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

November 2022: Hawaiian Quilting 

By day, Sue is a textile artist working with dye painting and machine quilting to make realistic quilts depicting wild animals. At dusk Sue becomes a slow stitcher, making Hawaiian quilts and other projects using hand appliqué and hand quilting. She lived most of 2012 through 2014 in Honolulu where she was part of a Hawaiian quilting class, and there she learned about the techniques, design and cultural significance of Hawaiian quilting. 

Students will work on their choice of Sue’s 3 introductory Hawaiian quilts shown below, or alternately may choose from a limited selection of 20”x20” quilts from

In the first session from 9:00 am to noon (PT) on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, students will make the quilt top following traditional Hawaiian methods of folding and cutting the fabric, and hand stitched needle turn appliqué.

Students will have ample time to complete the appliqué and make the quilt sandwich in preparation for the second class from 9:00 am to noon (PT) on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Students will learn how to plan and execute the quilting for their selected piece using a quilting hoop. Although the class project is a small quilt, Sue will cover the tips and techniques applicable to larger Hawaiian quilting projects.

  • Workshop, two sessions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Tuesday January 3, 2023, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Class fee: $50 (members), $70 (non-members)
  • Class location: Zoom online platform
  • Questions can be directed to Sandra Woodard,

Register Here for Sue's Workshop

December 2022: No workshop 

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