SHOP HOP Information
Direction and pattern for the corner star of the Massachusetts Shop Hop Quilt can be found on the "Shop Hop" tab at right.
Use the map on our "contact us" tab on the right for our location. There will be signs to help guide you to our shop.
New Exhibit - "Everyday Kimonos"
A collection of Japanese Kimonos that is our gallery's first non-quilt exhibit. See actual Japanese Kimonos ranging from simple to hand painted, one of a kind. A number of those items on exhibit are also for sale.
New at the shop
Bill & Catherine's Helpful Oct. Quilting Tip:
Reduce Bulk - Are you having trouble piecing and pressing blocks with many seam allowances in one place? Does your fabric feed to the left when the foot approaches a thick seam allowance?
- You can reduce bulk by reducing the thread weight (higher number weight) Change the bobbin thread to a higher number, such as an 80 weight instead of a 50 weight.
- Try a pre-wound bobbin. We carry pre-wound bobbins for the ELNA and Janome machines. The thread on our pre-wound bobbins is an 80 weight polyester.
This summer Bill and I worked on the "Circa 1825" quilt together. Bill, who you know is an excellent piecer, was having trouble with the bulk where 6 seams came together. I could see what he meant, but it wasn't a really difficult block. We did 2 things to correct that. The first was to change the foot from a regular 1/4 inch foot to a walking foot. Next we used one of the pre-wound bobbins and Ouilah'!
We hope you try it and have a good result as well.
Hours of Operation
** Please note our new class offerings on the "Classes and Workshops" page. (Use the tabs at right)
Brookside Quiltworks is located at the junction of Route 23 and Sheffield Road in South Egremont in beautiful Berkshire County! (across from the village green).
Stop in and see our fine selection of fabric. We currently offer approx. 2000 bolts of fabric to choose from; Moda, Benartex, Clothworks, Kaffe Fassett, Northcott, Batiks, In the Beginning, Asian (just to name a few!), McKenna Ryan Laser Cut Kits, Wonder Fil and Invisifil threads, books, kits, patterns, batting, Backing Fabric, Olfa and Gingher rotary cutters (left and right handed), replacement blades, Creative Grids rulers, Olfa cutting mats, notions and more exciting stuff is on its way! New shipments are arriving every week! Classes and workshops have started. Sign up when you are here or use our "Contact Us" page to call or email for more information.
Also Designer Gingher Rotary Cutters
Quilts for sale: Some quilts and Fiber Art in our gallery may be for sale ranging in size from baby quilts and wall hanging to king size, all made by local quilt artists.
WHERE WE ARE
Check the map on our "Contact Us" page for a visual reference.
From Boston and points East:
Mass Pike West to exit 2, Lee. Take rt.102 West 5 miles to stockbridge. Make a left on Rt. 7 South to Great Barrington, 8 miles. Make a right turn onto Rt 23/41. Go 3 miles to South Egremont. We are on the left side in the gray barn.
From Pittsfield and points North;
Take route 7 South through Great Barrington. Follow signs for route 23 West approx. 3 miles to South Egremont, you will pass the Egremont Country Club on your left. Another 1/2 mile on your left is our gray barn, #2 Sheffield Road immediately after the Village Green Memorial.
From Hudson and points west;
Take route 23 East, through Hillsdale then pass Catamount Ski area on your right, continue East to South Egremont staying on Route 23. You will pass Kenvers Ski Shop on your right, we are three doors down where the road forks on the right hand side in the gray barn, #2 Sheffield Road.
From Connecticut and points South;
Take route 7 north through Sheffield watching for the Egremont Sheffield Road cutoff just beyond "The Bridge" Restraunt. Take a left on Egremont Sheffield Road following along until you enter town, our barn will be on your left at the intersection with route 23, #2 Sheffield Road.
The Gray Barn, home of Brookside Quiltworks and The Gallery.
Need directions? Quilting advice? What's on display in the gallery? Give us a call (413) 528-0445 and ask for Catherine.
We are located at #2 Sheffield Road in South Egremont, MA 01258
Open 6 days
10:00 to 5:00 Tues. - Fri.
10:00 to 3:00 Saturdays
11:00 to 3:00 Sundays
** Closed Monday's **
*Telephone and internet orders can be paid by check, credit card and Paypal.
Parking is available directly on the side of the barn AND just West of the barn in the next driveway of the cream colored house, #29. There is also limited parking around the Village Green Memorial across from the shop as well but not on the main roads please.
From the Albany area;
Interstate 87 to Massachusetts Turnpike - Interstate 90 East to exit B3, route 22 South, 8 miles. Left turn at fork onto Route 71. Go 6 miles, take right fork (NOT A SHARP TURN) onto Creamery Rd. Go 2 miles to stop sign. Continue straight onto Route 23, staying on main road 1/4 mile you will see the Village Green Memorial Park. Our shop is immediately after on left side, Grey Barn.
See you soon!!