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Lowell, NC 28098
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Classes


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! 

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 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: All machines including Chicago 7 - Click HERE for PDF workbook

NEW - My BERNINA Embroidery Class 4 - Addendum for B880 Plus and B790 Plus and Embroidery Plus Upgrade for B880 and B790 - 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

Bel Canto is our new Block of the Month from Cozy Quilt using 2-1/2" strips and yardage from Timeless Treasures batiks. Bel Canto is Italian for "beautiful singing" or "beautiful song". So let your sewing machine sing and join us to make this beautiful 110" x 110" quilt. During this seven month program you will receive the patterns and fabrics needed to complete the quilt top including borders and binding. Each month you will receive a pattern that provides you with one step of the seven distinct steps to make Bel Canto. These patterns are special as they serve dual duty. Six block patterns include amazing Bonus strip quilts, so you can actually get 7 quilts when done. Each pattern is a stand alone strip pattern in multiple sizes perfect for any strip bundle. Each pattern also contains a new step to complete Bel Canto and month 7 pattern is the finishing pattern to turn these blocks into a stunning quilt. We will learn the Strip Tube Rulers, get tips on color placement, chain piecing, adding borders and pressing seams. Join us on the Second Saturday of each month for seven months to get your kit and tips to make this wonderful quilt.

Cost: $ 25.00
Class is a prerequisite before renting Q24 long arm.

Cost: $ 100.00
This project is from Susan’s new book “Twigs & Tweets”.  It is one of the most useful Quilting tools yet!  It is designed to carry all your blocks as you work on them to keep them flat & neat!  Simple to make, you will leave with yours complete ready to put your next project in for any travel.  We will use Peltex to create beautiful free motion applique on the front.  These techniques can be used for many other uses.

Cost: $ 35.00
Come and enjoy creating a one-of-a-kind collage art quilt. Using a pattern by Laura Heine, we will cover the techniques to blend fabrics and use them to create these popular art quilts. This class is offered in 2 parts. In Class 1, we analyze our design, design the foundation, prepare our fabrics, and play with fabric to spot the perfect eye or nose or even an eyelash! Kelly will work with individuals in the first class to analyze their pattern, and make fabric choices, choices, choices! We will also make our backgrounds (options). In the 2nd class, we create our quilt and talk about tricks of placement. This part is so much fun!!! We end with a discussion of finishing options. Students may choose any Laura Heine pattern but if this is your first, students find Hip Hop Rabbit, Purrfect Cat, or Emerson Puppy easier. Contact Kelly if you have questions about your pattern choice.

Cost: $ 55.00
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
The Quilt Block of the Month program is a great way to get involved in the exciting world of quilting with machine embroidery! Your 5 course program includes hands-on training over in the hoop applique, standard embroidery, tufted stains, line quilting and quilt construction with an expert instructor. At the end of your course you will not only have created a bold and stunning quilt, but will also have expanded your personal skill set and broadened your machine embroidery horizons!

Cost: $ 25.00
Come hear Alex Veronelli talk about Aurifil thread! Learn exclusive information on what will be new in the innovative production and promotion of Aurifil. He will introduce you to Aurifil thread weights, tips on the best uses for each weight and care instructions. You will also enjoy an inspirational collection of artworks made by popular designers using Aurifil threads. AND there will be gifts and giveaways!

Cost: $ 10.00
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, youll 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
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
My BERNINA Class 3 Creative Options 790 and 8-series machines. This class examines the distinctive features and functions that make these models unique and useful additions to your sewing rooms. Topics covered: setup program; stitch collage; long stitch; tapering stitches; multi-directional stitching; free-form directional stitching; all-over directional stitching; trailing tulip vines; and monograms. 10 to 4

Cost: $ 2.00
A mystery quilt is just that...a mystery to you. Join us monthly for 8 months to participate in Mystery Quilt Club. How do you select fabric for a project that you cannot see? Well, we have two foolproof ways to ensure that you will love your quilt. We have two preselected fabric lines from MODA arriving this fall. For a fresh crisp look you may like Shibori II by Debbie Maddy or for a modern appeal Authentic Etc. by Sweetwater. Or you may choose your own selection with the help of our sales staff and detailed descriptions and images to help choose the perfect group. You make choose to make your quilt in two sizes, Lazy Lap 60" x 72" or quaintly Queen 84" x 84" Each monthly installment is the next step to a beautiful finished quilt. With a little bit of cutting and sewing its a fun and easy way to stay up to date. Don't let yourself get behind or some just might solve the mystery before you. Each month you will pick up your next installment to solve this mystery. We will also schedule some sew in days to work with others to solve this mystery. Every other month we will have a bonus pattern to offer to Mystery Quilt Club members. So sign up and start collecting clues so each month you can complete your Evidence Room Inventory.

Cost: $ 35.00
Tonga Mystical Prism collection features twenty fabrics in a palette of deep blue to turquoise with purple accents. Resembling a kaleidoscope, the Mystical Prism quilt uses traditional piecing with unusual fabric color combinations. Points are easily made with Creative Grids rulers or the paper template included with the pattern. In this ten month program you will master many piecing techniques. From basic half square triangles to square in a square in a square you will perfect your piecing skills with this beautiful 102" quilt. We will assemble blocks using partial seams and master the speciality rulers needed. We will meet monthly to discuss the homework, see technique demos and share tip & tricks. You will bring you finished blocks each month for show and tell and encourage each other to keep up with monthly blocks.

Cost: $ 25.00
Dive into BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 DesignerPlus! These ten lessons will continue to explore the features of Software 8. You will appreciate why software is the perfect companion to your embroidery machine.

Cost: $ 20.00
Come be inspired by the owner of Lunch Box Quilts - Angie Stevens. She is funny and creative and will much to share with you about applique by embroidery machine. Her samples will give you lots of inspiration!

Cost: $ 10.00
Join Angie Steveson from Lunch Box Quilts for a hands on six hour workshop. You will enjoy working on a Lunch Box Quilts appliqu pattern of your choice. Select from pattern favorites such as Cat's Meow, Ooh la la, Fancy Feathers, or whatever quilt pattern you choose. You decide, because after all this day is for you! Learn the skills necessary to confidently stitch embroidery applique. From stabilizers to stitching, acquire all the tips and techniques to make your quilt top a success. Spend the day with friends and Angie as she keeps you stitching and entertained with her stories and experiences from the quilting world!

Cost: $ 159.00