Intermediate Quilting with Your Walking Foot        Linda Hopkins

One – 5 Hour Session                                 $30.00

Explore more complex walking foot designs, some of which require marking. Various designs covered in class will include geometric and sectional curves, designs with multiple focal points and advanced cross hatching techniques.

Saturday March 26                    10am – 3pm

 

Quilts & MORE ~ Going Beyond the Basics 

Blooming Nine Patch                       Heidi Hodges

One – 5 ½ Hour Session                           $35.00

If you have ever wanted to make a Blooming Nine Patch quilt and thought it was too difficult, you will be thrilled to know this quilt is actually very simple to make. It only LOOKS complicated! It consists of alternating Nine Patches and solid squares. You will start in the center of the quilt and build outward setting your squares on the diagonal. The use of color creates the “bloom.” If you can cut and sew a straight line, you can make this quilt!

Saturday March 12               10am – 3pm

Nightingale                             Kathy Reynolds

One – 6 Hour Session                          $35.00

Nightingale is named after Florence Nightingale, who is often referred to as the founder of modern nursing. This is a block based, beginner friendly pattern that is great for solids, prints and scraps! Mix and match fabrics to create unique block combinations and a beautiful modern quilt. You will perfect your half square triangles and flying geese blocks using the Tucker Trimmer and the Wing Clipper. You will be making some blocks in class and go home with a strong knowledge of how to complete your blocks and assemble the quilt.

Thursday March 24                   10am – 3pm

Memi’s Lemons                             Lia Peterson

One – 5 Hour Session                             $35.00

Memi’s Lemons is a fun and fresh modern quilt pattern, inspired by a grandmother’s love. Using block rotation and reflection, this pattern is full of fun whimsy. Memi’s Lemons is the perfect pattern for confident or advanced beginner sewists ready to try curves. I have refigured the pattern to use the Wonder Curve Ruler, so these curves will be a breeze!

Saturday April 2                     10am – 3pm

 

Static Charge                             Karen Weaver

One – 6 Hour Session                             $35.00

This modern quilt is actually an unusual setting for the banded Lemoyne Star! You will use the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star ruler to make this variation of the Lemoyne Star and learn how to set it into this beautiful quilt. You need a good quarter inch seam and accurate cutting to make this quilt. Although we will not finish the quilt in class, you will have a good start on the blocks. If you choose a larger size than the lap-sized sample, you will simply make more blocks.

Friday April 8                        10am – 4pm

Triangle Fade                               Heidi Hodges

One – 5 Hour Session                               $35.00

Triangle Fade is a quick and fun pattern that plays with color gradients. Cut equilateral triangles using templates, which are provided within the pattern, or with a square ruler with 30/60 degree lines, or using a 60 degree ruler. 3 size options are sure to please! You can even use ombre fabric!

Saturday April 9                        10am – 3pm

Celebration of Service             Jessica Caldwell

Two – 5 Hour Sessions                               $50.00

Come and join us for a fun and patriotic experience assembling my Celebration of Service Star Quilt! I will show you an easy technique to create diamond in a square, flying geese, and half square triangles that you will love! Make this quilt for the veteran in your life or for the upcoming July festivities! This quilt is the perfect size for a Quilt of Valor, and you will also have two full days of instruction to successfully construct this on point quilt.

Session 1: Monday April 18           10am – 3pm

Session 2: Monday May 2             10am – 3pm

 

 

Little Three Creeks                  Jennifer Johnson

Two – 5 ½ Hour Sessions                        $40.00

The Little Three Creeks quilt is a fresh, clean, modern quilt of three mountains and their mirror images plus three creeks between them. This lap-sized quilt is wonderful for exercising your half square triangle chops for creating the mountains. It also incorporates the less common half rectangle triangle (aka split rects) to make the creeks that flow between the crisp, clean mountains. A couple of Deb Tucker rulers, the Tucker Trimmer and the Split Rects Ruler, make creating accurate blocks a breeze.

Session 1: Saturday April 30         10am – 3:30pm

Session 2: Saturday May 7           10am – 3:30pm

 

One Block Wonder                               Vicki Watson

Two – 5 Hour Sessions                             $50.00

A One-Block Wonder quilt is traditionally made with one fabric, but you can choose to use a panel and coordinating fabric or even 7 panels to make your quilt. One-Block Wonder is not a pattern. It is a process. Start with a fabric that has a pattern which can be measured in repeats, usually no smaller than 12”. Cut six individual repeats into strips. Cut 60 degree triangles from the strips. Then those stacks of six triangles, which are identical, are sewn into half hexagons and pinned together to create kaleidoscope blocks. These blocks are then arranged on a design wall or around a panel. Other design elements can be added if wanted. This is a simplified description of the process. Sign up for this class to begin the adventure.

Session 1: Friday May 6              10am – 3pm

Session 2: Friday May 20             10am – 3pm

 

Sparkle                                     Karen Weaver

Three- 4 Hour Sessions                              $35.00

Do you collect fat quarters? This may be the perfect quilt for them. This looks a lot more complicated than it is. You have a choice of sizes, from a throw to a queen. You’ll learn to use the V Block ruler and the Tucker Trimmer. We will divide the blocks into several sessions, so it isn’t overwhelming and then work on assembly as well.

Session 1: Friday May 13               10am – 2pm

Session 2: Friday May 27               10am – 2pm

Session 3: Friday June 10               10am – 2pm

 

 

Big Sky Star                                Vicki Watson

One – 5 ½ Hour Session                              $35.00

This quilt is a variation of the classic Lone Star Quilt. But instead of an 8-point star made up of 8 diamond sections, the Big Sky Star is made up of 6 split and layered 8-point stars. This quilt pattern is intermediate because it involves accurately cutting and sewing on a bias, sewing with a consistent ¼” seam throughout and precision when matching diamond points.

Saturday May 14                      10am – 3:30pm

Y – Seams                           Jessica Caldwell

Two – 4 Hour Sessions                       $45.00

Are you a fan of Lone Star quilts, but never tried one because they contain y-seams? Then this is the class for you. In this advanced skill class, you will learn how to create perfect y-seams every time. You will also learn the strip piecing method for making the star points quicker and easier! You will have a choice of making the table runner or a mini quilt.

Session 1: Monday June 6             10am – 2pm

Session 2: Monday June 20            10am – 2pm

Into the Woods                        Jessica Caldwell

One – 5 ½ Hour Session                           $50.00

Let’s go on an adventure into the woods and make this fun fat quarter friendly quilt! This modern quilt uses fat quarters and a creative layout in a beginner friendly quilt. Come learn a fun and easy way to deal with half triangle pieces. Also, this is a great project if you have a couple of fabrics you are dying to fussy cut and showcase.

Saturday June 25                      10am – 3:30pm

 

Quilting with Raymond Steeves of 3 Dudes Quilting Designs

4 Patch Stripes                         Raymond Steeves

One – 6 Hour Session                             $40.00

This fun quilt with a stained glass look is fun and easy to create. Because each block is sashed there are fewer seams to match up! Easy. 40 different colors that play well together create this quilt and it’s perfect for a 40 color precut strip set. We use our scraps for the creative border, so very little fabric is left over. Block placement creates interesting secondary patterns and make each quilt unique. Hoffman Bali pops™ work really well. Your choice of background fabric can really create a unique and stunning quilt.

Wednesday March 9                     10am- 4pm

6 Sided Polygon                              Raymond Steeves

One – 6 Hour Session                                  $40.00

Polygon’s appear to be “floating” on background color. Your unique color choices will make the quilt especially nice. 58” x 68” Finished as presented. Easily add borders if desired. Can easily be enlarged by simply creating more strip sets and polygons. Each strip set creates two polygons.

Scrappy or planned this easy and fun quilt can be created in a day. Jelly Roll™ or Bali Pop™ friendly, the pattern uses the entire strip with almost no waste. Requires a 60 degree wedge ruler at least 8 inches high.

Friday April 15                            10am – 4pm

Towers of Hugs and Kisses              Raymond Steeves

One – 6 Hour Session                                 $40.00

X’s and O’s in the pattern design give the quilt it’s Hugs and Kisses name. 66” x 86” Finished as presented. Easily add borders if desired. Easily enlarged with additional strip sets. Scrappy or planned, this easy and fun quilt can be created in a day. Jelly Roll™ or Bali Pop™ friendly, the pattern uses the entire strip with almost no waste. This fun quilt is much easier to make than it looks, using our Let’s Strip it Method.

Wednesday May 11                     10am – 4pm

Improv                                            Raymond Steeves

One – 6 Hour Session                                $50.00

We will supply 40, 2 1/2" strips, quilt quality fabrics from Ray's stash for your project today. Because it's a in Improv class, we 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 4 yards of coordinating fabric for this project. Because we are choosing our 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.

Saturday June 18                   10am – 3:30pm

 

 

LET’S FINISH THOSE PROJECTS

Finish It with Karen                      Karen Weaver

One - 5 Hour Session                                $10.00

It’s back! If you have a project you started in class but haven’t finished because of lack of time or the need of some help with a technique, we are providing that for you. Join Karen for a day of finishing—or continuing—a project that you started in class. She will do her best to help you through any difficulty you are having with the pattern or process. Sometimes all we need is time.

Friday April 22                   10am – 2pm

Tuesday May 10                  10am – 2pm

 

BAGS, TOTES, & ORGANIZERS

 

 

 

Take a Stand                                 Vicki Watson

One – 5 ½ Hour Session                           $35.00

Stand-up tote in two sizes has an easy-to-install zippered top that opens wide for easy access to contents. Each tote features an adjustable, detachable carrying strap plus two outer zippered pockets and two inner mesh pockets. The small tote is the perfect companion for the Running with Scissors Tool Case.

Saturday March 5                   10am – 3:30pm

Easy Cork Pouch                             Jessica Caldwell

One – 4 Hour Session                                $30.00

Ever want to make something with cork but not sure where to start? This box pouch by Sallie Tomato is designed specifically for cork and the perfect place to start. It is so easy you will finish it in class!

Tuesday March 29                     10am – 2pm

Chubby Charmer                      Linda Schoeppach

Two – 3 Hour Sessions                        $35.00

This wonderful large tote bag is designed by Penny Sturges and is perfect for carrying everything - your quilting supplies or clothing to take on your next retreat. This bag pattern can also be used as a 9" x 13" casserole carrier.

Session 1: Wednesday April 13         10am – 1pm

Session 2: Wednesday April 20         10am – 1pm

Reverse Applique Cork Pouch      Jessica Caldwell

One – 4 Hour Session                                   $30.00

Come play with cork and make an adorable reverse applique pouch. This pouch designed by Sallie Tomato is made specifically for working with cork which makes it a great way to get your feet wet if you have never sewn with cork. You’ll learn all about cutting, stitching, and top stitching on cork in this class. As an added bonus this project is quick enough to complete in class!

Saturday April 16                       10am – 2pm

 

Tiffany Bag                          Jessica Caldwell

Two – 5 Hour Sessions                        $50.00

Are you looking to up your bag making skills and make a nice, professional looking bag? This class is for you. In this class you will have the option to work with cork or other materials for more professional looking accents. Other skills include zipper & hardware installation, strap construction, and a drop in lining.

Session 1: Wednesday June 1         10am – 3pm

Session 2: Wednesday June 15        10am – 3pm

Sew Together Bag                 Vicki Watson

One – 5 ½ Hour Session                    $35.00

The Sew Together bag pattern includes three zippered pockets, four open pockets, a handy pincushion, and a great little needle landing. All of this is smartly held together by a zipper that forms two handles!  Cool!  This awesome sewing supply storage bag will easily store your 8” scissors, a rotary cutter, marking pens, seam ripper, extra needles, floss, thread, embroidery snips, and much more. The Sew Together Bag would be a lovely bag to sew for anyone who loves to do hand embroidery and takes it with them wherever they go!  You will be pleasantly surprised to see how much stuff this unique and practical project supply bag holds.

Saturday June 4                 10am – 3:30pm

 

 Mystery Quilt

Hanging by a Thread

with Heidi Hodges

Six – ½ Sessions                                          $50.00

 This is a 12-week class creating a beautiful Debbie Caffrey Mystery Quilt. Class will meet every other week for 6 sessions. For each of the first 5 sessions, you will receive 2-3 steps, along with a demonstration of the instructions, to be completed over the following 2 weeks. During the final session, we will have a “reveal party” for everyone to show off their masterpiece.

It’s a wonderful class for all skill levels. Create a beautiful quilt one step at a time!

This class is offered both in person and in a virtual format for those unable to attend in person.

Saturdays  9:30am – 10am

March 12, 26, April 9, 23, May 7

Reveal May 21    9:30am – 10:30am

  

Mystery Table Runner                Heidi Hodges

One – 5 ½ Hour Session                      $40.00

This is a one session Mystery Table Runner in a Day! You will create a beautiful Debbie Caffrey Mystery Table Runner. We will go step by step and by the end of the day you will have a completed project that looks more difficult than it is! This is a great skill builder class for a quilter of any level. The pattern is included in the cost of the class.

Saturday April 23                  10am – 3:30pm

 

CLUBS

 

Paper Piecing Open Workshop   Jennifer Johnson

Twice Monthly – 3 Hour Session         $8.00/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

March 7 or 21, April 4 or 18,

May 2 or 16, June 6 or 20

 

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 piece, hand quilt, wool appliqué, English Paper Piecing or hand stitchery. Marion & Deb will facilitate this club & share their expertise.

Thursdays: 10am – 12pm

March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2