CLASS SCHEDULE  OCT, NOV DEC 2017

 

 

 October

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  • Advanced Software
    Tuesday Evenings, October 17 & 24 Time:  6:00 – 8:00

OR

Wednesdays, October 4, 18 & 25 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

 

  • Bernina Software Club
    Friday, October 6 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, October 6 Time:  12:00 – 2:00
    Fluffy Stuff – Embroidering on towels, velour and other fluffy stuff can be a challenge.  This class will give you guidelines to create perfect embroidery on towels.  Also, you will be shown how to create an in-the-hoop towel hanger to show off your work.  FREE!!
    Instructor:  Maureen Piesik

 

  • Border Creek Station Mystery Quilt Block of the Month #7
    Saturday, October 7 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!!!

 

  • Tray Chic (Fast & Fun)

Monday, October 16 Time:  10:00 – 12:00

OR

Wednesday, October 18 Time:  1:00 – 3:00

OR

Monday, October 23 Time:  6:00 – 8:00

Do you need some cute containers to organize your life?  Make these soft, just the right size, trays to contain your keys, glasses, clips or sewing accessories.  Fuse a little, cut a little, and sew a little – this Lazy Girl Design will make quick, chic projects!

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

 

  • Fat Quarter Pop-Ups

Monday, October 16 Time:  6:00 – 9:00

OR

Tuesday, October 17 Time:  1:00 – 4:00

OR

Wednesday, October 18 Time:  9:00 – 12:00

Pop Ups are back!  These “springy” containers come in different sizes to accommodate your left over sewing threads & scraps at your table, storing patterns, or tidying up your sewing room.   Designed by The Fat Quarter Gypsy, you can color coordinate your projects and use up some of your stash.

Instructor:  Michelle Luce Cost:  $15 plus supplies

 

  • Witch Hat – Kimberbell

Tuesday, October 17 Time:  9:00 – 12:00

OR

Tuesday, October 24 Time: 2:00 – 5:00

Make this “friendly” witch hat project for Halloween.  Hang it for fun, use as pin cushion, hot pad, mug rug and more.

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

 

  • HQ Ruler of the Month Club

Thursday, October 19 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 October will be the Line Grid ruler.  

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

 

  • Stocking Sweet Stocking

Friday, October 20 Time:  10:00 – 4:00

Designed by Bean Counter Quilts, this striking Christmas stocking can be made cuffed or uncuffed.  You will learn to use the Lil’ Twister Tool to make this sturdy stocking which you can fill to the brim with surprises.  You will still have plenty of time to make several of these before the holidays!  Great for beginners.

Instructor:  Elaine Arneson Cost:  $15 plus supplies

 

  • Software Inspirations (Sampler)
    Saturday, October 21 Time:  10:00 – 3:00.  FREE!!
    3D Globe Effects – A Whole New World!

With 3D Globe effect you can create a wonderful three-dimensional embroidery effect.  Create this contoured effect using the numerous patterns in Version 8 and learn ways to apply the effect in your projects.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik

 

  • Free-Standing Embroidered Lace

Saturday, October 21 Time:  10:00 – 4:00

People have been requesting Myrt to do a class on lace embroidery.  Bring the OESD design of your choice (ex. Christmas Village, Pumpkins, Haunted House etc.) and she will get you going on your project.  Maybe you need help getting started or maybe you need just a little refresher on this fun technique!

Instructor:  Myrt Wittenberg Cost: $20

 

  • Sweet Feet – Kimberbell

Monday, October 23 Time:  10:00 – 12:00

OR

Wednesday, October 25 Time:  1:00 – 3:00

Halloween is more than just candy. Make these whimsical witch’s feet and then make them “sweet” by adding cellophane wrapped cookies to make the stockings!  Not scary – just fun!

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

 

  • Fused and Folded Boxes

Tuesday, October 24 Time:  10:00 – 1:00

OR

Wednesday, October 25 Time:  9:00 – 12:00

We all love unique boxes to store our treasures in.  Fuse, cut, bind and fold to create these personal storage boxes.

Instructor:  Michelle Luce Cost:  $15 plus supplies

 

  • AccuQuilt  & More Monthly
    Thursday, October 26 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

 

  • Beginning Quilting (Daytime)
    Mondays –  October 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27 & December 4 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)

 

  • Beginning Quilting (Evening)

Wednesdays, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, 22, Dec. 6, 20, Jan. 3 & 17 Time:  6:00 – 9:00

This class is for beginners in the truest sense of the word.  It will be a seven session class.  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 quilt on your own!  First class will be picking out your fabric.

Instructor:  Darla Arthur

Cost:  7 classes for only $80 plus supplies (10% discount on class supplies)

 

  • Bernina Club – Ruffle Your Edges
    Friday, October 27 Time:  10:00 (note time change for just this month)
    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.  In this class, learn how just one tool can create many sizes and shapes of ruffle to complement any edge.  Great for clothing, home décor and quilting – the perfect finish!  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, October 28 – Time:  9:30 – 4:00   OR
    Sunday, October 29 – 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

 

  • Kaleidoscope Quilt (BOM) – offered afternoon or evening class!

Fridays, Oct. 27, Nov. 10, 24, Dec. 8 & 22 Time:  1:00 – 4:00

OR

Wednesdays, Nov. 1, 15, 22, Dec. 13 & 27 Time:  6:00 – 9:00

The Kaleidoscope Quilt, by Quilt Addicts Anonymous, features Stonehenge Gradations by Northcott.  The gorgeous color changes and 12 block designs makes a stunning quilt.  Finished size will be 108” square.  Looks complicated but any quilter who can sew a half-square triangle will be able to do this.  Even though this is a block of the month, we will be teaching and sewing 2 classes each month so you will finish sooner.  Kits available at the store.

Instructors:  Myrt Wittenberg & Darla Arthur Cost $15 per session

 

 

November

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  • “Hang On” Class

Wednesday, November 1 Time:  9:00 – 12:00

OR

Thursday, November 2 Time: 1:00 – 4:00

Sew this fun accessory to hang up anything you need nearby – phone, keys, glasses, candy.  Will hang on doorknob, hook, drawer pull or whatever!

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

 

  • Book Club Bag

Wednesdays, November 1 & 8 Time:  1:00 – 4:00

OR

Thursdays, November 2 & 9 Time:  6:00 – 9:00

OR

Saturdays, November 4 & 11 Time:  9:30 – 12:30

This is a two session class in which you will construct a fun tote for your books or other things.  Pockets hold most e-readers and tablets.  Zippered pocket for small items.  Easy snap closure.

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

 

 

  • Beginners’ Free Motion Panel Class

Saturday, November 4 Time:  1:00 – 4:00

Come and join the fun in free motion quilting on a panel to make it really pop!  This is a hands on class – Phyllis will show you great ideas to make your panel truly unique.  Please come early to get your machine set up before class begins.  Kit & supply list must be purchased and prepared before class.

Instructor:  Phyllis Ditto Cost:  $10 plus kit

 

  • Bernina Software Club
    Friday, November 3 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, November 3 Time:  12:00 – 2:00
    Two for One – Stitch up a unique double-zip pouch with two compartments to use for travel or to store sewing accessories.  We will look at some handy embroidery aids and accessories that will make the embroidery process easier.  FREE!!
    Instructor:  Maureen Piesik

 

  • DesignWorks Decoded – Beyond the Limits
    Tuesday, November 7 – Time:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Explore beyond the limits of our embroidery hoop size.  Discover ways you can expand the standard hoop sizes with DesignWorks Software and tools. FREE!
    Instructor:  Maureen Piesik

 

  • Kimberbell Fringe Flowers

Saturday, November 11 Time:  1:00 – 4:00

Come learn this new technique Kimberbell has developed and make darling jars of seasonal fringe flowers.  Will be dimensional and can be embroidered on tea towels, canvas totes, cards & more

Instructor:  Myrt Wittenberg Cost: $10 includes materials or FREE with $40 purchase

 

  • 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

 

  • Nifty Notepads

Thursday, November 9 Time:  1:00 – 4:00

OR

Friday, November 10 Time: 9:00 – 12:00

Stitch up pretty notepad covers with Pickle Pie Designs.  Framed monogram on front, inner sleeve and elastic closure that holds your cover closed.

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

 

  • 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

Tuesday, November 14 Time:  9:00 – 12:00

OR

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.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      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.