Classes


During this class we will begin at the beginning to learn the steps for machine applique. We will be going through the steps on practice pieces prior to your beginning your project. New students are always welcome, continuing students will be working independently.

Cost: $ 15.00
In this class, we will learn improvisional cutting with the rotary cutter to create a large saguaro wall hanging. You will choose the decorative stitches, threads and fibers to add color and form to make this artwork unique to Southwest origins.

Cost: $ 50.00
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: $ 25.00
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: $ 40.00
Why? Learn the techniques needed to use rulers and quilt your own quilt tops. This class will also teach how to do a "Quilt as You Go" so you are only working with 12" squares but connecting them with a special technique to create any size quilt.

Cost: $ 55.00
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
This pieces uses glue as a resist and then is painted and stitched. The class is two parts because the glue will need to be washed out after painting so we can do stitching. Stitching will take place on day two. Knowledge of free motion stitching is the basis to thread work in this piece. Choose from the pumpkin or floral sample.

Cost: $ 40.00
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
Half Square Triangle Fiesta: 3-Day camps offer the best opportunity to get a lot done. Half square triangles are such a basic building block in quilting that it is helpful to know the various methods to make them. In Day 1 you will learn 4 different methods to cut HST's with a variety of tools. Day 2 will find you sewing the blocks. Day 3 will highlight how to design your own quilt with the blocks you have made. Each person will receive a free booklet full of resource materials and block patterns. This is a great opportunity to challenge yourself to master the glorious HST and to learn to design a quilt of your very own.

Cost: $ 70.00
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 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 or Baby Sister Placemats. Ongoing instruction takes place.

Cost: $ 25.00
If you have wanted to jump into the world of Judy Niemeyer paper piecing this is your entry class. We recommend that you take at least two classes, one to concentrate on reading the pattern and cutting, and another to become confident with this method of paper piecing. All students will start with the table runner Cactus Flower or Baby Sister placemats. With the knowledge from this class you should be ready to join in the Judy Niemeyer Intermediate class and tackle larger projects.

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
Have you purchased a new long or mid-arm machine? Do you own a Q’nique or are you thinking of purchasing one? This is a hands on class which will cover all the basics including quilt variables, muscle memory and lots more. This two part hands on class is the perfect skill builder for everyone!

Cost: $ 70.00
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. No Class in May, June, July or August ~ See you in September!

Cost: $ 10.00
Join Joan for this beginner class as you learn everything you need to make your first quilt! We will cover all the basics from rotary cutters to achieving the perfect ¼” seams. 1 Fun block, 12 easy layout options, 4 sizes using Alex Anderson’s new book! Class size is limited so that everyone has the opportunity for success!

Cost: $ 45.00
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
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
Class resumes in September, details to follow.

Cost: $ 15.00
In this 6-month Block of the Month we will actually be making 2 blocks each month. There are a variety of techniques used so there should be something new for everyone. It is a totally fun project which is amenable to using scraps or a controlled color palette. The atmosphere for each month's workday will be light and party-like and yet you will accomplish your goal of unusual and beautiful quilt by next Spring.

Cost: $ 75.00
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 great opportunity to create your own artwork. Learn Ruby's technique for scrap piecing your background and then cutting into blocks and assembled into the finished size. The Sea Horse is appliqued to the background and then stitched. Focus will be on bobbin work with heavier threads and free motion stitching with metallics.

Cost: $ 35.00
2018 Dash Through the Desert

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
Fabric isn't just for quilts and painting isn't just for kids! Create your own Sunflower Art painting the fabric and letting it dry. While the fabric dries, we will be working on creating our sunflower. Class fee includes the glue, paint, brush and pattern!

Cost: $ 45.00
This is an annual camp for experienced Judy Neimeyer paper piecers. Camp will be taught by Certified Instructor Rosie Lysinger.

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.



September 11th Newsletter ~ read the entire newsletter for our all of our specials

... Click to read the full newsletter... "Check out these special deals now, while the offers are out there from us. While here, pick up fabric containing white, tell us you know that's the special of the week, and get an additional 15% off that fabric. No special panel of the week this week, but we've put together a bin full of panels for just $4. When gone, they're gone, so shop early. Now, I think I'll think about enjoying my "dog days of summer" beginning right about NOW! We still have Desert Dash Shop Hop Passports and Charms available, and when they're gone, they're gone too. And now I'm gone too! But I hope to see your smiling face in the shop SOON!!!

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