classes + events

Winter/Spring classes at valley fabrics!

We're offering a wide range of classes this winter - some previous classes brought back by popular demand - Quilted Zipper Pouch, Winter Sky (pieced snowflakes) Quilt Top, Amy's Free Form Alphabet, Tunic #1 - to new classes: another Scrap Solution, Beginning Sewing w/ Deb Piela, and a Drawstring Backpack!

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

  • 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.


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Walk-in Open Sew

Every Tuesday + Friday  (unless there's a scheduled class) 10am-5pm $10

We’ve got the space, ironing, and design wall - you bring your projects, sewing supplies, & machine and enjoy the company!


English Paper Piecers + Hand Stitchers

The 3rd Thursday of each month (unless there's a scheduled class
10am-12noon - free

Stitch with like-minded people, share strategy and technique or just gossip!  Join us.

ELIZABETH HARTMAN (CRITTER) BLOCK OF THE MONTH
The 1st Thur or Sat of each month - call for more info

Elizabeth Hartman Block of the Month (EBOM) is a lecture/demo session on the first Thur (6pm) or Sat (9am) of each month. Always check the schedule for exceptions due to holidays or special events. EBOM will run for 10 months, starting September and going through June.  We will make 10 different critters based on Elizabeth Hartman’s adorable patterns, and you’ll receive setting instructions to put it all together.  You can use scraps, FQs from your stash or Elizabeth Hartman’s line of fabrics from our shop. Come play with us! 

January

Quilted Zipper Pouch
Thu Jan 30 OR Sat Mar 7: 10-1pm $30 

I’m in love with this little pouch AND how easy it is to put together. Zippers? Nooooo problem! Using a free online pattern from Angela Walters, we will make a quilt sandwich, attach a zipper, and shape with boxed corners. These are so much fun - once you get the hang of it, you’ll be making them for everyone! Instructor: Francesca

Learn To Use Your Sewing Machine!
Fri Jan 31: 10-1pm $30 

Haven't sewn in a while and forgot how to wind a bobbin? Have a new machine and want to learn what the stitches do? You will sew a pillow case while (re) learning how to use your sewing machine. Deb will coach you through the project while you develop a loving relationship with your machine! Instructor: Deb Piela 

februARY

 ❤️Say It Wit h A Valentine (Quilt)!
Sat Feb 1: 1-5pm
$40 (pattern included) 

Bring all your red/pink/orange fabs/strips or use a mini Kaffe Strip Kit (in shop) to make a playful and EASY strip pieced heart for your valentine! We’ll make a wall hanging/baby quilt sized top in celebration of Valentine’s Day. 
Instructor: Francesca

Free Form Alphabet with Amy Sackman
Thu Feb 6 OR Sat Feb 8: 1-5pm $40 

Back by popular demand! Amy will guide you through free form piecing the alphabet (or at least your name or the sample, LOVE) without worrying about straight lines or matching corners. Great for the free spirited or the sewer who doesn't like following the rules! You'll learn non-traditional techniques along with curved piecing - Amy's way! End up with a wall hanging or the start of a great quilt top. Instructor: Amy Sackman 

Beginning Quilting with Deb Piela
Fridays Feb 7, 14, 21: 1-4pm $70 (pattern included) 

In three sessions Deb will guide you through the basics of a simple quilt top. You will learn to piece two simple blocks: 4- patch and Half Square Triangle and then arrange them into a pleasing top. It's a perfect beginning pattern for new or rusty quilters. Deb will cover rotary cutting, machine piecing, proper pressing technique, block layout, etc. This is a great intro or re-intro to quilting and a perfect way to learn the basics. Instructor: Deb Piela 

OR.... (ONE DAY ) BEGINNING QUILTING w Deb Piela
Sat Feb 15: 10-4pm $60 (pattern included) 

The above agenda squeezed into one day! 

Francesca's Winter Sky Pattern 
Thur Feb 13: 10-3pm $50 (pattern included) 

You’ll learn Francesca’s technique for piecing unique snowflakes and stars using 60° triangles and a 60° triangle ruler. No paper piecing or appliqué! Make this beautiful Winter Sky top your own. We'll help you pick out your own fabrics. Instructor: Francesca 

Scrap Solution: Positive + Negative
Fri Feb 28 OR Sat Feb 29: 1-5pm
$40 

Back by popular demand! Got a bin of overflowing scraps? Here's another fun solution. Lots of 2½" pieces create foreground and background. You can do it organized like Deb, or free-form like Francesca! Come play with scraps! Instructor: Deb Piela 

Note: It's Leap Year! 

MArch

Quilted Zipper Pouch
Sat Mar 7: 10-1pm $30  (pattern included)

I’m in love with this little pouch AND how easy it is to put together. Zippers? Nooooo problem! Using a free online pattern from Angela Walters, we will make a quilt sandwich, attach a zipper, and shape with boxed corners. These are so much fun - once you get the hang of it, you’ll be making them for everyone! Instructor: Francesca 

Tunic #1: Make it Your Own
Fri Mar 13 OR Sat Mar 14: 1-5pm $40 (not including pattern) 

Tunic #1 from 100 Acts of Sewing is a great basic tunic pattern using woven fabric (not knit). Shirt or Tunic, Deb will help you make it your own! Deb will walk you through using the pattern and tweak where necessary to produce a casual top in the fabric of your choice! Instructor: Deb Piela 

Simple Drawstring Back Pack
Sat Mar 21: 10-12pm $25
You will make an adorable, simple drawstring back pack using two Fat Quarters or a half yard of fabric (could be any weight) and cording. Great for kids, or a day out in Northampton. Washable and scrunch-able, this is another great gift idea. Instructor: Francesca

Valley Fabrics' BIRTHDAY SALE! 

we are 2 years young on Mar 23! come celebrate with 20% off everything* 
Mon, March 23 - Sat, March 28 

*excludes classes + long arm services

Valley Fabrics QUILT RETREAT April 17-19, 2020 

  • At Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort - 1:15 hrs from Northampton
  • Single or Double bedrooms available in Condo Style Suites which include full kitchen & living room 
  • Large, light sewing room with eating space attached 
  • Three catered meals per day starting with Fri dinner through Sun lunch, as well as a nurturing and inspiring environment! 
  • Fun, Fabric + Food - a girl's dream come true!
  • Q's? 413.570.4911 or info@shopvalleyfabrics.com 

Sign up now - online, over the phone or in the shop!