classes + events

Winter classes at valley fabrics!

We're offering all sorts of colorful classes - from Applique Circles with Timna Tarr (Jan 12) and EPP Lucy Boston style with Marsha Molloy to lots of one-day projects. We also have our Quilt Retreat at Jiminy Peak at the end of April.  Check out our schedule below and find a class or event that interests you! 

Don’t forget we always have Open Sew on Tuesdays and Fridays, as well as Long Arm Machine Quilting training on Thursday eves. Call us at 413.570.4911 or visit the shop to register for classes!

  • 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 newish blade, travel cutting mat, thread, pins, small scissors, seam ripper, etc.

  • We offer 10% discount on all class supplies.

MARCH

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
Every Thursday 6-8pm $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 the Long Arm machine.

House Block of the Month! - Ongoing
Thur: 6-7pm Mar 7 OR Sat: 9-10am Mar 9 (started in September '18)

Triangle Block of the Month! - Ongoing
Thur: 6-7pm Mar 28 OR Sat: 9-10am Mar 30 (started in September '18)

English Paper Piecing - Lucy Boston Style with Marsha Molloy 
THUR Mar 14: 1-4pm 
$40

Marsha will walk you through English Paper Piecing, this time working with signature Lucy Boston shapes.  Marsha is a pro! Satisfy your urge to hand stitch and make intricate designs out of a traditional technique and shape.  This class is for the novice as well as advanced EPPer. Instructor: Marsha Molloy

GARMENT: Lark Tee (from Grainline Studio) Sewing with Knit Fabric!
Sat Mar 16: 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 

🎈🎈VALLEY FABRICS BIRTHDAY SALE MARCH 18-23

20% off storewide!

STRIPSCAPE II Art Quilt!
Wed Mar 27 OR Sat Mar 30: 1-5pm 
$40 (pattern included)

The suggestion of landscape is achieved through simple strip sets and blocks set on point.  One of our Earth Me + You Strip Kits plus our own Valley Fabrics pattern will get you a wall hanging approximately 35" x 70".  Explore your inner Edgar Payne (look him up)! Instructor: Francesca

april

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
Every Thursday 6-8pm $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 the Long Arm machine.

House Block of the Month! - Ongoing
Thur: 6-7pm Apr 11 OR Sat: 9-10am Apr 13 (started in September '18)

Triangle Block of the Month! - Ongoing

Thur: 6-7pm Apr 18 OR Sat: 9-10am Apr 20 (started in September '18)

Hands across the valley quilt show

@umass/amherst April 6+7, 2019

SQUARE DANCE Quilt Top 
Wed Apr 10 OR Apr 13: 1-5pm
$40 (pattern included) 

Square Dance is a great pattern for charm packs, baby quilts, or large scale prints.  A versatile Valley Fabrics' pattern, Square Dance is a fun and easy way to use up scraps or the precuts hanging around your sewing room.  Complete a top in a day and learn to sew partial seams. Instructor: Francesca 

(Tabletop) Machine Quilting with Marsha Molloy
Sat Apr 20: 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

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VALLEY FABRICS QUILT RETREAT

April 26-28, 2019 at Jiminy Peak Mtn Resort


WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE

This weekend is going to be fun! No interruptions, no one to cook for, no phones to answer (I suggest you leave the cell in your car). Hours upon hours of uninterrupted creative pleasure will be provided. Bring your sewing supplies, machine and projects, and you will get plenty of space, time and inspiration to be VERY productive, and have FUN doing it. You can shop at our vendor’s table, win door prizes & fabric and drink tons of caffeine (or wine). 

Retreaters will work at 8' tables, in the light and cavernous Burbank Room at the Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort.  You will be fed three meals a day: continental breakfast, catered lunch Sat + Sun, catered dinner Fri + Sat. Condo style living offers full kitchens, living rooms and community.  Condos have either two or three bedrooms (both singles and doubles).  Sleep in a room by yourself or in a double with a quilting buddy.  And when you need a break, step outside to enjoy the mountain air and year 'round outdoor pool and spa!

So, you get the point.  Quilting Heaven!  It will be a great weekend get-away, with lots of playful and creative people in a nurturing, inspiring environment.  You'll talk about this for a long time (until next year)!

THE DETAILS
WHEN: Friday April 26 - sewing space opens at 9am 
to Sunday April 28, 4pm

WHERE: Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, MA
www.jiminypeak.com
*1hr 15mins via Route 9 West from Northampton

COST (Condo Suite Living): 
🛏 SINGLE room occupancy: $490.
🛏🛏 DOUBLE room occupancy: $395.

*$100. non-refundable deposit due with registration.  Balance due by March 15th.

TO REGISTER:
Register ONLINE 
Register IN PERSON at the shop

QUESTIONS? call 413.570.4911 or email info@shopvalleyfabrics.com