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Learn quick and easy fusible web applique techniques as you create a small landscape of scenic Arizona from one of Barb?s original compositions. Barb shares her secrets to achieving depth in your work as she helps each student with fabric selection (It?s all about the values). Barb gives hands-on attention to the novice or more experienced quilter as she explains various techniques. Begin your journey into landscape quilting with this experienced teacher and award-winning quilter. You'll learn a lot!!

Cost: $ 45.00
Come explore landscapes from a quilters perspective. Turn your own photo into a fabulous landscape quilt with step by step instruction from this award winning quilter. You will first learn how to design an interesting composition from your personal inspiration, then you?ll get some help choosing fabrics, colors, and values to create depth. Use free-style construction or Barb?s favorite freezer paper pattern methods. Barbara will demonstrate how easy free-motion stitching can be!

Cost: $ 60.00
Learn to make 3-D plants, leaves and a butterfly with thread - just thread. Embellish your landscape or art quilts with textures. Demonstrations from this veteran teacher show how to use basic free-motion techniques and stitching on stabilizer is to make Arizona flora and fauna. It's easier than it looks. It's FUN!

Cost: $ 45.00
Out and About bag can be made in two size straps. I would recommend the longer strap unless you are making for a toddler. It is a great size for everyday use and travel. Back at Ya 2.1 is a little larger and Got you Back is larger with a much wider bottom. There are many compartments with lots of zippers. Don?t let zippers intimidate you because Annie has made them easy to install. These are my very favorite bags to carry.

Cost: $ 75.00
If you wanted to make a bag but missed the class this is your opportunity to make one or more bags at our Bag Camp! These make great Christmas gifts, birthday presents, or a great addition to your own collection. We will have fun together learning new techniques.

Cost: $ 95.00
Let's Dance! Color Dance, that is? this beautiful Block of the Month program uses fat quarters to teach you some of the basics of quilt block constructions using two easy to construct quilt block units. Master the basics of flying geese, half square triangles, and learn many tips and tricks all while constructing a wonderful quilt that is sure to impress anyone who sees it! There are 6 blocks to make plus a 7th class for finishing if needed.

Cost: $ 150.00
If you have been wanting to try art quilting and were not sure where to begin this two day camp is the class for you. You will learn many new techniques for adding texture and dimension to your quilts. With Lexi's assistance you will work on adding dimension using batting, thread play, and more!

This process will help you understand key Bernina features using your embroidery module and the NEW Medium Clamp Hoop.

Cost: $ 50.00
If you have a project... anything you're working on or want to start that is happening in the hoop this is the class to join. Each student will be embroidering any project of the choice. It's the perfect time to catch up or start something new! In June, our featured project is a beginner?s block that we will incorporate into an elegant pillow or choose to make it much larger for another project of your choice. It will accentuate puffy quilting. Choose your block that works for your hoop size. You must download your design from Kreative Kiwi: ?Cushion Cover Using The Eyespy Trapunto Feather Block. Designed by Kay Hindmarch.

Cost: $ 15.00
Great spring design; tulips galore in this duel facing runner lots of color possibilities. This design is conducive to using lots of Mylar! See sample in store for a visual.

Cost: $ 50.00
Details to be provided soon!

Cost: $ 25.00
Explore free motion quilting and other longarm techniques on our Q'Nique longarm. Typically offered one day per month. Bring a paper and pencil for note taking and to practice the designs before we move to the longarm. No class February 2023 - join us again in March!

Cost: $ 40.00
Sew a straight line and end up with perfect points on intricate-looking patterns! Foundation paper-piecing can seem like Magic. Flying Geese foundation paper piecing pattern is included with class fee and will be handed out during class.

Cost: $ 35.00
Beginning quilters and those that need a refresher class will have the opportunity to join Andi for this Jumpstart Camp. You will be making quilt blocks and creating a sampler tablerunner. You'll learn cutting procedures, proper seam width, block assembly, adding borders, the actual quilting and adding your binding. Stay, learn and laugh until 2pm.

Cost: $ 75.00
Stay tuned for updates regarding this months project!

Cost: $ 10.00
Back by popular demand. You will learn to make bowls and coasters out of rope and really the sky is the limit. You can use the rope in its natural state or wrap it with fabric. You can even embroider on the rope.

Cost: $ 10.00
Mastery Class Embroidery ~ contact store for details, pre-approval and pre-registration is required

Serger Mastery Class ~ contact store for details, pre-approval and pre-registration is required

Mastery Class ~ contact store for details, pre-approval and pre-registration is required

Mastery Class ~ contact store for details, pre-approval and pre-registration is required

The classroom is reserved for a private event group, one day per month.

Cost: $ 15.00
The classroom is reserved for a private event group, typically one day per month.

Cost: $ 15.00
Come join us in our large classroom for some friendly, fearless, fun stitching happiness! This is an unstructured opportunity to bring your own project, and socialize at the same time. You'll have access to our cutting tables, mats, ironing boards, large tables, refrigerator, microwave and you'll get to share your show and tell! This newly reformatted class, will be much like Quilt and Chat used to be, though there will be no class instructor. You will have access to the SVQ staff if you're truly stuck, but we know that our customers are often the best at troubleshooting sewing difficulties! Come meet new friends and join those you've sewn with for years!

Cost: $ 10.00
Come join us for a fun filled evening, wear your pajamas or your more formal attire. Our Midnight Madness and Embroidery Chicks have combined with a new name for double the fun. There will be shopping, sewing or working on your embroidery UFO's (Unfinished Objects) with the companionship of other enthusiasts. We can't guarantee how much actual work will be accomplished, but we know you'll all have a good time! Register early, bring a snack to share and bring your machines, modules, threads and your projects. Bring your own drinks and snacks, be prepared to share and have a good time. Class size limited. Please register early. Typically meets 3rd Friday evening each month 5:00PM to 11:00PM!

Cost: $ 15.00
This class is open to anyone working on a paper piecing project! It is for those who are comfortable in a sit and sew environment. In it's new format it welcomes anyone who is familiar with and working on any type of paper piecing project. There is assistance available, but no formal class instruction.

Cost: $ 15.00
Three Full Days: Basics, QuiltCad, PatternCard and Gold Card Features - register for one day or more! All students should register for Day 1 BASICS. Additionally, we highly encourage everyone to register for all three days! If you have not yet purchased software, but are considering it... this is your best opportunity to determine what package will best fit your needs! Please join us! The curriculum has been designed to maximize learning all of the software! These classes have been designed for students who are using Quilter's Creative Touch 5, QuiltMagine, QuiltPath, or similar software. * Interactive, hands-on learning using your tablet * Easy to see and follow along - teacher demonstrating every step on her tablet which will be shown on a large screen TV * Quilt set up to stitch out what is learned in class * Put the advanced features to work for you designing, editing, creating and making stitching easier * Opportunity for questions

Cost: $ 125.00
Three Full Days: Basics, Customization and Beyond - register for one or more! Day Two CUSTOMIZATION will build on the lessons learned in BASICS. Discover ways to move beyond edge-2-edge and create your own quilting masterpieces. Time will be spent exploring the Gold Card access as well! If you have not yet purchased software, but are considering it... this is your best opportunity to determine what package will best fit your needs! Please join us! * Interactive, hands-on learning using your tablet * Easy to see and follow along - teacher demonstrating every step on her tablet which is projected to screen * Quilt set up to stitch out what is learned in class * Learn about the software, helps, screens, all of the basic and important functions * Put the advanced features to work for you designing, editing, creating and making stitching easier * Opportunity for questions * You will leave class with patterns and designs you create

Cost: $ 125.00
Three Full Days: Basics, Customization and Beyond - register for one or more! Day Three BEYOND will build on the lessons learned in BASICS and CUSTOMIZATION. Discover ways to move beyond edge-2-edge and create your own quilting masterpieces. Time will be spent exploring the Gold Card access as well! Regardless of which level of software you own, you will develop skills each day! Please join us! * Interactive, hands-on learning using your tablet * Easy to see and follow along - teacher demonstrating every step on her tablet which is projected to screen * Quilt set up to stitch out what is learned in class * Learn about the software, helps, screens, all of the basic and important functions * Put the advanced features to work for you designing, editing, creating and making stitching easier * Opportunity for questions * You will leave class with patterns and designs you create

Cost: $ 125.00
Three Full Days: Basics, QuiltCad, PatternCard and Gold Card Features - register for one day or more! All students should register for Day 1 BASICS. Additionally, we highly encourage everyone to register for all three days! If you have not yet purchased software, but are considering it... this is your best opportunity to determine what package will best fit your needs! Please join us! The curriculum has been designed to maximize learning all of the software! These classes have been designed for students who are using Quilter's Creative Touch 5, QuiltMagine, QuiltPath, or similar software. * Interactive, hands-on learning using your tablet * Easy to see and follow along - teacher demonstrating every step on her tablet which will be shown on a large screen TV * Put the advanced features to work for you designing, editing, creating and making stitching easier * Opportunity for questions

Rulers Can Quilt - Advanced Class Spring You are welcome to come to this informative class if you have taken even one Rulers Can Quilt Beginning class. During the next few months, we will continue to explore how to use our rulers in borders, combine ruler work with free motion for embellishment, and work on creating designs for those unfinished quilt tops you wish to complete. Sign up online through SVQ website or in person.

Cost: $ 35.00
This class will introduce students to the amazing world of quilting with rulers. Learn to quilt your own quilting treasures with rulers and gradually move into free motion as your skill with rulers grows. The first class will involve learning on 12 inch square quilt sandwiches; with the next few classes showing how to use your beginning sampler set in unique ways including borders, wall hangings or table toppers. Check at the front counter for a complete extensive supply list of what is needed to start this new adventure in quilting.

Cost: $ 35.00
One Saturday morning a month we will present a topic of interest to all sewists. It is information important to all of us as we pursue our hobby to help you get the best results possible. We will teach you about fabric and threads that we sell, needles, and stabilizers to help you make the best decision about the products you choose to use.

Cost: $ FREE
Tara Faughnan creates quilts that play with color and value. Tara's eye catching palettes live in the sweet land between harmony and discord, but always with a pleasing feel. The Traverse Block of the Month is Tara's take on a traditional row by row quilt but with a decidedly modern look and a brilliant display of colors. Each row demonstrates a wide range of techniques that will build the skills of novice quilters and be a fun play day for the experts. Techniques include strip piecing, curves, and a new way to paper piece! Be sure to join us for the Traverse BOM, a satisfying adventure in technicolor!

Cost: $ 130.00

Please Read Our Classroom Policy.

  • Class fee must be paid at time of registration, in cash, check or credit card if paying online.  If paying by check please make check payable to the Sun Valley Quilts.

  • Students registering for classes online should contact the store by phone or in person to request a student supply list.
  • Cancellations must be made no later than 48 hours prior to class in order to receive a refund. If registration is below our class minimum of three, the class may be cancelled and a full refund will be issued.

  • Each student must have their own pattern or book if required for the class as stated under class supply list. We follow copyright laws to protect authors and pattern designers.

  • A 10% discount will be given on all class supplies and on all fabrics purchased on the day of class.

  • Please no children or visitors in class. We ask that you not use your cell phones during class time to avoid disruptions.



"...This will indeed be bits and pieces, as I’m sure next week’s newsletter will be.  We are getting ready for The Rusty Barn Show at the Phoenix Fairgrounds; the show begins for you on Thursday, 1-26 through Saturday.  For us….well, it begins NOW!  We will have 5 booth areas devoted to our Q’nique longarms, frames, and accessories this year.  Booth numbers are 901-905, and we are in the second, smaller but still large building adjacent to the larger building.  We are right inside the door, to your right as you enter.  Grace, the manufacturer of Q’nique, will be with us in our booths to talk with you also.  We are going to have some spectacular deals and steals for you at special show prices, so if you’re thinking about a longarm machine be sure to stop by and see our specials and how we can help you.  We are the certified Q’nique dealer for the entire state of Arizona so be sure to talk with us!!!!"

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