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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 7 Classes (Click HERE for a Icon Cheat Sheet):

Workbook 1 (Editor Plus Features) - Click HERE for PDF workbook

Workbook 2 (Auto Digitizing Methods) - Click HERE for PDF workbook

Workbook 3 (Designer Plus Features) - Click HERE for PDF workbook

Workbook 4 (Application Programs) - Click HERE for PDF workbook

 

Classes


All About Embroidery This is an in-store, virtual education event that includes a 30-45 minute embroidery presentation by a knowledgeable BERNINA educator . Bring a USB stick to class to have ALL the class information (video presentation, power point lesson, free designs) put on for you. $15 per class.

Cost: $ 15.00
What a wonderful, patriotic wall hanging or small lap quilt. It looks like it’s waving in the breeze. Very simple to make and no corners to match. It doesn’t get any better than this. Get it done in time for a Christmas gift.

Cost: $ 40.00
Bernina Club - Sew Much Fun! is excited to offer this class where you will have fun exploring new patterns and techniques. Each class will include a Power Point presentation and each student will bring a USB stick to have all instructional material and video presentation downloaded to it.. Susan Fears, BERNINA educator will present in a recorded webinar. Class Fee is $15 but if you also sign up for All About Embroidery or Software Club, you will get one class for FREE! (Store credit given)

Cost: $ 15.00
This is a great bag for bringing supplies to your quilting classes. Cutting is easy with acrylic templates and piecing each block requires only three pins. It sounds too easy to be true. Don’t let a bad experience with curves stop you from learning this great technique. In this class we will master the curve and create a beautiful bag. This is a fat quarter friendly pattern and will also make a great gift for your quilting friends.

Cost: $ 30.00
You have finished sewing your tuffet cover and now need to upholster your footstool. We will be working in pairs and you will get to choose your “construction time” so there will be less waiting time on the staple gun, etc. Fee: $80 includes Kit (wooden base, foam, batting, button, cording, staples with air gun) Instructor: Marcia

Cost: $ 80.00
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: $ 25.00
Do you have daughters or granddaughters who love anything that sparkles? I do and have had so much fun turning ordinary t-shirts into one of a kind “Sparkly” shirts. Come see how easy it is to use your embroidery machine ( Bernina 5, 7 & 8 series ) to create one of a kind embellishments. Materials for this class will be provided including materials for template, crystals, and design transfer. You will need to supply your own t-shirt.

Cost: $ 50.00
This is a new club from BERNINA! We will be meeting once a quarter to learn more about DesignWorks Software. Super Bowl 2015—Design a Cutwork bowl embellished with PaintWork and CrystalWork. You won’t be able to make just one! If you have not purchased any of the Design Works tools and want to see what this is all about, you are welcome to sit in on this class without charge. Students who pay $15 get the class information (including any designs) transferred to their USB sticks. Not included in the Club special of Buy 2 Get 1 Free.

Cost: $ 15.00
Flower Doodles Let's play with Wax Pastels & create a water color painting on fabric to brighten those cold winter days. This is a very easy, fun way to paint on fabric. As a bonus you will perfect your machine quilting skills & create a beautiful little quilted wall hanging. Don't worry about having to know how to draw, Susan will have a pattern you can trace to make this a really easy process, and yes you can be an artist! Along with drawing & simple painting there will be lots of focus on color. The finish will be done with the wacky log cabin piecing for a fun border. You can't make just one!!! Questions: Susan Edmonson (704) 795-3047 or email: sedmonson@windstream.net www.susanedmonsondesigns.com

Cost: $ 55.00
Fabric selection will be the toughest part of this tree skirt. Select your fabrics quickly before all the beautiful Christmas fabrics are sold out. If you have made a Log Cabin this tree skirt is just a two sided Log Cabin. This pattern could also work as a table topper if the last seam is sewn shut and a circle appliquéd over the center opening. Once you learn the French Braid technique it will open many possibilities for future quilts.

Cost: $ 45.00
Bring your project and a dish to share. We always have sew much fun in this class! There is no fee, but we need for you to let us know you will be here so we can be prepared.

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
Jelly Squares & Jelly Halves are fun & simple quilt patterns. This might just be what you need to get started on a quilt. Great for a first time quilter or for someone who just wants a fun, quick quilt for a gift. There is a play on color that makes the squares looks like they are different sizes when really they are all the same (but don’t tell anyone)! Color is a fun thing to play with & this is a fun & easy quilt to make. This is a quilt you will want to make again & again, because it is so much fun to make!

Cost: $ 55.00
This is a great time for kids to try out sewing and see if it is a hobby they would like. In this camp we will make several simple projects ranging from a tote bag and pillow to shorts. We will try out several sewing techniques and work on basic sewing skills. Materials are included for the projects. Students are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine. Just bring a bag lunch Monday -Friday.

Cost: $ 250.00
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
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 Intro to Sewing, the Learning to Sew classes allow you to create a project of your choosing. In these classes, we will focus on understanding patterns and online tutorials while making several different sewing projects and gifts. 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.

Cost: $ 25.00
The 3 hr. machine quilting class just grew into 5 hrs. of quilting play!  We will learn lots of techniques for free-motion quilting, from stippling to flowers & feathers.  There will also be instructions for using the walking foot, so bring your “quilt sandwiches” & come play & draw with your sewing machine

Cost: $ 55.00
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
Overlocker Class 1: Basic Serger Use—All BERNINA overlockers (except 009DCC). Designed to make you comfortable with your new serger, this class covers threading, tension settings, and basic serger applications. Topics covered: 4-thread balanced stitch; adjusting tension settings; micro thread control; stitch length; cutting width; differential feed; securing serged seams; corners: inside and out; 3-thread balanced stitch (wide & narrow); presser foot tape guide; 3-thread rolled hem; 3-thread flatlock stitch; 2-thread balanced stitch; 2-thread rolled hem; 2-thread flatlock.

My BERNINA Overlocker Class 2 Serger Class 2: Serging Ahead—All BERNINA sergers. Learn to use your serger for more than seaming and edge finishes. This class explores the use of serger accessory presser feet and attachments for both embellishment and practical uses. You’ll also discover how to incorporate chain and cover stitching if your model offers these features. Topics covered: elasticator; blindstitch foot; gathering foot; gathering attachment; cording foot; multi-purpose foot; chain stitch seam; decorative chain stitch; 3-needle cover stitch (1300MDC); 2-needle cover stitch; cover stitch hem; cover stitch binding.

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

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

My BERNINA Class 3 ”Creative Options”780 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

The monthly club for machine embroidery or traditional applique enthusiast will focus on different sewing feet and techniques using tea towels. The projects are so cute! We will work ahead so you have the towel ready to use the next month. You will learn a lot about your machine and about different feet and techniques. 12 months long; 4th Saturday; 10 to 12. You are invited to stay to finish your towel.

Cost: $ 20.00
Do you want perfect applique? Well this is the class for you! Never be afraid of applique again after you learn all the easy ways to make it perfect! Spend some time with Susan & you will be able to applique anything you want. These techniques can be used on clothing, quilts, pillows, purses, curtains, anything that will stay still can be appliqued. We will use may different stitches & fabrics. There will be at least 4 different applique techniques for you to perfect.

Cost: $ 35.00
Need to make a cute gift for a new baby? All you need is 5 fat quarters and 7/8 yard for background. I will show you how great the Creative Grids Circle Savvy ruler is for cutting your circles and rings with fusible attached. It’s really as easy as tossing your fabric rings onto your background and finding the perfect appliqué stitch. The pieced border makes a beautiful frame for this quilt.

Cost: $ 30.00
Smocking 101—always wanted to smock—but never had a chance?  Come learn the basics of English Smocking in this two session class.  You will learn the three basic stitches in a sampler that can be made into a pillow.  A kit ($15.00) will be provided, but please bring your scissors.

Cost: $ 45.00
Software Inspirations Sew Much Fun! is hosting a virtual software presentation by a BERNINA Educator. Each month will include a software lesson with instructions for the various levels of BERNINA Embroidery Software. You will also receive instructions for using your new software knowledge to create a project and have an opportunity to try your hand at a number of embroidery and embellishment techniques. Each session is $15. If you sign up for the other 2 clubs (All About Embroidery and BERNINA Club), you will receive one club FREE! If you have been wondering about the software and want to come sit in on the demonstration, please come as our guest! We do ask you to sign up so we can arrange the classroom appropriately.

Cost: $ 15.00
Software 7 Mastery Class 7—Tuesday, 9/22, 6 to 9 In this lesson, we will explore the many possibilities of Art Canvas with Corel DRAW Essentials X6.  This class will highlight the basics and how to use them to the greatest effect.

Cost: $ 15.00
Software 7 Mastery Class 6—Tuesday, 8/25, 6 to 9 During this class, we will take a look at multi-hooping and using hoop canvas to create bigger designs than will fit in the hoop.  If time permits, we will explore the new small alphabets that are available in Software 7.

Cost: $ 15.00
This is a great first quilt to make! Or maybe you just need a fun & easy project to jump start your new year. Using batiks for this stunning quilt will make it so much fun to choose the fabrics. The Sizzix will be used for all the applique pieces (or if you do not have a Sizzix you can cut the appliques other ways). A very quick project for those cold winter nights.

Cost: $ 55.00
Girls will make a variety of projects for 18” dolls including various garments for dolls and a few other things that a doll might need to take to camp! The skills in this camp are geared towards those with sewing experience and need teacher approval to sign up. Materials for sewing projects are included. Students will need to bring their sewing machine, basic sewing supplies and dolls of course!

Cost: $ 250.00
Ever wondered how to use all of those old t-shirts? You cannot keep wearing them but do not want to part with them. How about turning them into a quilt? This class will arm you with the basics and show you how to customize your quilt layouts to get a truly unique quilt that makes a wonderful gift and clean out those old boxes of t shirts! Some quilting experience necessary. $35

Cost: $ 35.00