Regular Sit & Sew Groups and Evening Classes
We have a number of regular sit and sew style groups and ‘at your own pace’ classes at Berry Quilt & Co. If you are looking for a regular group, Click on the links below to find out more details. Despite their popularity, attendance in these groups/classes does occasionally fluctuate so please contact us to see what may be available. If we have enough similar enquiries, it could be time to begin another group.
Our booking and payment policies for participation in casual groups is found on our Terms and Conditions Page.
Mostly Modern Mondays
- 10am–3pm on the Second Monday of each Month. A super fun, fast and lively sit and sew group for young and young at heart, modern makers. Open to any paid up member of a Modern Quilt Guild either in Australia or OS. We have many a visiting modern quilter on this day! It’s not a formal class with tuition, just a fun social group celebrating and making all things modern! Cost is $20 per person per session. Bookings necessary to ensure availability.
Wednesday Women – Casual Sit and Sew.
- 10am–3pm. This group runs Wednesday’s rain hail or shine! This is a great group who have been meeting for many years. It’s not a formal class with tuition. Just a lovely relaxing sit and sew! Cost is $20 per person per session.
- This group is currently FULLY BOOKED. We can’t take any new regular members. SO please phone for wait list availability. OR if you are visiting the area and want to calling for a day’s sewing this could be for you. There are occasional days when space allows for a visitor with a shared interest.
Wednesday Evenings with Sharon
7.30pm to 9.30pm.
This group meets on Wednesday evenings, once a fortnight, in school term time. Bring whatever you are working on and Sharon will help you out or get you started on a new project! Cost $85 per term for 5 group meetings payable in advance. Places limited: please phone for availability. Occasional Casual places available at $25/meeting: please phone for availability. Enquire now
Thursday Evenings with Sharon
7.30pm to 9.30pm.
A young and fun group with an emphasis on fresh and modern making. This group meets on Thursday evenings, once a fortnight, in school term time. Bring whatever you are working on and Sharon will help you out! Not sure what to make? Sharon specialises in getting beginners started. Cost $85 per term for 5 group meetings payable in advance. Places limited: please phone for availability. Occasional Casual places available at $25 per meeting: please phone for availability. Enquire now
Thursday Evenings with Lisa
7.30pm to 9.30pm.
This group meets on Thursday evenings, once a fortnight, alternating with Sharon’s group, in school term time. Bring whatever you are working on and Lisa will help you out! Cost $85 per term for 5 group meetings payable in advance. Places limited: please phone for availability. Occasional Casual places available at $25 per meeting: please phone for availability. Enquire now
Casual Help Sessions
Third Thursday of each Month
These sessions are for any of you who need a bit of extra assistance. From the total beginner or newbie patchworker to the rusty maker who has forgotten everything. Or even the experienced dressmaker or home decor sewist who wants to have a go at patchwork but doesn’t know where to begin.
Maybe you are half way through the project and can’t remember where you’re up to. Maybe you’d like to begin to sew or quilt but don’t know where to start or what equipment to use. Maybe you’ve never stitched anything at all.. Well we can help you out in this session.
If you would like to make a basic quilt or small sewing project but don’t know where to begin we can get you started. You can make cushions, bags, placemats or just learn the basics of rotary cutting and patchwork stitching equipment and terms.
The class is taken by Shop Owner Sharon Thomson who loves to see people learn new things and discover new skills. Sharon is very patient with timid beginners. She is can help those of you who want to learn some skills and then have a go at designing your own work in a supportive environment and she specialises UFO help. Especially puzzling through patterns half made with patterns or fabric requirements lost or not working out.
There is no need to lock in for a term or even to come for the whole day so they are perfect for busy people. It is suitable for casual attendance or regular class members but is limited to 4 in class only so that people are able to have individual attention as needed and so it is not an overwhelming prospect to join in for the first time.
You will need to book and pay in advance, at least two days prior to class to ensure that there is availability in the classroom and it does often book out. I provide morning and afternoon teas and all day beverages. Gluten free catered for. Class members BYO lunch or visit a nearby café.
Full Day Classroom Access :: 10am – 3pm 5 hours -$45pp
Half Day Classroom Access :: 10am – 1pm OR 1pm – 4pm Up to 3 Hours $30pp
ALWAYS check availability of a class in advance by phoning the shop. Classes depend on student and teacher availability. Classes are for patchwork and quilting style projects. Simple dressmaking and some soft furnishings and bag projects can also be undertaken. This class is not for sophisticated dressmaking, tailoring or drapery.