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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!

Cost: $ 15.00
Animal lovers, let's turn your photo into a work of art! You will learn a unique pattern design technique, combined with mixed media and thread painting to create an eye-catching art quilt! Learn to create animal portraits through realism applique, thread painting techniques and the use of mixed media, i.e., paints, pastels, inks. Students will learn a unique pattern design technique, combined with mixed media and thread painting to create an eye-catching art quilt. We will be using mixed media to create eyes and blending of fabrics, and finish with thread painting to create the fur. You will need to find a favorite photo of your animal. Make sure it is very clear and sharp with good value ranges. The animal should fill the full frame of the picture. Choose whether you want to whole body of the animal or maybe just the face, like my sample. Eyes are especially important, so make sure you can see them well. Just keep it really simple.

Cost: $ 100.00
This class will teach you how to create your own art piece by adding texture with fibers. I will show you how to add different fibers like sari yarn, rattail, thread painting, and more to create your piece of art. The sky?s the limit to what you can embellish with. I have used metallic threads, gemstones, feathers, cheesecloth, whatever you love. Many students will have painted their own fabric, then want to embellish it. That is great if you have a wonderful painted piece you want to bring. Otherwise, I would suggest a beautiful batik or hand dyed fabric. Your fabric could have words on it, then embellish around it. There really is no right or wrong in fabric choices.

Cost: $ 60.00
Learn to create your one-of-a-kind fabric with specialty paints. How fun would it be to create an entire piece of art with fabric you created. You will start with a solid white fabric and go crazy with paint, stencils and more. Learn the different mediums to use for exquisite color on fabric. The sky's the limit! This class is so much fun. I paint a lot of my fabrics that I use in my fiber arts. I will teach you how to create batik looking fabric, tie-dye look and more. You will be using all of my supplies so no need to worry about the purchase of paints. This class is designed to introduce you to high quality textile paints. Starting with white PFD fabric, I will show you how to use oil Shiva sticks, acrylics, rock salt, paint plates, stencils and more.

Cost: $ 60.00
You've seen the Fiberworks patterns right? The cute elephant, the cow, the two pigs? Adorable! In this two part class, we'll be cutting and pressing and gluing these cute critters onto our base fabric and the following day, we'll get going on the quilting. What makes these work is the play of pattern and contrast so we'll have both discussion and hands-on workshop. You won't want to stop at making just one of these patterns!

Cost: $ 55.00
Explore free motion quilting and practice on the Q'Nique longarm. Learn to sketch, then stitch a variety of motifs from gentle curves, to pebbles, leaves and more. New motifs every month. Choose the Thursday or Saturday session. Required book: Free Motion Mastery in a Month by RaNae Merrill Bring a sketchbook and pencil to practice the designs before we move to the longarm. Each month will feature different motifs. Class content is the same on both days, so you only need to attend once a month.

Cost: $ 40.00
Sew a straight line and end up with perfect points on intricate-looking patterns! Foundation paper-piecing can seem like Magic. Let your imagination soar as these butterflies dance across your quilt. Flutter Free foundation paper piecing pattern is included in the class fee.

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
Experience the joy of creativity with Kimberbell with our new Fill in the Blank program, we combine specific Kimberbell blanks with FREE, coordinating designs for sewing and machine embroidery every month. Enjoy learning techniques and trying new products through these exclusive machine embroidery designs and sewing patterns. Projects and prices may vary month to month. January Project - Sparkle Like you mean it Tote Bag - Class will be held on February 5th You will receive your bag, design (two sizes available), you supply the thread. Additional Blanks (bags) will be available for purchase.

This group will meet monthly, at this time we offer only a morning session. Classroom opens at 9 for the morning session ... the first 30 minutes is for setting up, preparing your USB stick and machine for the project. November 2020 - Card Making with your embroidery module December 2020 - Kimberbell Quilted Embroidery Tissue Holder. Create a tissue holder from chic shiny leather and quilted with hearts, loops and crosshatch motifs. This is perfectly sized for a standard travel size pack of disposable tissues. Great to slip into your purse or give to friends for a keepsake January 2021 - Kimberbell Love and Lace Envelope (Free Standing Lace) Roses are red, violets are blue ?.. you know I care since I made this for you! Lace envelope is made with filigree swirls, flowers, and heart designs, all stitched on hour embroidery machine. It is stitched with ?love? on the front and a button on the back. Cute as a button! (Finished Size 3 ? x 6 ? )

Cost: $ 15.00
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

The classroom is reserved for a private event group, 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
OESD is a company that partners with BERNINA for thread and other sewing and embroidery supplies. They are providing us with ideas for machine embroidery projects, each teaching a special technique. You will need to bring their own USB Jumpdrive or may choose to purchase one from SVQ which will then be loaded with the project design. October - Cutwork Lingerie Bags November - Trapunto Wall Hanging December - No Class January - Embroidered Towels February - Patchword Pouch Piecing in the Hoop March - Multihooping Baltimore Album April - Monogramming Accessory Keeper May - Sweetheart Tea Light Holder

Cost: $ 10.00
Join Barbara Harrell as she opens takes you from the traditional One Block Wonder, through OBW's made from panels. Learn how to create cubes, and incorporate non-traditional design elements! All students will need one of Maxine Rosenthal's OBW books. If you don't already own one we recommend "One Block Wonders, Encore". Recognizing that everyone works at their own pace, these workshops will be comprised of students attending for the first time, those attending for the second time or those coming back for final assembly and assistance.

Cost: $ 25.00
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 5:30 pm to Midnight!

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
Release your inner artist in this class!! You will learn to work from a photograph or an image (if it's not your original, get the artist's permission please) and translate it into fabric to make a pictorial quilt. Each day we will start with a lecture/discussion and then lots of hands-on instruction as we create our own personal masterpieces.

Cost: $ 165.00
Simple piecing with half-square triangles makes these stars appear in the twinkle of an eye! Starlit Night Skies was featured in McCall's Quilting July/August 2020 Edition. Mix a Lazy Lemoine Star with Friendship Stars for a quilt full of sparkle. This is your opportunity to take the class from the pattern designer Andi Stanfield! The pattern will be provided to all students who enroll for the class!

Cost: $ 35.00
February skills will focus on advanced use of the heart, circle and oval templates. Other featured skills will include reverse applique and free motion with the Martelli Gripper ring. As always, you are free to bring your own UFO?s to get design ideas and/or quilt with a group of like-minded quilters who enjoy the social atmosphere. March we will again be working on finishing up any UFO's, plus I will address how to create Baptist Fans as an overall quilting motif or a border. April will see us working on individual projects and working on using circles as a border in many different forms including arcs, waves, and orange peel format.

Cost: $ 25.00
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? 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: $ 25.00
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. February: Don't miss out on our exciting one-day event introducing our new Fiber Artist instruction, Deb Deaton. She is an award-winning fiber and multi-media artist who is bringing her talents to our store. Come see her work as she demonstrates how she embellishes quilts with different fibers and media such as silk, wool, paints, beads and more. We will be incorporating new classes based on your interest as we branch into the unique and amazing world of art quilts! Deb Deaton received her art degree from the Art Institute of Colorado in 1978. Since then, she has been creating art in many forms; oil, watercolor, pen and ink, charcoal, ink, mixed media, and fiber art. Trained by a top London fashion designer and seamstress, Deb began sewing her family's clothes and was a consultant for Colorado?s largest Couture Bridal shop. She began quilting 30 years ago and although she loves to create beautiful quilts, her love of art moved her into art quilting, leading to her launch of DJ's Fiber Arts. She is an award-winning fiber and multi-media artist, creating fiber art quilts, painting her own fabric, embellishing quilts with different fibers and media such as silk, wool, paints, beads and more. Today, Deb is a full-time fiber artist who enjoys sharing her knowledge through the unique and exciting classes she offers, introducing students to the amazing world of art quilts. Her motto is ~ "NO RULES, JUST ART"

Cost: $ FREE
This series of classes is more difficult than Software Techniques. Designed by Bernina, we will teach you project based techniques using more than one part of the software. It is fast paced but interesting. It will increase your knowledge of integrating the various parts of the software together to create one project. This is not a sewing class and all the work will be on your laptop with Designer Plus 8.2 loaded. Some familiarity with the software will be useful. A printout of the exact steps to produce the project and a copy of the video will be available to be loaded onto a USB stick, the student's own or one may be purchased at the Bernina desk for $12.99 October - Creating a Logo November - Multihooping December - No Class January - Choosing Art for Digitizing February - Stumpwork March - Digitizing Cutwork April - Cross Stitch May - Mixed Media

Cost: $ 15.00
This class is to learn the many aspects of the Bernina Designer Plus V8.2 Embroidery Software. Students will work with the software installed on their laptops in class and practice the techniques. Each month will be a different technique with the exception of lettering. This class is appropriate for those new to the software or those who have owned and worked with it for sometime. The techniques taught will look at all aspects of the software from filing and organizing your designs to working with Corel designing original artwork for digitizing. The supplemental programs such as quilting, cross stitch, applique, auto-digitizing and monograms will all be covered. The techniques are taught from the Designer Plus manual so supplemental purchases are not required. October ~ Auto Digitizing November ~ Digitizing: Using the manual digitizing tools December ~ Creating with Patterns: Using fills and outlines to enhance your projects January ~ Quilting: How to design your quilts in the software and place embroidery within the quilt February ~ Cross Stitch: How to digitize a cross stitch design within the software March ~ Managing Designs April ~ Applique Three Ways - three different approaches to creating applique

Cost: $ 10.00
Each of the 37 blocks in this book has a double, albeit with different fabric placement. Design your own quilt/table runner/wall hanging or quilt with the blocks of your choice for a totally unique project. You will not be making all of the blocks shown in the book (unless you always like to make king size quilts and feel cheated if you don't take advantage of everything in the book!) In other words, don't feel obligated to make a quilt the size of the classroom sample. Blocks are make by straight piecing and paper piecing and finish at 12". Come to class for color ideas, tips on piecing, to socialize or just to have a boost to complete the quilt. You will not regret owning this book as it is full of fabulous ideas.

Cost: $ 75.00

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.



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