Class Schedule November 2021 - February 2022

QUILTING BASICS

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 
January 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 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
January 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1

INTERMEDIATE BLOCKERS                   Linda Schoeppach
Six - 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. 
Prep Session: Tuesday November 2                       10am – 12pm
Sessions:  1 – 5                                    9:30am – 12:30pm         
Tuesday: November 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7

BINDING CLASS                                   Darlene Miller
One – 5 Hour Session                              $30.00
We are going to discuss five different bindings and you are going to make samples of three kinds of bindings from the simple charity bindings through award winning bindings. We will be learning how to do bindings that are all machine stitched and from there I will show you how to make more difficult bindings and ones finished by hand. They really are easy, and I have several tips that I will be teaching you that make them easier - and yet very professional when finished. 
Wednesday January 12    10am – 3pm
Friday February 4    10am – 3pm

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.
Monday February 21        10am – 3pm

 FOUNDATION PIECING

Little Red Riding Hood                             Jennifer Johnson
Four – 3 Hour Sessions                                     $ 45.00
Use your foundation paper piecing skills to create this sweet fairy tale quilt of Little Red Riding Hood. The pattern contains 4 FPP blocks – Red Riding Hood, the Forest, the Wolf, and Grandma’s House – that depict Red’s story, and the blocks can be printed in multiple sizes. These would make a cute crib quilt, wall-hanging, or table topper for a child’s room or for the room of a (ahem!) bigger kid variety. The smaller pieces in some of the blocks will help hone your paper-piecing skills. We will also cover how to reverse the forest pattern for a more variable forest. The class will be four sessions and will cover one block each session. Come join the fun!
Session 1: Wednesday November 3                     5:30pm – 8:30pm
Session 2: Wednesday December 1                     5:30pm – 8:30pm
Session 3: Wednesday January 5                         5:30pm – 8:30pm
Session 4: Wednesday February 2                       5:30pm – 8:30pm          

 

Holiday Gift Bag                                        Jennifer Johnson
One – 5 Hour Session                                             $25.00
Create a fun holiday gift sack using foundation paper-pieced blocks from Sew Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. You can choose any of the 12 blocks from the book for your sack. This playful bag is great for presenting holiday gifts or even serving as part of your holiday décor. Paper-piecing plus a project – what a great combo!
Wednesday November 10                                    10am – 3pm
 
Beginning Foundation Paper Piecing            Jennifer Johnson
One – 4 Hour Session                                               $30.00
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.
Wednesday January 19                                       10am- 2pm 

Vintage Dresses                                       Jennifer Johnson
One – 5 Hour Session                                              $30.00
Do you love foundation paper piecing as much as I do? Take your paper-piecing skills to the next level with this pattern of beautiful fashionable vintage dresses. Learn how to paper piece tiny pieces and to connect separate sections of a pattern to create the finished block. These dresses are sure to tickle your nostalgia. Make one or two for sweet mini-quilt or make several for a beautiful quilt. Please note prior paper-piecing experience is required for this class.
Saturday February 19                                     10am – 3pm

 

                                           MACHINE QUILTING

Quilting with Rulers                                 Deb Buckley
Three – 4 ½ 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 will have the basic skills and knowledge to start your quilting journey.
Session 1: Monday November 1      10am – 2:30pm
Session 2: Monday November 15     10am – 2:30pm
Session 3: Monday December 6      10am – 2:30pm

 

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.                            Wednesday December 15             10am – 4pm
Wednesday February 2                 10am – 4pm                                                    

Basic Free Motion Quilting                     Darlene Miller                                        One – 6 Hour Session                                   $30.00                                              Learn the basics of Free Motion Quilting. You will receive instructions on how to prepare and baste your quilt, how to plan your stitching, why and where to use various quilting designs, and practice very simple designs.  We will be discussing battings, threads, needles, and where to get your stitching inspiration. Most of all you will gain
the confidence to say “Yes, I can free motion quilt”! It is so easy when you know where to start, so much fun and gives you a real sense of being creative!
Friday January 21                      10am – 4pm

 Advanced Free Motion Quilting               Darlene Miller 
One – 6 Hour Session                                       $30.00
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: Basic Free Motion Quilting Class
Friday February 25                    10am – 4pm

 

DECK THE HOUSE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Posh Gobble                                         Kathy Reynolds
One – 5 Hour Session                                       $30.00
 What better way to decorate for Thanksgiving then with this adorable Turkey? Helen and Jenny of Sew Kind of Wonderful, have added to their Posh Holiday designs with Posh Gobble. Using the SKOW Mini Quick Curve ruler, you’ll be cutting and sewing these curves in no time.
Wednesday November 3                               10am – 3pm

Patchwork Trees                                    Nancy Reeves
One – 4 Hour Session                                          $20.00
Do you have a lot of holiday fabric or a layer cake in your fine fabric collection? These wonky trees are fun to make and can be short, tall, skinny, or chubby! They are very easy, quick to make, and you will find yourself wanting to make a whole forest of them! Come and enjoy a quick project to get you in the holiday spirit. We will even have a tree exchange too with other class attendees.
Friday November 12                                   10am – 2pm 

Buffalo Lodge                                     Lia Peterson
One – 5 Hour Session                                       $35.00
Simple and classic, this table runner, placemat and tree skirt set is made entirely out of 2 ½” strips. You’ll be pleased how quickly these go together. Use a variety of greens for the trees or make them all the same for a timeless look. In class we will make the placemats, but you will be able to make the runner or tree skirt on your own! You’ll gain confidence with angles without the daunting task of a big project.
Saturday November 13                            10am – 3pm

Holiday Coasters                        Linda Schoeppach
One – 4 Hour Session                                         $25.00
Coasters for every occasion! These make great gifts! Learn to make this curved circle look without cutting a circle. Pattern provided in class.
Friday November 19                               10am – 2pm

Posh Snowman                               Kathy Reynolds
One – 5 Hour Session                                   $30.00
Are your walls a bit empty after taking down & packing away your holiday decorations? Then let’s add a bit of “Winter” to your home. We will be using the Sew Kind of Wonderful Quick Curve Ruler Mini to make this adorable snowman. Curves are easy using the SKOW method, no pins, no glue, just soft pieced curved piecing.
Tuesday December 14                          10am – 3pm

Sweetheart Twister                            Raymond Steeves
One – 6 Hour Session                                      $40.00
A special heart wall hanging for that special person. Great Valentine’s Day, Sweethearts Day, or other special occasion gift. Makes a great gift for Breast Cancer patients and survivors. Easy to make with the Lil’ Twister Tool™ by CS Designs. A fun technique that produces wonderful pinwheels easily.
Monday January 17                                10am – 4pm

 

HOME DÉCOR PROJECTS 

Jelly Roll Jiggle                                      Joanne Rice
One – 6 Hour Session                                        $35.00
This table runner is easily adapted for holidays or any day with a choice of fabrics. No curved piecing or raw edges. This is a very forgiving project as to width and number of fabrics used. Think Christmas, Patriotic, rainbows, or florals. Let your favorite fabrics guide you!
Wednesday November 17                            10am- 4pm

Stratford Table Topper                         Karen Weaver
One – 3 Hour Session                                            $25.00
Make this cute table topper in your favorite fabrics! Seasonal fabrics work perfect for it, and you will want to make one for each season. You will likely be able to finish the entire topper in one class session. It looks harder than it is—there are NO Y SEAMS! This topper is from Doug Leko’s book, Tabletastic! 2. You will find many other projects you will want to make.
Monday November 29                              10am – 1pm

Greased Lightning                            Joanne Rice
One – 6 Hour Session                                   $35.00
This is a quick table runner made from jelly roll strips and an accent fabric. Make it scrappy or with a limited color palette. Easy to piece and quilt.
Tuesday February 22                                  10am – 4pm

 

Scrap Tease                                          Deb Buckley
Four - 6 Hour Sessions                  $45.00/4 month semester
They say no such thing as ugly fabric, you just have not cut it small enough. Well, we will be taking our scraps and creating beautiful one of a kind quilts from the book Scrap-Basket Bounty by Kim Brackett. Bring your scraps, we will be using the Accu-cut (cutting machine), exchanging fabrics with each other, and reducing our fabric stash.During this 4 month semester you will be working & likely completing 2 quilt tops!  Let’s have fun and untangle our stash.
Third Thursday: 10am - 4pm 
November 18, December 16, January 20, February 17 

 

BAGS, TOTES, & ORGANIZERS

Project Bag                                                Julie Daniel
One 4 ½ 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 pattern, floss, & fabric. Supply list includes enough materials to make 2 bags!
Friday November 5                                10am – 2:30pm
Saturday January 15                             11am – 3:30pm

Running with Scissors                       Vicki Watson
One – 5 ½ Hour Session                               $35.00
This handy zip-up Tool Case stores and carries rotary cutters, scissors, and more. A variety of easy-to-access pockets in vinyl, mesh, and quilted fabric can be customized to fit the tools you use and love.
Friday November 20                              10am – 3:30pm

Mega Bow Tucks                               Vicki Watson
One – 5 ½ Hour Session                              $35.00
The Mega Bow Tucks is on the sleek stylish side of the large tote spectrum. It has swivel hook hardware at each side to give it a smaller silhouette toward the top. They can be released to increase the storage capacity. The flap with turn lock closure covers the outside pocket also. It also has pockets lining the entire inside.
Saturday December 11                       10am – 3:30pm

 

LET’S FINISH THOSE PROJECTS

Finish It with Karen                      Karen Weaver
One - 5 Hour Session                                $20.00
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 December 10                   10am – 3pm

by Annie Finish It                                  Vicki Watson
One – 5 Hour Session                                  $20.00
Do you have a by Annie project you are struggling to finish? Vicki will help guide you on the road to success! Finish your bag with confidence!
Monday January 31                     10am 3pm

   Quilts & MORE ~ Going Beyond the Basics 

Cactus Bloom                              Jessica Caldwell
Two – 5 Hour Sessions                            $50.00
Take a walk down a desert path and admire the blooms! Cactus Bloom is a foundation paper pieced pattern. We will also focus on how to handle bulk in the points when assembling the full quilt.
Pre-requisite: Basic paper piecing knowledge
Session 1: Wednesday December 1   10am – 3pm
Session 2: Wednesday December 8   10am – 3pm

8 Around the Square                     Raymond Steeves
One – 6 Hour Session                               $40.00
Scrappy or planned, this easy quilt creates a balanced and fun design. The large squares can easily be “fussy cut” to create a different look, or use photos printed on fabric. A fun way to personalize the quilt. Forty 2 ½” by WOF strips plus some yardage is all you need. Jelly Roll™ or Bali Pop™ friendly, use your stash, or fabric purchased. Lap size as presented can be made in a day and finishes 66” x 66” using four units. Each unit uses 10 strips, so quilt can easily be enlarged. Twin sized: Sixty strips. Queen/King sized: Ninety strips. Coordinating fabric adjusted according to size.
Friday December 3                     10am – 3pm

Glimmer                                             Heidi Hodges
One – 5 Hour Session                               $35.00
A fun class using the Super Sidekick ruler by Jaybird Quilts. Pair up some of your favorite fabrics to make a simple star that is fast and fun to make! This pattern and class will include instructions to make any size from the 10”x10” Mug Rug to the 74”x74” Large Lap. Minimal class prep work required. You will learn to cut using the Super Sidekick ruler and sew in class!
Saturday December 4               10am – 3pm

Banded Lemoyne Star                 Karen Weaver
One – 4 ½ Hour Session                              $30.00
Have you made Lemoyne stars and are ready for a variation of the star? This may be your chance! Using Deb Tucker’s Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star ruler and the Banded Lemoyne Star Technique Sheet, we will make some stars and turn them into a table runner. Many variations are possible; we will focus on just the banded star version.
Thursday January 6                12pm – 4:30pm

Striped Surprise Variation                 Raymond Steeves
One – 5 ½ Hour Session                                $40.00
Original Striped Surprise pattern by Raymond. Made famous by Rob Appell, “The Man Sewer” for his variations on this pattern. Great fun technique to create the interesting and fun blocks using 2 ½” strips. Jelly Roll ™ and Bali Pop™ friendly, this pattern allows for multiple variations and lots of creativity. This is a quilt you will be proud to say you made. And it looks difficult to make but is actually very easy (and fun!).
Saturday January 8                   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 January 14            10am – 3pm
Session 2: Friday January 28            10am – 3pm

Love Machine                             Vicki Watson
One – 5 ½ Hour Session                         $35.00
Love Machine was designed using ombre fabrics to give each heart a sparkle like the facets of a diamond. Each heart block is made with flying geese, and half/quarter-square triangles making this a fabulous quilt for skill building. This pattern also works with a variety of fabrics. Smaller cuts of colors ranging from light to dark can be used to create the faceted look of the hearts.
Saturday January 22                 10am – 3:30pm
Constance                                      Vicki Watson
One – 6 Hour Session                               $35.00
Constance uses large panels (suitable for big prints) and stripes and stars in coordinating colors. To mimic this look, select four color groups that each include a main print and two coordinating prints.
Tuesday February 15              10am – 4pm

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 February 16              10am – 3pm

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.
Friday February 18                   10am – 4pm

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 February 24                 10am – 4pm

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 or 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 February 26                  10am – 3:30pm

 

MYSTERY QUILT

Mystery Pohihihi (Hawaiian for Mystery)            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
November 6, 20, December 4, 18,
January 1 (Virtual Session Only)
(Reveal Party)  January 15 10am – 11am

 

MACHINE QUILTING with Darlene Girton

Machine Quilting
Two – 4 Hour Sessions                           $75.00
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 launch 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 February 7      10am – 2:00pm
Part 2: Tuesday February 8     10am – 2:00pm

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! 
Wednesday February 9                10am – 2pm

Featherweight Spa Day

with Darlene Girton aka The Featherweight Doctor

One – 5 ½ hour Session                                    $85.00
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 February 11               10am – 3:30pm

 

CLUBS

Paper Piecing Open Workshop                   Jennifer Johnson
Twice Monthly – 3 Hour Session                      $8.00/session
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 
November 1, 15, December 6, 20, January 3, 17, February 7, 21

Simply by Hand                                        Marion Bergstrom
Monthly – First Thursday                              $10.00/month
Love hand stitching of any type, then join the ladies in a comfortable & social setting. This group is open to hand appliqué, hand piecing, hand quilting, wool appliqué, English Paper Piecing, Hand Embroidery, or Cross-Stitch. This is a time to sit and stitch with others that love stitching by Hand. Marion will facilitate this club & share her expertise.
Thursdays: 10am – 12pm  November 4, December 2, January 6, February 3

 

OPEN SEW DAYS                                            $10.00/session

Need some undisturbed time to get your project completed, or you just want to get together with some friends? Our classroom is available for you to come in & sew! No interruptions, no “nagging” housework “calling” to you.  A large, relaxing, fun atmosphere is waiting for you. Come for a few hours or spend the day.                                       Registration is required.

Saturday November 6           10am- 3pm
Thursday January 27            10am – 3pm
Monday February 21             10am – 3pm

Open Sew Day                                           Heidi Hodges
$10.00
Have a project or last minute gift(s) you need to get completed before Christmas? Or is there a gift you need to do “in secret”?
This is a time you can come in and finish those up, away from those pesky “distractions” or “peeking eyes”. Come spend the day, sewing and get those projects completed.  Registration is required.
Saturday December 18
10am – 3pm

 

Midnight at the Oasis                                    Monthly – Third Friday
$30.00                                                                     5pm – 11pm
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                             Pre-registration is required.
Payment is due at time of registration.
November 19, December 17,  January 21, February 18