Check out the descriptions below and be sure to stop by the shop to see the class samples.
As always, a 10% discount is offered on all class items with your paid enrollment.

Class Policy (How to Register):

You may register for classes in person at the shop, by phone or you may mail or fax the registration form with a check or credit card information. Class reservations will only be accepted when accompanied by full payment. A supply list will be issued at that time. A 10% discount is offered on all supply list items, including any required books or patterns, with your paid enrollment. Many of the classes we offer require you to purchase a book or pattern. Since the information contained in those books and patterns is considered “copyrighted” material, it is illegal to photocopy all or any portion of it; therefore each student is required to purchase her or his own copy of the required book or pattern. In doing so, you are supporting the creative efforts of the hard-working designers who develop our favorite quilt patterns and encourage them to continue to publish and create. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration!

Refunds and/or store credits will gladly be given if you notify us of your need to cancel a class at least five (5) days prior to the scheduled class date. No refunds or credits will be given if the 5 day notice requirement is not met. We stand by this policy in order to assure our teachers that the minimum enrollment has been met and to guarantee those taking the class that the class will be a "go". If the Granary cancels a class, a full refund will be given.

A Note on Sewing Machines and Tools

Sewing machines brought to class should be cleaned and in good working condition. Be familiar with the machine and bring any accessories you think you may need, along with your instruction manual. If you are unfamiliar with your machine, please ask to use one of ours. We would be glad to set it up for you.

We cannot accommodate children or guests during any of our classes.

Our classes appear on the calendar below. All class names link to the class descriptions which are listed below.

New and Returning Classes:

Beginning Basic Quilting Series

Beginning Basic Quilting Series

Teacher: Julie Cefalu

Part 1 & 2: In this class you will learn the three basic principles of successful quilt making: accurate rotary cutting, precision piecing and perfect pressing. Once you have mastered these, you will be on your way to making beautiful quilts. You will be working with four or five different fabrics, and Julie will guide you through the process of making a small quilt top. Once your quilt top is done, you're ready to continue with...

Part 3 - Basting and Machine Quilting Basics: This session will cover several methods of basting with the focus being on adhesive spray basting. We will also focus on straight line machine quilting using a walking foot. Basting, thread choices and marking your quilt top will also be discussed.

Part 4 - Basic Binding: Finally got those quilt tops quilted? Learn simple double fold binding basics including how to join the strips, miter the corners and join the ends for a flawless finish!!

Cost: $70 + Book

Difficulty Level: ALL

Number of Sessions: 4

Date(s) & Time:

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 13, 27,
Mar. 6: 6:30-9:30pm

OR

Thursday, Feb. 8, 15,
Mar. 1, 8: 10:30am-1:30pm

Beginning Hand Appliqué

Teacher: Dianne Sheppard

Learn how to hand appliqué using the needle turn method with freezer paper.

Cost: $60.00 + Book

Difficulty Level:

Number of Sessions: 2

Date(s) & Time:

Tuesday, Mar. 13 & 27: 10:30am-1:30pm

Beginning Basic Quilting Series

Beginning Paper Piecing

Teacher: Sandy Urquhart

Join Sandy to learn all about this time saving technique. You'll be amazed at the variety of projects and different designs you can achieve.

Cost: $30 + Book

Difficulty Level: ALL

Number of Sessions: 1

Date(s) & Time:

Saturday, Jan. 20:
10am-1pm

OR

Saturday, Mar. 17:
2-5pm

Better Bindings

Better Bindings

Teacher: Bonnie Stearns

If you are dissatisfied with your bindings, here’s an opportunity to make you proud of them. Learn when to select on-grain or bias strips, how to form a perfect miter in under 10 seconds, achieve an “Ah-ha” moment when joining the ends. Zero in on why that ¼” seam really matters. Practice your new skills on a Meals on Wheels placemat or Quilts for Kids’ preemie pad to be donated to a newborn in the Neonatal ICU at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Placemat/Preemie pads will be provided. Prior rotary cutting experience required.

Cost: $30 (100% of class fee will be donated to Quilts for Kids)

Difficulty Level:

Number of Sessions: 1

Date(s) & Time:

Saturday, Feb. 3:
1:30-4:30pm

OR

Thursday, Apr. 5:
10:30am-1:30pm

Diva Wallet

Teacher: Cindy Trowbridge

Join Cindy in creating this irresistible wallet that can also be used as a clutch. It's easily and quickly constructed using just 2 fat quarters. A perfect gift for friends of all ages! But wait- there's more!! Come and see the new, adorable mini Diva Wallet.

Cost: $30.00 + Pattern and hardware

Difficulty Level:ALL

Number of Sessions: 1

Date(s) & Time:

Tuesday, Feb. 6:
10:30am-1:30pm

OR

Saturday, Feb. 24:
10:30am-1:30pm

Franklin Star

Teacher: Julie Cefalu

This twin sized quilt features a large 20" star block that will make your quilt shine. Mix and match colors or go with a monochromatic theme as pictured to get a completely different look. Learn a few piecing tricks while you create one block in class. We will be using the Triangle in a Square ruler to make one of the star units with optional paper piecing instructions.

Cost: $40 + Pattern

Difficulty Level:

Number of Sessions: 1

Date(s) & Time:

Saturday, Mar. 3:
12-4pm

Free Motion Quilting I

Free Motion Quilting I

Teacher: Julie Cefalu

Turn your quilt tops into beautiful finished projects faster than ever before! Learn the basics of machine quilting, including free-motion, stipple, and machine guided quilting. The secret is the right tools and practice, practice, practice!

Cost: $30 + Book

Difficulty Level: ALL

Number of Sessions: 1

Date(s) & Time:

Thursday, Mar. 15:
10:30am-1:30pm

Intro to Machine Appliqué

Teacher: Julie Cefalu

Learn how to appliqué using a variety of techniques suitable for any project. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare your piece for raw edge appliqué and finish it with a blanket stitch, fine zigzag stitch or satin zigzag stitch. You’ll also prepare a turned edge appliqué piece that will be finished with an invisible machine stitch. You will complete a sample of each technique in class, so you’ll be ready for your next appliqué project!

Cost: $35.00 + Book

Difficulty Level:ALL

Number of Sessions: 1

Date(s) & Time:

Thursday, Feb. 1:
10:30am-2pm

OR

Tuesday, Apr. 10:
6pm-9:30pm

It's a Wrap

Teacher: Cindy Trowbridge

Clothesline, fabric and an easy wrapping and coiling technique is all you need to construct these beautiful bowls or totes.

Cost: $30 + Pattern

Difficulty Level:ALL

Number of Sessions: 1

Date(s) & Time:

Saturday Mar. 10:
10:30am-1:30pm

“Stitcher Bowl” Mystery Sunday XVI

Teacher: Paula Ivers

Calling all football widows! Wouldn't you rather be sitting in front of your sewing machine working on a fabulous quilt instead of watching football on TV?! (includes lunch and pattern)

Cost: $60.00 (includes lunch & pattern)

Difficulty Level:

Number of Sessions: 1

Date(s) & Time:

Sunday Feb. 4:
10am-4pm

Tennessee Waltz

Teacher: Diane Dalton

Afraid of using templates to create a quilt? You don't need to be. It's actually quite easy with Marti Michelle's acrylic templates. Join me in the class and I will show you how stress-free it is to use her templates and create two unique blocks that give the illusion of curves. You'll love how easy the quilt comes together!

Cost: $30 + Pattern and templates

Difficulty Level:

Number of Sessions: 1

Date(s) & Time:

Tuesday, Mar. 13
2-5pm

OR

Wednesday, Mar. 21:
6-9pm

Triangle Tricks

Triangle Tricks

Teacher: Julie Cefalu

Join Julie to learn a few "triangle tricks" as you construct 16" quilt blocks that can be made into a wall hanging or table mats. Several different methods of making half-square triangle units and flying geese units will be presented.

Cost: $30.00 + Book

Difficulty Level:

Number of Sessions: 1

Date(s) & Time:

Saturday, Feb. 10:
10:30am-1:30pm

Tuffet Workshop

Teachers: Carol Dockery and Lynellen Miles

Choose to make a round or square tuffet in this 2-day workshop. In the first class you will learn how to foundation piece your fabrics onto preprinted interfacing making the tuffet's outer cover panels. Then completing and assembling it at home. Second session includes learning how to fit the completed cover, make and install the button, bottom finishing and feet.

Cost: $50.00 for both sessions,
$30.00 for second session only

Pattern/Foundation Cost: $25.00 round pattern/foundation,
$29.00 square pattern/foundation

Tuffet Kit Cost: $170.00 tuffet kit (4 feet, base & wingnuts, foam, button, thread, batting)

Difficulty Level:

Number of Sessions: 2

Date(s) & Time:

Sunday, Feb. 11:
1-3pm;
Sunday, Feb. 25:
1-4pm

Windsor Knot

Teacher: Angela Bonomo

Come make this kaleidoscope quilt using the Triangler ruler by Anka’s Treasures. This simple solution makes it easy to do this fun quilt suitable for all ages. It can be done in three different sizes and is great with scrapes or any theme print.

Cost: $30 + Book & Ruler

Difficulty Level:

Number of Sessions: 1

Date(s) & Time:

Wednesday, Mar. 7:
10:30am-1:30pm

OR

Saturday, Apr. 14:
10:30am-1:30pm

On-going Classes:

Let's Finish Those Quilts!

Let's Finish Those Quilts!

Teacher: Kathi Oderio

Do you have an unfinished quilt you would like to finish or is there a quilt you would like to make and need some extra help? Bring your project, extra fabric, pattern, machine, etc. and lunch. This class is 5 hours. Be prepared to be productive! We all know what a great feeling it is to finish a quilt! Limit 8 quilters per class.

Cost: $25 per session

Difficulty Level: ALL

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Wednesday, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 14, Apr. 11: 10am-3pm

Seams to be Done

Seams to be Done

Teacher: Julie Cefalu

Do you have any unfinished projects? Now that's a silly question! Come once or for several of the Wednesdays listed below to sew those seams and get any help, tips or pointers you might need to complete your project!

Cost: $25 per session

Difficulty Level: ALL

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Wednesday, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Apr. 18: 10:30am-3:30pm

Random Acts of Quilting

Random Acts of Quilting

Join Granary staff members every Thursday evening for help with any project of your choice. Whatever phase you’re at, we’re here to help! All levels of ability are welcome. 24-hour advance registration required.

Cost: $15 per session

Difficulty Level: ALL

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Thursdays / 6-9pm

Finish It Friday

Finish It Friday!

If you’re a night owl, be sure to join us on the following Friday nights and enjoy the three S’s: Sitting, Sewing and Sewcializing! Bring the project of your choice and maybe a little caffeine! Advanced registration required.

Cost: $30 per session

Difficulty Level: ALL

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Friday, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9, Apr. 13: 5am-11pm

Sew What if it’s Monday

Teacher: Angela Bonomo

Here’s a great way to beat those Monday morning blahs. Start your week out on a creative foot and join Angela at the shop for fun and uninterrupted sewing time on a project of your choice.

Cost: $25 per session

Difficulty Level: ALL

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Monday, Jan. 15, 29, Feb. 12, 26, Mar. 12, 26, Apr. 9, 23: 10:30am-3:30pm

On-going Programs:

Double Delight Club

Double Delight Club

Did someone say "dessert?!" When you attend our monthly Double Delight meetings, you can sit back and enjoy a detailed "hands-on" demo of a specially selected project and a sampling of a home-made delectable dessert. Each month you'll receive the pattern for the featured project and the recipe for the dessert you sampled! Our Double Delight projects feature a broad range of fabric styles including batiks, contemporary prints, romantic florals and more! If you miss a meeting, you can pick up your pattern and recipe at a later time and see our project sample. Club meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7-8pm or the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 9-10am. You choose which time works best for you!

Registration fee of $60 for 6 months now being accepted for our new session of Double Delight which will begin in January and continue through June.

6 month Double Delight Membership: $60

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Tuesday, Jan. 16, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, April 17: 7-8pm

OR

Wednesday, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 21, April 18: 9-10am

Happy Hour

Happy Hour

Have you joined us for our “Happy Hour” yet? This Friday evening get-together is a favorite among many customers! Come for some appetizers and beverages and a demo of new techniques. The projects are made using a variety of precut goods - 2½” strip sets, fat quarter bundles, ½ yard cuts and more. Each month a specially-coordinated bundle of pre-cut fabrics and a surprise pattern will be introduced along with a thorough demonstration of assembly techniques. You’ll provide your own background, accent and/or border fabrics (as necessary depending upon the pattern) so everyone’s quilts will be unique. One month prior to the meeting, you can come by the shop or check the website for a sneak-peek of the featured fabrics. The pattern will remain a secret until the meeting and is always free with your purchase of the fabric bundle. Join us for “Happy Hour” whichever months you choose!

Cost: $45 per session (includes fabric, pattern, detailed demo and refreshments! Such a deal!)

Upcoming "Happy Hour" Dates:

Friday, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, Mar. 30, Apr. 27: 6:30-8pm

Granary Getaway

Granary Getaway

Teacher: Paula & Sandy

Wanna getaway? You won't need to go far ... just to the Granary! Take a mini vacation at The Granary and join Paula & Sandy for an open sewing quilt camp right here in the store. Paula & Sandy will be your hostesses for three days of uninterrupted sewing on those projects you've been dying to start or finish. They will be happy to be your pressing princesses or ripping wenches or provide guidance as needed.


Bring your lunch and your quilting supplies and be prepared to sew--think how great you'll feel when you leave camp with completed projects! Lunch will be provided by the Granary on Saturday. Sign up quick as space is limited. Advanced beginners and above are welcome.

Cost: $160

3 day retreat

Date(s) & Time:

Friday-Sunday, Mar. 23-25:

  • Friday, Mar. 23: Noon-8pm
  • Saturday, Mar. 24: 10am-6pm
  • Sunday, Mar. 25: 10am-5pm

Block of the Month Programs:

A Tisket a Tasket Stars and Baskets (10 month class)

Teacher: Louise Horkey

Join Loiuse each month to create this lovely quilt based on Moda's Basket Bounty pattern. Everyone will start with the same fabric kit of warmed toned fat quarters from Andover's Trinkets line, reminiscent of Civil War reproduction prints and add their own backgrounds and borders. Louise will provide an alternative star pattern for the main block centers. Students may use the original pattern or add the optional stars or applique to the blocks each month. Class includes demos and quilting time.

Cost: $100 class fee + $110 for pattern & fat quarter kit

Difficulty Level:

Number of Sessions: 10

Date(s) & Time:

Mar-Dec 2018
Second Wednesday of the month: 6-9pm

Cottontail Cottage BOM class (10 month class)

Teacher: Angela Bonomo

Join Angela for a new lesson each month to construct the charming Cottontail Cottage quilt by Bunny Hill Designs. Come Friday OR Saturday and relax while tips for constructing the monthly appliquéd blocks are provided by the expert including your choice of machine or hand applique.

Cost: $100 + purchase of complete fabric and pattern kit

Difficulty Level:

Number of Sessions: 10

Date(s) & Time:

Mar-Dec 2018
Third Friday of each month: 1-3pm

OR

Third Saturday of each month: 10am-12pm

Imagine BOM (Kit pick up only)

Teacher: Sandy Urquhart

Sandy wlll be working her magic once more, choosing the perfect set of fabrics for your kits each month to make a cute seasonal, applique block. Each kit creates a block from the Imagine book by Nancy Halvorsen of Art to Heart. Perfect for display in the single month stand or save your blocks and add your own sashing and border for a whimsical quilt. Begins in January with the April block so you will have plenty of time to complete your block display for each upcoming month. First and last month's payment due upon sign up.

Cost: $24.95 per month + Book (optional stand)

Vintage Sampler BOM (12 month class)

Teacher: Julie Cefalu & Dianne Sheppard

Join Julie and Dianne for a new lesson each month to construct the beautiful Vintage Sampler quilt by Barbara J. Eikmeier. Choose the Friday OR Saturday class and relax while tips and tricks on piecing or optional applique for the monthly blocks are demonstrated by our 2 experts. Enjoy a 20% discount on fabrics purchased for this BOM.

Cost: $120 + Pattern

Difficulty Level:

Number of Sessions: 12

Date(s) & Time:

Jan-Dec 2018
First Friday of each month: 2-4pm

OR

First Saturday of each month: 10am-12pm