classes + events

summer classes at valley fabrics!

We're offering all sorts of playful + colorful classes this summer.  We’ve got some previous classes brought back by popular demand - Machine Quilting w/ Marsha, Knit T, Jelly Roll Rug, Bottomless Bag and Triangles w/ Francesca - to new classes: Scrap Solutions, Photo Transfer w/ Amy, Machine Maintenance + Care w/ Carl Johnson and Winter in July (Quilt Top).  Also, look for VALLEY FABRICS ADULT QUILT CAMP! in August.

✅Check out our schedule below and find a class or event that interests you! 

Don’t forget we always have Walk-in Open Sew on Tuesdays + Fridays, as well as Long Arm Machine training (call to schedule). 

  • Call us at 413.570.4911 or visit the shop to register for classes
  • Payment is due at the time of registration
  • Cancellation Policy: If Valley Fabrics receives notice of cancellation more than seven days prior to the day of class, a full refund will be given
  • Supply lists available at time of registration (or soon thereafter)
  • For all classes (unless specified as non-sewing) you will need Basic Sewing Supplies: sewing machine, rotary cutter with new blade, cutting mat, 6"x24" ruler, thread, pins, small scissors, seam ripper, etc.
  • We offer 10% discount on class supplies.


MAY

Walk-in Open Sew
Every Tuesday + Friday 10am-4pm $10

We’ve got the space, ironing, and cutting set up - you bring your projects, sewing supplies, & machine while enjoying the company!

Long Arm Machine Quilting Training
Thursday Evenings 6-8pm (or call for a time that works for you) $50

Come learn to quilt your own quilts on our beautiful Bernina Long Arm Quilting Machine. Judy Richardson will walk you through the process, from loading your quilt top to executing free-form and pantograph designs. She’ll give you all her own tips and tricks and take the intimidation out of long-arming! You must take this training class in order to rent Sylvia, our Long Arm Machine.

House Block of the Month! - Ongoing
May 9 or May 11 (started in September '18)

Triangle Block of the Month! - Ongoing
May 30 or May 18 (started in September '18)

NEW! Machine Maintenance + Care with Carl
Thur May 30: 2-4pm $25

Carl, our "machine guy" will walk you through cleaning and caring for your sewing machine.  You will also get some trouble shooting tips for uncooperative tension, etc.  Great for any machine!  Instructor: Carl Johnson 

JUNE

Walk-in Open Sew
Every Tuesday + Friday 10am-4pm $10

We’ve got the space, ironing, and cutting set up - you bring your projects, sewing supplies, & machine while enjoying the company!

Long Arm Machine Quilting Training
Thursday Evenings 6-8pm (or call for a time that works for you) $50

Come learn to quilt your own quilts on our beautiful Bernina Long Arm Quilting Machine. Judy Richardson will walk you through the process, from loading your quilt top to executing free-form and pantograph designs. She’ll give you all her own tips and tricks and take the intimidation out of long-arming! You must take this training class in order to rent Sylvia, our Long Arm Machine.

House Block of the Month! - Ongoing
Jun 13 or Jun 8 (started in September '18)

Triangle Block of the Month! - Ongoing
Jun 27 or Jun 22 (started in September '18)

Francesca’s Bottomless Bag 

Sat Jun 1 or Wed Jun 12: 10-12pm $30 (includes pattern)

This bag pattern is adapted from a bag I found in Hawaii while traveling home after World Cup ’89 in Australia. It’s the perfect size, shape, and can carry everything from a laptop + the Sunday paper to a quilt to clothing for a getaway weekend or a bag of groceries. Reinforced with French seams, no hardware is needed. Great in Canvas, Linen/Cotton, or Bark Cloth. A smart bag for all generations! Instructor: Francesca 

Lark Tee (from Grainline Studio): Sewing with Knit Fabric
Wed Jun 5: 10-1pm $30 (not including pattern)

Conquer your fear of sewing with knits! You don't need a serger, just a regular machine (with a zig-zag stitch) and a jersey needle. We'll make a simple crew neck tee using knit fabric, following the Grainline Studio pattern. Spruce up your casual, comfortable shirt wardrobe with a groovy Lark Tee. Instructor: Francesca

NEW! Playing with Triangles: Francesca's Tube Technique
Sat Jun 8 or Wed Jun 26: 1-5pm
 
$45 (includes pattern) 


We'll start with 10" squares and end up with a pile of 60° triangles to play with on the design wall. You can use scrap fabric, or pre-cuts with a range of value (light to dark) and texture (prints, stripes).  You will learn a handy new technique that will translate into all sorts of unique designs and possibilities.  Participants will need a 10" 60° ruler and should come with 20-40 10" squares.  Instructor: Francesca

(Tabletop) Machine Quilting with Marsha Molloy

Sat Jun 15: 1-4pm
 
$40 


Learn to free motion quilt on your own home machine. Marsha will show you tips and tricks for managing a large size quilt in your small machine, as well as guide you through various free motion patterns.  This is an incredibly useful class for all quilters! 
Instructor: Marsha Molloy

NEW! Free Form Photo Transfer Fun with Amy!
Thur Jun 20 or Sat Jun 22: 1-4pm $45 (includes fabric sheet + color printing)

Learn the Photo Transfer process and make a pillow or mini quilt/wall hanging - a greeting quilt.  Free form piece around your fabric photo to create a one of a kind tribute! You will need to email us your photo ahead of time. Instructor: Amy

JULY (*closed July 1-4)

Walk-in Open Sew
Every Tuesday + Friday 10am-4pm $10

We’ve got the space, ironing, and cutting set up - you bring your projects, sewing supplies, & machine while enjoying the company!

Long Arm Machine Quilting Training
Thursday Evenings 6-8pm (or call for a time that works for you) $50

Come learn to quilt your own quilts on our beautiful Bernina Long Arm Quilting Machine. Judy Richardson will walk you through the process, from loading your quilt top to executing free-form and pantograph designs. She’ll give you all her own tips and tricks and take the intimidation out of long-arming! You must take this training class in order to rent Sylvia, our Long Arm Machine.

House Block of the Month! - Ongoing
Jul 11 or Jul 13 (started in September '18)

Triangle Block of the Month! - Ongoing
Jul 25 or Jul 27 (started in September '18)

NEW! Scrap Solution: Spiderweb
Wed Jul 10 or Sat Aug 3: 1-5pm
 $40 (includes pattern) 


Our scraps are overflowing the bin.... What to do? Make something fun!  We will use up scraps of all sizes - free-form - to create a playful block that I call  'Spiderweb'.  Learn to stitch n' flip scraps to create a fabulous circular pattern that can take on a variety of shapes and sizes.  Come play with (your) scraps! Instructor: Francesca

Building a “Jelly Roll” Rug
TWO DAY class: Sats, Jul 13 + 20: 1-4pm $40 (not including pattern) 

Back by popular demand! Come join the homemade rug craze! Using the Jelly Roll Rug pattern by Roma Lambson, and a Strip Kit/Jelly Roll + batting, we’ll make a 30”x44"ish area rug. Over the course of two sessions, we’ll make the tubing, and then zig-zag (5mm zig-zag stitch a must) the coil together. Instructor: Francesca

NEW! Machine Maintenance + Care with Carl
Thur Jul 18: 2-4pm $25

Carl, our "machine guy" will walk you through cleaning and caring for your sewing machine.  You will also get some trouble shooting tips for uncooperative tension, etc.  Great for any machine!  Instructor: Carl Johnson

NEW! Winter in July: Francesca's Winter Sky Pattern
Wed Jul 24 or Sat Jul 27:10-3pm
 $50 (includes pattern) 


We'll try to complete most of this top in one day (with a lunch break!).  Free form piece 8-point stars, trees, and snowflakes to make up a beautiful and festive holiday or winter quilt top.  Kits will be available or we'll help you pick your own fabrics.  Get a jump on the winter season (in our A.C.)! Instructor: Francesca

August

Walk-in Open Sew (except during Adult Quilt Camp - Aug 12-16)
Every Tuesday + Friday 10am-4pm $10

We’ve got the space, ironing, and cutting set up - you bring your projects, sewing supplies, & machine while enjoying the company!

Long Arm Machine Quilting Training
Thursday Evenings 6-8pm (or call for a time that works for you) $50

Come learn to quilt your own quilts on our beautiful Bernina Long Arm Quilting Machine. Judy Richardson will walk you through the process, from loading your quilt top to executing free-form and pantograph designs. She’ll give you all her own tips and tricks and take the intimidation out of long-arming! You must take this training class in order to rent Sylvia, our Long Arm Machine.

House Block of the Month! 
Aug 8 or Aug 10 (started in September '18)

House Block of the Month DAY! 
Sat Aug 10: 10-3pm $25

Catch up on any missing or unfinished blocks from the past year's House Block of the Month. Francesca will help you through any challenging or missing parts and advise you on a setting or your own finishing solution.  Get closure!!

Triangle Block of the Month!
Aug 22 or Aug 24 (started in September '18)

Triangle Block of the Month DAY! 
Sat Aug 24: 10-3pm $25

Catch up on any missing or unfinished blocks from the past year's Triangle Block of the Month. Francesca will help you through any challenging or missing parts and advise you on a setting or your own finishing solution.  Get closure!!

NEW! Scrap Solution: Spiderweb
Sat Aug 3: 1-5pm
 
$40 (includes pattern) 


Our scraps are overflowing the bin.... What to do? Make something fun!  We will use up scraps of all sizes - free-form - to create a fun block that I call a 'Spiderweb'.  Learn to stitch n' flip scraps to create a fabulous circular shape that can take on a variety of shapes and sizes.  Come play with (your) scraps! Instructor: Francesca

NEW! For the Birds - Simple Quilt Top for Large Scale Prints
Wed Aug 7 or Sat Aug 17: 
1-5pm
 $40 (includes pattern) 

For the Birds was our solution to using large scale prints.  It's an easy pattern, great for beginners or if you need a fast quilt!  We've got kits available or we'll help you pick out your own fabric ahead of time.  Get out of the August heat! Instructor: Francesca

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VALLEY FABRICS ADULT QUILT CAMP! 

Mon-Fri August 12-16, 10-5pm 

$25/day or $100/wk

Do you have unfinished projects?  need help with bias binding?  Is there a project that needs a different solution to make you want to sew it?  OR do you Just need an uninterrupted week to get a head start on Holiday gifts?

VF Quilt Camp is your answer.  Get out of the heat, and into the A.C. - caffeine and bakery treats provided.  Francesca + Staff will be available all week to answer questions, give tutorials, and/or design solutions to any of your projects.  At the least, spend the week being productive and happy in a creative environment.  And no campfires or forced hikes!  Sign up for a day or the whole week.  Bring your own lunch.  Priority will be given to full week sign-ups.

QUESTIONS? call 413.570.4911 or email info@shopvalleyfabrics.com