About Valley Fabrics

Francesca playing with her Jelly Roll rug ball.

First opened in 2004, Valley Fabrics served the Pioneer Valley quilting and sewing community for five years, offering vibrant, modern fabrics at its Northampton, MA location. Valley Fabrics reopened in 2018 with the goal of again providing community, color, and creativity to the Valley. Come visit us to exchange ideas, get feedback on fabric choices, and most of all, be part of a lively, creative community of sewists! Valley Fabrics caters to quilters, crafters, and clothing creators alike with a contemporary selection of beautiful cottons, knits, linens, rayons and canvas in addition to selling books, notions, patterns, fabric precuts, quilt kits and various weights of thread + floss. A varied selection of classes + events, including in-shop retreats are offered, as well as long arm quilting services and machine repair. BERNINA machines and accessories were added to the product line-up in 2021!

Francesca DenHartog, owner of Valley Fabrics, has sewn since childhood: quilts, clothes and various crafts.  Her graphic design background and love of color are visible in the wide range of available fabrics and patterns.  Also, a former US Lacrosse Team member, and World Cup player, DenHartog was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2010. Much of her adulthood was spent coaching college and high school lacrosse. She is often overheard saying, "Quilting is a contact sport!"