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Join us on Arcadia Avenue! This block of the month pattern features 12 unique and modern hexagon quilt blocks. Each session you will be working on creating an entirely unique paper-pieced block. Pattern includes simple construction and no Y-seams. Select a light, medium, dark and 12 of your favorite fabrics to get started! As always, Mary will be there to cheer you on and teach you lots of tips and techniques to further you along on your quilting journey!

Cost: $ 99.00
If you have sewn or made tablerunners or placemats or projects but have never made a quilt or want more information and knowledge this is the class for you. We will go over all the basics of quilting and you will make a quilt. This class will give you a good understanding of all the steps needed to piece the top and finish the quilt.

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
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: $ 60.00
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. No Class November 2019

Cost: $ 20.00
This two-day class focuses on reading a Judy Niemeyer pattern, following her cutting instructions, and learning Judy's method of paper piecing. Monday is a cutting day, and Tuesday is piecing with your machine. You may choose from two patterns. Cactus Flower table runner or My Two Baby Sisters placemat pattern, we have samples of each in our classroom. All students new to Judy Niemeyer will start with this workshop. After your two day workshop, you are encouraged to sign up for our Tuesday (Judy Niemeyer: Intermediate) class if you have additional questions or need support starting a new Judy project. No Class November 2019

Cost: $ 45.00
Join us for the spectacular event! You'll have fun and learn! We will have a meet and greet, book signing with author and quilter Patience Griffin! We will have her books here for purchase! Kits and fabrics from Northcott's Kilts and Quilts fabric line... all students will be receiving a fabulous goodie bag and participating in a make and take project! Morning Session runs from 9:30 - 12:30 Afternoon Session runs from 1:30 - 4:30

Cost: $ 35.00
We are very excited that we are on the journey to become a certified Kimberbell shop! Mid-October we are headed off for the training and certification classes. Upon our return, we will be able to release better details as to what our projects will be! For now, we know these projects are for embroidery and you will need your embroidery machines and modules. Seating is limited so don't wait to reserve your spot.

This will be a fun class using Pat Sloan's Let's Go Sew pattern to create a sewing machine wall hanging fit for your sewing room or any place that it will bring you a smile! Sewing and applique techniques will be used! The class will take place over two Sunday afternoons, and if you do a bit of pre-class prep you should finish your project during our class!

Cost: $ 35.00
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
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 receive a flash drive with the designs and instructions for the project to take home. July ~ Freestanding Lace Picture Frame August ~ Tiling September ~ In The Hoop October ~ NO CLASS November ~ Embroidered Machine Quilting December ~ Applique

Cost: $ 20.00
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".

Cost: $ 50.00
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, formerly called Judy's Junkies has expanded and is now 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. 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
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: $ 125.00
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
Class meets monthly, please contact the teacher directly to know what the group will be working on.

Cost: $ 15.00
We are pleased to announce a new opportunity for quilters who use rulers or wish to learn how to quilt with rulers. Starting in July, Marilyn Manwaring will be offering a class each month that uses rulers. If you wish to forego the project, feel free to bring UFO's or projects that you would like to receive individualized instruction upon. This is an ongoing monthly class that will teach you how to finish and quilt your own quilts using rulers. Any project you wish to bring and receive individualized instruction upon is welcome. Marilyn will also have an ongoing quilt pattern available if you wish to work on that. The quilt featured until the end of the year will be the "Folded Corners" quilting hanging in our classroom. The atmosphere in class is laid back and convivial - lots of visiting and new friends to make. Come, have fun and learn to quilt your projects with rulers! July 17th ~ circular placemat August 28th ~ table topper September 25th ~ October 30th ~ November 13th ~ December 11th ~ Folded Corners quilt Starting January 2020 we will begin the Hoffman "Big Dream Dahlia" panel class

Cost: $ 25.00
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
This is a series of classes to help owners of sergers remember why they bought them. We will offer a project and instructions for simple napkins, bags, tablet and laptop holders, totes, lunch bags and other items that can be made entirely with a serger. The idea is to learn serging one project at a time. July ~ Zipper Cosmetic Bag August ~ Phone Case September ~ Napkins October ~ no class November ~ Serger Technique December ~ Pillowcases

Cost: $ 10.00
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. Lynn will demonstrate the long arms and ruler work for those who want to know what all the fuss is about, also techniques like hooping designs and transferring them from discs or online into your machine for stitch out. We hope you will join us to listen and learn more about sewing and the tools that we use.

Cost: $ FREE
Three Full Days: Basics, Customization and Beyond - register for one or more! All students should register for Day 1 BASICS. Additionally, we highly encourage everyone to register for all three days! Each day will build on the lessons from the day before and it is invaluable to learn what each level of the software is capable of. 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 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
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

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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