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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.

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! 

CANCELLATION Policy on fee based classes:  To receive a refund on a class you have paid for, you must notify us at least 24 hours in advance of the first session.  The teacher may decide whether or not to allow a transfer to another class they are teaching.   No refunds or transfers if you are a no-show to the class.

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.

My BERNINA Class 1 and 2 (for 8 series, 7 series, Next Gen 5 series, New 4 series) Click HERE for PDF Workbook

My BERNINA Class Mastery for 3 series and 215. 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 Current BERNINA (880 Plus, 790 Plus, 770QEE, 700, 590E, 570QEE, Next Gen 535, and 500) Embroidery machines - Click HERE for PDF workbook

My BERNINA - BERNINA Embroidery Software 9 - Designer Plus Workbook - Click HERE for PDF workbook

My BERNINA - BERNINA v.9 Creator Software - 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

Classes


This is a fabulous quilt-in-the-hoop design by HoopSisters for 2022. There are two layouts - Diamond Quilt Layout or Strip Quilt Layout - to chose from. 6 amazing diamond shaped blocks, each one building on a new skill. Sharpen both your piecing and embroidery techniques while making these versatile diamond shaped "blocks" using jelly rolls or strips and background fabric. NOTE: We are offering this on a Friday OR Saturday. Chose which day works best for you!

Cost: $ 10.00
The Kaffe Fassett lecture is designed to inspire and motivate. Kaffe's presentation highlights work from his latest projects, and collaborations, including his patchwork, fabric, needlepoint, mosaics, painting and knitting designs. For 2022, much of the lecture will focus on Quilts in Wales.

Cost: $ 85.85
This is your chance to play in a quilt shop with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably. Have you ever dreamed of getting to spend the day in your favorite quilt shop with your favorite (world famous) designers? The store will be closed for this exclusive event so you will only be rubbing elbows with your fellow students (20 max) and Kaffe and Brandon. Kaffe uses a traditional round the world quilt structure to create a shaded and blended study in a predominant color. Photographer: Steven Wooster Limited to 20 students.

Cost: $ 485.85
This is your chance to play in a quilt shop with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably. Have you ever dreamed of getting to spend the day in your favorite quilt shop with your favorite (world famous) designers? The store will be closed for this exclusive event so you will only be rubbing elbows with your fellow students (20 max) and Kaffe and Brandon. In this workshop you assemble one quarter of a traditional lone star experimenting with colors radiating from the center of the star outwards. It can be as colorful and varied as you like. Limited to 20 students.

Cost: $ 485.85
Join BERNINA Educator Debbi Lashbrook as she guides you through the world of BERNINA Embroidery Software in 2022! Each months lesson will dive into a new feature an show you how to use that tool to the max. Supporting new and existing software users alike, Software Inspirations will open up a new world of embroidery possibilities with the help of our latest software, Version 9.

Cost: $ 25.00
Have you ever wanted to learn the art of ?Paper Piecing? to make quilts that are full of sharp points and stars, plus flying geese and circles that are the favorites at quilt shows? Students will be taught how to overcome the challenges of paper piecing. This 4-hour class is designed for a beginner to learn the basics of paper piecing. The patterns for this class are the ?New York Beauty? and a ?Flying Geese? done on a curve. The sample patterns and fabric material is supplied. Just bring your sewing machine and a few basic supplies

Cost: $ 40.00
Class is a prerequisite before renting Q24 long arm.

Cost: $ 125.00
Binding Description Binding can make or break a quilt, so learn how to make the finishing of your quilt you have worked so hard on to look GREAT! 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?ve worked so hard on. There will be several binding techniques discussed for different types of quilts.

Cost: $ 35.00
Let's color and Watercolor on fabric! I love watercolors and painting the easy way? if you can trace and color with crayons you've got it! There will be so many flowers to see on this incredible trip, so take lots of pictures to use for these types of quilts. Susan will teach you some great techniques for coloring using Caran D'Ache Neo Color II Wax Pastels and Textile Medium or Inktense Pencils to create beautiful watercolor flowers on fabric. We will also be using hand dyed embroidery threads to create detail in the flowers and leaves. Susan has many embellishing techniques to share for adding extra detail to each flower. These small wall pieces could be framed in a shadowbox frame, made into a fabric book or hung with decorative or vintage hangers!

Cost: $ 70.00
Come along and learn to sew! Learn basic sewing skills, how your sewing machine works (You can rent a machine from the store if you need to), and how to make various items, quarter-inch seams, and some different kinds of stitches as well. We will sew a tissue holder in this class.

Cost: $ 25.00
In this class, we will be learning how to make a Burrito-style pillowcase with a French seam. This style of pillowcase is incredibly easy once you know how to do it! Pillowcase kits may be purchased at the store.

Cost: $ 25.00
In this session of the class, we will learn how to make a Tea Towel Apron. The Apron is super easy, and very fun too!

Cost: $ 25.00
In the last session of Learning to Sew, we will learn how to make a Humbug bag! It comes in three awesome sizes! These are cool little gifts for family and friends and are very easy to make! You will also learn to put in a zipper!

Cost: $ 25.00
This class will give you all the basics for machine quilting! There will be information on threads, batting, threads and more for good results on all your quilts. We will be making small placemat size quilt samples using many stitches. Many ideas will be covered to make your quilts very special. Some of the stitches Susan uses are quilt doodles, fill stitches & some are border motifs. We will also be using script as well. If you want to make a tote bag purse from your sandwich there is a pattern available for purchase. It will be a fun day of creative stitching! Join Susan for a fun day of quilting!!!

Cost: $ 55.00
Get ready for Halloween! Come join Kelly to create AND quilt these ?eeny teeny? pumpkin heads. Make Mr. OR Mrs. Pumpkin Head or both. They can be traditional or modern and as unique as you. If you are new to collage, we will teach you to use Steam a Seam2 and the Laura Heine underlay technique. If you have made a collage but wonder how to finish, we will practice quilting options. Since they are ?Eeny Weeny?, we will cover finishing options. Quilt your pumpkin head and take home a finished (or nearly finished) collage for your fall decorating!

Cost: $ 50.00
Learn the ins and outs of your BERNINA embroidery machine (current models 880, 790, 770QEE, 700, 590, Next Gen 570, Next Gen 535, 500) . 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 and 2 - Basic Operation for 880 Plus, 790 Plus, 770QE, 740, 590, 570QE, 535, 480, 475QE, 435 Machine overview, presser feet, tension, needles, thread, care and cleaning of machine and sew much more. In this course you will learn to master your BERNINA Sewing machine. Learn to care for your machine, and how to use specialty functions to customize your machine?s settings to your needs. You?ll learn to use the most important utility stitches on your machine, such as straight stitches, overlock stitches, long stitches, blind hem, and buttonholes. In addition, you?ll learn about the many creative options of your machine, including decorative stitches, combi mode, free-motion stitching and more. We will work step by step through hands-on activities from the My BERNINA Sewing Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ 2.00
This little mixed-media quilt is so much fun to make! We will first work on the background with free motion quilting techniques and fabric painting using Caran D?Ache water soluble crayons. You will learn how to couch wire to make the 3-D flower, along with beading. Machine rouching flowers from ribbon, hand and embroidered embellishments. To finish with a very different binding technique that adds a bit of dimension to the edge of this very unique quilt! There will be other flowers to choose from as well. Choices are a lily or a zinnia.

Cost: $ 65.00
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! ? This quilt will be a small wall hanging or baby size when finished. If you wanted to make several baby quilts from each pattern you could. ? Class #1: Four-Patch ? Class #2: Log Cabin ? Class #3: Triangles/Pinwheel ? Class #4: Machine Applique

Cost: $ 120.00
Come learn basic sewing terminology, to use a sewing machine, to sew basic seams & construct simple projects to take home! Projects include a tissue holder, pillowcase, cinch bag, and small zipper bag to name a few. Intended for children 8 years & older. Class is 2 hours Tuesdays 4pm to 6pm and Thursdays 4:30pm-6:30pm.

Cost: $ 25.00
The Summer Solstice is one of Judy Niemeyer's most popular patterns because it can be made with so many different color combinations and all are so beautiful. This pattern uses a strip piecing technique that expands on the traditional foundation paper piecing approach to complete the lone star units. This lead to extreme accuracy in building the actual lone star.

Cost: $ 90.00
Do you a want to learn how to turn that pile of T-shirts you no longer wear into a loving keepsake? Or maybe you want to make a special gift for someone. We can teach you how! Learn the magical process of turning raw t-shirts into a display of memories. In this hands-on sewing class, you'll start with 12 t-shirts for a twin size or 16 t-shirts for a queen size and be guided through creation of a simple finished quilt top. You will learn how to lay out and start one quilt using the T-shirt Quilts Made Easy book, cut apart t-shirts, iron on stabilizer, precisely cut the t-shirts for quilt placement, cut the blocks apart for a creative design and sew the blocks together with borders (optional).

Cost: $ 50.00
You just learned how to paper piece and want to try out your new skill? Or learned to paper pieced a few years ago but never got around to making anything with it? This class is just right for you! You will be helped to make something you can be proud of with paper piecing. It will consist of (3) sessions and a pre-class. The pre class session will help you in picking out your fabrics and getting organized the Judy Niemeyer way. The first full sew session will begin with an explanation of cutting the pattern out correctly and then starting to do the paper piecing. Those that need help with paper piecing, like the flying geese, etc. will receive help from the instructor in getting started. This class is not for total beginners to paper piecing. You must have a working knowledge of paper piecing or have taken the beginners class taught by Carl. The later sewing sessions will include: putting the sections together; how make perfect centers when putting the sections together; quilting tips; and doing an inside miter corner on the binding.

Cost: $ 90.00
Do you love Kaffe fabrics but want to try stripes instead of florals? Have you pulled your hair out with paper piecing? Ready to try again with success and fun? Then, this is the class for you. My quilt is adapted from a quilt in Kaffe Fassett?s Quilts in Ireland. As shown in the book, it is 52? square but you can make it any size you want. Make 16 blocks or just 4? You decide. With or without sashing. I made 9 blocks set 3 x3 with sashing, approximately 56? square.

Cost: $ 60.00