Classes


Mary McElvain, former owner of Cotton Fields Quilt and Knit Shop, is back with a fresh, new technique and design process featuring Margaret Miller's AnglePlay templates. Mary became a certified teacher in this method of quilting and invites you to join her to improve your skills and play with color. There is really good news for anyone who has tried AnglePlay® and has been discouraged because of cutting partial triangles from the original templates. There are now specific templates for the side and base triangles for A,B,C and D. These templates make the cutting process very, very easy and much faster. Come to an AnglePlay® class and discover for yourself the big difference. The other part of this news is that Off The Wall Quilts developed these templates after a suggestion by our very own AnglePlay class at Sun Valley Quilts!! As always, Mary will have templates for you to borrow in class to see how you like them before you need to purchase your own. For those of you new to AnglePlay® this development will make your experience so much easier and more fun. Come give it a try. We think you will be very happy with the results. This class typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Class will meet from 9am - 4pm $25 for the day

Cost: $ 25.00
Meet in our classroom for a full day of Anita Goodesign embroidery. This class is designed for students to work on the project of their choice, with Joy available to share her wisdom and knowledge to help you meet your goals!

Do you have a bag you have started and need to finish? Do you have a new bag that you are intrigued by but not sure you know how to complete? This is your opportunity to jump feet first into a two day bag making session. Attend on Saturday and if it fits your schedule leave your machine and return on Sunday. December: Do you have projects to finish for the holidays? If so, come sew with Joan on Saturday, December 2nd. Joan will also be showing how to make some quick and easy projects that can be finished in about an hour (quick and easy table runners, tank or shelf runners, zipper bags, Christmas stockings and pillow cases). You can work on any project, but if you need ideas Joan will assist you! Saturday: $25, plus supplies Sunday: $15, plus supplies

Cost: $ 25.00
Do you have a bag you have started and need to finish? Do you have a new bag that you are intrigued by but not sure you know how to complete? This is your opportunity to jump feet first into a two day bag making session. Attend on Saturday and if it fits your schedule leave your machine and return on Sunday. December: Do you have projects to finish for the holidays? If so, come sew with Joan on Saturday, December 2nd. Joan will also be showing how to make some quick and easy projects that can be finished in about an hour (quick and easy table runners, tank or shelf runners, zipper bags, Christmas stockings and pillow cases). You can work on any project, but if you need ideas Joan will assist you! Sunday: $15, plus supplies

Cost: $ 15.00
This beginner class is an introduction into the wonderful, creative, playful world of quilts with elongated triangles that give lots of motion to a design. In this class you will learn to cut fabric using AnglePlay templates. Mary will have templates you may use in class. If you like the method you may purchase your own set of templates. We begin with a table runner that uses only two blocks. Look at the sample hanging in the classroom and the pattern cover to get ideas for color placement. If you are having fun, stay for the afternoon session as well! There is really good news for anyone who has tried AnglePlay® and has been discouraged because of cutting partial triangles from the original templates. There are now specific templates for the side and base triangles for A,B,C and D. These templates make the cutting process very, very easy and much faster. Come to an AnglePlay® class and discover for yourself the big difference. The other part of this news is that Off The Wall Quilts developed these templates after a suggestion by our very own AnglePlay class at Sun Valley Quilts!! As always, Mary will have templates for you to borrow in class to see how you like them before you need to purchase your own. For those of you new to AnglePlay® this development will make your experience so much easier and more fun. Come give it a try. We think you will be very happy with the results. This class typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Morning Session $15

Cost: $ 15.00
Practice, practice, practice... but where do you begin? You don't need to be intimidated by free motion quilting! USING YOUR OWN DOMESTIC SEWING MACHINE, let's get started. In class, we will sew through a series of exercises to get familiar with the basic moves of free motion quilting. This class will give you tools so you can finish your own quilt your way ~ make it your creation from beginning to end. You'll get lots of direction and practice in this class.

Cost: $ 35.00
Come join this newly designed class for beginning machine embroidery. If you have a neglected embroidery module, we need you! Is your module still in its original box? Each month, we will complete a new project to provide you with a wealth of exposure and experience to all the possibilities. You will LEARN all the steps leading from set up of your machine, attaching your embroidery module to introducing the design and sewing it out complete the project in class.

Cost: $ 35.00
Wear a costume if you want, and prizes will be awarded. Halloween is the time to dress up if you want. Bring SNACKABLE foods to share during the day, your lunch, and Ruth will order pizza at dinnertime. Games, prizes, gifts and fun!

Cost: $ 30.00
The Diamond Wedding Star is one of the latest quilts designed by Judy and Brad Niemeyer. The cover quilt was made from a collection of fabrics designed by Judy and Judel Niemeyer with Timeless Treasures. Let Tammy Doane, Quiltworx Certified Instructor, introduce you to Quiltworx foundation paper piecing and foundation strip piecing techniques with this beautiful quilt. Traditional quilt piecing techniques are used to assemble the quilt and will also be covered. This pattern is Quiltster Compatible! This means you can color the quilt with your favorite Fabric Collection in Quiltster before you make it and obtain yardage! If you do not have a Quiltster account already, you can subscribe by going to http://www.quiltster.com and click on Subscribe!

Cost: $ 325.00
Are you looking for a chance to embroider with others? Do you have an embroidery project that you're afraid to start on your own? Join Jan for this workshop that is based on students working at their own pace, on their own project and on their machines. If you have taken your mastery classes, participated in some basic beginning embroidery projects and are familiar with your machine come stitch along with this great group of gals.

Cost: $ 25.00
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
Join Ruth Bookout for this wonderful tablerunner ~ with her guidance you'll finish the runner lickety split! If you are interested in attending a future class for Greased Lightning please contact us! We'd be happy to schedule another session.

Cost: $ 30.00
This class is for the novice. We recommend that you take at least 2 classes, one to concentrate on reading the pattern and cutting, and another to become confident with this method of paper piecing. All students will work from the same table runner pattern ~ Cactus Flower. Ongoing instruction takes place.

Cost: $ 25.00
Once you have completed a table runner and/or quilt by Judy you may attend this level. Each student may work on the Judy project of his/her choice. There will be ongoing instruction of various techniques as they are presented in your pattern. You may attend as many of these sessions as you desire until you have made several Judy quilts and gain confidence.

Cost: $ 20.00
This class is for people who have completed several Judy quilts and are comfortable in a sit and sew environment. There is assistance available but no formal instruction. The group encourages one another and shares ideas for Judy projects. This is another great venue to support you in finishing Judy quilts. If you are new to these patterns we ask that you take Judy Neimeyer for Beginners or Judy Neimeyer Intermediate Class before joining this group.

Cost: $ 15.00
Desert Storm, Twilight Transitions, Way Out West Winter Wonderland or Prickly Pear... these Ladyhawk Designs patterns and kits capture the beauty of our Southwestern and Arizona landscapes like no other. In this class, you will use the techniques of couching or pintucking, embellishment with crystals (Desert Storm), thread drawing, and dimensional flowers (Twilight Transition).

Cost: $ 45.00
This workshop teaches you to work in an environment free of strict rules and templates. This project utilizes very simple techniques, such as fusing and normal stitching; techniques even beginner quilters are familiar with. Since you're already comfortable with the techniques, you can focus on learning to work intuitively, with very simple shapes, without feeling intimidated. The end result will be a unique one of a kind piece of art that you've created yourself! A very satisfying experience! The trees in this quilt are created with a very simple trapunto method that I've used in many of my quilts, to create just a bit of a three-dimensional look very simply. The leaves and ferns are completely three-dimensional, created with a simple and very successful technique that I've used in many of my quilts. This quilt makes a beautiful wall quilt; it would also be a lovely table runner, a throw for the back of your couch, or spread at the foot of your bed.

Cost: $ 45.00
Build this Log Cabin wallhanging block by block while learning to use the Creative Grids Log Cabin Trim Tools. One block at a time, they give you the precision you want for your log cabin blocks without the frustration. The finished block is perfect and you will be astonished to see how easily all your blocks fit together to make a beautiful picture. This class is designed to move fast, meeting once a week, so be prepared to put in homework time in order to get this done in THREE WEEKS!

Cost: $ 45.00
This class covers all of the basic steps for learning to do easy or difficult applique. We explore the edge stitches and different types of fusible web, stabilizers, and threads. Machine applique is much easier than beginners believe it to be. A fun, low stress morning. We are sharing this class time with the Thangles class.

Cost: $ 10.00
A quilting group for those interested in more modern styles of quilts. Everyone will be working on the pattern of his/her choice. A good pattern line to get started with is Jaybird Quilt designs. Mary will give you instruction and encouragement as needed. This is an ongoing group with enthusiastic people who welcome newcomers at any time. Store Sample is “Pattern Play” by Pat Bravo in American Patchwork& Quilting June2014 You may get a digital copy of this older pattern by going to the magazine website and ordering the June 2014 issue online. It is a great modern pattern using only one block. There are so many color options for this dramatic and happy quilt. Make it any size you wish.

Cost: $ 25.00
Have you used the byAnnie patterns yet? Annie Unrein is a marvel at devising ways to get organized. Take this class and learn how to manipulate zippers and bindings to get organized, minimize stress, and streamline your life by packing and organizing with these multi-sized cases and zipper bags. The Pack It In bags are constructed of mesh and fabric quilted to Soft and Stable so they hold their shape and are perfect for sorting and separating. The zippered bags are super handy for taking notions to classes, as well as for travel.I have them at the ready and you'll see at least one of these "All Bottled Up" bags even has elasticized compartments that I like for holding spools of thread!

Cost: $ 40.00
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
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: $ 99.00
This is one of our longest-running clubs and always popular. If you are experienced and looking only for a social group to visit with as you do your piecing, or if you are an absolute beginner looking for some help with each step of construction, this is a very economical way to obtain your goal. The groups are very supportive and there is and instructor there to help with your project--piecing, appliqué, or whatever! Come for half a day or go to lunch with other students and stay for the full day of sewing. Some regulars come for all 3 sessions!

Cost: $ 5.00
This is one of our longest-running clubs and always popular. If you are experienced and looking only for a social group to visit with as you do your piecing, or if you are an absolute beginner looking for some help with each step of construction, this is a very economical way to obtain your goal. The groups are very supportive and there is and instructor there to help with your project--piecing, appliqué, or whatever! Come for half a day or go to lunch with other students and stay for the full day of sewing. Some regulars come for all 4 sessions!

Cost: $ 5.00
This is one of our longest-running clubs and always popular. If you are experienced and looking only for a social group to visit with as you do your piecing, or if you are an absolute beginner looking for some help with each step of construction, this is a very economical way to obtain your goal. The groups are very supportive and there is and instructor there to help with your project--piecing, appliqué, or whatever! Come for half a day or go to lunch with other students and stay for the full day of sewing. Some regulars come for all 4 sessions!

Cost: $ 5.00
This is one of our longest-running clubs and always popular. If you are experienced and looking only for a social group to visit with as you do your piecing, or if you are an absolute beginner looking for some help with each step of construction, this is a very economical way to obtain your goal. The groups are very supportive and there is and instructor there to help with your project--piecing, appliqué, or whatever! Come for half a day or go to lunch with other students and stay for the full day of sewing. Some regulars come for all 4 sessions! **Offered only during June, July and August**

Cost: $ 5.00
If you're already taking 201, you can continue with your current project, or slide into this new and fun technique. This class will get you on the road to thread painting! We have only 5 panels left of Canyon Cliffs panel, which Ruth used on her sample. You need to have your top completed by the Oct. 3 class. For the Oct. class then, you will begin learning thread painting. See her sample, feel her sample. You can use this technique on any panel or quilt top. It adds so much dimension and blending of colors! Practice with your BSR, free motion quilting-it's hard to make a mistake here.

Cost: $ 15.00
Got scraps? We will meet monthly to use those scraps to make beautiful items. This is a sit-and-sew club and every month LeAnn will present an option for using scraps. You are welcome to make that item or work on a project of your own choosing. Students are welcome to suggest uses for scraps and every class will include a show and tell.

Cost: $ 80.00
Join Barb in this new, all day free-style class. Spend the day in our large classroom, working on the project of your choice and in the company of other quilters. During June, July and August many will be working on a bargello pattern of their own choosing! This would be a fun time to think about making a bargello quilt or wallhanging if you've never done one before. Students are of course free to work on any other project that they might be interested in, as this is a time to have fun sewing in the company of fellow sewers!

Cost: $ 10.00
Annual Camp with Sue Wilson

In this 2-Day Workshop students will master Claudia’s multi-hooping technique for perfect placement! Improve your hooping skills; better understand the features on your machine that allow you to manipulate designs for better alignment. Get tips & techniques that make your embroidery flat, fun, & flawless! The lacework fills are have 3D Globe and Wave Effect causing movement in the sand and water! Minimum hoop requirement 8”x12” Hoops or larger: all formats Pre-class Preparation Needed Each student is required to purchase the pattern $90.00

Join Martha Thompson as she presents her easy curved piecing method. Martha has designed her Sun Catcher pattern and it is the perfect way to learn her Stressless Tesselation method. The pattern comes with her template... in just an afternoon you can easily focus on becoming proficient with curves and create the blocks for a quick table runner or move forward and start a quilt! This class is suited for confident beginners and those more experienced, but you must know how to use your machine.

Cost: $ 25.00
Embellishment can make the project! In this Ladyhawk Design class, you will learn a method of thread painting which you'll love. We will have not just instruction, but plenty of practice time in class. We will also work with couching threads and fibers to decorate and enhance your work.

Cost: $ 40.00

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.



Weekly Special October 18th ~ 24th
Our special color of the week, when you tell us, will be green, and when you purchase one half yard (or more) of fabric from the bolt you will get an additional 15% off of that fabric. In addition to your "thank you for shopping with us" bonus points. Thank you for continuing to "like us" on Facebook, and for being a customer/friend of ours at SVQ!

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