CLASS SCHEDULE JUL, AUG, SEPT 2018

July (kids classes!)

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Beginning Kids Sewing Camp

Monday – Thursday, July 9 – 12 Tiime: 9:30 – 12:00 OR 1:00 – 3:30

In this 4 day camp, kids will learn lots of FUN things in the World of Sewing! Starting with learning the parts of a computerized sewing machine and sewing on it, to experiences on the serger and the embroidery machine (machines provided by Bernina Sewing Center). Many FUN, usable projects will be constructed during this camp. Kids age 6 and up are welcome to learn how to sew! Morning class starts at 9:30 to 12:00 noon OR afternoon class starts at 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. The fee for 10 hours of sewing instruction is $89.00 plus supplies (approx. $30.00ish).

Instructor: Marj Ostermiller

Beginning Kids Quilting Camp

Monday – Thursday, July 30 – August 2 Time: 9:30 – 12:00 OR 1:00 – 3:30

In this 4 day camp, kids will learn to quilt by making FUN quilted projects using cotton fabrics and a ¼” seam! Kids age 6 and up are welcome to learn to quilt during the camp. Computerized sewing machines for learning to quilt are provided by Bernina Sewing Center. Morning class starts at 9:30 to 12:00 noon OR afternoon class starts at 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. The fee for 10 hours of instruction is $89.00 plus supplies (approx. $30.00ish).

Instructor: Marj Ostermiller 

July

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Advanced Software
Tuesday Evenings, July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 Time: 6:00 – 8:00

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

Handwork Class!!

Thursdays, July 5, 19, August 2, 16, September 6 & 20 Time: 6:00 – 8:00

Return to your roots or learn a new skill. Pick a handwork project of your choice. If you like wool applique, hand embroidery, or tinting with crayons, this is the class for you. Whether to refresh your skills or learn a new technique, come join us for a relaxing evening of stitching & fun.

Instructor: Darla Arthur Cost: $10 plus supplies

Basic Software

Wednesdays, July 11, 18 & 25 Time: 10:00 – 12:30

If you feel intimidated by Version 8 software, are new to the software, or just need a refresher on Version 8 software – this is the class for you.

Instructor: Maureen Piesik

Elementz Paper Piecing BOM (con’d)

Fridays, July 13, 27, August 10, 24, September 7 & 21

Time: 2:00 – 5:00 Instructor: Jessica Malley

Winter Wishes Embroidery Wall Hanging (2 session class)

Saturdays, July 14 & 21 (2 session class) Time: 10:00 – 4:00

This Jane Babich Embroidery Design will get you thinking of snow in July! There is joy in hot cocoa, sleigh rides, mittens and more with the reminder that spring always comes eventually. Machine embroidery makes this project professional and fun. All levels of embroiderers welcome – beginner to experienced.

Instructor: Maureen Piesik Cost: $40 plus supplies

Take It Tuesday – NEW! NEW! NEW!

Tuesday, July 17 Time: 1:00

Join us for something fun and NEW every month. All skill levels welcome. Every month will be a different surprise – guaranteed delightful and finished! Samples will be posted ahead of time to get you piqued. Everything will be provided; just bring your smile! Price for class will vary depending on the project for that month (prices will be posted ahead of time).

Instructor: Phyllis Ditto

Buggy Barn/1 Sister Class

Wednesdays, July 25, August 29 & September 26 Time: 6:00 – 9:00

Bring in an unfinished project or get CRAZY and start a new one. The unique technique used for these fun quilts is just what you need for a change of pace. Stack – Slash – Crazy!

Instructor: Darla Arthur Cost: $10/session plus supplies

Easy Peasy Machine Embroidery (NEW! NEW! NEW!)

Thursday, July 26 Time: 9:00 – 12:30

This class is for the interested, beginner or experienced machine embroiderer. You will embroidery an easy project that you will complete in class. It will be a fun, no stress class with tips and techniques which will give you more confidence with your machine embroidery.

Instructor: Michelle Luce Cost: $10 plus supplies

HQ Ruler of the Month 2 Club

Thursday, July 26 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 July will be the 2.5” Circle ruler.

Instructors: Myrt Wittenberg & Phyllis Ditto Cost: $29 (INCLUDES THE RULER FOR THAT MONTH!)

AccuQuilt & More Monthly
Thursday, July 26 Time: 3:00
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. Or, if you are just curious to see how the Accuquilt System works, come join us. Beginning in August, we will be concentrating on 8” cube projects. Also, come to see what is new at Bernina Sewing Center.
Instructor: Myrt Wittenberg

Monthly Embroidery Workshop
Featuring a variety of projects!!
Saturday, July 28 Time: 9:30 – 4:00
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

MJ’s Messenger Bag (2 session class)

Saturday & Sunday, July 28 & 29 Times: Friday 9:00 – 6:00 & Saturday 12:00 – 5:00

This messenger-style bag will be perfect to carry books, supplies, electronics (or all three!). It has zippered and hardware closures, adjustable carrying strap and padded handle, padded inner divider, slip mesh pocket, pen & pencil holders and more. Comes in two sizes.

Instructor: Michelle Luce Cost: $40 plus supplies

August

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Basic Software

Wednesdays, August 1, 8, 22 & 29 Time: 10:00 – 12:30

If you feel intimidated by Version 8 software, are new to the software, or just need a refresher on Version 8 software – this is the class for you.

Instructor: Maureen Piesik

Welcome Embroidery Wall Hanging (2 session class)

Saturdays, August 4 & 11 Time: 10:00 – 4:00

This striking wall hanging looks complicated but the components make up easily. Welcome people to your home with the dimensional flowers and leaves. You can make it spring & summery or use fall colors and welcome in autumn. All levels of machine embroiderers are invited.

Instructor: Maureen Piesik Cost: $40 plus supplies

Beginning Quilting (Daytime)
Mondays – August 6, 13, 20, 27, September 10, 17 & 24 Time: 1:00 – 4:00
This class is for beginners in the truest sense of the word. Everything will be included from fabric selection, rotary cutting, piecing, quilting and binding! When you finish you will have a nice wall hanging or table top size quilt. And you will be ready to make a quilt on your own!
Instructor: Myrt Wittenberg
Cost: 7 classes for only $80 plus supplies (10% discount on class supplies)

SERGER CLUB
Tuesday, August 7 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 2018. 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 Instructor: Marj Ostermiller Cost: $5

ALL ABOUT ME – Fearless Embroidery
Tuesday, August 7 Time: 6:00 – 8:00
Baby oh Baby – We will delve into embroidering on baby and children’s things as we create an easy flip and sew baby bib using pre-printed batting. We will also talk about successfully embroidering on a onesie. FREE!!
Instructor: Maureen Piesik

Trinkets & Treasures by Annie (2 session class)

Wednesdays, August 8 & 15 Time: 1:30 – 5:00

As the name indicates, this adorable bag can be used to organize jewelry, sewing supplies or little treasures. It has a unique folding design and removable pods keeping all your items separate. You will be surprised when you unzip this bag to see all the individual compartments for storage (even a mesh section to attach your earings).

Instructor: Michelle Luce Cost: $30 plus supplies

I’ll Drink to That by Annie (2 session class)

Thursdays, August 9 & 16 Time: 9:30 – 1:00

What a fun way to carry your beverages to an outing! You will make a project for carrying your beverages, glassware and snacks. It will have two zippered front pockets and a four-section padded inner divider to hold up to four standard-sized wine bottles or an assortment of beverages, glasses and utensils.

Instructor: Michelle Luce Cost: $30 plus supplies

Zippety Bags

Friday, August 10 Time: 10:00 – 1:00

These interesting bags do not look like bags until you zip them; then they have shape! There are five sizes in the pattern so you can store little bitty treasures or larger accessories. When these bags are unzipped they lay flat so are perfect to stick in an envelope and mail off to someone as a little gift! And they are just FUN!

Instructor: Michelle Luce Cost: $10 plus supplies

Banana Bag

Tuesday, August 14 Time: 10:00 – 1:00

Banana Bag by Lazy Girl is a small banana-shaped zippered pouch perfect for holding your glasses, sewing supplies, pencils, candy or for gifting. Make a “bunch” of banana bags and give to your friends – they are quick! Takes two 10” squares of fabric so perfect for leftover layer cake pieces.

Instructor: Michelle Luce Cost: $10 plus supplies

Advanced Software
Tuesday Evenings, August 14, 21 & 28 Time: 6:00 – 8:00

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

Software Inspirations (Sampler)
Wednesday, August 15 Time: 10:00 – 1:00 FREE!!
What Goes Around

Learn to use all the controls associated with the Outlines & Offset tool in Software 8.

Instructor: Maureen Piesik

Beginning Free Motion Quilting and Ruler Work

Saturday, August 18 Time: 1:00

If you are a beginner to free motion quilting and ruler work on your home sewing machine or need a simple refresher, this class is for you. Learn to quilt your own projects on YOUR sewing machine and have fun doing it! Also, this is a great class to get you started if you are thinking of taking any “ruler of the month” or a free motion quilting class. Your only prerequisite to this class is to know how to use your sewing machine and be able to drop your feed dogs.

Instructor: Phyllis Ditto Cost: $10 (Supply list & sign up required)

Easy Peasy Machine Embroidery (NEW! NEW! NEW!)

Monday, August 20 Time 9:00 – 12:30

This class is for the interested, beginner or experienced machine embroiderer. You will embroidery an easy project that you will complete in class. It will be a fun, no stress class with tips and techniques which will give you more confidence with your machine embroidery.

Instructor: Michelle Luce Cost: $10 plus supplies

Take It Tuesday – NEW! NEW! NEW!

Tuesday, August 21 Time: 1:00

Join us for something fun and NEW every month. All skill levels welcome. Every month will be a different surprise – guaranteed delightful and finished! Samples will be posted ahead of time to get you piqued. Everything will be provided; just bring your smile! Price for class will vary depending on the project for that month (prices will be posted ahead of time).

Instructor: Phyllis Ditto

Monthly Workshop
Featuring a variety of projects!!
Saturday, August 25 Time: 9:30 – 4:00
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

HQ Ruler of the Month 3 Club

Thursday, August 30 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 August is the Hexie 3 Template ruler.

Instructors: Myrt Wittenberg & Phyllis Ditto Cost: $29 (INCLUDES THE RULER FOR THAT MONTH!)

AccuQuilt & More Monthly
Thursday, August 30 Time: 3:00
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. Or, if you are just curious to see how the Accuquilt System works, come join us. Also, come to see what is new at Bernina Sewing Center. We will be concentrating on 8” cube projects.
Instructor: Myrt Wittenberg

September

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ALL ABOUT ME – Fearless Embroidery
Tuesday, September 4 Time: 6:00 – 8:00
Embroidery and Quilting – Embroidery and quilting are two hobbies that can intertwine so beautifully. We will discuss how to embroider on a quilt block, and then we will use the embroidery machine to quilt the layers together. FREE!!
Instructor: Maureen Piesik

Basic Software

Wednesdays, September 5, 12 & 26 Time: 10:00 – 12:30

If you feel intimidated by Version 8 software, are new to the software, or just need a refresher on Version 8 software – this is the class for you.

Instructor: Maureen Piesik

Easy Peasy Machine Embroidery (NEW! NEW! NEW!)

Monday, September 10 Time: 9:00 – 12:30

This class is for the interested, beginner or experienced machine embroiderer. You will embroidery an easy project that you will complete in class. It will be a fun, no stress class with tips and techniques which will give you more confidence with your machine embroidery.

Instructor: Michelle Luce Cost: $10 plus supplies

Daytripper 2.0 Crossbody Case (2 Session Class)

Tuesdays, September 11 & 18 Time: 12:00 – 4:00

This handy padded case is perfect for carrying your tablet or other gear. There is an easy install zipper at the top to keep it closed plus a padded zipper pocket on the front to hold accessories. Finished with an inside slip pocket and adjustable strap to carry over the shoulder or cross-body, this convenient bag will become a favorite.

Instructor: Michelle Luce Cost: $30 plus supplies

Advanced Software
Tuesday Evenings, September 11, 18 & 25 Time: 6:00 – 8:00

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

Margo Wallet Bag (2 session class)

Thursdays, September 13 & 20 Time: 12:00 – 4:00

This compact bag, designed by Serendipity Studio, has a place for everything! Pockets under the flap will hold credit cards and your ID. Back zippered pocket holds your phone. Interior has a zippered pocket and patch pockets so everything has a place. Strap can be shoulder or cross body strap.

Instructor: Michelle Luce Cost: $30 plus supplies

Take It Tuesday – NEW! NEW! NEW!

Tuesday, September 18 Time: 1:00

Join us for something fun and NEW every month. All skill levels welcome. Every month will be a different surprise – guaranteed delightful and finished! Samples will be posted ahead of time to get you piqued. Everything will be provided; just bring your smile! Price for class will vary depending on the project for that month (prices will be posted ahead of time).

Instructor: Phyllis Ditto

Software Inspirations (Sampler)
Wednesday, September 19 Time: 10:00 – 1:00 FREE!!
Painter Essentials

Take a tour of the Painter Essentials program to see what fantastic mixed media projects you can create!

Instructor: Maureen Piesik

HQ Ruler of the Month 3 Club

Thursday, September 27 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 September will be the 2 ½” x 6 ½” Pillbox Template ruler.

Instructors: Myrt Wittenberg & Phyllis Ditto Cost: $290 (INCLUDES THE RULER FOR THAT MONTH!)

AccuQuilt & More Monthly
Thursday, September 27 Time: 3:00
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. Or, if you are just curious to see how the Accuquilt System works, come join us. Also, come to see what is new at Bernina Sewing Center. We will be concentrating on 8” cube projects.
Instructor: Myrt Wittenberg

Monthly Embroidery Workshop
Featuring a variety of projects!
Saturday, September 29 Time: 9:30 – 4:00
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

 

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

Fridays

10:00 – 1:00

Session 1 – Machine Overview

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

 

 

August 17

Session 2 – Continuing Stitches

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

 

August 24

Session 3 – Decorative Stitches & Creative Functions

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

 

August 31

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

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

 

September 7

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

September 14

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.