November 2023 - February 2024 Class Schedule


Beginning Quilting Day                     Linda Schoeppach          
Five- 3 Hour Sessions
$75.00 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 9.16.23, 30, February 6

Binding, Binding, & More Binding      Darlene Miller
One – 6 Hour Session                                $30.00
Five different types of bindings will be discussed, and you are going to make samples of three types, from the simple charity bindings through award winning bindings. You 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 3               10am – 4pm

Bindings with a Flair                 Darlene Miller
One- 5 Hour Session                               $30.00
It’s time to step up your binding skills and learn to finish your quilt with a creative binding. You will be surprised at how easy it can be. You will be introduced to a trim, a flange, and another decorative design to enhance your quilt.
PRE-REQUISITE: Binding, Binding, & More Binding class
Tuesday February 20               10am – 3pm


Color Basics
with Annette Duley
2 Sessions                             $30.00
Choosing fabric for a project is hard sometimes. From picking a focus fabric, accent fabrics and background fabric. This class will guide you through some things to think about and give you tools to use to identify & explain the importance of color values, intensity, and scale of prints. It can be fun! Come join us.
Session 1: Tuesday February 27   11am – 3pm
Session 2: Tuesday March 5   10am – 12pm


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 to 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.
Saturday January 27                             10am – 2pm


Block of the Month
Designed & taught by Jessica Caldwell
$100.00 Includes pattern
Townsquare is a skill building Block of the Month program only available at A Quilter’s Oasis. It will run January to November and includes an intro/prep class on January 2, unique blocks that encompass a variety of techniques, and a reveal party in November. Participants have access to 2 size options for the quilt. The wall-hanging/throw size is 40” x 56”, and the larger quilt size is 60” x 84”.
Each month will feature a 30-minute block demo and be available through Zoom for those that are unable to make it in person. Some of the skills that will be covered in this BOM program are nesting seams, flip and sew techniques, and working with exposed bias edges. 
Prep Session: Tuesday January 2
2:30pm – 4:30pm
 Time: 9:30am – 10am
Month 1: Tuesday February 27
Month 2: Tuesday March 26
Monthly demo will be last Tuesday of each month




Quick Projects for the Holidays

These projects will be easily finished in class and ready to give to your family, friends, a neighbor, or to decorate your home.


All Seasons Table Topper           Deb Buckley
One- 5 Hour Session                              $25.00
Come learn how to make this versatile table topper.You will learn how to make the “Dresden” using the Fat Cat ruler. You can “design” the center for any season, occasion, or just use a “pretty” fabric for the center.
Tuesday November 28                10am – 3pm


Casserole Dish Hot Pad                 Deb Buckley
One – 5 Hour Session                             $25.00
Carefully carry a casserole dish full of delicious, hot food with a Casserole Dish Hot Pad in your favorite fabrics! These are perfect for dressing up your table for any holiday and make wonderful gifts. You won’t be able to make just one!
Monday December 4                 10am – 3pm


Border Stripe Gifts                  Deb Buckley
One – 5 Hour Session                           $25.00
Have you wondered what to do with a border stripe fabric, if not using for a border? Come and join Deb as she shares with you several different items made from border stripe fabric. This will be a fun day of sewing.
Tuesday December 12             10am – 3pm




Potluck Runner & Placemats        Joanne Rice
One – 5 Hour Session                             $25.00
Potluck is a quick and easy pattern for table runners and placemats. You can use your favorite novelty print fabric and make these as holiday gifts for friends and family.  You will learn how to make half square triangles in this class and be able to complete a runner or placemats or possibly both!
Friday December 15                 10am – 3pm
Locker Hooking
Marion Bergstrom
The class teaches you the basics of locker hooking.The types of canvas, locker hooking medium and the tools you need. It is a craft that is affordable, easy to learn with a sense of accomplishment. The designs can be simple or complexed as your skills grow.
Session 1: Thursday January 4         1pm – 4pm
Session 2: Thursday February 1       1pm – 4pm
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner VI Mystery Table Runner
with Heidi Trelease
One – 5 Hour Session                               $40.00
This is a 1 session Mystery Table Runner in a Day! You will create a fun Debbie Caffrey Mystery Table Runner in “Mystery” format. We will take it step by step during class and by the end of the day you will have a completed project. This is a great skill builder class for a quilter at any skill level. Work at your own pace with personal instruction.Pattern is included with the cost of the class.
Saturday December 9            10am – 3pm


Questionable Outcome Mystery Quilt                   Heidi Trelease
Six – ½ Sessions                                        $60.00                 
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.
Saturday 9:30am – 10am
November 11, 25, December 9, 23, January 6
Reveal Party February 10   12:30pm – 2:30pm
Crazy Quilting
with Linda Hopkins
One –6 Hour Session
$20.00 Plus $8.00 Kit fee paid to instructor
In this basic Crazy Quilting class, you will be given the choice to construct a heart or a square. Traditional piecing technique will be taught. Hand embroidery stitches introduced are the stem stitch, lazy daisy, chain, and feather stitch. Silk ribbon stitches, lace painting, button clusters as well as silk ribbon bobbin work will enhance your individual crazy quilted block.
Friday December 8   10am – 4pm



Travel Case                                     Robin Little
One – 4 Hour Session                              $30.00
In this class, you will make a fun travel case that is perfect for your sewing supplies, make up brushes, notepads and pens, or whatever works for you. This project should be completed in class. These make the perfect gift for family and friends.
Monday December 18               10am – 2pm 
Boxy Clear Pouch                      Brittany DeVries
One – 5 ½ Hour Session                         $30.00
See-through the pouch front to view contents at a glance. Sturdy box shaped base with spacious interior zips securely for storage and travel. Opens wide to quickly grab what you need. Great for sewing, knitting, travel, cosmetics, kids toys, and more! No templates required. Fat Quarter friendly, two size options. You should leave class with a finished bag!
Friday December 29               10am – 3:30pm 
Zip It Up                               Raquel Ramos
One – 5 Hour Session                           $40.00
These streamlined zippered organizers feature an outer quilted pocket plus inner pockets made from mesh and vinyl for easy visibility of contents. Each pocket has a zipper closure — no need to worry about things falling out! You will be making the large case in class. Pre-class work is required to get this organizer nearly completed by the end of class.
Friday January 5                 10am - 3pm
Seaside Traveler                             Julie Daniel
Two Sessions                                        $35.00
If you’ve always wanted to make a bag but didn’t know where to begin, this class is for you! The Seaside Traveler has no hardware, no zippers to install, and is the perfect project for you to get your feet wet in the world of bag making. Come join us – I’ll bet you won’t be able to stop at one!
Session 1: Friday January 19         10am – 2pm
Session 2: Friday January 26         10am – 4pm   
 The Mav Pack                       Vicki Watson
One 5 ½ Hour Session                         $40.00
The Mav Pack is great for traveling, shopping, or just everyday use. Everything necessary is close at hand.This is an intermediate pattern in that it uses advanced bag making techniques that require the sewer to have general familiarity with bag making. It requires accurate cutting/sewing and installing a zipper. The bag is “turned” through the opening left in the pocket which gives the bag a nice snug, finished lining. The is no binding involved.
Saturday January 20            10am – 3:30pm 
Catch All Caddy 2.0                Raquel Ramos
One – 5 Hour Session                         $40.00
You will love this sturdy oversized caddy with lots of easy-to-access slip pockets and dividers to hold and organize all your supplies. Six slip pockets on the exterior provide easy access to tools and supplies and a zippered pocket on one end keeps personal items safe and secure. Expanding dividers on the inside open to organize a multitude of supplies or collapse to fall flat against the interior of the caddy affording a wide-open interior for plenty of storage possibilities.Comfy padded fabric handles make carrying easy. They attach with rectangle rings which allow them to fall flat against the front or back of the caddy.
Saturday February 17                 10am – 3pm 
Hydro Flask                                 Raquel Ramos
One – 5 Hour Session                            $40.00
This Hydro Flask carrier will hold up to a 40 ounce Hydro Flask bottle and anything smaller. You will learn basic bag making skills while creating yourself a bag you can put to immediate use! These bags are the perfect gift for anyone, especially for those living in Arizona. This pattern requires accurate cutting & sewing. Previous bag making experience is helpful.
Saturday February 24            10am – 3pm
Basic Collage  
with Barbara Blackmon-Gussak
One – 6 Hour Session                      $45.00
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 Parchment 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.
Wednesday December 13                  10am – 4pm  FULL
Friday February 2                               10am – 4pm FULL
Collage Workshop
with Barbara Blackmon-Gussak
One – 5 Hour Session                   $25.00
You’ve taken the Basic Collage class with Barbara, now you want to finish up or work on another collage but need some assistance. Barbara is hosting these “workshops” for you! Come in and work on a collage or get some guidance as to “how to” finish your project.
Thursday January 25                     10am – 3pm
Free Motion Machine 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 amazingly 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 12               10am – 4pm 
Quilting with Westalee Rulers        Deb Buckley
Two – 5 Hour Sessions                              $50.00
This is the perfect class to get started using the Westalee Rulers. You will be using the Westalee Sample set #1. The 2 sessions will include setting up your machine, the use of each template, and how to set up designs that work together.
Session 1: Monday January 15         10am – 3pm
Session 2: Monday January 29         10am – 3pm 
Free Motion Borders & Corners 
Darlene MillerOne – 6 Hour Session                                 $30.00
Quilting borders and corners are the finishing touches to your quilt. In this class we will explain filling the corners, finding border designs to truly create and finished frames to highlight your pieced center. From meandering, to feathers, to geometrics.What does your quilt need?
Pre-requisite: Free Motion class with Darlene Miller
Friday February 9                     10am – 4pm 
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.
Friday February 23                     10am – 2pm


Quilts & MORE ~ Going Beyond the Basics

Amusement                   Karen Weaver
Three – 3 Hour Sessions                  $40.00
In this class you will make Flying Geese, Half-square triangles and pop some corners! Your Wing Clipper and Tucker Trimmer are essential. The Corner Pop makes those folded corners easy. We will spend one session on the Flying Geese, another on the triangles and popped corners, and the final session on block assembly. The block looks harder than it is, but there are a lot of parts that must be made accurately for the block to fit together correctly. Karen has all the tips necessary for you to be successful.
Session 1: Tuesday November 7     10am – 1pm
Session 2: Tuesday December 5     10am – 1pm
Session 3: Tuesday December 19    10am – 1pm



Evergreen                                     Nancy Reeves
One- 5 Hour Session                             $25.00
The 3 Yard Quilt books and patterns are the craze right now!  Make this fun quilt with trees and 9 patch blocks or even create a table runner.  It’s quick and easy and you can make it in time to decorate your home for the holidays.  This pattern would even look beautiful with gorgeous fall trees and blue snowy trees too…. The possibilities are endless!
Friday December 1                10am – 3pm  
Improv                                    Raymond Steeves
One – 5 Hour Session                     $60.00
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.   
Saturday December 2                 10am – 3pm


Brightside                               Raquel Ramos
One – 5 Hour Session                        $35.00
This pre-cut friendly quilt has a vintage granny square appearance. Grab a layer cake, fat eighth bundle or your favorite jelly roll to construct this modern granny square. At the end of class you will have a good start on your quilt.
Thursday December 28           10am – 3pm


Goose Chase                             Jessica Caldwell
Two – 4 Hour Sessions                         $55.00
Chasing geese around the shop! Come join in and learn to make this fun and easy flying goose quilt. In this 2 part class you will get practice making a single block and working with bias edges. The pattern is included in the price of the class and the design is an Oasis exclusive!
Session 1: Tuesday January 2        10am – 2pm
Session 2: Tuesday January 16      1pm – 4:30pm
A Scrappy Kind of Love             Heidi Trelease
One – 5 ½ Hour Session                         $35.00
A Scrappy Kind of Love is a fun quilt or wall hanging that can use scraps, jelly rolls (large quilt), layer cake (small quilt), or yardage. You can make your letters with neutrals as shown on the pattern or shake it up and make the letters your colorful fabric as in the class sample! This will be a working class; sew, cut, sew, cut, etc. Lots of fun and easy for beginners!
Saturday January 6               10am – 3:30pm
T-Shirt Quilt Technique                Annette Duley
One – 3 Hour Session                        $20.00
T-shirts piling up? They represent accomplishments, milestones, interests, etc. Let’s pull them out and put them together. This is an easy hand on demo style class to get you going. We will discuss block sizes, stabilizing, layouts, and finishing. Let’s celebrate those memories.
Wednesday January 10            10am – 1pm


Cookie Cutter                     Brittany DeVries
One – 5 ½ Hour Session                      $35.00
The Cookie Cutter quilt is a fat quarter friendly pattern available in 5 sizes. You will learn to use the Super Sidekick ruler by Jaybird Quilts to construct these fun blocks, with NO Y seams! Before leaving class, you will have some blocks constructed and the knowledge to finish assembling the quilt top at home.
Saturday January 13             10am – 3:30pm


Bookcase Quilt                      Theresa Brown
Two – 4 Hour Session                       $45.00
This bookshelf class will focus on TECHNIQUES used to build a customized bookshelf quilt. You will be working on a custom pattern that you design. Learn to make vertical, diagonal, and horizontal books to “fill” your shelves. Learn a variety of ways to make book titles to embellish your books and use applique to add personalization to your bookshelf
.Session 1: Wednesday January 17     10am – 2pm
Session 2: Wednesday January 24     10am – 2pm
Great Panes                           Raymond Steeves
One – 5 Hour Session                         $45.00
Inspired by a photo in Arizona Magazine of an antique church stained glass window, this vibrant and bright quilt is easy and fun to make. Using Fat Quarters and some yardage, your color choices will make it unique and truly yours. Created in “units” this quilt is easy to assemble. Multiple methods of flying geese and half square triangles will be discussed. You will have a complete understanding of the pattern and design and be able to finish this quilt at home.
Monday February 5                 10am – 3pm 
Bow Tie Quilt                         Nancy Reeves
One – 4 Hour Session                        $25.00
Do you have charm packs in your fine fabric collection, and you need a quick easy pattern?  Then this class is for you!  It combines 4 patch blocks and half square triangles to make this beautiful quilt and the size is perfect for a wall hanging or table topper.  Pull out those charm packs and add a little yardage and come join me using the book Just One Charm Pack.
Wednesday February 7            10am – 2pm
Zig Zag Log Cabin                 Linda Schoeppach
One – 5 Hour Session                           $45.00
Enjoy creating this fun Zig Zag quilt while learning the versatility of Log Cabin Blocks. This is a scrap friendly quilt, but the fabrics must read light or dark to obtain the Zig Zag effect. The center of the block could also be scrappy or a consistent color. You will learn the technique of setting and corner triangles for putting this quilt “On Point”, Class fee includes pattern.
Tuesday February 13               10am – 3pm 
River Pond                            Jennifer Johnson
Two – 6 Hour Sessions                          $40.00
The River Pond quilt is a beautiful quilt that evokes a mountain landscape reflected in the waters below. The modern(ish) design of the quilt consists of cleverly pieced blocks turned on point and sewn into diagonal strips. It is not as hard as it looks, but it does require precise cutting, a precise quarter inch seam, and good organization. You will relay enjoy the process of building this quilt as well as the final product. The two sessions should enable you to get all your blocks made and have a good start on assembling the top.
Session 1: Wednesday February 14    10am – 4pm
Session 2: Wednesday February 21    10am – 4pm
Mexican Stars                         Joanne Rice
One – 6 Hour Session                           $40.00
Mexican Stars has a beautiful curvy look with no curved piecing. Easy tricks to fool the eye and amaze your family and friends. The finished quilt is simply stunning, no matter what colors you choose, plus it is a joy to make. Construction is much easier than it looks.
Friday February 16             10am – 4pm  
Flower Pop Wall-hanging          Robin Little
One – 5 Hour Session                       $40.00
In this class you will learn how to use the Wonder Curve ruler to cut, sew, and trim curves that turn out perfect each time. You will complete several Flower Pop blocks and be well on your way to completing this happy flower wall-hanging for spring!
Monday February 19               10am – 3pm
Our Hearts will Go On          Vicki Watson
One – 6 Hour Session                           $40.00
This is a lovely variation of a Storm at Sea quilt, featuring hearts; Queen size 88 ½” x 103 ½” has 2 hearts in the quilt center, Lap size 51 ½” x 66 ½” has one heart in the center. To make cutting and piecing this quilt easier and faster the Diamond Rects ruler is recommended. The pattern explains how to make the quilt with or without this ruler. There are no curved seams in this quilt.
Thursday February 22             10am – 4pm 
Metro Rings                           Kathy Reynolds
One – 6 Hour Session                         $35.00
Do you love the Double Wedding Ring quilt but don’t have the desire to work with templates? Then this is the class for you! Sew Kind of Wonderful has designed a contemporary Double Wedding Ring pattern that starts with making strip sets that are straight pieced. Using their Quick Curve Ruler, you will cut your curved pieces and easily assemble the “blocks”. This makes the entire process quicker and easier than the traditional template method.
Thursday February 29               10am – 4pm
BYOP   Bring Your Own Project
We have set aside several days just for you to come and sew. Bring a project or two of your own choosing and get some serious work done on it. While these are self-guided sew days, staff may be available to assist with answering questions.Come join the fun!
Registration is required.Seating is limited to 11
Wednesday December 6    10am – 3pm 
Ho, Ho, Ho Finish It Saturday December 16      10am – 3pm
Wrap It Up Sew Day Wednesday December 20   10am – 3pm



Paper Piecing Open Workshop   Jennifer Johnson
Twice Monthly – 3 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 yourpaper 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
 December 4, 18January 15, February 5, 19


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
, December 7January 4, February 1