Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association 


SCVQA 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. SCVQA members get priority for workshop participation; non-members are invited to sign up if the workshop has not filled 30 days prior. Workshop prices vary by instructor and reflect actual costs.

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, with a $20 premium. 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

    • Sat, June 08, 2024
    • Sat, June 22, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • ZOOM
    • 11

    *This workshop is split into two 3-hour sessions on Saturday June 8 and Saturday June 22. If you can only make one of the sessions, Tina will catch you up over Zoom on your own!*

    Join us for this fun, two-part class! We use regular piecing to make the background and raw edge appliqué to make the foreground. Pull out your florals and look for flower heads that don’t overlap each other (or minimally overlap); flower heads can range in diameter from 1” - 7”; flower heads can be realistic, cartoonish, somewhere in between or ideally a mixture of all three. If you don't have enough in your collection, borrow from your friends, or Tina can send you a pack of 30 assorted flower heads for an extra fee.

    This class is running on SATURDAY MORNINGS June 8 and June 22, 9a-12p.

    Whimsical Garden, 25” x 25”

    • Sessions: June 8 and June 22, 9:00 am to 12 pm
    • Fee: $50 (members) (must  be a member both at sign-up time and day of workshop), $60 (non-members) 
    • Location: Zoom online platform
    • Supply list here  

    Questions? Contact Jessie Becker,

    • Tue, June 25, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • ZOOM
    • 2

    Walking Foot Quilting - Take the Scenic Route - add hand stitching!

    Catherine combines her two loves in one class!  Add hand stitching to your walking foot quilting for maximum impact. Make samples of different machine stitched grids and hand embroidery combinations that will have you planning your quilting before you even start piecing your quilt top.

    This class is suitable for anyone who wants some fresh ideas for finishing their quilts. Novices and experienced quilters are all welcome and will leave class inspired to get their quilt tops made into quilts.

    • Session: June 25, 9:00am - 3:30pm
    • Fee: $50 (members) (must  be a member both at sign-up time and day of workshop), $60 (non-members) 
    • Location: Zoom online platform
    • Supply list

    Questions can be directed to Patty Hair,

    • Tue, August 27, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • ZOOM
    • 18

    Learn Quilt Maven Dave's paper piecing methods and how to deal with lots of pieces of fabric coming together in one place!

    "Paper piecing can be a quilter's challenge. There are so many ways to get it wrong, right?

    Wrong! I've taken the mystery out of paper piecing by making it easy to do and much faster and efficient. But you'll have to be the judge of that.

    The actual "Crossed Canoes" block is quite simple. But the quilt top assembly needs to be precise. This quilt isn't about the paper piecing, since all of the blocks are identical except for color.

    The fun part is putting the blocks together. We'll be using a different method for precision where TWELVE pieces of fabric come together into a single point.

    So get out your floss and let's go canoeing."

    Canoe Canoe_edited.jpg

    • Session: August 27, 9:00am-3:30pm
    • Fee: $50 (members) (must  be a member both at sign-up time and day of workshop), $60 (non-members) 
    • Location: Zoom online platform
    • Supply list available here

    Questions can be directed to Jessie Becker, 

    • Tue, September 24, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • ZOOM
    • 20
    Registration is closed

    Hack That Quilt Pattern

    Let’s explore how to modify an existing pattern to make it uniquely YOU! In this combo lecture and mini workshop, we’ll look at some best practices – and the math! – to modifying a pattern to suit your current needs.

    This is a terrific half day workshop, and the fee includes the workbook and a pattern we will use in class.

    • Session: September 24, 9am-12pm (3 hours)
    • Fee: $30 (members) (must  be a member both at sign-up time and day of workshop), $45 (non-members) 
    • Zoom online platform
    • Supply list TBD

    Questions can be directed to Jessie Becker,

    Tammy has been quilting since 1991, and designs and self-publishes her own quilt patterns under the label Tamarinis.

    Tammy enjoys working with almost any fabric, but her favorites, are batiks, bold prints, and almost any fabric with words on it. Having a background in art and literature, another of her guilty quilty pleasures is finding ways to use “words” in my work, be it in the fabric itself or by adding them to the piece. She is a Georgia native and currently lives in Acworth with my husband, children (when they come to visit!), one grumpy dog, and her favorite fat cat.

    Learn more about Tammy Silvers at

Past workshops

Tue, May 21, 2024 May Workshop: Sarah Goer-Building an Improv Toolbox
Tue, March 26, 2024 March Workshop: Diane Harris-Color, Contrast, and Cohesion
Tue, February 27, 2024 POSTPONED February Workshop: Tina Curran-At the Beach
Tue, November 21, 2023 Workshop: Candace Hassen-A Maze Zing
Tue, October 24, 2023 Workshop: No October workshop
Tue, September 26, 2023 Workshop: Jenny Lyon--Fearless Feathers Four Ways
Tue, August 29, 2023 Workshop: Jennifer Holden-Mini Bargello Sunflower
Tue, July 25, 2023 Workshop: Trudy Cleveland: Photograph your Quilts Like a Pro
Tue, June 27, 2023 Workshop: Rachel Derstine: Easy Landscape Quilt
Sat, May 20, 2023 Workshop: Kathryn Pellman - Paper Dolls for Grown Ups
Tue, April 25, 2023 Workshop: Sheila Collins - Posies in the Sunshine
Tue, March 28, 2023 Workshop: Nanette Zeller: Paint with Thread
Tue, February 28, 2023 Workshop: MJ Kinman - Dames & Diamonds
Tue, January 24, 2023 Workshop: Mel Beach - Mark Making Magic and Design by Dice
Tue, November 15, 2022 Workshop: Sue Sherman - Hawaiian Quilting
Tue, October 25, 2022 Workshop: Christina Cameli - Free Motion Design Lab
Tue, September 27, 2022 Workshop: Sheila Frampton Cooper - Lines and Curves
Tue, August 23, 2022 Workshop: Margarita Korioth - Hand Appliqué with Paper and Fabric.
Sat, July 30, 2022 Workshop: Audrey Esarey- Watercolor Quilt
Tue, June 28, 2022 Workshop: Natalya Khorover - Plastic Nature
Tue, May 24, 2022 Workshop: Jenny Haynes - Skinny Inset
Tue, April 26, 2022 Workshop: Youngmin Lee - Patchworked Bojagi (called Jogakbo)
Tue, March 29, 2022 Workshop: Lisa Shepard Stewart - Ankara String Quilt
Tue, March 01, 2022 Class Full - Registration Closed - Workshop: David Owen Hastings - Inspired by Architecture
Tue, January 25, 2022 Workshop: Carolina Oneto - Curves and Transparencies
Tue, November 23, 2021 Workshop: Geri Patterson-Kutras - Architectural Quilts

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