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The Granary Quilt Shop 
1326 S Mary Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 735-9830
info@thegranaryquilts.com

Granary Classes

The Granary offers a wide variety of classes for every skill level. Check out the descriptions below and be sure to stop by the shop to see the class samples in person. A 10% discount* is offered on all class materials for instructed classes with your paid enrollment. Open SewDouble Delight, and Happy Hour classes are not eligible for discounts.

*Note: Discounts do not apply to class fees, kits, sewing machines and accessories, certain manufacturer specials, or already discounted merchandise.

How to Register:

You may now register for classes online! You may also register for classes in person at the shop or by phone. Class reservations will only be accepted when accompanied by full payment. A supply/preparation list can be found at the bottom of the class description. A 10% discount is offered on all supply list items, including any required books or patterns, with your paid enrollment. Discounts do not apply to class fees, kits, sewing machines and accessories, certain manufacturer specials, or already discounted merchandise.

Class Policies:

Click here to review our Class Policies.

Class Cancellations:

Refunds and/or store credits will gladly be given if you notify us of your need to cancel a class at least seven (7) days prior to the scheduled class date. No refunds or credits will be given if the 7 day notice requirement is not met. We stand by this policy 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". A minimum number of students is required for most classes. If the Granary cancels a class, we will either issue you a refund or transfer your class fee to another class of your choosing. We try to cancel classes at least 5 days in advance, if needed.



A Note on Sewing Machines, Tools, Personal Property and Guests

Sewing machines brought to class should be recently cleaned and in good working condition. Be familiar with the machine and bring any accessories or tools you think you may need, along with your instruction manual.

Please do not leave your sewing machine, sewing tools and projects, or other personal items at the Granary. We do not have the space to store your items between classes or open sew sessions you may be taking, and the shop is a busy place  - we don't want anything to happen to your possessions when you are not there with them. 

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

Our classes appear on the Calendar and are also listed below.  Click on the Class title for a more detailed description, difficulty level, and meeting dates.
Join Luann as she gives you all the instruction you will need to make this stunning foundation paper pieced quilt, Arabesque by Orange Dot Quilts. The pattern includes an option to create a square quilt, the foundation paper piecing sheets, color variations, and a Color Me page to create your own color combinations.

Cost: $ 35.00
Join Angela to can make this cute tote bag in two different sizes with tea toweling. Great for the beach, the market or just about anywhere. This useful bag is so easy to make and so very handy you won't be able to stop with just one.

Cost: $ 30.00
Join Candy each month in class to work on the pieced blocks and applique for this lovely applique quilt by Linda Jenkins and Becky Goldsmith of Piece O' Cake Designs. The quilt consists of 12 blocks, each featuring a favorite North American backyard bird. The pattern pack includes a 16-page booklet and full size patterns. The border is a new "feathered" take on piano keys. Each month you'll receive special Candy-curated batiks for the blocks and applique for this 52" x 65" quilt. Stop by the shop to see the sample blocks in person. Class meets the second or third Saturday of the month from 10am-12pm. Class fee: $120. Pattern pack: $17.95. Kits are $13.99/mo. To reserve your spot for this Class/BOM, call the shop at (408) 735-9830 or click on the Backyard Birds BOM on the Classes page to sign-up online.

Cost: $ 133.99
Join Candy each month in class to work on the pieced blocks and applique for this lovely applique quilt by Linda Jenkins and Becky Goldsmith of Piece O' Cake Designs. The quilt consists of 12 blocks, each featuring a favorite North American backyard bird. The pattern pack includes a 16-page booklet and full size patterns. The border is a new "feathered" take on piano keys. Each month you'll receive special Candy-curated batiks for the blocks and applique for this 52" x 65" quilt. Stop by the shop to see the sample blocks in person. Kits are $13.99 per month and ready the end of the second week of the month. To reserve your spot for this BOM, call the shop at (408) 735-9830 or click on the Backyard Birds BOM on the Classes page to sign-up online.

Cost: $ 31.94
In this class you will learn the three basic principles of successful quilt making: accurate rotary cutting, precision piecing and perfect pressing. Your will also learn to baste, quilt, and bind your quilt. Once you have mastered these techniques, you will be on your way to making beautiful quilts.

Cost: $ 80.00
Join Candy to learn all about this time saving technique. You'll be amazed at the variety of projects and different designs you can achieve.

Cost: $ 40.00
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.

Cost: $ 60.00
Learn how to make a 19-5/8" Feathered Star block using Marti Michell templates. Let Dianne Sheppard guide you through piecing together this EASY piecing method which uses no "Y" seams.

Cost: $ 30.00
Open sew class. 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: $ 30.00
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: $ 30.00
Have you joined us for our "Happy Hour" yet? This Friday evening get-together is a favorite among many customers! Come for some snacks and beverages and a demo of new techniques.

Cost: $ 45.00
Learn how to applique using a variety of techniques suitable for any project. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare your piece for raw edge applique and finish it with a blanket stitch, fine zigzag stitch or satin zigzag stitch.

Cost: $ 35.00
Join Dianne Shepherd as she teaches you the ins and outs of wool applique while you make this adorable mug rug. You will learn all about the special tools for wool applique (not many), how to prepare and care for the wool, preparation of your wool applique pieces, wool stitching techniques, and how to finish your project. The kit for this mug rug (includes Valdani perle cotton threads) is included with your class fee.

Cost: $ 49.99
Join Susan Jordan for a two-part class on how-to make a ladies Hawaiian shirt! You will use the McCalls pattern shown (included with your class registration). Susan will guide you through altering the pattern, if necessary, and cutting in the first session. You will assemble the shirt in the second session.

Cost: $ 70.00
Open sew class. 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.

Cost: $ 25.00
Pet portrait collage class. Want to make a fabric portrait of your beloved pet? Then this is the class for you! Using a photo enlargement that you bring to class as your pattern, Jane will instruct and demonstrate her raw edge applique technique. Its a fun, forgiving, cut and glue method that uses no fusible. No sewing Machine required.

Cost: $ 95.00
Open handwork class. Join Candy the first Monday evening of the month for a machine-free three hours to work on any handwork project of your choice. Encouragement and company abound! All levels of ability are welcome.

Cost: $ 15.00
Join Luann and learn to use Triangles on a Roll to make perfect triangle units for the Sawtooth star blocks in this beautiful North Star quilt by Quilty Love. The scrappy look is accomplished using fat quarters or fat eighths. You will learn to successfully make at least one block in class.

Cost: $ 30.00
The Plain & Fancy Quilt features an Ohio Star nestled inside each Dresden quilt block. Julie will show you some techniques for making these blocks easily and accurately. A small amount of machine applique is required, but it is simple and more like top stitching than applique. This is a classic quilt block with a modern twist!

Cost: $ 35.00
Open sew class. 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: $ 15.00
Sarah Maxwell considers a fresh approach to reproduction quilt fabrics with Full Circle, inspired in part by her own stash of treasured Judie Rothermel prints, in part by input from other reproduction stashers wanting new ideas and inspiration to create exciting new masterpiece quilts, and in part by feedback from younger quilters wanting to use reproduction designs in their projects, but wanting a slightly brighter, more contemporary palette for home decor and heirloom projects. The result, says Sarah, "is my salute to all the work and artistry of a quilting legend, and, it's a statement that reproduction fabrics will always continue to be a meaningful part of the quilt world. These are some of the very best prints from Judie's archives, subtly re-colored to appeal to a wider range of quilters. This BOM runs from Jan 2020 - Mar 2021. Monthly kits are $29.99 and available for pick-up or mailing by the end of the second week of the month.

Cost: $ 29.99
Sarah Maxwell considers a fresh approach to reproduction quilt fabrics with Full Circle, inspired in part by her own stash of treasured Judie Rothermel prints, in part by input from other reproduction stashers wanting new ideas and inspiration to create exciting new masterpiece quilts, and in part by feedback from younger quilters wanting to use reproduction designs in their projects, but wanting a slightly brighter, more contemporary palette for home decor and heirloom projects. The result, says Sarah, "is my salute to all the work and artistry of a quilting legend, and, it's a statement that reproduction fabrics will always continue to be a meaningful part of the quilt world." These are some of the very best prints from Judie's archives, subtly re-colored to appeal to a wider range of quilters. This BOM runs from Mar 2020 - Feb 2021. Class meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 6-9pm. Class fee is $120. Kits with pattern are $29.99/mo. Call the shop or click on Reunion BOM to reserve your spot.

Cost: $ 149.99
Join ribbon embroidery expert Mary Shey as she guides you through the basics of this lovely technique. This is a 2-part, advanced beginner class and is recommended for those who took Mary's class in March, or who have some embroidery experience. You will make EITHER the sunflowers kit pictured, or the wildflowers on black (either is included with your class fee). The kit includes fabric with the pattern marked on it, ribbon, threads, and a needle. Bring a small hoop and a small pair of scissors.

Cost: $ 84.99
Open sew class. 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: $ 25.00
Open sew class. Here's a great way to beat those Monday morning blahs. Start your week out on a creative foot and join Angela or Dianne at the shop for fun and uninterrupted sewing time on a project of your choice.

Cost: $ 25.00
Bring your featherweight and join Dave Trebotich from the "Twice Nice Sewing Machine Restoration" as he walks you through problem solving and how to service and maintain your featherweight Sewing Machine. In this 3 hour, hands-on class you will learn to inspect, adjust and lubricate your machine. You will learn how to handle thread jams and about all those amazing parts and attachments.

Cost: $ 50.00
Not interested in football or the Superbowl? Join Audrey for the ultimate quilting sport - an all-day mystery class! Class fee includes the pattern and lunch.

Cost: $ 80.00
Join Dianne and learn how-to make this charming Swan Island quilt by Elizabeth Hartman. Dianne will show you how to construct perfect swan blocks!

Cost: $ 30.00
Join Julie and Dianne each month for a lesson on making the pieced and appliqued blocks for this lovely quilt by Bits n Pieces. This BOM can be made in three sizes and includes 12" and 6" pieced blocks, appliqued blocks, and an optional appliqued border. You choose your own fabrics for this BOM (10% discount). Class meets the first Friday, 2-4pm or the first Saturday, 10am-12pm of the month. Class fee: $120 + $40 pattern fee. To reserve your spot for this class, call the shop at (408) 735-9830 or click, Timeless Traditions BOM on this page to sign-up on-line. This purchase includes the class fee + pattern fee. You will pick out your fabrics during the first class.

Cost: $ 160.00
Enjoy making this nostalgic Christmas quilt with Candy's guidance. Each week she will give you tips and tricks for construction of the blocks for that month. The 12 mo BOM class is $120 for the year (June 2019 - May 2020). The book and fabric kits are sold separately. The fabric kits, from Riley Blake's Cozy Christmas line will be kitted and available for purchase soon in 2 installments of $119.00 each (June and Dec).

In this class you'll learn how to make this fun Woven Stars Variation panel by Wefty using Wefty needles. Join Luann and learn all the tips and tricks to make this 16" x 18" woven panel that can be made into a pillow or tote.

Cost: $ 35.00
Wanna getaway? You won't need to go far...just to the Granary! Here is the perfect opportunity to get started on or finish some of those pesky UFO's. Take a mini vacation at The Granary and join Audrey and the talented staff for an open sewing quilt camp right here in the store. We will be your hostesses. 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! Little surprises throughout the Getaway will keep things lively. Pizza dinner on Friday, lunch on Saturday, and bagels on Sunday morning, will be provided by the Granary. Sign up quick as space is limited. Advanced beginners and above are welcome.