CLASS SCHEDULE NOV DEC 2017

November

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  • Advanced Software
    Tuesday Evenings, November 14 &21 Time:  6:00 – 8:00

OR

Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15 & 22 Time:  10:00 – 1:00 

Are you interested in honing the skills we have learned in Software Mastery?  Join us Wednesday mornings to continue with learning all the benefits of Bernina software.
Instructor:  Maureen Piesik

  • Candice Bag

Sundays, November 5 & 12 Time:  2:00 – 5:00

OR

Mondays, November 13 & 20 Time: 10:00 – 1:00  OR  6:00 – 9:00

OR

Tuesdays, November 14 & 21 Time:  1:00 – 4:00

In this two-session class you will make this classy purse bag with slant front pocket, zip closure and shoulder length handles.  Designed by Lazy Girl Designs, this bag will be your new favorite bag!

Instructor:  Michelle Luce Cost:  $20 plus supplies

  • Lazy Girl Prezzies

Wednesday, November 15 Time: 1:00 – 4:00

A gift wrap that is also a present.  Make these small holders for gift cards or other small treasures and then the receiver can reuse them for jewelry, notepads or travel.

Instructor:  Michelle Luce Cost:  $20 includes materials or FREE with $50 purchase

  • Kimberbell Chenille Hot Pads

Friday, November 17 Time:  10:00 – 1:00

Now Kimberbell is into chenille!  Chenille hot pads are made entirely in the hoop.  These sweet, dimensional hot pads are decorative but also functional.  Can be made in 5 different sizes!

Instructor:  Myrt Wittenberg Cost: $20 includes materials or FREE with $50 purchase

  • Software Inspirations (Sampler)
    Saturday, November 18 Time:  10:00 – 3:00.  FREE!!
    Two new tools have been added to our fun Mirror Merge Toolbox.  We will learn some of the things you can do with these new tools and open up the Mirror Merge Possibilities.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik

  • HQ Ruler of the Month Club

Thursday, November 16 Time:  1:00

This “ruler of the month” club sponsored by Handiquilter is a great opportunity to challenge your quilting skills and build rulerwork confidence.  Each month in the six-month series features a debut acrylic ruler, step by step video and personal instruction from Phyllis & Myrt.  You will be introduced to new ruler styles and techniques.  This class will apply to ANY sit-down or longarm machines.  Additional rulers may also be introduced.  The ruler for November will be the Mini Oval ruler.  

Instructors:  Myrt Wittenberg & Phyllis Ditto Cost:  $22 (INCLUDES THE RULER FOR THAT MONTH!)

  • Bernina Club – Free-motion Effects

Friday, November 17 Time:  1:00
Lecture/Demo for all sewing/embroidery/software enthusiasts.  Learn about new sewing techniques, accessories and new products.  Club is free so bring a friend and your show-and-tell for a fun adventure in sewing.  Thread painting and free-motion quilting are easier to do with the correct presser foot.  Discover the differences between the BERNINA quilting feet and which to use to be more successful.  A 10% discount on purchases will be extended to all club attendees.
Instructor:  Maureen Piesik Cost:  FREE!!

  • Zip It – Screen Play ll

Tuesday, November 21 Time:  9:00 – 12:00

Make these zippered pouches with screen that you can see through.  At a glance you will be able to see which gadgets, coins or accessories are contained in each pouch.  Instructions have five sizes!

Instructor:  Michelle Luce Cost:  $15 plus supplies

December

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Reminder:  There is no Bernina Club, All About Me, Software Inspirations or DesignWorks during the month of December.  Look for these again in the new year!

  • SERGER CLUB
    Tuesday, December 5 Time:  10:00
    Serger Club is the first Tuesday of every other month at Bernina Sewing Center.  All serger brand owners are welcome!  Marj has more wonderful presentations planned for 2017.  She has years of serger experience, much information to share, great projects and lots of fun.  If you have not attended before, please join us!  We would love to have you.  Lecture/Demo.  A 10% discount on purchases will be extended to all Serger Club attendees.  Please, call to reserve your spot.  
    Instructor:  Marj Ostermiller Cost:  $5

  • Advanced Software
    Tuesday Evenings, December 5, 12, 19 & 26 Time:  6:00 – 8:00

OR

Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20 & 27 Time:  10:00 – 12:30 

Are you interested in honing the skills we have learned in Software Mastery?  Join us Wednesday mornings to continue with learning all the benefits of Bernina software.
Instructor:  Maureen Piesik

  • Pineapple Block – Creative Grids

Friday, December 15 Time:  10:00 – 1:00

Learn to make pineapple blocks by using this unique ruler.  You will square up each round in the block as you sew SO your blocks come out perfectly square.  Create 3 different size blocks

Instructor:  Myrt Wittenberg Cost: Supplies only (Class is FREE)

  • HQ Ruler of the Month Club

Thursday, December 21 Time:  1:00

This “ruler of the month” club sponsored by Handiquilter is a great opportunity to challenge your quilting skills and build rulerwork confidence.  Each month in the six-month series features a debut acrylic ruler, step by step video and personal instruction from Phyllis & Myrt.  You will be introduced to new ruler styles and techniques.  This class will apply to ANY sit-down or longarm machines.  Additional rulers may also be introduced.  The ruler for December will be the Ditch Ruler.  

Instructors:  Myrt Wittenberg & Phyllis Ditto Cost:  $22 (INCLUDES THE RULER FOR THAT MONTH!)

  • AccuQuilt  & More Monthly
    Thursday, December 28 Time:  1:00
    The AccuQuilt Cutting System was designed for ease of cutting precise pieces and fun quilting.  Join us each month for new ideas and inspirations to make your next favorite project.   Also, come to see what is new at Bernina Sewing Center.  FREE and there is always give-aways!
    Instructors:  Phyllis Ditto & Myrt Wittenberg

  • Monthly Embroidery Workshop (now offered Sundays also!)
    Featuring a variety of projects!
    Saturday, December 30 – Time:  9:30 – 4:00   OR
    Sunday, December 31 – Time:  12:30 – 4:30
    Each month you will learn new and easy techniques for your embroidery machine.  This is a hands-on class with a project and printed step by step color tutorials.  No software is needed.  Beginners are welcome!  Bring your USB stick so we can GIVE you the design!
    Instructor:  Myrt Wittenberg Cost:  $20 includes materials or FREE with $50 purchase

  • HANDIQUILTER Truck Event – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – November 29, 30 & Dec. 1

This is the first time for this type of HandiQuilter Event at Bernina Sewing Center.  There will be 12 HandiQuilter Longarms set up in our classroom for people to use during this event.  Does longarm quilting interest you, and you would like to try it out?  Or do you want to take some hands on classes to learn new techniques?  HQ Educator Kelly Ashton will be conducting these classes – all interested quilters are welcome!

Wednesday, November 29 9:30 – 12:30 Longarm Quilting Boot Camp Basics $30

      1:30 – 4:30      con’d Longarm Quilting Boot Camp Basics $30

Thursday, November 30 9:30 – 12:30    Ruler Mania $30

1:30 – 4:30 Creative Textures and Fills $30

Friday, December 1 9:30 – 12:30 All About Feathers $30

1:30 – 4:30 You Can Do That on a Longarm?!     $30

Call to reserve your spots now – 406-656-4999.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

We appreciate you purchasing your class supplies from our Bernina store so that we can continue offering exciting, new classes.   Thank you.

 

      Mastery Schedules     

Mastering Your Bernina Sewing Machine

               Class times

Thursdays

9:30 – 12:30

Session  1 – Machine Overview

Needles, thread, Presser Feet, Securing Stitches, Corners, Zigzag, Blind Hem, Triple Stitch

 

October 19

Session 2 – Continuing Stitches

Vari-Overlock, Stretch Stitch, Gathering Over Cord, Buttonholes, Attaching Buttons, Zippers

 

October 26

Session 3 – Decorative Stitches & Creative Functions

Decorative Stitches, Securing Function, Temporary Altered Memory, Satin Stitch, Altering Stitches, Pattern Functions, Mirror Image, Balance

 

November 2

Session 4 – Decorative Stitches & Creative Functions (con’d)

Memory/Combi Mode, Alphabets, Continuous Reverse, Backstepping, Free-Motion Stitching, Double Needle, Wing Needle

 

November 9

Session 5– Creative Options – Directional Stitching – For 780 & 790 machines only

November 16

Sessions 1 through 4 apply to all models of Bernina machines.  Session 5 applies to 780 & 790 Berninas only.  It is not necessary to take these classes consecutively, so sign up for one or all today!  Each class is FREE to our customers who have recently purchased a Bernina sewing machine.  

Class Cancellation and Refund Policy:  Please sign up early to reserve your place in class.  Classes must be paid for before our cancellation deadline (three days before class starts). You may cancel and receive a full refund up to three days before class.  After the three day limit you will receive store credit.  If a class is cancelled by us you may have your class fee refunded or receive store credit.  If class enrollment does not meet the minimum requirement, it may be cancelled.