BAKERSFIELD CLASSES AND GROUPS     

Scroll down the page below the calendar section for a full description of each class

 

 

 

Shop Phone Number for Bakersfield  661-282-8300

Please call to register for any of our classes. All classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. Class fees must be paid in full at time of registration and cannot be refunded or transferred. If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment a refund will be issued. Class fees do not include supplies unless otherwise stated.

Class Keys

Beginner: You are a beginning sewist if you wish to: learn how to use your machine. Learn how to stitch with an accurate seam allowance. Learn how to correctly use basic rotary cutting tools. Learn how to construct simple projects. Learn simple sewing terms.
Advanced Beginner: You are an advanced beginner sewist if you: Know how to use your machine. Have mastered the appropriate seam allowance. Possess good rotary cutting skills. Have constructed basic sewing projects including piecing, quilting, and binding a quilt and are fairly comfortable with your machine. Are more experienced than a beginning sewist and are ready for advanced beginner.
Intermediate/Advanced: You are an intermediate advanced beginner sewist if you: are very familiar with your sewing machine. Proficient in gauging seam width. Possess accurate rotary cutting skills. Confident in constructing and understanding most patterns. Are more experienced than an advanced beginner and are looking for more challenging patterns and advanced sewing techniques while enjoying the company of others.
 

 

BAGS, DECOR, AND STUFFED STUFF

TakeFour Placemats

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These cute and practical placemats would make great gifts or so much fun to add to your holiday decor! Do you have some fat quarters you’ve collected but have no game plan? Use them on these darling placemats! Let’s really imagine how cute these would be on your Thanksgiving or Christmas table though shall we? I’m imagining it, it’s adorable, trust me. Andi is offering two classes to better suit your schedule with a day or night class option

 

 

 

Thursday, November 16                             10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Andi Stewart

Skill Level: Beginner

Class: $20

 

Peppermint Candy Table Runner

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Wouldn't this cute holiday runner be perfect for winter decor on your entry table, piano top, or table? This would also make a great gift for maybe a gift exchange or loved one! Your embroidery machine is required for this one. 

 

 

Tuesday, October 24 and November 7  6:30pm-9:30pm

Instructor: Becky Rhodes

Skill Level: Beginner

Class: $32

 

SEW Pillow

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Becky will show you how the Cameo cutting machine can be used to cut the applique pieces for this darling pillow, which is so easy and fun to create! You don’t need to own your own Cameo to be able to join this fun class! You will need your embroidery machine though. Becky, showing us how technology is making cute sewing projects easier and faster for us! Giving us more time to make more things, every quilter’s dream! She’s also offering two separate classes, morning and evening.

Tuesday, November 28            6:30pm-9:30pm

Thursday, November 30         10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Becky Rhodes

Skill Level: Beginner

Class: $20

 

The Boxy Tote

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This fantastic bag carries it all! It has pockets surrounding the inside and outside! What really sets this bag apart is the sturdy metal frame used in the top to keep the mouth open while you safely put you Featherweight inside for traveling! 

 

Instructor: Terry Pedersen

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Class: $48

 

 

 

 

 

Quilts

 

 

Beginning Quilting

   

 

 

Love all of these other classes but don’t know the first thing about sewing? Well then here’s the class for you. You’ll learn how to slice, dice, stitch, sandwich, and quilt your very own quilt, giving you the know-how to join the big leagues. Choose from one of these sessions.                                

 

November 8, 15, 22, and 29

1:00pm - 4:00pm 

Instructor: Jane Mulligan

Skill Level: Beginner

Class: $63

 

Getting to Know Hue

We are thrilled to offer this block of the month quilt by Nancy Rink. Anticipated date for available kits will be late March so we hope to start this program in April. The dates are subject to availability of the fabrics from the manufacturer. Nancy will be here in person to introduce each session with tips to help you construct your block. The quilt will be king size when completed. Sign up early to reserve your kit.

Saturday December 2

10:00am-5:00pm

 

 

Trim The Tree

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How cute and different is this quilt?! I love the scrappy log cabin look of this tree. You can use scraps and stash bust or buy our kit. In this class Jane teaches you how to use a couple of Creative Grid Rulers to achieve the curve. What a great quilt to gift, hang on the wall, or lay across your couch!

 

Monday, November 6               10:00am-4:00pm

Instructor: Jane Mulligan

Skill Level:

Class: $32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technique Quilting with January

January Shaffer has listened to your requests and beginning in January she will be hosting 3 different quilting technique sessions. These will be offered on a regular basis so if you aren't able to attend what you need know that it will be offered again. The number of attendees will also be kept small so she can offer personalized attention. Backgrounds and Fill-ins. What can we say but she is truly an artist so if you have a long arm or one of the sit down smaller long arms you are the audience. Acrylic Tools and Stencils. She is always looking for new ideas to implement into her quilts and wants to share some of these with you. Feathers.

Yes, we all dream of being able to just create the most beautiful feathers but she will show you how to go about doing this for real!

Watch for 2018 class dates!

Thursdays, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Instructor: January Shaffer

Class is free if you purchased a Coronet or Crown Jewel from Cherry Berry, otherwise fee is $20 per class. Just bring note taking materials to class. Photos allowed but no recordings during class.

 

CLOTHING

We welcome our latest addition to our teachers now at Cherry Berry Bakersfield. 

Terry Pederson, Home Economist and avid sewist.  Started the  Bakersfield Apparel Design career path at Bakersfield High in 1999.  Over the next 16 years equipped the sewing lab with state of the art Bernina sewing machines, sergers and Deco embroidery machines. Roughly 1,200 student were introduced to sewing and design basics since the program's inception.

Terry was actively involved in promoting Fashion as art and her courses were  approved by the University of California for fine art/college prep credit.

Suzanne Zing @ Strawberry Patches was the first business to hire one of Terry's students, Rosemary Robinson in 2003.  Rosemary graduated from San Francisco State in Fashion Merchandising and Design and currently owns Portland Garment Factory.

One of the most exciting and motivating assignments in Terry's class was the newspaper runway.  Students designed garments out of newspaper and modeled them in a fashion show.

Terry retired June 2016, and has a great lineup of classes available, bringing her enthusiasm for garment creation to Cherry Berry Bakersfield. Sign up now to benefit from Terry's expertise!

 

Creative Fabric Tunic

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Learn to design your own fabric in this fun creative class. We will be creating the fabric and checking pattern size in the first class.  I will teach you how to measure bust, back and arms and compare it to the pattern so that this pattern fits your body.  The store sample is a S (8-10).  Feel free to try it on if it is your size range.  In the second class we will focus on cutting, sewing/serging and hemming the tunic. 

Sunday, November 19

10:00am - 4:00pm

Instructor: Terry Pederson

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner on Serging

Class: $36

 

 

Open Studio Sewing

In this relaxed atmosphere Terry will guide you to completion of those unfinished projects, and help you with sewing techniques. You will learn the steps that the pattern instructions omit and gain the skills to make high quality garments and refine your skills and talents. Join our new weekly Open Studio sessions to absorb Terry’s unique skills for your creations.

 

Every Thursday, except the 4th Thursday,  5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Instructor: Terry Pederson

Minimum Skill Level: Beginner

Class: no charge

 

 

Sit and Sew

Need a place to just sit and sew?  We have a spot for you on Tuesdays! The 2nd, 4th, and possible 5th Tuesdays of the month you are welcome to come and use our classroom to sew all day until 5:00pm. On the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays the room is available from 1:00pm.—5:00pm. This is perfect for those of us who need that extra space to lay out a quilt that needs oodles of space, it's also great if you need the table space to trim up quilts. For whatever you need, it's the place for you. I know I get more done not being in my house, looking at the laundry and dishes that need to be done, it's distracting! 

1st & 3rd Tuesday 1:00pm-5:00pm                                  2nd, 4th, & 5th Tuesday  10:00am-5:00pm

Class: No Charge  

October 3, 24, 31 1:00pm-5:00pm;                                                                     10:00am-5:00pm October 10, 24

November 7, 21 1:00pm-5:00pm;                                                                       10:00am-5:00pm November 14, 28       

December 5, 19 1:00pm-5:00pm;                                                                      10:00am-5:00pm December 12                                      

 

 

Machine Embroidery

Beginning September, join Stacie Dartnell each month for our BERNINA Version 8 class. Watch a webinar and then use your laptop to work on new techniques to fully utilize your software.

Saturday, November 18- Mirror Merge Possibilities

Class is 10:00-1:00pm

$20 per class

 

We'll be starting an Embroidery Club so stayed tuned for more information!

CLUBS

Wool Club

Join Jane as she hosts our monthly Wool Club. Free to attend. Just bring a wool type project to work on during the session as each attendee works independently on their own projects. 

Wednesdays November 1, and December 6        1:00pm-4:00pm

 

B&B Club

Each month join us for our B&B Club. This is our Bernina and Babylock club and we focus on Bernina and Baby Lock products including a featured foot every month, new techniques,  and new fabrics and notions that are available in the shop that might inspire you to try new things. Don't own a Bernina or a Baby Lock?? No problem!!! Owners of all machines are welcome. Come on in and see what all the fuss is about with these two fantastic brands of machines.

Bring a finished project to have your name entered in a drawing for a gift certificate at each meeting.

No meeting in November and December. We meet the 4th Thursday at 10:00am and 6:30pm on,

Meetings will resume in January 2018.

 

 

BERNINA and BABYLOCK MASTERY CLASSES

Mastery classes are FREE with the purchase of your BERNINA and BABYLOCK sewing or serger machines from Strawberry Patches and Cherry Berry Quilts. Mastery classes are designed to teach you all the wonderful things your new machine can do. It is our belief that sewing should be an ongoing and enjoyable learning experience.  Classes are available to those who have purchased their BERNINA or BABYLOCK machines from another dealer for a fee of $25 per hour. 
Please contact us to schedule a class that will accommodate your schedule.