About Berry Quilt & Co.

Hi There, Welcome to Berry Quilt & Co!  You may know us as the busy bricks and mortar patchwork and quilting store in the historic village of Berry on the NSW South Coast. We have a full calendar of classes and groups, love to run exhibitions and events, have a growing online store and pride ourselves on being a super friendly and helpful store for quilters and sewists of all levels. Sadly between Nov 2023 and Feb 2024, we are in the process of closing our physical store. We are excited about what the future holds for our store as an online, event and pop up store. We hope you will stay on or sign up to our email list to find out what is happening as it happens. You might like to know more about why we are closing our store? Read the letter to our clients that we prepared when we made the announcement and read the myth busting info that we prepared to combat the gossip we were hearing.

We are all about being surrounded by beautiful fabric, celebrating handmade, having fun and of course making, using or gifting colourful, cozy quilts. We are on a journey with you to learn new skills, build confidence, create beautiful things, inspire each other and make friends! 

Established by Elizabeth Dubbelde in 1999, we have always been a popular destination for local quilters and holiday-makers. The business was purchased in early 2016 by Sharon & John Thomson. Trading under the new name Berry Quilt & Co, we have gained a reputation as a friendly and welcoming bricks and mortar store with lots going on. 

In 2018, we were lucky to expand into a the next door shop, creating a much larger and brighter, beautiful store space. We opened an online store in 2018. The business has now been serving the town of Berry and surrounds for more than 21 years and continues to grow! 

We will transition on 2024 to an online and pop up shop. The journey of our business will continue as we find new ways to serve the sewing community of the Illawarra and South Coast without a physical store. Make sure you sign up to our email newsletter to hear all about the events we have planned for 2024. 


Shop for fabrics & supplies

We are in the process of transitioning from a busy brick and mortar shop to an online store. This is happening over the first few months of 2024 after our store closes for good at 4pm on Wed 24th January 2024. Our current online store continues to carry our By Annie Bag Making range, sashiko supplies and all our available kits and bundles into early 2024 when we will begin the task of uploading all our yardage. A project that hasn’t been possible while running our physical store. 


Meet the teachers


Be inspired by the very best teachers from near and far! We run a diverse program of regular and special one-off workshops, hosting experienced tutors who work in a wide range of styles, approaches and media. Their work is exciting, inspiring and designed to begin or extend your sewing or quilting practice. Stay tuned to what 2024 will bring as we transition from a physical store to an online and pop up store holding one off events and classes. 



Sheena Chapman

Sheena has been teaching patchwork and quilting for over 20 years and has an irresistibly exuberant style. Her quilts draw inspiration from vintage quilts and textiles and she has a great eye for combining op-shop finds with contemporary fabrics in improvised designs. She’s a prolific maker coming to each class with plenty of show and tell! New makers and makers wanting to loosen up will enjoy Sheena’s approach to quilt making.

Quilting Teacher Jennifer Corkish | Berry Quilt & Co.

Jennifer Corkish

Jennifer is an exhibiting textile artist with many years of experience in the embroidery, quilting and textile art fields as a teacher, practitioner, technical editor and designer. She enjoys trying her hand at everything from antique reproduction to traditional applique as well as many art quilt and contemporary textile art techniques, making her a very versatile teacher. Jennifer’s classes are appropriate both for beginners and those up for a challenge.



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