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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

 

All About Embroidery New for 2016 - Saturday sit and sew classes! Come to this education event that includes a 30-45 minute embroidery presentation by a knowledgeable BERNINA educator . After the presentation, you are invited to bring your machine so you can get started on the project (maybe finish?) and spend the day sewing with your fellow embroiders. Bring a USB stick to class to have ALL the class information (video presentation, power point lesson, free designs) put on for you. Still only $15 per class.

Cost: $ 15.00
New for 2016 - Thursday evening Bernina Club with Joanne giving you all her tips and tricks! - 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 still only $15. Beginning in May, Bernina Club will have a sit and sew option. Bring your sewing machine if you would like to start on your project. You still have the option to come and view the webinar only.

Cost: $ 15.00
Class is a prerequisite before renting Q24 long arm.

Cost: $ 80.00
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
Come let our experts show you what happens to your machine when they perform a clean, oil, and adjust and what you can do to help maintain your machine so it will perform at its best.

Cost: $ 15.00
Don’t be limited to the embroidery designs on your machine. There are thousands available on-line. In this class, you will learn how to download designs, how to unzip them, how to save them to your USB sticks, and how to get the designs to your machine. You will also learn how to make folders so that you can begin to organize your designs on your computer. We will also show how to use the free program Artlink 7 and look at the Bernette Customizer software. Please bring your computer, mouse, mouse pad, and USB stick to class.

Cost: $ 20.00
New for 2016 - A Saturday meeting EVERY month! Come watch the BERNINA presentation and learn all the tips and tricks from Traci. Bring your computer for a hands on class after the webinar. Only $15 for this 3 hours of education!

Cost: $ 15.00
Have you bought embroidery designs that you wish you could make larger or smaller? Do you have two designs that you would like to stitch out as one? Then, this is the class for you. We will look at three software options that Bernina offers which will allow you to do this – and more. We will explore the capabilities of ArtLink 7, Customizer, and Software 7 to see which options best suits your needs. Be prepared to see how you can stretch your embroidery skills and creativity with Bernina embroidery software

Cost: $ 20.00
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. This event is for adults 18 years old or older.

Cost: $ FREE
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
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 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
These little quilts are the most fun to make!  If you have a child in mind or just for yourself as a throw they are quite unique.  First we will perfect our machine applique skills for the precise applique of the animal.  Your choices will be a frog, bunny, or teddy.  Then we will draw lines on the background to write the story to be machine quilted.  Quilting something you already know such as hand writing, your machine quilting skills will improve more than you can imagine!  The quilt will be finished using a 7/8” - 1” rick rack as a little surprise added in the binding.

Cost: $ 55.00
Everybody loves a Log Cabin quilt. It’s easy to piece and there are no curves, angles or bias edges. It’s a wonderful scrap quilt and there is very little waste of fabric when cutting. Log Cabin quilts can look very complicated but are easy to make. We will be using Marti Michell Log Cabin Ruler which allows you to cut strips the perfect width on the lengthwise grain, and to cut those strips into exact length pieces for Log Cabin Blocks. We will discuss cutting on lengthwise grain and why cutting exact sized logs with give your blocks better accuracy and extra stability. Once you use Marti Michell rulers you will be hooked.

Cost: $ 45.00
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
Grab your scraps and join us to make this fun holiday wall hanging. You can make it wild or traditional or a mix of both. This 32" x 38" wall hanging is a combination of appliqué and pieced blocks. We already have new Halloween and Christmas fabrics to get you started. Pack up your blenders to pair with our new holiday fabrics and let the fun begin. We will spread this class out over a few months so there will be plenty of time to get finished before fall.

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”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

Cost: $ 2.00
This is a good class choice for a beginner quilter, or for someone who would like a project in which to use your favorite fabric collection from a Jelly Roll, or to use your scraps. Don’t be swayed by my choice of Valentine’s fabrics in the sample, use your imagination to create this lovely square in your own way. This would be beautiful in your favorite Christmas fabrics, and give you a jump start on a Christmas gift. Learn simple cutting and piecing techniques using small pieces of fabric, or a Jelly Roll. Pick your background fabric and your colors and away you go! Finished piece is 61 x 61, making a lap quilt, table cover or wall hanging. For class success, you should know how to sew a consistent ¼ inch seam and know how to cut with your ruler and rotary cutter.

Cost: $ 40.00
Quick Start Quilting - Come to our 1 day primer on quilting. We will spend the day learning about rotary cutters & rulers, while making half-square, quarter square triangles and strip piecing. We will put our blocks together for a small wall hanging or table runner. Pack a bag lunch & drink to get the most out of your day! Saturday 10 to 4:30 $55

Cost: $ 55.00
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
Quilting Inspiration is all around you! Discover how Nina McVeigh turned inspiration into quilted art. Let Nina guide you through the techniques for creating six Swiss inspired quilt projects. Celebrate the best in quilting technology and BERNINA accessories. Discover how easily you can execute your ideas. Every quilt tells a story, be inspired to tell your.

Cost: $ 20.00
This is a new class series for Sew Much Fun! The goal is for you to have an opportunity to take a class, once a month, from May to October, in which you will make a variety of items as Christmas gifts for your list of friends and family. Take one or more classes, whichever fit your interests and schedule. In May, we will be using the book, Let’s Do Lunch, and making a beautiful table runner using your choice of Christmas fabric or other fabric. We will use the same book again, in June, to make octagon placemats. Sign up now, for the May class to make your table runner, and the June class, to make your placemats, and you will have Christmas gifts ready before Halloween! My samples use Christmas fabrics, but you are welcome to use any fabrics that are appropriate for your gift.

Cost: $ 25.00
Software Inspirations New for 2016 - Saturday classes! 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. Reinforce your knowledge and bring your computer to class and have a hands on class on the lesson presented in the webinar. 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
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
This class is for students whom have already taken Tuffet class 1 & 2 and want to construct another Tuffet. Arrive at class with Tuffet cover complete, button complete and fat quarter prepared for bottom. Instructor: Marcia

Cost: $ 30.00