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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


Machine Embroidery Friday Nights (5:30-9:30) ($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

JULY 4TH HOLIDAY -- SHOP CLOSED

OUR SHOP WILL NOT BE OPEN ON SATURDAY JULY 4TH

Jul 6
Beg / On-Going Quilt w/ Janet Monday - July (10:00-1:00) ($65.00)
Jul 6
Beg/On-going Quilt w/ Nancy Monday July 2020 (1:30 - 5:00) ($65)
Jul 6
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


OUR SHOP WILL NOT BE OPEN ON SATURDAY JULY 4TH

Cost: $ FREE
Here's your chance to save some money!! Bring your COMPLETED quilt top in and purchase your batting and/or quilt backing for 25% off. Discount applies to regular priced fabrics only. 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 / 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 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 two an half 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 / 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. 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: $ 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. 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
Sign-up for our Saturday Spring Boutique. Hours will be 9:00-3:00. $20.00 Registration to be a vendor and $30.00 Registration if you need a table and a chair.

Cost: $ 20.00
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
The Holiday Craft Boutique is Scheduled for Saturday, October 10th from 10:00 to 3:00. Shop for handmade gifts including table runners , jewelry, handbags, cosmetic bags, kitchen goods, birdhouses, soaps and much more,

Cost: $ 20.00
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: $ 40.00
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
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 a really fun quilt to make that is a perfect project to play with color. How you make your blocks and color placement will achieve different effects with it being a one-block quilt. This class is taught by Pebble Gilb.

Cost: $ 30.00
Kathy is OQB's expert when it comes to hand applique! She will teach several methods including traditional needle turn and combine some new techniques to practice in class. You'll learn the basics of stitching outer points, inner curves and managing small shapes. All skill levels are welcome.

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
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
We have two sessions - choose 9:00 or 9:45. Our 2020 Saturday Sampler begins January 11th 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 $6.00 charge for each block not picked up at the Saturday Sampler Session.

Cost: $ FREE
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 works. For the months of March and April Pam will be teaching, Bonnie Hunter's "Crayon Box."

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
Have you caught the "wool bug" yet? Nancy 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 Nancy'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: $ 15.00
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: $ 15.00
Contact guild for information.

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

Cost: $ FREE