A patchwork quilt, like a person after their 21st birthday party, is a collection of pieced-together memories spread across a bed. Put the pieces together with today’s Groupon to Bayberry Quilt and Gift Shoppe in Chicopee.
$18 for a four-week quilting class of choice (a $36 value)
The stitching savants at Bayberry Quilt and Gift Shoppe help students craft patchwork masterpieces through a variety of four-week quilting courses. During each two-hour class, groups of 14 pupils select their favorite patterns—which include animals, geometric shapes, and winning Tetris combinations—before binding their variegated cloths with Janome sewing machines. Two instructors offer instruction and advice to aid students with their meticulous craftsmanship. Classes take place on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., materials are not included.
Bayberry Quilt and Gift Shoppe
Residing in an old Victorian house, Bayberry Quilt and Gift Shoppe packs two floors of its antique environs with handcrafted gifts and quilting supplies. While finished quilts and colonial crafts imbue the second floor with an old-fashioned ambiance, fabric, needles, and patterns await new lives in workshops, sewing kits, or a scarecrow’s face. Seasoned instructors helm the shop’s two-hour sewing classes, helping students master seam-taming basics or expert stiches with the aid of Janome sewing machines. Bayberry's online store awaits orders from long-distance shoppers, and its custom machine-quilting services employ Gammill Longarm machines to craft relaxing, made-to-order quilts with adrenaline-pumping speed.