Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association 


The Association continues to welcome an exceptional group of guest speakers. One of the many benefits of membership is the opportunity to take workshops from top quilters in the industry. Workshop participation is limited to SCVQA members unless the class has not filled 30 days prior to class. Non-members are invited to sign up at that time if vacancies exist. Workshop prices vary by instructor and reflect actual costs.

For 2021 and 2022, all classes will be held virtually on the Zoom platform. An email with the link will be sent a few days before class.

Refer to workshop description for a more specific supply list.

For more information about workshops please contact Programs.


Registration begins 3 months prior to each workshop. Spaces in the workshops fill on a first come, first served basis and workshops usually accommodate 20 students. Any registrations received beyond 20 are automatically wait listed in the order they are received.

Non-SCVQA members are welcome to attend our workshops, but a $20 premium is charged. Non-members may sign up no sooner than 30 days prior to the workshop, to allow members priority registration for these special events. Why not consider joining SCVQA today?

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds unless someone replaces you from the waiting list. Refunds for online payments will be minus the non-refundable portion of the online payment processing fees. 

Upcoming Workshops

August 2022: Hand Applique with Paper and Fabric 

Margarita Korioth 

We are so lucky to have Margarita Korioth giving a workshop for us! Her innovative work has won many awards, been seen in many publications, and she has taught and lectured all over the world. She has expanded the world of quilting with paper and other mixed materials. You can learn more about her work at her website:

On Tuesday August 23rd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. she will teach her workshop Hand Appliqué with Paper and Fabric. Margarita’s a lovely, encouraging teacher and we know you’ll be charmed by her unique approach to creating this small piece that may lead to bigger endeavors!

Give new life to magazine clippings and combine them with fabric to make beautiful and unique fiber art. First, we will design your block using paper and hand-dyed fabrics. Then you will cut, fuse, and hand-stitch the pieces in place. This is a great opportunity to learn how to stitch on paper. There will be also a demonstration on how to laminate and foil the magazine clippings. This class is open to all sewing levels, and anyone who would like to explore techniques with different materials beyond fabrics.

Be sure to sign up early as spots will go quickly!

  • Workshop: Tuesday August 23, 9:00 to 3:00
  • Class fee: $35.00 members, $55.00 non-members
  • Kit Fee: $20.00
  • Class location: Zoom Platform
  • Questions can be directed to Patty Hair,

Register Here for Margarita's Workshop


September 2022: Lines and Curves 

Sheila Frampton Cooper is an amazing textile artist and quilter. We are so lucky to have a chance to learn some of her improvisational techniques and methods of working. Her award-winning work has been shown and published internationally and she has taught workshops in the US and abroad. More of her work can be seen at her website:

Sheila will be teaching her workshop, concentrating on using solid fabrics to create a unique composition. She will lead her students through exercises in creative curved piecing and other methods she uses to achieve her exciting compositions.

 "Come with an open mind and an open heart and we’ll journey into the vast space of creative bliss.”


  • Workshop: Tuesday, September 27, 9:30-3:30
  • Class fee: $50 members, $70 non-members (includes the lecture)
  • Class location: Zoom platform
  • Questions can be directed to Sandra Woodard,

Register Here for Sheilia's Workshop

October 2022: Free Motion Design Lab

Did you know that free-motion designs tend to fall into one of several families? Once you know one design in the family, you can pick up the other ones with ease! In this class Christina introduces you to several free-motion families to expand your FMQ repertoire. Drawing these designs and their variations, students develop confidence in building quilting designs in their own style. 

  • Workshop: Tuesday, October 25, 9:00 to noon
  • Class fee: $30.00 members, $40.00 non-members
  • Class location: Zoom Platform
  • Questions can be directed to Patty Hair,

Register Here for Christina's Workshop

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