Upcoming Classes July - October 2021

           CLASS SCHEDULE  JULY – OCTOBER 2021

   

 

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 October 13                                    10am – 2pm

 

Foundation Paper Pieced Mini Quilt    

Jennifer Johnson

One – 5 Hour Session                                              $30.00 

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.

 Saturday September 4                                    10am – 3pm              

BINDING BASICS

     Annette Duley

One – 6 Hour Session                                            $25.00                      

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 July 14                                      10am – 4pm

Wednesday September 8                            10am – 4pm

Thursday October 28                                   10am – 4pm

 

 

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 

September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26

                                                                                            

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

July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10

September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26

 

Machine Quilting

 Instructor 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 September 20                               10am – 2:00pm

Part 2: Tuesday September 21                              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!

Thursday September 23                                        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 September 24                                          10:30am – 4pm

 

  NEW!!!                                       Scrap Tease

with Deb Buckley

6 Hour Session each month

 $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.

Prep Session: Thursday July 1           1pm – 3pm

Session 1: Thursday July 15             10am – 4pm

Session 2: Thursday August 19        10am – 4pm

Session 3: Thursday September 16   10am – 4pm

Session 4: Thursday October 21       10am – 4pm

 

BAGS, TOTES, & ORGANIZERS


Crayon Tote
                                                               Jessica Caldwell

Two – 6 Hour Sessions                                                      $40.00

Come learn how to make this adorable “Crayon” Tote. This makes a wonderful gift for a teacher or that creative person in your life. This class combines foundation paper piecing and bag construction. This 2 part class spends the first session paper piecing the “crayons” and the second is the bag assembly.

Session 1: Wednesday July 7                                     10am – 4pm

Session 2: Wednesday July 21                                   10am – 4pm

 

Sugar Pop Tote                                                       Lia Peterson

One – 5 ½ Hour Session                                               $35.00

Turn the adorable Sugar Pop pillow pattern into a tote bag! You can use your scraps and a little additional fabric to make this spectacular tote! It’s the perfect size to throw in all the essentials – including rulers!

Saturday July 10                                                       1 0am – 3:30pm

 Tool Tote                                                                     Vicki Watson

One – 5 Hour Session                                                         $35.00

The Tool Tote is the bag everyone wants. Pockets all the way around on the outside, pockets all the way around on the inside. Heavy duty stays that keep the bag’s mouth wide open, easy to get in and reach all your important tools.

Saturday July 24                                                          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: Wednesday August 4      10am – 3pm

Session 2: Wednesday August 18     10am – 3pm

Switchback                                                                    Vicki Watson

Two – 5 Hour Sessions                                                        $50.00

This versatile satchel with a color-blocked design is perfect for every day of the week. The bag may be carried over the shoulder, cross-body, or as a backpack. A recessed zipper at the top keeps everything safe and secure. Pockets in a variety of styles carry and organize all of the day’s essentials.

Session 1: Friday August 13                                       10am – 3pm

Session 2: Friday August 27                                       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.

Wednesday September 22                 10am 3pm  

DÉCOR FOR THE HOME


Mini Brick Road Runner
                                          Nancy Reeves

One – 4 Hour Session                                                      $20.00

It’s the 20th anniversary of Terry Atkinson’s pattern Yellow Brick Road and she has created a fun easy table runner! If you have a charm pack or several in your fine fabric collection, this is the class for you. It’s the perfect pattern for a Halloween or Holiday table runner and they are so quick to make you could give them for gifts too!

Monday July 5                                                                  10am – 2pm

Piccadilly                                                                    Marion Bergstrom

One – 4 Hour Session                                                         $30.00

The table mat is an easy project that can have many different looks by your fabric choice. I will give ideas on changing the center block and on making the project larger or smaller.

Thursday July 22                                                              10am – 2pm

One Block Wall-hanging                                              Nancy Reeves

One – 5 Hour Session                                                         $25.00

Small quilts are fun and quick to make and can be hung on walls, used as table toppers and tucked in baskets! They are also perfect for gift giving too. Choose any 12“ block from the book Playful Precut Quilts or a block of your own choosing and pop it into the quilt setting. This is a perfect project using a charm pack and a great way to use your fabric stash for a scrappy feel!

Monday August 16                                                     10am – 3pm

Fall Pumpkins                                                            Nancy Reeves

One – 4 Hour Session                                                     $20.00

Create a pumpkin table runner to decorate your home this fall or make one for a gift! This runner is quick and easy and is a great way to use up those orange fabrics in your stash.

Wednesday September 15                                         10am – 2pm

 

3 Dudes Quilt Designer

Raymond Steeves

Join Ray for a fun day of sewing your pre-cuts; strips or fat quarters into

one of his original quilt patterns.

 Six Patch Hexagons                                               Raymond Steeves

One – 6 Hour Session                                                        $40.00         

No partial seams, no Y-seams, all simple straight stitching!  Much easier to make than it looks.  Jelly Roll™ and Bali Pop™ friendly, this great quilt goes together easily with very few seams to match up.  Makes a bold and beautiful statement. 

Monday July 19                                                           10am – 4pm

One Easy Pop                                                             Raymond Steeves

One- 6 Hour Session                                                              $40.00

Have a Jelly Roll™ or Bali Pop™ in your stash that you do not know what do to with? Here is a fun and easy quilt that will delight.  Just saw a great new strip set you’d like. . . purchase it and bring it to class.  Cut 40 go together strips from your stash for a fun scrappy look or check out the great strips sets for sale in the store.  Any way you choose your fabric for this class, it will make a fun and interesting quilt.  Every quilt uniquely yours. 

Monday August 30                                                           10am – 4pm

Fat Quarter Shuffle                                                     Raymond Steeves

One – 6 Hour Session                                                             $40.00

A truly different and unusual way to use Fat Quarters to create a quilt. This method teaches you to use fat quarters in a different and exciting way. 14 fat quarters and a little accent sashing fabric is all you need. Choose them from your fabric stash, or better yet. . . purchase new and fun fabrics. Fat quarters should “play well together” with variances as to light, medium, dark. While not a difficult quilt, you need to “think outside the box” in its creation.

Tuesday September 7                                                    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 an 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 October 22                                                            10am – 4pm

 

  Quilts & MORE ~ Going Beyond the Basics 


Intermediate Blockers
                                            Linda Schoeppach

6 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 June 29                                 10am – 12pm

Sessions: 1 – 5: Tuesdays                                     9:30am – 12:30pm

July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3

Log Cabin                                                                    Joanne Rice

One – 6 Hour Session                                                      $35.00

Take this traditional block and make it your own, scrappy or planned colorway. Start with your fabric stash/scraps, a bundle of fat quarters, jelly roll, yardage, or a combination. Start with colors that make your heart beat faster. Learn how to design your own log cabin using a minimum of 2 colors or a multitude of colors.

Friday July 9                                                                10am – 4pm

Ballerina                                                                      Vicki Watson

One – 5 Hour Session                                                       $35.00

The Ballerina quilt is a pattern designed by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts. This quilt is perfect for large scale fabrics. Instructions are included for 4 sizes – Baby, Lap, Twin, & King. Pattern includes pattern for cutting or you can use a 12 inch finished 60 degree triangle ruler.

Saturday July 17                                                         10am – 3pm

There and Back                                                       Jessica Caldwell

One – 5 1/2 Hour Session                                               $30.00

Do you go this way or that? Who would know, in class we can try and figure it out together! Jessica designed this pre-cut strip friendly quilt where you will learn how to make large, pieced flying geese blocks into this fun modern quilt!

Saturday July 31                                                     10am – 3:30pm

Friday October 29                                                   10am – 3:30pm

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 August 28                                                   10am – 3:30pm

14 on Point                                                                   Joanne Rice

One – 6 Hour Session                                                        $35.00

Create a display of on-point blocks in a variety of sizes using a variety of fabrics, solids and/or prints. This pattern uses easy-to-assemble squares, triangles, and rectangles for an improvisational look with very little waste or hassle. This quilt is “so much easier than it looks”!

Tuesday September 14                                                 10am – 4pm

Trickonometry                                                              Joanne Rice

One - 6 Hour Session                                                        $35.00

Love big prints but have no idea what to do with them? This is the quilt pattern for you! Join Joanne as she teaches you how to twist the pieces to get the design of your choice. This project goes together quickly, you might just finish in class.

Monday October 4                                                       10am – 4pm

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 then 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: Wednesday October 6                         10am – 3pm

Session 2: Wednesday October 20                       10am – 3pm

 Lucky Log Cabins                                                   Lia Peterson

One – 5 Hour Session                                                    $35.00

Lucky Log Cabins is a stash buster quilt pattern! Use this quilt pattern to start sewing through your stash. This log cabin look alike is quick and easy and full of piecing shortcuts. Includes 8 size options: Baby, lap size, throw size, large throw size, twin size, full size, queen size and king size. Uses fat quarters, fat eighths, jelly rolls or yardage.

Monday October 18                                                    10am – 3pm

      CELEBRATE!

National Jelly Roll Day

Bargello in a Day                                                        Heidi Hodges

One – 5 ½ Hour Session                                                  $35.00

Happy National Jelly Roll Day! In this class you will use a Jelly Roll to create a fun, simple bargello quilt IN ONE DAY! In class you will create the center bargello section of this quilt. You will be able to finish the quilt at home by adding borders as you choose to create your own unique quilt. If you don’t want to use a jelly roll, just grab (30) 2 ½” strips and join the fun!

Saturday September 18                                             10am - 3:30pm 

 

  Pillowcase Charity Sew Day  for Ryans Case for Smiles
Friday September 10
10am – 2pm
Bring smiles to kids with cancer and other life-changing illnesses and injuries.
Sew pillowcases for our local hospitals!
Kits will be available
Join us all day or for a few hours.
Can’t be with us… pick up some kits to sew at home and return them to the shop.
 
Space is limited
Pre-registration is required.
Call the store to save your space.
480-354-4077 

 

Tucker Techniques


Little Three Creeks
                                                    Jennifer Johnson

Two – 6 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: Friday July 23                                            10am – 4pm

Session 2: Friday July 30                                            10am – 4pm          

 

Illuminated Journey                                                     Karen Weaver

Three – 3 Hour Sessions                                                   $40.00

If you are an experienced quilter ready for a challenge, this small quilt may be just what you are looking for. Using the Studio 180 Lemoyne Star ruler, you will create the outside star border in one session, the center star in another session, and assemble the sections and create the piano-key border in the third session. You will have a small amount of pre-class cutting but you will have homework. You must have a good grasp of ¼” seams to make this quilt.

Session 1: Tuesday August 17                                 10am – 1pm

Session 2: Tuesday August 24                                 10am – 1pm

Session 3: Tuesday August 31                                 10am – 1pm

 

                            
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 October 16                                                   10am – 3pm

Migrating Geese                                                           Vicki Watson

One – 5 Hour Session                                                        $35.00

Always wondering what to do with panels? Use the Migrating Geese technique from Studio 180 Design to frame or partially frame your panel. This is a technique that looks hard but isn’t. You could also make a complete quilt with just migrating geese rows. The technique chart gives 7 different size options, from quite small to quite large.

Saturday October 30                                                    10am – 3pm

 Mystery Quilt                                                

 “Just for the Halibut”    

Heidi Hodges                        

Six – ½ Hour 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

August 14, August 28, September 11,

September 25, October 9

Reveal Party

October 23 10am – 12pm

 

                        For the Holidays                           

Wreath Quilt                            Lia Peterson

Three – 5 Hour Sessions                        $75.00

The Wreath Quilt Sampler is a fun, fresh addition to your holiday decor. It's composed of six different blocks or concepts, each one teaching a new technique using the Creative Grids 60-Degree Diamond Mini Ruler. The shapes are simple, and the construction is a breeze, building your quilt block by block with no Y seams! Work from your stash or collect a variety of reds and greens and enjoy the process of shade and color placement to get the complete effect.

Finished size: 55" x 55".

Session 1: Saturday August 14                                10am – 3pm

Session 2: Saturday September 11                          10am – 3pm

Session 3: Saturday October 9                                  10am – 3pm

 

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

May – October Session in Progress

June 10, July 8, August 12,

September 9, October 14

 

Nebula Assembly

Calling all Nebula

Block of the Month members!

Join me as we complete the Nebula quilt adventure.

We will be putting a section (or two) of the six sections of the Nebula quilt.

I’ll help you navigate assembling these large units, giving you some tips & tricks to complete this beautiful quilt.

Kathy Reynolds                                                                 $15.00

Saturday September 25, 2021

10am – 2pm

 

CLUBS


Paper Piecing Open Workshop
      Jennifer Johnson

Bi-Monthly – 4 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

July 5, 19, August 2, 16, September 20, October 4, 18

 

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

July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7

 

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

July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15

 

                                     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

 Pre-registration is required.

Payment is due at time of registration.

 July 16, September 17, October 15

No Midnight in August due to Retreat

   NEW!!!

Work Sew Hard

Monthly – Second Saturday                         4pm – 9pm

$15.00/month

Do you work hard all week? Are you looking for a place to gather with other quilters and have some dedicated time to work on those projects calling your name from the sewing room? This is the spot for you! Heidi and Lia are hosting an open sew format on the second Saturday night of each month for those hard-working quilters who are looking for some group sewing time. The group will meet in the evening from 4p-9p. Bring some dinner, your sewing projects and supplies and enjoy a fun  evening with fellow quilters. Dessert will be provided.

Pre-registration is required.

Payment is due at time of registration.

 

July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9