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 Sunday July (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 - July (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.

Beg/On-going Quilt w/ Nancy Monday July (1:30 - 5:00) ($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.

Jul 23
Sewing Class - Monday Evening (6:00-8:30) ($15.00)
Jul 24
Beg/On-going Quilt w/ Janet Tuesday July (10:00-1:00) - ($65.00)
Jul 24
Beg/On-going Quilt w / Janet Tuesday July (2:00-4:30) ($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


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: $ 28.00
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 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: $ 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: $ 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: $ 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. Three class meetings most months.

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. Three class meetings most months.

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. Three class meetings most months.

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 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: $ 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.

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: $ 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 / 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 / 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 / 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
Friendship Groups

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
Our Friday Night Sew In and K-9 Fundraiser will benefit the Placentia Police Canine Foundation. All of the proceeds will go to the Canine Foundation to help offset the cost for on-going training, routine or unexpected medical expenses, food, and replacing retiring four-legged Officers. Enjoy a light dinner while you work on your sewing projects (handwork is preferred). We will have door prizes and play games to add to the fun! If the K-9 Officer is not busy chasing the "bad guys", we might have a chance to visit with the dog too.

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
OQB welcomes Marilu Morency who will teach an adorable hand embroidered project. The Bird Nest is ideal for those new to embroidery as well as experienced stitchers interested in exploring surface hand embroidery. This simple design, a bird's nest filled with three eggs, is printed on fabric which is provided in class. You will learn outline stitches and with each egg stitched in a different filler stitch, will learn a lot in the 3 hour class! In addition to being a learning piece, it lends itself well to being displayed in a 4" hoop frame.

Cost: $ 35.00
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: $ 28.00
Janet will teach you how to make a rug from a Jelly Roll or from cut-up 2 1/2 strips.

Cost: $ 25.00
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 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
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
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. Like a more coordinated look? This quilt is fun and addictive for all skill levels. August will be " The Pineapple Express Blossom Quilt Pattern."

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.

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