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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.




Need to add a little sass or class to your couch or bed? How about adding some color or seasonal style to the room? Then this adorable pillow class is for you! You will be learning how to make piping and inserting a zipper into a pillow. 

Wednesday, August 2,         6:30-9:30pm 

Wednesday, August 30,       10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Andi Stewart

Class: $20

Skill Level: Beginner


Vintage Baby Quilt

Do you make baby quilts often? This is a great one to switch it up a bit from traditional piecing. Great for a boy, girl, or keeping it in neutral tones for those who want a surprise! This quilt quilts itself while you “piece”. The baby in your life will love the texture and your hands and wrists will thank you on getting the frayed look without having to “rag” the quilt!

Fridays, August 11 & 18                        10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Linda Stone

Skill Level: Beginner

Class: $32


Ruler Work for Bernina

This #72 Bernina foot allows you to sew along longarm quilting rulers to create decorative quilt designs such as lines, feathers, circles etc. Any commercial Plexiglas longarm quilting rulers with a ¼ inch thickness can be used. The height of the foot's sole makes it possible to quilt along all the edges of these rulers which is of utmost importance especially with circles. Becky will show you how to use this fantastic foot on the Bernina machines.


Instructor: Becky Rhodes

Skill Level: Beginner 

Class: Free with purchase of the foot from Cherry Berry



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.                                

Wednesdays, September 13, 20, 27, and October 11

November 8, 15, 22, and 29

1:00pm - 4:00pm - or - 6:30pm-9:30pm

Instructor: Jane Mulligan

Skill Level: Beginner

Class: $63


Bjorn Bear

This is another darling quilt from Elizabeth Hartman. Everything she designs is an instant attention grabber because of it’s intricacies and just the plain cuteness of it! This quilt can be made into a decorative pillow, child quilt, lap quilt, and “picnic” quilt (almost a twin). You can use the applique pattern to add some glasses to a bear or two for some individuality. In this class you will also learn how to sew diagonally without having to mark your fabric! 


Thursday, September 21 and October 5                          9:00am-12:00pm

Instructor: Andi Stewart

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner




Borders Galore

Learn how to correctly get your quilt borders to fit, avoiding the "ruffled" or "flaring" borders with Andi's directions.


Instructor: Andi Stewart

Class: $20

Skill Level: Beginner

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.

Saturdays, July 1, August 5, September 2nd     10:00 am-Noon




Heartstrings Revisited

A favorite is back! All you need is a Jelly Roll precut and some background fabric to make this sweet quilt. It’s perfect for wedding, baby, and graduation gifts. It whips up really quick!

Tuesday, September 26 and October 3


Friday, October 6 and 13          10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Andi Stewart

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Class: $32


“Sweetie Pie” Quilt from Lori Holt

This quilt is from designer Lori Holt’s darling Sew Along, “Sweetie Pie”. You will learn how to piece and Dresden Plate block, how to use Lori Holt’s Sew Simple Shapes (Fruit Salad), how to use her interfacing applique method, and different ways to attach the appliqués. This quilt just screams summer fun and it makes up to be quite a large happy quilt!

Saturday, August 26            10:00am-4:00pm

Instructor: Margo Ogden

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Class: $32







Rail Fence Quilt

This darling quilt is a traditional block and comes together quick and easy. It’s so versatile and can look so different depending on your fabric choices and how you set your blocks. 


Instructor: Jane Mulligan

Skill Level: Beginner

Class: $32











Beach Life Jelly Roll Quilt

Do you collect pretty jelly rolls and ever wonder what to do with them? Here is a fun and darling quilt for you! This would also be a great scrap buster!

Wednesday, August 16, 23         10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Andi Stewart

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

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!

 August 31, October 5    Backgrounds, Fill-Ins

September 3, October 12   Acrylic Tools and Stencils

August 17, September 14, November 9   Feathers

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 just retired this June 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!


Twirly Skirt

This skirt is just so sweet isn’t it? Perfect for twirling as the name suggests and ruffles are always adorable! Can’t you picture the cute little girl in your life loving this? The coordinating shirt is just the icing on the top! This is a great class to learn how to use that awesome ruffler foot on your sewing machine or even perhaps on your serger. 


Instructor: Terry Pederson

Skill Level: Beginner








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  

Dates:  August 1, 15 1:00pm-5:00pm;                                                                10:00am-5:00pm August 8, 22, 29

September 5, 19 1:00pm-5:00pm;                                                                     10:00am-5:00pm September 12, 26

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                                          

Quilted Serger Mat

Create a colorful and useful serger/sewing machine mat for under your machine to protect your table top and add color to your sewing space. You will insert a zipper using serger. The zipper pocket is great for keeping sewing tools at your fingertips. Great project to become acquainted with your serger.

Monday, July 25             6:00pm-9:00pm

Instructor: Terry Pederson

Skill Level: Beginner

Class: $20


Machine Embroidery

Join Becky each month for our BERNINA Version 8 class. Watch a webinar and then use your laptop to work on new techniques to fully utility your software.

Saturday, August 19 - Let's Get Personal

Saturday, September 16 - Digitize Your Couching

Saturday, October 28-

Saturday, November 18-

Saturday, December 16-

Class is 10:00-1:00pm

$20 per class


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


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 September 6, October 4, November 1, and December 61:00pm-4:00pm


B&B Club

Each month join us for our B&B Club. You must own at least one of either the Bernina or Baby Lock machines. We'll show you new fabrics and notions in the shop plus a new technique or feature a foot that month.

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 August 24, September 28, and October 26.




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.