Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association 

Workshops

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

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

Curves and Transparencies

Carolina Oneto

Curves and Transparencies, with Carolina Oneto is on Tuesday January 25th, from 9 am to 1 pm.  This workshop will cover color theory, how to create transparent effects, and how to work with complex shapes. 

A Modern quilter who is a former civil engineer, Carolina took up quilting after a move from her home in Chile, to Brazil. Carolina loves math, color and improvisation, and has regularly traveled to the US for QuiltCon each February. Carolina now lives with her family in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

  • Class fee: $40.00 ($60.00 non-SCVQA member)
  • Class location: Zoom Platform
  • Date: Tuesday January 25 2022, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Register for Carolina's Workshop


Ankara String Quilt

Lisa Shepard Stewart

Ankara String Quilt with Lisa Shepard Stewart is on Tuesday March 29th, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm via Zoom online platform.  This workshop will cover color theory, how to create transparent effects, and how to work with complex shapes. 

The classic string quilt becomes a work of art with Ankara prints! Learn how to mix the various colors and patterns with confidence, bind your quilt using one of two easy techniques, add non-traditional fabrics to your quilt, transform the blocks beyond the wall hanging into alternate projects and more! 

Lisa Shepard Stewart is a writer and designer based in New Jersey. She offers classes and events internationally, and travels to Ghana to source artists, fabrics and materials. 

To see more of Lisa’s work and to learn more about her passion for these wonderful fibers, check her website: https://www.culturedexpressions.com/about-lisa

Supply list:

Lisa’s ABC (African Brilliance Collection) fabric bundle (jelly roll). You can purchase either the 1 ½” or 2 ½” wide strips from her website. You may also use your own African fabrics, but Lisa notes that you will want to have a large assortment from which to choose. If you are ordering from her website, please make sure to make your purchase before March 10, 2022. Other basic sewing supplies, machine, thread, pins, etc. 


  • Class fee: $55.00 ($75.00 non-SCVQA member)
  • Class location: Zoom Platform
  • Date: Tuesday March 29th, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, via Zoom online platform

Register for Lisa's Workshop


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