Specialty Classes

OQB strives to offer a variety of classes along with the newest tips and techniques.  We offer lots of classes that range from very introductory level to advanced, and everything in between that includes quilting, garment sewing, bags and much more.   
If you have a class you'd like us to offer/teach, please let us know.   

Class & Event Calendar


Beg/On-going Quilt w/ Janet Tuesday (10:00-1:00) ($65.00)

This is a beginning / on-going quilt class for all levels ranging from introductory to very advanced. Janet will work with you in completing your projects as you continue to develop your quilting skills. Beginners will learn accurate rotary cutting, precise piecing and assembling your blocks, borders and binding to finish a wonderful quilt you will be proud of. Four class meetings.

Beg/On-going Quilt w/ Janet Tuesday (2:00-4:30) $55.00

This is a beginning / on-going quilt class for all levels ranging from introductory to very advanced. Janet will work with you in completing your projects as you continue to develop your quilting skills. Beginners will learn accurate rotary cutting, precise piecing and assembling your blocks, borders and binding to finish a wonderful quilt you will be proud of. Four class meetings.

Beg/On-going Quilt w/ Janet Tuesday (6:00-8:30) $55.00

This is a beginning / on-going quilt class for all levels ranging from introductory to very advanced. Janet will work with you in completing your projects as you continue to develop your quilting skills. Beginners will learn accurate rotary cutting, precise piecing and assembling your blocks, borders and binding to finish a wonderful quilt you will be proud of. Four class meetings.

Aug 23
EMILYS/DIVA'S
Aug 23
Kid's Sewing Class - Ages 9+ (3:45-5:45) ($53.00) 4-Classes (August -3 classes-$40.00)
Aug 23
Beg/On-going Quilt w/ Janet Wednesday (6:00-8:30) (4 Classes - $55.00)

Class Registration

OQB has a fabulous staff of teachers ready, willing and very qualified to provide instruction for all levels of quilters and sewers.  To help ensure the class you want to take is a "go", please sign-up early.  Waiting until the last few days before a class is to start risks cancellation and disappointment to both the teachers and students.  By registering early you will ensure your class of choice is a "go", have time to gather supplies and do pre-class work if necessary.  Teachers are notified of class cancellation 3 days prior to the class date.
As a reminder, class fees are fully refundable if class is cancelled by OQB if teachers "minimum attendance" is not met.

Let us know of classes you want


We are always on the look-out for new techniques, classes, instructors and truly want our fabulous classroom filled with students every hour OQB is open.

Classes


This is a beginning and on-going quilting class providing the opportunity to start from an introductory level of learning to quilt and / or continue to develop your quilting skills with an experienced instructor. Once you've learned the basics, Janet will allow you to choose your own projects and she will guide you through them with lots of fun, laughter and good instruction. Four sessions of three hours each.

Cost: $ 65.00
For the month of May, Janet will only have 2 classes. (12:00-4:00) May, 7th and May 28th. The price will be $30.00 each session. Normal schedule for the month of April. This is a beginning / on-going quilt class for all levels ranging from introductory to very advanced. Janet will work with you in completing your projects as you continue to develop your quilting skills. Beginners will learn accurate rotary cutting, precise piecing and assembling your blocks, borders and binding to finish a wonderful quilt you will be proud of. Three class meetings most months. Only 2 classes offered in May. $30.00 each class

Cost: $ 57.50
This is a beginning / on-going quilt class for all levels ranging from introductory to very advanced. Janet will work with you in completing your projects as you continue to develop your quilting skills. Beginners will learn accurate rotary cutting, precise piecing and assembling your blocks, borders and binding to finish a wonderful quilt you will be proud of. Four class meetings.

Cost: $ 65.00
This is a beginning / on-going quilt class for all levels ranging from introductory to very advanced. Janet will work with you in completing your projects as you continue to develop your quilting skills. Beginners will learn accurate rotary cutting, precise piecing and assembling your blocks, borders and binding to finish a wonderful quilt you will be proud of. Four class meetings.

Cost: $ 55.00
This is a beginning / on-going quilt class for all levels ranging from introductory to very advanced. Janet will work with you in completing your projects as you continue to develop your quilting skills. Beginners will learn accurate rotary cutting, precise piecing and assembling your blocks, borders and binding to finish a wonderful quilt you will be proud of. Four class meetings.

Cost: $ 55.00
This is a beginning / on-going quilt class for all levels ranging from introductory to very advanced. Janet will work with you in completing your projects as you continue to develop your quilting skills. Beginners will learn accurate rotary cutting, precise piecing and assembling your blocks, borders and binding to finish a wonderful quilt you will be proud of. Four class meetings.

Cost: $ 55.00
This is a beginning / on-going quilt class for all levels ranging from introductory to advanced. Janice will work with you in completing your projects as you continue to develop your quilting skills. Beginners will learn accurate rotary cutting, precise piecing and assembling your blocks, borders and binding to finish a wonderful quilt you will be proud of.

Cost: $ 57.50
This is a beginning / on-going quilt class for all levels ranging from introductory to. Jenice will work with you in completing your projects as you continue to develop your quilting skills. Beginners will learn accurate rotary cutting, precise piecing and assembling your blocks, borders and binding to finish a wonderful quilt you will be proud of. Three class meetings.

The cost will be $37.00 for the 2 classes. This is a beginning / on-going quilt class for all levels ranging from introductory to very advanced. Jenice will work with you in completing your projects as you continue to develop your quilting skills. Beginners will learn accurate rotary cutting, precise piecing and assembling your blocks, borders and binding to finish a wonderful quilt you will be proud of. Three class meetings.

Cost: $ 37.00
This is a beginning / on-going quilt class for all levels ranging from introductory to very advanced. JoMarie will work with you in completing your projects as you continue to develop your quilting skills. Beginners will learn accurate rotary cutting, precise piecing and assembling your blocks, borders and binding to finish a wonderful quilt you will be proud of. Four class sessions of 2-1/2 hours each.

Cost: $ 55.00
This is a beginning / on-going quilt class for all levels ranging from introductory to very advanced. Nancy will work with you in completing your projects as you continue to develop your quilting skills. Beginners will learn accurate rotary cutting, precise piecing and assembling your blocks, borders and binding to finish a wonderful quilt you will be proud of. Four class meetings.

Cost: $ 65.00
We have had several requests to teach the Collage quilts designed by Fiberworks (Laura Heine) at OQB. You all know we LOVE to accommodate our customers. You may choose any one of Fiberworks collage patterns to work on. Some of the collage patterns include Hip Hop the bunny, Billy the Goat, Hazel Nutt squirrel, an owl, giraffe, elephant, sea horse, two piggys and even a super cute wall hanging for your sewing that is a tomato pin cushion. OQB has a few of Fiberworks patterns in the shop for your choosing. If you have a particular pattern you’d like us to order for class, please visit the shop and we will order for you. In class, we will spend lots of time fusing, cutting and perfectly positioning the flowers and motifs to create the pattern design you have selected. If you have purchased at kit from Fiberworks - even better! Join Pebble for a day of Collage creation. Obtain a basic supply sheet at class sign-up.

Cost: $ 30.00
Friendship Groups

Have you spotted this block all over on Pinterest? It seems to be very popular and trendy right now. It’s cute, easy enough for even those quilters afraid of curves and super versatile in terms of color options. The shop model is made with a consistent background fabric and lots of scrappy greens. Your quilt can be made scrappy with lights vs darks, just two colors with a center accent or any other way you choose. Scrappy is a great way to use up your stash. To make cutting super simple, the cost of the class includes a set of very well made acrylic templates. This means no freezer paper to wrangle with or flimsy plastic templates to make. Using acrylic templates will ensure accurate cutting of curves. Join Pebble to learn the simple way of cutting and piecing a “Flowering Snowball” quilt.

Cost: $ 20.00
Put on your fuzzy slippers and join Pam Gayle for an afternoon of sewing / quilting. She is available to help you with any project you choose. Fun, fun, fun and more fun as you spend your day in your slippers (if you like) quilting and sewing.

Cost: $ 15.00
Fuzzy Slipper night is held the first Saturday evening of each month. "Fuzzy" is so popular that advance sign-up & prepayment is strongly recommended. This is a "you choose" sewing and quilting evening that you work on your own projects. Sewing hours are generally 6 - 10 pm.

Cost: $ 10.00
This is an entry level class to teach kids how to to sew while making fun projects as well as simple apparel items. Students should have their own sewing supplies and preferably their own sewing machines. The shop will have two or three machines that can be used, but it is always better to have your own. A list of supplies will be available at registration. Book required.

Cost: $ 53.00
We are enjoying the day with our families

Machine embroidery classes on Friday evening with Janet and Nancy starts at all levels including from the very beginning if you've recently purchased an embroidery machine or own one but don't know how to use it. Each session you will learn something new ranging from thread knowledge, stabilizing, downloading designs and machine / computer operations. Each lesson is 4 hours (6 - 10 pm) for a $30.00 fee

Cost: $ 30.00
If you love the "adventure of a good mystery", then this class is for you. We will spend Friday evening and all day Saturday unraveling the clues to making this quilt. "Just for the Halibut" is the name of the Mystery Quilt we will be making. Finished size without borders is 52-1/2 x 67-1/2. . Oops! That's all the detail we can give since we want to keep it a Mystery. SUPER EASY for all levels of quilters and so pretty that even advanced quilters will want to make it more than once. Selecting the right fabrics for a mystery quilt is key to it's success. We are very happy to assist you in fabric selection because we've seen and made the quilt! Choose 5 contrasting fabrics and join Pebble and Janet to unravel the Mystery of this quilt.

Cost: $ 60.00
Contact Orange County Quilt Guild for information.

Paper piecing is a wonderful technique that enables you to sew even the smallest pieces of fabric together with ease and amazing accuracy. Using foundation paper, Cat Wilson will teach you basic paper piecing technique and share her secret tips to success. This class is an introductory to the paper piecing technique. This class is also for those who wish to work on more challenging projects with Cat's assistance.

Cost: $ 48.00
Christmas will be here before your know it and you can be ready to show off Patti D's New Christmas Pillow. Join Patti D for this 2 day class. Sign up and receive the supply list.

Join OQB's newest teacher, Nancy Mershon, for Quilty Treasures! In this class you will work on your own "quilty treasure." Nancy brings many years of experience and creativity working with quilts, stitchery, or wool applique . Bring a project to finish or start a new one. Come join us on the 3rd Friday of each month for this new class.

Cost: $ 20.00
Please join us for a "Bag Class." Janet will instruct you in making a large Tote Bag (16" by 24") or a smaller version (12" by 15"). We have a sample of the bag on display, so stop by and check it out. Our sample is made from two of the 19 bolts of fabric from Japan by Moda. Name of the fabric is called Shibori II. Beautiful Blue's...

Cost: $ 35.00
Our 2017 Saturday Sampler begins May 13th and continues on the second Saturday for 12 months. You must attend to get your next block of fabric for free, otherwise there will be a $5.00 charge for each block not picked up at the Saturday Sampler Session. The last day to sign up for this event is April the 28, 2017.

Got scraps or stash that's overwhelming you? Get ready to make a BIG dent and use it up. This is a quick and fun way to use up lots of odds and ends. Even the UGLY stuff work in this quilt. Use already cut 2 ½" strips or cut up fat quarters or odd pieces of yardage that you’ve been looking to liquidate. Like a more coordinated look? Think plaids, animal prints, bright, patriotic, monochromatic, batiks, or just your favorite color scheme. This quilt is fun and addictive for all skill levels.

Cost: $ 18.00
This class is for any level of sewer from introductory to advanced. For those who want to advance their skills or work on a specific project, Lisa and Karen will work with you to complete your projects. Classes will generally be held four consecutive Monday evenings. All levels will be instructed individually in each class. Class can also be paid on a "per class" basis of $15.00 per session.

Cost: $ 15.00
For those of us who have a difficult time parting with that last little bit of a favorite fabrics or those who are in need of some help with the smaller blocks, this class may be just what you're looking for. The class is developed for 3", 4", 5" or 6" blocks. Although many of us will be using 1800's fabrics please do not let this limit you. You may choose any block project that you want. It may be the 5" blocks from a previous Saturday Sampler, the 6" blocks from Old Glory, the 4" blocks from Grant''s March or any 3" block.

Cost: $ 28.00
For those of us who have a difficult time parting with that last little bit of a favorite fabrics or those who are in need of some help with the smaller blocks, this class may be just what you're looking for. The class is developed for 3", 4", 5" or 6" blocks. Although many of us will be using 1800's fabrics please do not let this limit you. You may choose any block project that you want. It may be the 5" blocks from a previous Saturday Sampler, the 6" blocks from Old Glory, the 4" blocks from Grant''s March or any 3" block.

Cost: $ 17.00
Have you caught the "wool bug" yet? Tiny Bender is OQB's wool expert that is full of creative ideas. She will share her passion of working with wool. You will learn how to trace, cut, secure wool to cotton, wool or other fabrics AND she will teach you some really beautiful stitches to enhance your wool projects. You will have the option of choosing your own project or working on one of Tiny's latest projects. OQB has a wonderful selection of wool, kits and threads to choose from. Wool projects are very portable and can be taken anywhere to work on even if for just a few minutes here or there.

Cost: $ 12.50
Join Orange Quilt Bee and St John's quilters to spend the day making Bead Bags and pillowcases to donate and benefit the patients at CHOC Children's Hospital of Orange County. We also need non-sewing participants to help out.

Contact the Flying Geese Quilt Guild for enrollment information.