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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


Beg/On-going Quilt w/ Nancy Monday DEC (1:30 - 5:00) ($57)

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, Nancy 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.

Sewing Class - Monday PM

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.

Beg/On-going Quilt w/ JoMarie DEC 2021 Thursday (6:00-8:30)

This is a beginning / on-going quilt class for all levels ranging from introductory to very advanced. Jo Marie 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.

Dec 11
Saturday Sampler 2021/22
Dec 11
Paper Piecing with Cat Wilson (10:30-4:30) ($48.00)
Dec 13
Beg/On-going Quilt w/ Nancy Monday DEC (1:30 - 5:00) ($57)

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


BRING YOUR FINISHED QUILT TOP IN TO RECEIVED 25% OFF BATTING AND BACKING

Cost: $ FREE
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: $ 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. Three class meetings most months.

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: $ 55.00
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 two an half hours each.

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 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 / 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 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 / 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: $ 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. 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. Jo Marie 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. Jo Marie 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, Nancy 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: $ 57.00
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, Nancy 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: $ 76.00
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, Nancy 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: $ 76.00
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, Nancy 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: $ 76.00
Block construction zone!!! Grab some fabrics, note paper (preferably graph paper), pencil and sewing supplies. Then get ready to go to work. No hard hat necessary! This is a technique class to explain construction of blocks. Gretchen will have a variety of blocks to choose from (beginner to advanced). If you have one in mind, that doesn't challenge copyrights, she will be glad to help you. The class is primarily for 3" - 9" blocks. Suggestions for assembling blocks together will be discussed.

Cost: $ 20.00
Sewing notion organizer. Sample in the store. Will need your own pattern.

Cost: $ 30.00
Bring your UFO's or any project you are working on.

Cost: $ FREE
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
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: $ 20.00
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
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
Come join us for Smocking, Embroidery and Heirloom Sewing. This class is open to all levels of students, from beginners to those wanting to take their skills to the next level. New students will start by learning basic stitches in smocking or embroidery while learning tips and tricks for starting and ending, joining threads and centering designs. Experienced smockers and returning students may bring a project in progress or start a new one. Options include embroidery designs, bishop style dress, yoke dress, picture smocking, smocked garment construction, heirloom sewing touches and many more.

Cost: $ 15.00
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
Orange Quilt Bee is sponsoring a bus to the Road to California Quilt Show on Friday, January 21st, 2022. For just $50, you'll enjoy a comfortable and relaxing ride; we will provide parking fee, driver tip, and entrance fee to the show. You'll depart from the shop at 8:00 AM and return approximately 4:00 PM. Call to reserve your spot now - seats are limited!

Cost: $ 50.00
Registration for the 2021/22 Saturday Sampler program which begins October 9th.

Cost: $ 15.00
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 works.

Cost: $ 20.00
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
This new once-a-month class is for anyone who would like to work on an on-going quilt project, or any kind of handwork such as embroidery, wool applique and even hand quilting. It's a great chance to finish your projects and work on what you love while learning new skills. Just to add a little bit of fun, Nancy will have a recipe to taste, patterns to show and a craft to create. Come join us on the third Thursday of each month to relax with new sewing friends.

Cost: $ 20.00
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