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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 - BERNINA Embroidery Software 9 - Designer Plus Workbook - Click HERE for PDF workbook

My BERNINA - BERNINA v.9 Creator Software - 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

The Kaffe Fassett lecture is designed to inspire and motivate. Kaffe's presentation highlights work from his latest projects, and collaborations, including his patchwork, fabric, needlepoint, mosaics, painting and knitting designs. For 2022, much of the lecture will focus on Quilts in Wales.

Cost: $ 85.85
This is your chance to play in a quilt shop with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably. Have you ever dreamed of getting to spend the day in your favorite quilt shop with your favorite (world famous) designers? The store will be closed for this exclusive event so you will only be rubbing elbows with your fellow students (20 max) and Kaffe and Brandon. Kaffe uses a traditional round the world quilt structure to create a shaded and blended study in a predominant color. Photographer: Steven Wooster Limited to 20 students.

Cost: $ 485.85
This is your chance to play in a quilt shop with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably. Have you ever dreamed of getting to spend the day in your favorite quilt shop with your favorite (world famous) designers? The store will be closed for this exclusive event so you will only be rubbing elbows with your fellow students (20 max) and Kaffe and Brandon. In this workshop you assemble one quarter of a traditional lone star experimenting with colors radiating from the center of the star outwards. It can be as colorful and varied as you like. Limited to 20 students.

Cost: $ 485.85
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
Class is a prerequisite before renting Q24 long arm.

Cost: $ 125.00
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
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
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
We are wrapping up our 4 day Kaffe Fassett 2022 Book Tour with a fun sit and sew featuring Kaffe Fassett's Hatbox Quilt. This class will begin with a "pop in" appearance by Kaffe & Brandon as they depart for their next book tour stop in Texas. You will have the distinction of being one of the first to sew on one of the new Kaffe Fassett Special Edition machines - 770 Plus or 475. Jan Smith and Joanne Leonard will be leading you through a foolproof way to create the 3D blocks that make this beautiful quilt. The large print hat boxes are appliqu?d to the block backgrounds and embellished with layered decorative stitches. You will be able to get 2 to 3 blocks completed in class and leave with the skills needed to finish up at home The class fee includes the pattern, fabric kit for the quilt top including the thread, and lunch. Machines will be provided. If you weren't able to make it to the Kaffe lecture or one of the workshops, this is a wonderful opportunity to meet a legendary artist and designer, sew with his beautiful fabric and test drive one of the new Kaffe Special Edition machines. Limited space

Cost: $ 149.00
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: $ 90.00