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, Aug. 22, 29, Sept. 5, 12: 6:30-9:30pm

OR

Thursday, Oct. 5, 12, 19, Nov. 2: 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 + Pattern

Difficulty Level:

Number of Sessions: 2

Date(s) & Time:

Monday, Aug. 28 & Monday, Sept. 18: 10:30am-1:30pm

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: $25 (100% of class fee will be donated to Quilts for Kids)

Difficulty Level:

Number of Sessions: 1

Date(s) & Time:

Thursday, Sept. 14:
10:30am-1:30pm

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:

Tuesday, Oct. 3:
6:30-9:30pm

OR

Thursday, Nov. 30:
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:

Number of Sessions: 1

Date(s) & Time:

Tuesday, Nov. 7:
6-9:30pm

Mystery Quilt

Teacher: Paula Ivers

Enjoy the process of making a quilt without knowing what it will look like until it's finished! Work at your own pace. Join Paula for this fun and popular event.

Cost: $60

Difficulty Level:

Number of Sessions: 1

Date(s) & Time:

Sunday, Oct. 1:
10am-4pm

Santa's Workshop

Teacher: Carol and staff

Enjoy holiday cookies and hot cider while the talented Granary staff demos six quick-to-make gifts for the holiday season. There’s always an easy kitchen project, something for the kids, something for the ladies, and of course, some-thing for those hard-to-please guys. We’ll have kits for all the projects and ample supplies available so you can pick up everything you need to get those stocking stuffers and small gifts ready in time. You’ll take home all six patterns and a bonus free small project kit.

Cost: $50.00

Difficulty Level:

Number of Sessions: 1

Date(s) & Time:

Sunday, Nov. 5 12-4pm

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 would be great for a holiday quilt using your Halloween or Christmas stash of fabric.

Cost: $30 + Book & Ruler

Difficulty Level:

Number of Sessions: 1

Date(s) & Time:

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

OR

Tuesday, Oct. 24: 6-9pm

OR

Tuesday, Nov. 14:

10:30am-1:30pm

X-Factor

Teacher: Kris Clarkson

Use up your Jelly Rolls and 2½” strips in this class! Sew them into a tube andn use the Creative Grids Strip Tube Ruler to create a fun new block.

Cost: $30 + Pattern

Difficulty Level:

Number of Sessions: 1

Date(s) & Time:

Monday Oct. 2:

6:30-9:30pm

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: $20 per session

Difficulty Level: ALL

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Wednesday, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8: 10am-3pm

Seams to be Done

Seams to be Done

Teacher: Kris Clarkson

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: $20 per session

Difficulty Level: ALL

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 15: 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: $10 per session

Difficulty Level: ALL

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Thursdays / 6:30-9:30pm

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: $20 per session

Difficulty Level: ALL

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Friday, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10: 5-11pm

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: $20 per session

Difficulty Level: ALL

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Meets the second Monday of each month; Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13: 10:30am-3:30pm

Wednesday Night Sewing

Teacher: Louise Horkey

Need help with a project? Any UFO’s? Or if you just like the being with other quilters come meet and sew with Louise on Wednesday night.

Cost: $10 per session

Difficulty Level: ALL

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Wednesday, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8: 6-9pm

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 $50 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: $50

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Tuesday, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19: 7-8pm

OR

Wednesday, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 22, Dec. 20: 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, Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 24: 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.

In addition, a small mystery project will be presented during the 3 day camp; you can choose to participate in a "mini mystery class" or opt out and continue working on your projects of choice--either way, you'll receive the mystery pattern.

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. Two sessions to choose from! Sign up quick as space is limited. Advanced beginners and above are welcome.

Cost: $160

3 day retreat

Date(s) & Time:

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 22-24:

  • Friday, Sept. 22: Noon-8pm
  • Saturday, Sept. 23: 10am-6pm
  • Sunday, Sept. 24: 10am-5pm

Block of the Month Programs:

“Bow Diddley” Block of the Month

Teacher: Paula & Dianne

Paula and Dianne will begin their first block of the month quilt together in January! This year’s sampler quilt was designed by Jeffy Stube and features 13 unique 12” blocks. With two different setting options, you can choose to make your quilt simple with strip borders, or sassy with a sweet swag inner border and a gently scalloped outer border. In addition to a demonstration of the tips and tricks we used to make that month’s block(s), you’ll also receive a bonus table runner pattern. You get to choose the color palette and fabric you’d like to work with. This quilt is fat quarter friendly so you can choose a new line of fabric to feature in your quilt or raid your stash and add more variety as necessary.

Our program is designed for the advanced beginner to intermediate quilter and will focus on precision cutting, piecing and pressing so that this quilt and all your future quilts will go together with ease. You will learn fool-proof, accurate rotary cutting skills, how to obtain the perfect seam allowance, and pinning and pressing techniques. Paula and Dianne will share their quick, easy and accurate methods for making elements of various other quilt blocks including half-square triangles, flying geese, triangles within squares, divided rectangles and more! This is the perfect opportunity to hone your quilting skills, learn new techniques for faster and easier piecing (and maybe a little appliqué if you’re interested), and make this beautiful quilt one block at a time! Classes meet on the first Friday afternoon and Saturday morning of each month—you can choose which session works best for you. One-time fee of $110 for 12-month program; pattern sold separately.

Cost: $110 for 12 sessions FULL

Difficulty Level:

Number of Sessions: 12

Date(s) & Time:

Friday, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 2: 2-4pm

OR

Saturday, Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 3: 10am-12pm

Le Jardin Block of the Month

Teacher: Angela

Angela has chosen another whimsical Bunny Hill Designs applique quilt designed by Anne Sutton. This 59”x65” French garden quilt is full of flowers, birds, bunnies and all things that say summer. You can choose to complete your quilt using hand or machine applique or a combination of both. Each month you’ll receive a colorful packet of “American Jane” fabrics designed by Sandy Klop and your pattern which features a full size drawing and large color photo of that month’s block. Angela will guide you through each block and the quilt top assembly—by the end of the class, you’ll have your own French garden to hang in your home. This class is currently full.

Cost: $110 for 12 sessions FULL

Difficulty Level:

Number of Sessions: 12

Date(s) & Time:

Friday, Sept. 15, oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15: 1-3pm

OR

Saturday, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16: 10am-2pm