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

Inspired by Architecture

David Owen Hastings


Tuesday, March 1st. Using photos of architectural elements, David will guide you through the steps to design a mini fabric quilt. We will use the quilt-as-you-go method, sewing the top pieces, batting and backing simultaneously. David will demonstrate facing your quilt, to give a more modern finish than traditional binding. Your mini quilt can be the final product (frame it, hang it, or make a pillow cover later), or it can be a test for a larger quilt.

You can see more of David’s work at

  • Class fee: $60.00 ($80.00 non-SCVQA member)
  • Class location: Zoom Platform
  • Date: Tuesday March 1st
  • Supply List is here

Register for David'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:

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

Patchworked Bojagi (called Jogakbo)

Youngmin Lee

On April 27th Younmin's workshop will teach us how to make Patchworked bojagi (called Jogakbo). Jogakbo were made by and for the common people using small remnants of fabric. While making these, women wished for the recipients’ good luck and happiness. Also, connecting small pieces of cloth was associated with long life. The workshop fee will be $35.

We’ve tried to make this workshop exceptionally affordable so that you can feel free to take advantage of the kit available for purchase up to two weeks prior to the workshop for an additional $30.

You can see more of Youngmin's bojagi on her website:

  • Class fee: $35.00 ($55.00 non-SCVQA member)
  • Class location: Zoom Platform
  • Date: Tuesday April 26 2022

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