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


Tumbling Blocks (10:30-4:30) ( $30.00 )

Strip piecing method makes this tumbling block quilt a breeze to make. Make any size of the traditional quilt pattern or have fun creating your own modern version with an improvisational flair!

Beg/On-going Quilt w/ Janet Sunday February (12:30-4:00 ($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. Three class meetings most months.

Beg / On-Going Quilt w/ Janet Monday - February - (10:00-1:00) ($65.00)

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.

Feb 18
Beg/On-going Quilt w/ Nancy Monday February (1:30 - 5:00) ($65.00)
Feb 18
Working with Wool (6:00-8:00) ($12.50)
Feb 18
Sewing Class - Monday Evening (6:00-8:30) ($15.00)

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


Classes


You are probably thinking, "Wow...Amish?.. Really?" I first saw this quilt in a history of quilting book and fell in love with it. The quilt was made in solid colors that reflected the Amish beliefs. Whether you are using your favorite brights, solid colors or even a jelly roll, this is an opportunity to MAKE IT YOURS. This is a technique class so you will be learning the basics of making the Star. I encourage you to use your stash.

Cost: $ 30.00
Here's your chance to save some money!! Bring your completed quilt top in and purchase your Batting and Quilt Backing for 25% off. We offer this discount the 25th of each month except for Christmas. That will be the 26th of December.

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
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
This will be proud of. 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.

Cost: $ 65.00
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: $ 55.00
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: $ 55.00
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
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
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: $ 38.50
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. Three class meetings most months.

Cost: $ 57.50
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.

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.

Cost: $ 57.50
This will be proud of. 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.

Cost: $ 65.00
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
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 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 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.

Cost: $ 57.50
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.

Cost: $ 55.00
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
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
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.

Cost: $ 65.00
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
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.

Cost: $ 65.00
Have you purchased Fiberworks patterns or kit and are simply admiring how pretty and cute it is? If so, now is your opportunity to get started on it in a Collage Class taught by Pebble. There are many cute collage pattern options to be made including the newest Seawell Turtle, Caleb the Camel and a darling Stork holding a baby in its delivery bag. Collage quilts are made by fussy- cutting fabrics and fusing them to a background fabric in just the right place to create a specific design such as those listed above or a flowery giraffe, elephant and even Hazel Nutt the squirrel. The Dress is Pebble's personal favorite - super adorable in Halloween fabrics. OQB has a nice selection of Fiberworks patterns. We are also happy to special order any one that we may not currently have. Collage class is a messy group and we spread out our fabrics while creating. Enroll soon as space is limited. Please advise of your pattern design selection upon sign-up.

Cost: $ 30.00
Have you purchased Fiberworks patterns or kit and are simply admiring how pretty and cute it is? If so, now is your opportunity to get started on it in a Collage Class taught by Pebble. There are many cute collage pattern options to be made including the newest Seawell Turtle, Caleb the Camel and a darling Stork holding a baby in its delivery bag. Collage quilts are made by fussy- cutting fabrics and fusing them to a background fabric in just the right place to create a specific design such as those listed above or a flowery giraffe, elephant and even Hazel Nutt the squirrel. The Dress is Pebble's personal favorite - super adorable in Halloween fabrics. OQB has a nice selection of Fiberworks patterns. We are also happy to special order any one that we may not currently have. Collage class is a messy group and we spread out our fabrics while creating. Enroll soon as space is limited. Please advise of your pattern design selection upon sign-up.

Cost: $ 30.00
Friendship Groups

Carry all your business needs, including your laptop computer, comfortably with this stylish carrier. This bag has zippered closures, front pockets and a full inner mesh pockets. Come to the shop and see the sample.

Cost: $ 30.00
Lloyd Askew is the Featherweight Sewing Machine "guru." In this class Lloyd will walk you through disassembling your machine, cleaning, oiling, and adjusting the tension. He will also share his general maintenance tips to care for your machine and keep it in perfect condition. Just bring some machine oil, a flashlight, a screwdriver, fabric, thread and your machine manual.

Cost: $ 35.00
Do you want to quilt your own quilts, table runners and wall hangings? A Machine Quilting class will help you to do just that. Janet and Lisa will be sharing their tips and techniques starting from the pinning stage to stippling to simple designs. This class is for all levels wanting to learn to machine quilt as well as on-going students wanting to improve and develop their machine quilting skills.

Cost: $ 35.00
JoMarie is OQB's expert in teaching fusible applique. This is a "you choose" the project class. JoMarie will work with you to learn accurate pattern tracing, cutting out fabric pieces and then perfectly fuse them to your project. She will also teach you both hand and machine applique using the buttonhole stitch. Join JoMarie and friends to learn and continue working on fusible applique projects in wool and / or cotton.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
Friendship Group

Cost: $ FREE
Kathy will teach you the hand applique process with the needle turn application. We have many examples of her work displayed in the shop. She is very detailed and produces unique pieces of hand work.

Cost: $ 30.00
Paper piecing the Alex Anderson way is a wonderful technique that enables you to sew even the smallest pieces of fabric together with ease and amazing accuracy. Dee will teach you paper piecing technique and share her secret tips to success. This is not a Judy Niemeyer class. Paper Piecing book by Alex Anderson is required.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
Contact Orange County Quilt Guild for information.

Cost: $ FREE
Paper piecing the Judy Niemeyer way is a wonderful technique that enables you to sew even the smallest pieces of fabric together with ease and amazing accuracy. Cat Wilson, a Certified Quiltworx instructor, will teach you Judy's paper piecing technique and share her secret tips to success. This on-going class is designed to introduce you to the paper piecing technique through more advanced techniques as you progress. Start any time and take as many classes as you would like to take. This class is offered on a monthly bases.

Cost: $ 48.00
Join OQB's Nancy Mershon for Quilty Treasures! In this class you will work on your own "quilty treasure" no matter what the project as 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 fun class.

Cost: $ 20.00
Join OQB's Nancy Mershon for Quilty Treasures! In this class you will work on your own "quilty treasure" no matter what the project as 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 fun class.

Cost: $ 20.00
Join OQB's Nancy Mershon for Quilty Treasures! In this class you will work on your own "quilty treasure" no matter what the project as 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 fun class.

Cost: $ 20.00
Join OQB's Nancy Mershon for Quilty Treasures! In this class you will work on your own "quilty treasure" no matter what the project as 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 fun class.

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?" strips or cut up fat quarters or odd pieces of yardage that you've been looking to liquidate. There will be no class in December or January. February and March will be Bonnie Hunter's "Fun With Bricks" pattern. This is a free pattern at www.quiltville.com.

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.

Join OQB's Kathy Blum for a fun class to make a unique table runner on Feb. 23rd. You will be choosing from any of the 13 projects listed in the book, Table-Runner Roundup to make in class. Pick from scrappy stars, sweet pineapples, modern, hexagons and more! These table-runners will be sure to spice up your table, dresser, bookshelves or walls.

Cost: $ 30.00
Strip piecing method makes this tumbling block quilt a breeze to make. Make any size of the traditional quilt pattern or have fun creating your own modern version with an improvisational flair!

Cost: $ 30.00
Friendship Groups

Cost: $ FREE
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