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

Upcoming Shop Events

The 2020 Moda Grunge Challenge - Will you be the The Granary's winner?

Moda Fabrics is celebrating their 45th anniversary with a Grudge Quilt Contest. Create a quilt using all Grunge fabrics and enter it at your local quilt shop. Each shop will nominate a finalist and submit the quilt to Moda. The top three quilts will win cash prizes and will hang in the Moda booth at the 2020 International Fall Quilt Market in Houston. The Granary has an impressive assortment of Grunge fabrics and we've ordered even more! Stop by and take a look.

Here's what you need to know.

Start Date.  The 2020 Grunge Contest officially starts on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

Deadline.  Entry deadline and voting process begins on September 1, 2020. 

Fabrics.  The quilt top and back must be made with Moda Grunge brand fabrics - and only Moda Grunge brand fabrics.  The collections include GrungeGrunge Hits the SpotGrunge Metallic Hits the SpotGrunge Seeing StarsGrunge Metallics Seeing StarsGrunge Metallics and Glitter Grunge.

Type of Project.  Any type of construction may be used to make the quilt - piecing and appliqué, embroidery, hand or machine quilting. But the work must be original - commercial patterns or books may not be used.

Size.  The finished size of the quilt must not exceed 240" around.  E.g., a 60" x 60" quilt will be 240" total size.  A 60" x 70" quilt will be too big at 260" total size.

Finished Quilts Only.  Quilts must be quilted and bound to be considered in the final judging.  Since shops will be submitting photos of the quilts, the quilt must be completed when the shop makes their choices and takes the picture.

Quilt Label.  The quilt must be labeled, and it must include the Maker's name, the Quilter's name - if different, the city and contact information of the Maker.

Limit on Entries?  There is no limit to the number of quilts you can enter at your quilt shop. But each shop can submit only one quilt to Moda as their entry for the 2020 Grunge Contest.
The top three quilts will have their quilts hang in the Moda booth at Fall Quilt Market 2020 and receive cash prizes.  First prize - $2,000. Second prize - $1,000.  Third prize - $750.  The quilts will be returned to the Makers after Fall Market.

Are you in?  Are you Gonna Get Grungey for 2020?

The Granary Getaway! (to be rescheduled when we can congregate)

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 projects 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 will be provided by The Granary for Dinner on Friday. Lunch will be provided on Saturday and bagels on Sunday morning. Sign up quick as space is limited. Advanced beginners and above are welcome.

Cost: $180 for 3 day retreat

Registration will be open soon for the next Getaway:
  • Friday: Noon-8pm
  • Saturday: 10am-6pm
  • Sunday: 10am-5pm

Local Events

Quilters March Madness 2020

Quilters March Madness Shop Hop 2020 came in under the wire, just before we had to close for COVID-19. The Granary joined some of Northern California's premiere quilt shops for this annual March Shop Hop. If you visited all the shops, and collected each shop's featured fat quarter, create a wall quilt to illustrate this year's Garden Party theme. These entries are due by June 1. For more about the quilt challenge visit  

Shop Hop by the Bay 2020

Sadly, this year it is not feasible to have 500 people through the shop in 5 the participating shops in the June Shop Hop by the Bay are running a virtual hop! 


Visit each shop's website during the Shop Hop days of June 24- 28, find and download each shop's free pattern - each part of the "Stay at Home" quilt - and be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from each shop. Collect all the patterns from the shops, plus two bonus ones from the website, and you'll have 12 different blocks to stitch up your own quilt. Or, use fewer and make some pillows or a runner.


Each shop will be offering a "shop hop special" item or kit during the hop. Check out our websites and see what each has to offer!


Details on The Granary's special will come early next week.


Note, a few shops may be open, and you may be able to pick up their pattern in person, subject to their limited hours, and social distancing requirements, etc. Please see the list of shops on the hop website and use the links to their individual store websites to check if open or not.

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Quilt ID Day 2002 - POSTPONED until October 3rd (was March 21st)

Learn more about your quilt's history. Staff and volunteers examine quilts and offer information about styles, patterns, fabrics, and estimated age. An information form and documentation label will be provided for each quilt. No appraisals will be given.

Advance registration required.Separate appointments are required for each quilt. Limit 3 appointments per person.

$10 members, $15 non-members.

Register at:

The Museum and Museum Store are open Wednesday through Friday 11am – 4pm.
Saturday and Sunday 11am - 3pm.
Reduced admission the first Friday of each month.
The Museum is closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays.
Call 408-971-0323 x14 for more information.
Adults $8.00
Seniors ( 65+) / Students w/ I.D. $6.50
Children 12 and under free
Museum Members free