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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
NEW - My BERNINA Embroidery Class for 880, 790, 700, 770. 590, 500, 570E, 550E 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

In this class we will explore the different ways to do appliqué in quilting. Starting with our Grandmother’s hand appliqué and continuing on to the quick & easy machine appliqué that we can do today. We will make a small sample of each in this 3 hour class.

Cost: $ 30.00
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 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 have worked so hard on. There will be several binding techniques discussed for different types of quilts.

Cost: $ 35.00
Looking to try something new? We have a recipe for you. Grab a Miss Rosies Quilt Co Cake Mix recipe cards for Moda and all the ingredients and join us for a great technique class. Piecing of half square triangles are made easy with these recipe cards with 8 different ones to choose from. This piecing technique gives you perfect sized half square triangle blocks without having to worry about bias edges or squaring down finished blocks. This is a great class to use your favorite layer cake and have many options for a quilt layout. You won't be able to stop with just one.

Cost: $ 30.00
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 discuss background choices. 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. Also, its a good idea to pay attention to the size of your finished quilt. Some are much larger than others. Appropriate for all levels of sewing.

Cost: $ 55.00
Use the Crazy Curves 7" templates to make the Circle Dance quilt. 20 fat quarters can be easily cut using a small rotary cutter. Go wild and make it a scrappy quilt or choose a fabric collection for a beautifully blended quilt. 3 1/2" templates are optional but can be used to make four blocks that can be sewn together to form a 7" block. Just three pins are all that you need to make this curved block. No need to fear curves again after working with these templates.

Cost: $ 40.00
Sew Much Fun is changing our monthly embroidery club for 2018! Every other 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. 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
Sew and solve this 2018 Kaffe Collective mystery quilt! Our 10-month program includes all of the Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics and patterns needed to complete the quilt top and binding for this beautiful 82.5" x 82.5 quilt. The kit totals about 12 yards of fabric. This is a fun project for the confident beginner/intermediate quilter on up to the experienced quilter who just likes a surprise.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Stevenson. 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