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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.

publishes a newsletter. 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!

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 or purchase a copy in class.

My BERNINA Sewing Machine Class 1: Basic Operation - Click HERE for PDF workbook

My BERNINA Sewing Machine Class 2: Stitch Fun - New - All machines Click HERE for PDF workbook

My BERNINA Sewing Machine Class 3: Creative Options -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: NEW - All machines including Chicago 7 - 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

Come make a Rare Bear for the Rare Science organization! This is a "sit and sew" charity event. Each bear will be sent to the Rare Science organization for donation to a child with a rare disease. RARE Science has initiated the RARE Bear program, a grassroots community-driven outreach for kids with a rare disease.

Cost: $ 10.00
Class is a prerequisite before renting Q24 long arm.

Cost: $ 100.00
Join us on the second Saturday of each month for our fun and informative new Block of the Month. Forest Floor is a beautiful batik 106" square quilt from Wing and A Prayer Designs. Timeless Treasures Forest Floor collection is a palette of light to dark autumn hues. The Forest Floor quilt is a twist on tradition featuring twelve, 12" blocks nestled in a log cabin setting. The large stamped batik leaves let the fabric do the work for you enhancing the Forest Floor theme. A beautiful pieced border frames this richly colored quilt. Each month we will demo techniques for piecing your blocks and show you some great tools to help make piecing quicker and easier. We will have a fun time with show and tell and sharing our piecing success.

Cost: $ 25.00
In this 2-Day Workshop students will master Claudia’s multi-hooping technique for perfect placement! Improve your hooping skills; better understand the features on your machine that allow you to manipulate designs for better alignment. Get tips & techniques that make your embroidery flat, fun, & flawless! The lacework fills are have 3D Globe and Wave Effect causing movement in the sand and water! Limitations for this class are the hoop size. You MUST have a hoop that is 8” wide x 12” long (Maxi or Jumbo Hoops). It is not digitized for shorter hoops at this time.

Cost: $ 310.00
Do you love edge to edge quilting, but don't have a longarm machine? Come learn to how to use your embroidery machine to quilt edge to edge. You will stitch out 3 columns of quilting using 2 designs in each column. You will receive a pattern for making a quilted tote out of your class sample.

Cost: $ 25.00
Sew Much Fun is changing our monthly embroidery club for 2017! Each month we will be learning a new technique. You will still have a project to make and get designs when you sign up. We are going to have Sew Much Fun exploring all that you can do with your embroidery machine whether you are a beginner or an experienced embroiderer. There are 2 days to choose from – Friday or Saturday! We are calling all embroidery fans to come join in the fun! Bring your USB stick so we can download the projects and designs. This is not the same club we had in 2016. It is more technique oriented and I think you are going to love it! Come learn a new technique, make new friends and go home with a great project!

Cost: $ 25.00
Get creative and be inspired as you are learn and explore the new V8 Designer Plus software with BERNINA Ambassador Claudia Dinnell Claudia will cover many of the new features & effects of V8 while teaching you exceptional manual digitizing!

Cost: $ 125.00
Have you always wanted to sew? Our Intro to Sewing class will help you get to know your machine, as well as the basics of pinning, cutting, pressing, and stitching. During this class, you’ll also learn the basics of hemming, adjusting stitches for certain projects, and finishing edges. Bring your machine from home, or test drive one of our Bernina classroom machines. At the end of the class, you will have made a tissue holder to take home! Adults and teens welcome. 6 to 8:30 $25

Cost: $ 25.00
We will introduce sewing basics and learn how to read patterns while making different sewing projects and gifts. We will be using Kwik Start & Kwik Sew Learning to Sew Patterns. Patterns and supplies are not included in the cost of class & will vary according to each project. Each student will work at their own pace.

Cost: $ 20.00
After learning the basics in the INTRO TO SEWING class, the LEARNING TO SEW classes allow you to do a project of your own choosing or one of the class samples. Each week of the month we will have instructions a different sewing technique. Supplies are not included in the cost of the class and will vary according to each project. Each student will work at their own pace. Class 1 (second week of month) Zippers Class 2 (third week of month) Buttons & Buttonholes Class 3 (fourth week of month) Darts and markings

Cost: $ 25.00
Lotus Do you love the challenge of a new ruler? I do! Lotus uses the Hex N More ruler from Jaybird Quilts. Lotus can be made in four sizes and also comes in a mini pattern. Pick any of the four sizes and we will learn to make the basic block. I will teach you my method of matching perfect points. Any fabric will work so choose your favorites. In this class we will discuss fabric placement, cut blocks and piece as many of the 28 blocks we can get finished. Hex N More has 14 patterns that can be made with this ruler.

Cost: $ 35.00
Learn the ins and outs of your BERNINA or Deco embroidery machine. 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- Basic Operation—All BERNINA & Bernette models. Designed for all BERNINA sewing machines including Bernette models, this class is a must for new owners. Learn what you need to know about the basic operation of your new machine in this informative, fun class. Topics covered: sewing machine needles; thread; presser feet; securing stitches; turning corners; zigzag stitch; blind hem; triple straight stitch; vari-overlock stitch; stretch stitch; gathering over cord; manual buttonholes automatic buttonholes; and attaching buttons. 10 to 4

Cost: $ 2.00
My BERNINA Class 2 - Stitch Fun—all BERNINA models except 1008. Explore the decorative stitches and creative functions of your BERNINA sewing machine while learning embellishments for almost any type of project; this class is designed for all computerized BERNINA sewing machines. Topics covered: decorative stitching; securing function; temporary altered memory; satin stitching; altering stitches; pattern functions; mirror image; balance; balance bonus; memory/combi mode; alphabets; memory buttonhole; continuous reverse/backstepping; free-motion stitch; BERNINA stitch regulator; double needle stitching; wing needle stitching; and bobbinplay. 10 to 4

Cost: $ 2.00
Need space to spread out? Want to sew with friends? Come to Sew Much Fun! on our scheduled Open Sew Days to catch up on your projects, start new projects, catch up with old friends and make new friends!

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! 2 classes (divided into 4 parts) Day 1: Morning Session-4 Patch and 9 Patch, Afternoon Session-Log Cabin; Day 2: Morning Session-Triangles, Afternoon Session-Machine Applique Susan Edmonson Instructor 704 795-3047 home 704 305-1984 cell susanedmonson.wordpress.com (blog)

Cost: $ 115.00
Come dive into the new and enhanced features of Designer Plus V8.

Cost: $ 15.00
Tuffets are a touch of whimsy for your home that blend with all decors and bridge the gap between design and function. In addition to being heirloom home accents, they make treasured gifts for special occasions including weddings, new babies, anniversaries and special birthdays. Learn to sew a gorgeous cover with your choice of fabrics during the first class session and turn the cover into an upholstered footstool in the second class.

Cost: $ 60.00