CLASS SCHEDULE AUGUST, SEPT 2017

 

 August

 DesignWorks Decoded – Become an Artiste!

 Tues. August 1 – Time:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 Learn how to use and master the drawing tools in DesignWorks Software to add paint,

crystals and CutWork to your sewing and embroidery projects.  FREE!

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                

 

 Buggy Barn or One Sister Class

 August 16, 23, 30, Sept 6                Time:  6:00 – 9:00

 Get your CRAZY back on!  Choose a One Sister or Buggy Barn “crazy pieced” pattern and come join the fun.  You will want a pieced pattern, not an applique.  This is definitely NOT precision piecing!  You will learn this crazy technique on the pattern of your choice.  Darla will help you step by step – beginners welcome.

 Instructor:  Darla Arthur                         Cost:  $50 plus supplies (10% discount on class supplies)       

 

Advanced Software

 Tuesday Evenings, August 8, 15, 22 & 29 Time:  6:00 – 8:00         Cost $5

OR

Wednesdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30                 Time:  10:00 – 1:00       Cost $10

 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)

 Personalization of items is always in vogue.  Let’s explore the monogramming program of Software 8 and create monograms that can be used on a variety of blanks.

 Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                

 

 HQ Ruler of the Month Club

 Thursday, August 24                                          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.  The ruler for

 August will be the SKINNY ruler. 

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

 

 Bernina Club – Piping and Cording

 Friday, August 25                                               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.  Learn to create piped and corded edges that are useful in many types of sewing and quilting.  Piping or cording can add a finished accent as well as make easy to finish edges.  A 10% discount on purchases will be extended to all club attendees. 

 Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                 Cost:  FREE!!

 

 Monthly Embroidery Workshop (now offered Sundays also!)

Featuring a variety of projects

Saturday, August 26 – Time:  9:30 – 4:00   OR

Sunday, August 27 – 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

 

 A Little Duffle Do It (FUN & FAST)

 Wednesday, August 30                                       Time:  1:00 – 4:00

OR

Thursday, August 31                                          Time:  9:00 – 12:00

 A Little Duffle Do It, designed by Karen West, looks like miniature dufle bags.  This useful little pouch can hold sewing tools, travel items, craft supplies and more.  Quick to make – super cute!  Pattern includes 4 sizes.

 Instructor:  Michelle Luce                                    Cost:  Supplies only (Class is FREE)

 

 AccuQuilt Monthly

 Thursday, August 31                                          Time:  1:00 – 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.   FREE and there is always give-aways! 

Instructors:  Phyllis Ditto & Myrt Wittenberg                    

 

 September

 

Bernina Software Club

 Friday, September 1                                           Time:  10:00 – 12:00

Come learn about Bernina Software!  It’s fun and easy!! FREE!!

 Instructor:  Maureen Piesik

 

ALL ABOUT ME – Fearless Embroidery

 Friday, September 1                                           Time:  1:00 – 3:00

 Colorful Pouches – Create beautiful embroidery with colorful threads as we take a look at different threads that can be used in your embroidery machine.  We will create a colorful pouch using a design from Susan Roony’s “Create” embroidery collection.  FREE!!

 Instructor:  Maureen Piesik

 

Border Creek Station Mystery Quilt Block of the Month #5

 Saturday, September 2                                       Time:  10:00 – 4:00

This is a continuation of the Block of the Month Mystery Quilt we started in February.  

Instructor:  Myrt Wittenberg                                Cost:  $15/Saturday for instruction & fun!!!

 

 DesignWorks Decoded – CrystalWork and Materials

 Tues. September 5 – Time:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

 Needing some inspiration on how to use the CrystalWork Tool and Software?  We will investigate some unique materials to use with the crystals in DesignWorks Software.  FREE!

 Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                

 

 Improv Bag

Wednesdays, September 6 & 13                          Time:  1:00 – 4:00

OR

Thursdays, September 7 & 14                             Time:  9:00 – 12:00

 This “quilt-as-you-go” tote bag, designed by Sandra Workman, can be made with all the cute scraps you keep saving for that special project.  The more variety of scraps, the better!  It is a two-session class and the bag comes in 2 handy sizes.

Instructor:  Michelle Luce                                    Cost:  Supplies only (Class is FREE)

 

Felt Cozies for Fall (FUN & FAST)

Monday, September 11                                       Time:  9:00 – 12:00

OR

Monday, September 25                                       Time:  9:00 – 12:00

 These dimensional felt cozies will brighten up your fall décor.  They can be used for napkin rings, lollipop covers, bookmarks, place cards, cupcake toppers and more!

Instructor:  Michelle Luce                                    Cost:  Supplies only (Class is FREE)

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday Evenings, September 12, 19 & 26           Time:  6:00 – 8:00         Cost $5

OR

Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20 & 27               Time:  10:00 – 1:00       Cost $10

 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)

Saturday, September 16                                     Time:  10:00 – 3:00

Digitize Your Couching – Couching is a fun technique to add texture to your projects. 

We have been able to couch yarns with our embroidery machine but the couching feature in software is NEW!  FREE!!

 Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                    

 

 The “Jeanette” Zipper Pouch (FUN & FAST)

Monday, September 18                                       Time:  5:00 – 8:00

OR

Wednesday, September 20                                 Time:  1:00 – 4:00

 This is a classy, little bag – fully lined and quilted.  Cosmetics, colored pencils, sewing notions – we are always looking for little bags to contain things.  Plus it is fun just sewing with others!

 Instructor:  Michelle Luce                                    Cost:  Supplies only (Class is FREE)

 

 HQ Ruler of the Month Club                          

Thursday, September 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.  The ruler for September will be the SWISS CHEESE ruler. 

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

 

Fairy Bag OR Soft Cars Bag (In the Hoop Embroidery)

Saturdays, September 23 & October 14                Time:  9:30 – 4:00

Come and sew a beautiful little bag with pockets containing their own glittery fairies for the special little girls in your life!  OR, if you have a special little boy, come and sew a bag with pockets containing their own little soft cars.   Either way you will delight the youngsters in your life.

 Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                 Cost:  $25 per day

 

 Tape Measure Tote (FUN & FAST)

Wednesday, September 27                                 Time:  1:00 – 4:00

OR

Friday, September 29                                         Time:  9:00 – 12:00

 This tote, designed by Kari Mecca, is made of various tape measures and ribbons.  Woven together, these make a unique and colorful tote bag especially for the sewist.

Instructor:  Michelle Luce                                    Cost:  Supplies only (Class is FREE)

 

 AccuQuilt Monthly

Thursday, September 28                         Time:  1:00 – 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.   FREE and there is always give-aways! 

Instructors:  Phyllis Ditto & Myrt Wittenberg                    

 

Bernina Club – Quilting With Rulers

Friday, September 29                                         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.  Add quilted lines and shapes into your blocks with quilting rulers.  Learn how to work with BERNINA’S newest foot – the adjustable Ruler Foot #72.  A 10% discount on purchases will be extended to all club attendees.  Lecture/demo.

 Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                 Cost:  FREE!!

 

Monthly Embroidery Workshop (now offered Sundays also!)

Featuring a variety of projects!

Saturday, September 30 – Time:  9:30 – 4:00   OR

Sunday, October 1 – 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

 

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

Tuesdays

10:00 – 1:00

Session  1 – Machine Overview

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

August 22

Session 2 – Continuing Stitches

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

 

August 29

Session 3 – Decorative Stitches & Creative Functions

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

 

September 5

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

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

 

September 12

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

September 19

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.