Shop Phone Number for Bakersfield  661-282-8300

Please call to register for any of our classes and for class fee information. 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.

Regular Groups


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.

Day: 4th Thursday of Every month  

Time: 10:00am (morning session) or 6:30pm (evening session)


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.


Day: Every Thursday, except the 4th Thursday

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Terry Pederson

Minimum Skill Level: Beginner 


Project Linus

Day: Every first second third and fifth Tuesday

Time: 10:00 pm - 12:00 pm


Thread Good by Terry Pederson

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm



Wool Club

Day: First Wednesday

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Modern Quilt Friendship Group

Day: 2nd Saturday

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Software Sampler

Day: 3rd Saturday

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm




Weekender Bag

Day: Friday February 9th and 16th

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Terry Pederson




Beginning Quilting

Class Description Here

Mondays January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Time: 10am-1pm

Instructor: Jane Mulligan


Wednesdays January 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Time:  6:00 pm-9pm

Instructor: Andi Stewart


Borders Galore

Class description here

Day: Friday January 15th

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Andi Stewart

Ever got your quilt done only to have wavy borders?

Come join Andi to learn the secrets of getting great straight borders everytime.


Monthly Wall Hangings

Day: January 27th (4th Saturday of the month)        

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Margo Ogden

This will be a block of the month from the Cottage creek quilts "Backdoor quilt series". This class will be free with the purchase of each kit. See shop for details.


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.





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!

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Cuddly Fur Vest

Day: Monday January 29th

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Instructor: Terry Pederson

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I Can't Believe it is a Sweatshirt

Day: Sunday February 4th

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Terry Pederson

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Creative Shirt

Day: TBA

Time: TBA

Instructor: Terry Pederson

Call the shop to be put on the interest list when the date is finalized.

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Pull Over Tunic

Day: TBA

Time: TBA

Instructor: Terry Pederson

Call the shop to get on the interest list when the date is finalized.


Come Sew with Fur

Day: Monday January 15th

Time: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Terry Pederson

This is just one example of the projects Terry will be offering for this class.



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.