Class Schedule March through June 2021

March 2021 – June 2021


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 construct a small sampler quilt.           

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

May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1


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

April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4 


One – 3 Hour Session                  Annette Duley


Binding not one of your favorite parts of the quilting process, or is it just giving you trouble? Annette will teach you how to figure yardage needed, cut & join strips, how to attach, miter the corners and finish by hand and machine.

Wednesday March 10                  10am – 1pm

Thursday May 20                       10am – 1pm 

Quilt Pattern Alterations            Jessica Caldwell

Two – 3 Hour Sessions                                    $40.00

Do you want to expand your understanding of quilt planning and construction? This class is designed to teach the skills you would need to adjust a pattern on the fly. Quilt math, planning cutting, strategies for resizing the project, etc. The first day of this 2-day class will be focused on adjusting the pattern. The second day will be for constructing the pattern with the alterations made. Students will have the option to follow the instructor’s alterations of the original pattern or follow their own adjustments to the original pattern.

Session 1: Wednesday April 7             10am – 1pm

Session 2: Wednesday April 21           10am – 1pm

Machine Quilting

Quilting with the Walking Foot           Linda Hopkins

One – 5 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.

Thursday March 18                          10am – 3pm


Advanced Free Motion Machine Quilting     

One – 6 Hour Session                              Darlene Miller       


You have the basic information, you have practiced, you have designs you can do very nicely, however, it is now time to take it to the next step – add to your list of designs. HOW? That is what this class is about. You will learn how to expand the designs you can do, how to turn corners, border designs, study overall vs block by block and why some designs are easier for you to do. Basically, this information will give you the confidence and knowledge to develop your signature look of Free Motion Quilting.

Prerequisite is the basic Free Motion Quilting Class.

Thursday April 15                       10am – 4pm


Foundation Paper Pieced Mini Quilt      Jennifer Johnson

One – 4 Hour Session                                          $25.00 

Looking for a quick decorative project for the holidays? Love foundation paper piecing? Then this is the class for you. These quick mini-quilts are easy, cute, and fun paper piecing sure to delight.

NOTE: Paper-piecing experience required.

Wednesday March 17                10am – 2pm              



Faceted Jewels I                            Jennifer Johnson

Two – 5 ½ Hour Session                                   $40.00

Faceted Jewels I is a fun and easy modern quilt using foundation paper-piecing for the jeweled blocks that are reminiscent of snowflakes, and it looks fabulous in many different colorways and backgrounds. This modern quilt also provides lots of negative space giving you or your long-armer plenty of room to play with the quilting.

NOTE: Paper-piecing experience required.


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

Session 2: Saturday April 17             10am – 3:30pm




Wish                                                   Jennifer Johnson

One – 6 Hour Session                                      $30.00

Create a modern whimsical quilt of flower petals blowing in the wind using blocks form Amy Friend’s Petal + Stem paper-piecing book. You may use the dandelion pattern as in the sample or a modern flower or sunflower block. The beauty of this book is the numerous interchangeable blocks of flowers and stems and leaves. Some paper-piecing experience is required for this class. We will be covering how to enlarge patterns and reverse your patterns to create a mirror image.

NOTE: Paper-piecing experience required.


Friday May 7                                10am – 4pm






Foundation Paper Piecing                     Jennifer Johnson

One - 4 Hour Session                                  $25.00

Foundation paper-piecing is a quilt block construction technique that will bring joy to your heart with its beautifully sharp points and precise seams. Many people are intimidated by the seeming complexity of paper-piecing, but I will guide you through the step-by-step process of producing three -four paper-pieced designs.  We will also discuss different ways to implement paper- pieced blocks into your projects.  Come give this fun technique a try! I think you will be delighted with the results. Good for confident beginners and up.


Friday June 11                              10am – 2pm 

Darlene Girton

returns to teach here at the Shop 

Machine Quilting

Two – 3 Hour Sessions


You too can machine quilt on your home sewing machine!  That’s right ladies, install your darning foot, drop those feed dogs, and see what you and your machine can do!  We will cover the basics of starting and stopping quilted lines of stitching, gain confidence in stitch-in-the-ditch quilting with a walking foot and an introduction to free motion quilting.  This is a 2-part class with homework.  Are you tired of stippling or stitching straight lines?  This class is for you!  A fun time to be had by all.

Part 1: Monday March 29           10am – 1:00pm

Part 2: Tuesday March 30          10am – 1:00pm


Quilt as You Go

One – 4 Hour Session                                   $65.00

Have you ever wanted to make larger quilts on your home sewing machine but felt very confined working within the small neck and workspace? This is the class for you. We will make a small table topper in class, but the skills will be taught to move to a larger project. Make a large lap or even a bed quilt with ease by working on one block at a time and then connecting them to make a larger piece. The pattern is provided with the class and a fun time will be had by all!

Thursday April 1                     12:30pm – 4:30pm


Featherweight Spa Day

One – 5 ½ hour Session


We all love Spa Days!  This one is for your sewing machine.  If you have a Vintage Singer 221 or 222 and you are interested in learning how to service your machine yourself, then this is the class for you! One of the best parts of a Featherweight 221 or 222 other than its portability, is the ease of maintaining it yourself!  In this one-day class you will learn the proper way to clean, oil and grease your fabulous machine to keep her running for years to come!  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Friday April 2                      10am – 3:30pm


Project Bag                                           Julie Daniel

One – 5 Hour Session                                  $30.00

Enjoy making this sturdy project bag that is large enough to hold a pattern book and quilt blocks for your next project or the latest cross stitch patter, floss, & fabric. Supply list includes enough materials to make 2 bags!

Saturday March 6                       10am – 3pm

Friday June 4                            10am – 3pm


Mini Makers Case                             Vicki Watson

One – 5 Hour Session                                   $35.00

This little case is designed specifically to store and transport the Oliso Mini Project Iron with padded sides and a reinforced top and bottom. Other small irons also fit in this case. It is also perfect for all your favorite notions or a small project. Finished size: 8” wide x 4” deep x 4.5” high.

Saturday March 27                     10am 3pm  


Ultimate Travel Bag 2.0                     Vicki Watson

Two – 5 Hour Sessions                                  $50.00

The perfect travel companion, this functional bag includes a comfortable padded adjustable strap and quick-grab side handles, as well as a handy trolley sleeve on back to secure the bag to rolling luggage. Zippered and slip pockets on the front, back and ends plus a full zippered pocket and three more slip pockets inside will keep everything organized and accessible. Optional buttons on the bottom reduce wear.

Session 1: Saturday April 10              10am – 3pm

Session 2: Saturday April 24              10am – 3pm 

Medium Zipper Tote                                  Heidi Hodges

One – 3 ½ Hour Session                                $25.00

The Medium Zipper Tote from the Travel Time Zips pattern by Penny Surges is a fun, simple zipper tote. After making the Medium Zip, you are going to want to make all of the Zips from the pattern. There are so many fun options you can do with this pattern once you have the basic skills. Join me for a fun afternoon making an adorable zipper tote.

Saturday May 22                            12pm – 3:30pm


Applique Cork Tote                           Jessica Caldwell

Two – 3 Hour Session                                    $30.00

This simple tote bag is the perfect project that combines tote making and learning to sew with cork. This nice large tote bag includes an inner pocket, cork handles and applique. This will be perfect for bringing supplies to your other classes.

Session 1: Wednesday June 2                10am – 1pm

Session 2: Wednesday June 9                10am – 1pm


Soho Table Runner                          Karen Weaver

One – 4 Hour Session                              $20.00

This table runner needs no special tools beyond your rotary cutter, a 24” ruler with a 60-degree line, and your imagination. You will learn to sew pieces with “dog-ears”, so things line up like they are supposed to. You will do a little pre-cutting at home and then do the rest of the cutting in class. You will not finish the runner in class, but you will have a good start and be able to finish it at home.

Tuesday April 13                     10am – 2pm


Hollow Star Runner                         Lia Peterson

One – 4 Hour Session                              $30.00

Hollow Star is a stunning modern take on a six-pointed star and a great way to showcase a favorite collection of fabrics. Hollow Star looks great in patriotic; red, white, and blue, white, and blue for Hanukkah, or in beautiful reds and greens for Christmas. This runner will be perfect in any colorway to match your home décor.

Monday April 19                          10am – 2pm 

Quilts & MORE ~ Going Beyond the Basics  

Intermediate Blockers                    Linda Schoeppach

5 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: Tuesdays                5pm – 8pm

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Amazing Scrappy Squares                   Darlene Miller

One – 6 Hour Session                                 $35.00

A fast fun quilt top to make!  You simply stitch squares together, fold, cut, cut triangles, and stitch them back together.  You will get half square triangles and a very scrappy look using only large squares – it’s addictive and so easy!  You will love making this quilt top and it can be finished in one evening!

Friday March 12                         10am – 4pm


Ombre Gems                                     Heidi Hodges

One – 5 Hour Session                              $35.00

Do you love Ombre fabrics and just need to be inspired to use them? This is the quilt for you! A Jelly Roll, yardage or fat quarter friendly quilt using Ombre fabrics to create a quilt filled with depth and color with little effort! There are so many Ombre fabric styles, you can make a quilt with endless color options. This quilt can also be made with fabrics other than Ombre’s and it works up beautifully!

Saturday March 13                       10am – 3pm


Pineapple Rings                            Kathy Reynolds

One – 5 Hour Session                            $30.00

Love the look of the Pineapple block but not a fan of foundation piecing? Then join me as I teach you how to use the amazing Pineapple Trim Tool. You will discover all the fun and excitement of making pineapple quilt blocks accurately and precise. You will square up each round of strips as you go to create the perfect size finished block. In class you will be able to construct 4 blocks (1/4) of the Pineapple Rings quilt.

Thursday March 25               10am – 3pm


Homecoming Quilt                             Lia Peterson

One – 6 Hour Session                              $40.00

This modern quilt is reminiscent of the southwest and can be made in multiple color ways! Great for prints or solids and multiple size options! This will become your new favorite quilt!

Monday April 5                        10am – 4pm

Comet                                         Kathy Reynolds

Two Sessions                                              $35.00

Fat quarters and background fabric come together to create soaring blocks of splendor. It’s a great design to fussy cut large, medium, or small scale prints. The “block” is made easier with the Hex n More ruler. Choose any of the 5 sizes from youth to king.

Session 1: Thursday April 22           10am – 1pm

Session 2: Thursday April 29           10am – 3pm  


Vintage Windmill                          Linda Schoeppach

One – 5 Hour Session                                 $30.00

Combine charming color combinations with simple shapes to create a secondary design that is deceptively easy. Use the Creative Grids 60 degree Diamond Mini Ruler to cut diamonds and triangles from strip sets, then arrange your colors to create a one of a kind quilt with no Y seams! If you have been wanting to break out of the same old quilting routine and try something different, this pattern is just the thing. 

Friday April 23                          10am – 3pm


Snowflake Quilt                               Lia Peterson

One – 5 Hour Session                            $40.00  

Snowflake Quilt is a fun take on a modern and minimal winter quilt. There are multiple ways to assemble this quilt. You can follow along with the larger block assembly style on the 1-color or 4-color version or stay simple with the square and HST scrappy version. Or adventure into Ombre fabrics!

Saturday May 8                         10am – 3pm


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: Saturday May 15            10am – 3pm

Session 2: Saturday May 29            10am – 3pm

Baby Herringbone                                Lia Peterson

One – 4 Hour Session                                 $35.00

The Baby Herringbone quilt is a perfect lap quilt or generous baby quilt. Pieced from full width of fabric (WOF) strips, there are no “Y” seams in the simple construction which provides a perfect layout to show off favorite fabric prints. A quick quilt that looks more complicated than it is. 

Monday May 17                        10am – 2pm


Science Fair                                         Vicki Watson

One – 5 Hour Session                                   $35.00

Make this lovely quilt using the Hex -n-More ruler by Jaybird Quilts. The hexagon design gives this quilt a modern look. This pattern uses 2 ½ in strips for the hexagons. It also gives a choice of sizes: baby, lap, twin, and king. The sample is a lap size.

Saturday June 12                         10am – 3pm


Night Sky                                    Kathy Reynolds

Two Sessions                                          $40.00

Join me in making this gorgeous star quilt using the sidekick ruler or cut your own template. Solids, small scale prints, blenders, or batiks in 4 shades make up the star.  If you love ombre fabrics, this is the perfect pattern to use them.  This class will be taught in 2 sessions to teach students how to use the ruler, how to work with bias pieces, and then how to sew the quilt together in perfect alignment!

Session 1: Thursday June 17                 10am – 1pm

Session 2: Thursday June 24                 10am – 3pm


Simple Solstice                                     Heidi Hodges

One- 5 Hour Session                                   $35.00

The Simple Solstice quilt is Charm Pack (small) or Layer Cake (large) friendly. This quilt design is also great for showcasing a favorite fabric or fabrics in the centers or your “suns.” These charming sunshine blocks have minimal points to match and are created using stitch and flip, flying geese and half square triangle techniques.

If you have Deb Tucker rulers or have wanted to try them out, this is a great quilt for you! You can use the Corner Pop, Wing Clipper, and the Tucker Trimmer to make perfect blocks. If you don’t have the rulers, no problem! The techniques are simple enough for all skill levels.

Saturday June 26                        10am – 3pm 

3 Dudes Quilt Designer

Raymond Steeves

Joins us this quarter to teach his

newest patterns.

Serpentine Quilt                            Raymond Steeves

One – 6 Hour Session                              $40.00

Scrappy or planned, this easy and fun quilt requires no curved sewing.  Jelly Roll ™ or Bali Pop ™ friendly, the pattern uses the entire strip with almost no waste.  The basic quilt block designed for this quit allows multitudes of great designs and layouts.  Many of the layouts will be shared with you day of class, plus you can easily create your own unique designs.  Pattern supplied free with class. 

Monday March 15                     10am – 4pm


Stripes & X’s                                 Raymond Steeves

One- 6 Hour Session                                $40.00

Scrappy or planned, stash and Jelly Roll ™ or Bali Pop ™ friendly, the pattern uses the entire strip with almost no waste.  An extremely easy quilt to make that looks much harder than it is.  If you have never appliqued, this is an extremely easy and fun way to start.  Pattern supplied free with class. 

Friday April 9                          10am – 4pm


IMPROV                                          Raymond Steeves

One – 6 Hour Session                                $50.00

Ray will supply 40, 2 1/2" strips, quilt quality fabrics from his 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.

Wednesday May 12                   10am – 4pm


What’s Your Angle                             Raymond Steeves

One – 6 Hour Session                                 $40.00

Scrappy or planned, stash and Jelly Roll ™ or Bali Pop ™ friendly, the pattern uses the entire strip with almost no waste.  An extremely easy quilt to make that looks much harder than it is.  Creative strip piecing and cutting makes this an easy quilt to assemble. Pattern supplied free with class. 

Tuesday June 15                            10am – 4pm 

Tucker Technique

Braided Star                                 Linda Schoeppach

One – 5 Hour Session                              $40.00

A two-for-one quilt. As you create this Braided Block you will also be making a secondary block for a pieced border. You will learn to use a Deb Tucker V-Block Ruler to complete the look of the Sawtooth Border. You will also learn tricks for fitting pieced borders onto your quilts.

Wednesday June 16                      10am – 3pm 

Mystery Quilt Oasis of Dreams    

Heidi Hodges

Six – ½ Sessions                                $45.00                  

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 13, 27, April 10, 24, May 8, 

May 22 10am – 12pm (Reveal Party)


All dates for clubs and large groups are tentative and subject to

COVID-19 guidelines.

(Federal & AZ State regulations)

Masks are required for retail areas & when 6 feet (social) distance is not possible. 

GET “RR” DONE                             Deb Buckley

Monthly - 4 Hour Session              $40.00/6 Months

If your quilting passion has been overrun with WIP’S & UFO’S instead of TADA’s and Happy Dances, join us on a 6-month journey with friends who will inspire you to “GET “RR” DONE”. The GRD Society will meet monthly on the second Thursday of each month.

To keep you motivated there will be monthly drawings and a Grand Prize for the Queen of the GET “RR” DONE Society.


Morning Session 10am – 2pm   Evening 5pm – 9pm

Meeting Dates: March 11, April 8

New Session Begins May 13

May – October

Registration for this session Opens April 8th

Midnight at the Oasis                                         

Monthly – Third Friday

5pm – 11p                 $30.00

Come sew, socialize, have a light dinner & dessert with us. Bring your current project or start a new one. This is your time for uninterrupted sewing and a fun night spent with other quilters.  

Space is Limited to 11 Pre-registration is required.  Payment is due at time of registration.

March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18


Paper Piecing Open Workshop       Jennifer Johnson

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.

Monday:                                      5pm – 9pm

March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7


Simply by Hand                     Marion Bergstrom

Monthly – First Thursday                  $10.00/month

Join the ladies in a comfortable & social setting while you hand appliqué, hand piece, hand quilt, wool appliqué, or English Paper Piece. Marion will facilitate this club & share her expertise.

Thursdays: 10am – 12pm

March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3


Itchin’ to be Stitchin’                          Deb Buckley

Monthly -Third Friday                            $8.00/Month

From the beginner to the experienced, come and share your love of hand embroidery or Red/Blue/Black work embroidery. The group works on various projects, shares demos, techniques, and tips.

Join the group at any time.

Friday: 10am – 12pm

March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18

Basic Sewing Supplies  

 Please label all your supplies to prevent loss.

Straight Pins                   
6” x 24” ruler               

12” x 18” or 18” x 24” mat

Rotary cutter with Sharp Blade

Neutral Thread                Filled Machine Bobbin(s)

Sewing Machine (cleaned & oiled)  Machine manual is helpful

Extra Machine Needles

Scissors: Cloth & Paper            

Pen & Notepad

Please Note:

Teachers do require additional items for their class.

These will be listed on Class specific supply list.

Class supply list will be given at time of paid registration.

Check Class supply list so you are prepared for your class. 

We will be CLOSED Monday, May 31st in Observance of Memorial Day

Teacher Meet & Greet with Class Registration Saturday June 5, 2021 

Class Session July - October 2021