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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.

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

Cost: $ 80.00
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). You will need to select and purchase your feet ($32 for all 4). 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
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
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.

You've played games where the winner takes all (all the fat quarters, all the charm squares, all the patterns). It's not fun to play that game unless you're the winner. And if you're the winner, you almost feel guilty that you've won it all... Well, we have a game where everyone wins! Come to game night and receive a FREE pattern while having a blast with fellow quilters! We will be taking reservations, but there is no cost to having fun! Each game night you will be instructed to bring a certain amount of precut fabric . This size will depend on the pattern you will be “winning”. We will play with Trader’s Dice and we guarantee you will have sew much fun! We can play with 4 to 6 at a table. You can reserve a table for you and your friends if you want or come play and make new friends. Each reservation is for one hour of fun. We will not be offering refreshments, but feel free to bring a “munchie” to share if you want!

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
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
Energized is a great colorwashed quilt. Colorwash is a graduation of color from light to dark in a single color palette. We will cut random sized strips and make strata sets. The best thing about piecing these strata blocks is that you don’t have to worry about matching any seams. Pick two of your favorite colors and we will manipulate our strata blocks into many beautiful layouts. This quilt is basic piecing which results in an amazingly impressive quilt.

Cost: $ 40.00
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
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
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
Using the Manual Digitizing Tools in Bernina Designer Plus V7 software, you will learn to: Transform line drawings, hand appliqué patterns, or any outlined artwork to machine embroidered appliqué Use Art Canvas to load, convert, and save pictures. Generate spectacular fills, outlines, and textures over, around, and on appliqué pieces creating depth and excitement to the eye! Understand the relationship of underlay and fabric setting to reduce puckering in your embroidery Combine embroidery with the applique for spectacular results and one of kind unique designs! Understand and manage the Reshape Tool for perfecting designs Discover how to correctly mark your fabric and place each hooping exactly where you want it on your first try!

Cost: $ 115.00
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

Come and learn to make this wonderful Project Bag, from Projects by Annie. The Project Bags pattern makes bags in four sizes. In this class you will learn to make the large size bag using a zipper and vinyl. This is a fun project, and the finished piece can be used to take your favorite projects wherever you need to go. You must have basic sewing skills, and be able to do simple quilting such as straight line stitching, crosshatch or free motion. Simple designs for quilting with your walking foot will be demonstrated in class. Upon completion of the class, you will have a beautiful bag, and the skills to make more in all the various sizes.

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
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
Tis the season (2-Day Workshop) depicts the scenes from the Christmas pasts that warm our hearts and fill our memories! The machine embroidered designs are filled with lacework and lightweight pattern fills that make the embroider process smooth and fast.  Each student will master Claudia’s “Perfect Placement” technique for fearless multi-hooping with accuracy, in addition learn all her tips and techniques for perfect embroidery.

Cost: $ 275.00
The hardest part about this quilt will be picking the fabric. Don’t be intimidated by this quilt. If you can cut strips and sew straight lines you can master this quilt. Decide on a color theme using one or two colors or as many as possible. All strips will be cut the same size and you will make 5 strip sets. From these strip sets you will cut slices and start putting it all back together again. In this class you will complete at least one strip set and start piecing your Bargello. Keep an open mind when choosing fabric, go out of your box and pick a couple zingers, you will love the outcome. Once you master this bargello I have another one to challenge you.

Cost: $ 40.00