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With every machine purchase at classes are offered so that you can “master” all that your machine can do for you. We feel that the more you know about your machine, the more you will enjoy your sewing experience. Our students are invited to attend My BERNINA Classes as often as they like. We understand that “reinforcement” leads to true mastery.

Our team includes talented teachers who offer classes such as beginning sewing, quilting, home decoration, crafting, garment construction, and heirloom sewing. Many of our customers have discovered that classes provide the opportunity to learn new techniques, sew without interruption, and build friendships with a diverse group of people bound together by their love of sewing. We hope you will join in on the fun! 

CANCELLATION Policy on fee based classes:  To receive a refund on a class you have paid for, you must notify us at least 24 hours in advance of the first session.  The teacher may decide whether or not to allow a transfer to another class they are teaching.   No refunds or transfers if you are a no-show to the class.

If your class is an all day class, please feel free to bring a lunch and store it in our refrigerator.  Going out to eat can be fun, but takes away from your class time.

Please print the Mastery/My BERNINA Pages to bring to your class - click on the following links:

My BERNINA Class Workbooks are what we use in class. Feel free to download your copy.

My BERNINA Class 1 and 2 (for 8 series, 7 series, Next Gen 5 series, New 4 series) Click HERE for PDF Workbook

My BERNINA Class Mastery for 3 series and 215. Click HERE for PDF Workbook

My BERNINA Serger Class 1: Basic Serger Use - Click HERE for PDF workbook

My BERINA Serger Class 2: Serging Ahead - Click HERE for PDF workbook

My BERNINA Embroidery Class: All Current BERNINA (880 Plus, 790 Plus, 770QEE, 700, 590E, 570QEE, Next Gen 535, and 500) Embroidery machines - Click HERE for PDF workbook

My BERNINA Software 8 Getting Started Videos - Click HERE for PDF Sheet with Links

Master BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 Video Lessons - Basics of Editing - Click HERE for PDF Sheet with Links

This is a fabulous quilt-in-the-hoop design by HoopSisters for 2022. There are two layouts - Diamond Quilt Layout or Strip Quilt Layout - to chose from. 6 amazing diamond shaped blocks, each one building on a new skill. Sharpen both your piecing and embroidery techniques while making these versatile diamond shaped "blocks" using jelly rolls or strips and background fabric. NOTE: We are offering this on a Friday OR Saturday. Chose which day works best for you!

Cost: $ 10.00
Join BERNINA Educator Debbi Lashbrook as she guides you through the world of BERNINA Embroidery Software in 2022! Each months lesson will dive into a new feature an show you how to use that tool to the max. Supporting new and existing software users alike, Software Inspirations will open up a new world of embroidery possibilities with the help of our latest software, Version 9.

Cost: $ 25.00
Have you ever wanted to learn the art of ?Paper Piecing? to make quilts that are full of sharp points and stars, plus flying geese and circles that are the favorites at quilt shows? Students will be taught how to overcome the challenges of paper piecing. This 4-hour class is designed for a beginner to learn the basics of paper piecing. The patterns for this class are the ?New York Beauty? and a ?Flying Geese? done on a curve. The sample patterns and fabric material is supplied. Just bring your sewing machine and a few basic supplies

Cost: $ 40.00
Binding Description Binding can make or break a quilt, so learn how to make the finishing of your quilt you have worked so hard on to look GREAT! This class is designed to take all the fear out of binding your quilts! No longer will you be struggling with the mitered corners on those quilts you?ve worked so hard on. There will be several binding techniques discussed for different types of quilts.

Cost: $ 35.00
I can?t find the labyrinth. Can you? This fun class uses the Cut Loose pattern, Labyrinth, designed by Judy Niemeyer and her daughter. Whether you find the labyrinth or not, you will have fun learning methods for beginning paper piecing and how to use Charm Elements to make other designs. The class can show you that paper piecing can be fun, creative, and stress free. Judy?s methods will give you the confidence to make many straight-line paper pieced patterns or make your own designs using Quiltworx?s Charm Elements.

Cost: $ 60.00
Come along and learn to sew! Learn basic sewing skills, how your sewing machine works (You can rent a machine from the store if you need to), and how to make various items, quarter-inch seams, and some different kinds of stitches as well. We will sew a tissue holder in this class.

Cost: $ 25.00
In this class, we will be learning how to make a Burrito-style pillowcase with a French seam. This style of pillowcase is incredibly easy once you know how to do it! Pillowcase kits may be purchased at the store.

Cost: $ 25.00
In this session of the class, we will learn how to make a Tea Towel Apron. The Apron is super easy, and very fun too!

Cost: $ 25.00
In the last session of Learning to Sew, we will learn how to make a Humbug bag! It comes in three awesome sizes! These are cool little gifts for family and friends and are very easy to make! You will also learn to put in a zipper!

Cost: $ 25.00
The Radiant Star, also known as the Lone Star, is one of the most popular patterns with quilt lovers, because it can be made with so many different color combinations. This class will be using the ?standard strip piecing? technique that simplifies the construction of the Lone Star units.

Cost: $ 90.00
This class will give you all the basics for machine quilting! There will be information on threads, batting, threads and more for good results on all your quilts. We will be making small placemat size quilt samples using many stitches. Many ideas will be covered to make your quilts very special. Some of the stitches Susan uses are quilt doodles, fill stitches & some are border motifs. We will also be using script as well. If you want to make a tote bag purse from your sandwich there is a pattern available for purchase. It will be a fun day of creative stitching! Join Susan for a fun day of quilting!!!

Cost: $ 55.00
This class is fun on so many levels! It was inspired from Melissa Averinos new book, “Making Faces in Fabric”. If you have taken Susan’s Machine Quilting Classes this is a great addition to improve those skills. We will first create a simple (funny) face in the morning using fabric collage techniques (and NO you do not have to be a portrait artist!) using unique fabrics, then in the afternoon we will machine quilt all the details such as eyelashes, cheeks, hair, etc. It is easy to create a face if you don’t have to make it look like anyone special. Just play and have fun with it!!! These could be made into placemats, small wall hangings, tote bags, pillows and more! This will be a no stress day of playing with fabric and threads!

Cost: $ 55.00
Learn the ins and outs of your BERNINA embroidery machine (current models 880, 790, 770QEE, 700, 590, Next Gen 570, Next Gen 535, 500) . From the basics of hooping to customizing designs and Endless Embroidery, you'll discover all you need to get the most from your embroidery system. Topics covered: stabilizers, needle and thread; hooping; templates/placement; file formats; tension; accessing designs; stitching a design; customizing designs; combining designs; lettering; stitch density; saving & deleting designs; free arm embroidery; multi-hooping; mega hoop; jumbo hoop; endless embroidery. $10 Supply Fee - Print and bring class workbook found on this website under the classes tab. Please bring your manual to all classes. Bernina software owners are welcome to bring their laptops to use in class (software must be installed prior to class). Saturday 10 to 4

Cost: $ 10.00
My BERNINA Class 1 and 2 - Basic Operation for 880 Plus, 790 Plus, 770QE, 740, 590, 570QE, 535, 480, 475QE, 435 Machine overview, presser feet, tension, needles, thread, care and cleaning of machine and sew much more. In this course you will learn to master your BERNINA Sewing machine. Learn to care for your machine, and how to use specialty functions to customize your machine?s settings to your needs. You?ll learn to use the most important utility stitches on your machine, such as straight stitches, overlock stitches, long stitches, blind hem, and buttonholes. In addition, you?ll learn about the many creative options of your machine, including decorative stitches, combi mode, free-motion stitching and more. We will work step by step through hands-on activities from the My BERNINA Sewing Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ 2.00
This beginning quilting class will explore many piecing techniques. You will learn from ground zero how to cut, sew & press each block. We will also talk about products & how they affect the finished quilt. So use the good stuff! Good thread, good fabric, good tools, good skills make for a beautiful finish! Each block will build to create a wall hanging or baby quilt or small lap quilt when finished. You will have a quilt top at the end of class using 3 different piecing techniques and machine applique techniques. Most of all we are going to have fun quilting and making new friends! ? This quilt will be a small wall hanging or baby size when finished. If you wanted to make several baby quilts from each pattern you could. ? Class #1: Four-Patch ? Class #2: Log Cabin ? Class #3: Triangles/Pinwheel ? Class #4: Machine Applique

Cost: $ 120.00
Come learn basic sewing terminology, to use a sewing machine, to sew basic seams & construct simple projects to take home! Projects include a tissue holder, pillowcase, cinch bag, and small zipper bag to name a few. Intended for children 8 years & older. Class is 2 hours Tuesdays 4pm to 6pm and Thursdays 4:30pm-6:30pm.

Cost: $ 25.00
Do you want to try collage or adapt a Laura Heine pattern to reflect your own unique style? Do you have a stash of florals waiting to create a collage? Then, come join this fun class using the colors of spring to create your own unique collage. This class will teach you the Laura Heine techniques of blending colors, selecting fabrics, and the underlay methods. We will also cover preferred tools, needles, ironing and finishing techniques. I will demonstrate easy ways to grid your quilt. You will have this up on the wall to welcome spring. Bring a friend and enjoy a fun day sharing fabric, ideas, and creativity.

Cost: $ 60.00
The Summer Solstice is one of Judy Niemeyer's most popular patterns because it can be made with so many different color combinations and all are so beautiful. This pattern uses a strip piecing technique that expands on the traditional foundation paper piecing approach to complete the lone star units. This lead to extreme accuracy in building the actual lone star.

Cost: $ 90.00
Do you a want to learn how to turn that pile of T-shirts you no longer wear into a loving keepsake? Or maybe you want to make a special gift for someone. We can teach you how! Learn the magical process of turning raw t-shirts into a display of memories. In this hands-on sewing class, you'll start with 12 t-shirts for a twin size or 16 t-shirts for a queen size and be guided through creation of a simple finished quilt top. You will learn how to lay out and start one quilt using the T-shirt Quilts Made Easy book, cut apart t-shirts, iron on stabilizer, precisely cut the t-shirts for quilt placement, cut the blocks apart for a creative design and sew the blocks together with borders (optional).

Cost: $ 50.00
You just learned how to paper piece and want to try out your new skill? Or learned to paper pieced a few years ago but never got around to making anything with it? This class is just right for you! You will be helped to make something you can be proud of with paper piecing. It will consist of (3) sessions and a pre-class. The pre class session will help you in picking out your fabrics and getting organized the Judy Niemeyer way. The first full sew session will begin with an explanation of cutting the pattern out correctly and then starting to do the paper piecing. Those that need help with paper piecing, like the flying geese, etc. will receive help from the instructor in getting started. This class is not for total beginners to paper piecing. You must have a working knowledge of paper piecing or have taken the beginners class taught by Carl. The later sewing sessions will include: putting the sections together; how make perfect centers when putting the sections together; quilting tips; and doing an inside miter corner on the binding.

Cost: $ 75.00
Tucker University is a monthly series of fully designed technique classes for the Studio 180 Design Tools and Techniques by Deb Tucker. You may already own one and don't remember how to use it! This program offers you an exciting opportunity to build your skills and accuracy. In each Tucker University class, a new Studio 180 Design tool is taught each month. We only make 4? units so each month you can combine and create new blocks.

Cost: $ 25.00
The First semester of sophomore year of Tucker University will continue to introduce students to techniques using tools they acquired during the freshmen year with the exception of the Rapid Fire Hunter's Star Petite tool.

Cost: $ 25.00