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BERNINA SEWING CENTER

CLASS SCHEDULE JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 2022

           

JANUARY

 

Quilt As-You-Go

Tuesdays, January 4 & 18                                               Time:  12:00 – 4:00

In this class, you will learn to make projects without putting the entire thing through your sewing machine to quilt it.  This class meets every other Tuesday afternoon; you will make a project of your selection (or Terry will make suggestions for projects if wanted).  Each block will be pieced, then sandwiched with batting and quilted. It is fun to quilt and practice when it is only on a single block! Then you will use a sashing technique to join the blocks.  You can use this technique with any quilt block, traditional to modern. This class is beginner friendly. Come join the fun!

Instructor:  Terry Kelling                                                Cost: $10/afternoon plus supplies

 

Advanced Software
Tuesday, January 4                                                        Time:  6:00 – 8:00                    

We will create a Bernina announcement banner using V8.2 software.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5 plus supplies

 

Fun, Easy Quilting Projects with Myrt

Wednesdays, January 5, 12, 19 & 26                               Time:  1:00 – 4:00

Let’s do some EASY quilting projects just for the fun of getting together and sewing!  This class is open to ALL adult levels.  We will select the projects from quick, easy patterns – nothing overwhelming!  Fabrics are each individual’s choice. 

Instructor:  Myrt Wittenberg                                            Cost:  $10/afternoon

 

Kimberbell Embroidery Projects

Saturday, January 8                                                       Time:  10:00 – 4:00

This class is for anyone working on Kimberbell Embroidery projects.  You can work on ANY Kimberbell project you want and get assistance from Myrt with any questions.  It might be a quilt, bench pillow, mug rugs, wall hangings or ask for suggestions.  Kimberbell has a wide range of levels for machine embroidery each with a variety of techniques.  They are always coming out with new projects.  And they are SO fun to do!

Instructor:  Myrt Wittenberg                                            Cost:  $20 or Free with $50 purchase

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, January 11                                                      Time:  6:00 – 8:00                                
We will be working on creative fills using V8.2 software.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5                      

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, January 12                                                  Time:  10:00 – 12:30

This class is for those who own BERNINA Version 8 software or are interested in what software can do for you.  Maybe you are a beginner or you need a refresher class to get you back in to using software to customize your projects. We will continue to work through the software 8.2 workbooks.

Today we will be working on stumpwork using a different design.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, January 18                                                      Time:  6:00 – 8:00

We will explore embroidering on garments using V8.2.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, January 19                                                  Time:  10:00 – 12:30

Today we will be working on a lesson using the cutwork tool and adding a cutwork border in software.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Crafty Cutting Club

Saturday, January 22                                                      Time:  1:00

Come learn the basics of using your new Silhouette Cameo machine.  Or maybe you want to see exactly what a Silhouette Cameo can do!  This class is free to you if you bought your Cameo at Bernina.  You will need to bring your Cameo, computer, mats, blades and usb cable.  Some months will have a small kit fee.  All brands of cutting machines are welcome.  This month we will be creating a Shadow box using cardstock.  You will need at least six layers of 60 weight for innner layers and 80 weight for the box or outer layer.  Plan on two sheets for outer layer.

Instructors:  Maureen Piesik

 

Demo Daze
Tuesday, January 25                                                      Time:  1:00
Let's have some fun at Bernina. Join Phyllis Ditto for surprise demos that will include something fun for everyone that loves fabric, sewing, and quilting. *Free-motion & ruler work ideas*What's New*Out of the Box projects*

One thing's for sure, it will be fun, informative and quilty! We can't wait to see you all!!!! Sign-up a head of time and get entered into a give-away!                              FREE

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, January 25                                                      Time:  6:00 – 8:00

We will look at the use and editing of colors in V8.2 software using the color wheels and thread charts.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, January 26                                                  Time:  10:00 – 12:30

We will be working on multi hooping using pinpoint placement and sending designs to the hoops for stitching.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Monthly Open Machine Embroidery
Saturday, January 29                                                      Time:  10:00 – 4:00
Come join others who also enjoy machine embroidery.  This is for ALL levels of machine embroiderists! Bring your own embroidery project and work on it at your own pace – with some staff help available if needed. Finish up previous projects or start something new.  Maybe you are new to machine embroidery and just need a little encouragement.  Machines are available. 

Classroom Attendant:  Myrt Wittenberg                            Cost:  $20 or FREE with $50 purchase

 

FEBRUARY

 

Quilt As-You-Go

Tuesdays, February 1 & 15                                             Time:  12:00 – 4:00

In this class, you will learn to make projects without putting the entire thing through your sewing machine to quilt it.  This class meets every other Tuesday afternoon; you will make a project of your selection (or Terry will make suggestions for projects if wanted).  Each block will be pieced, then sandwiched with batting and quilted. It is fun to quilt and practice when it is only on a single block! Then you will use a sashing technique to join the blocks.  You can use this technique with any quilt block, traditional to modern. This class is beginner friendly. Come join the fun!

Instructor:  Terry Kelling                                                Cost: $10/afternoon plus supplies

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, February 1                                                      Time:  6:00 – 8:00

We will design a Valentine Wall hanging using applique, designs and lettering, plus quilting.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5                      

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, February 2                                                  Time:  10:00 – 12:30

We will complete a lesson on punch work using Workbook 3 V8.2 and possibly learn how to digitize wirelines.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Fun, Easy Quilting Projects with Myrt

Wednesdays, February 2, 9, 16 & 23                               Time:  1:00 – 4:00

Let’s do some EASY quilting projects just for the fun of getting together and sewing!  This class is open to ALL adult levels.  We will select the projects from quick, easy patterns – nothing overwhelming!  Fabrics are each individual’s choice. 

Instructor:  Myrt Wittenberg                                            Cost:  $10/afternoon

 

Running with Scissors (3 session class)

Fridays, February 4, 11 & 18                                           Time:  12:00 – 5:00

This pattern, designed by Annie, is for constructing a zip-up tool case.  It has pockets in mesh, vinyl and fabrics to fit your tools including scissors, rotary cutters, rulers and more. 

Instructor:  Terry Kelling                                                Cost:  $10/session plus supplies

 

Kimberbell Embroidery Projects

Saturday, February 5                                                      Time:  10:00 – 4:00

This class is for anyone working on Kimberbell Embroidery projects.  You can work on ANY Kimberbell project you want and get assistance from Myrt with any questions.  It might be a quilt, bench pillow, mug rugs, wall hangings or ask for suggestions.  Kimberbell has a wide range of levels for machine embroidery each with a variety of techniques.  They are always coming out with new projects.  And they are SO fun to do!

Instructor:  Myrt Wittenberg                                            Cost:  $20 or Free with $50 purchase

 

Beginning Quilting (Daytime)
Mondays – Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7, 14 & 21                  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)

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, February 8                                                      Time:  6:00 – 8:00                                
We will continue with Valentine wall hanging.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, February 9                                                  Time:  10:00 – 12:30

We will learn to create cutwork from an embroidery design.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

Creatively Yours Zipper Pouch

Saturday, February 12                                                    Time:  10:00 – 5:00

This scrappy looking, zipper pouch is fully lined and can be made from a mini charm pack (2 ½” x 2 ½”). It is fun to make and dimensions are 10” x 6” x 3”.  If you decide to use a regular charm pack, you can make four pouches!

Instructor:  Terry Kelling                                                Cost:  $15 plus supplies

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, February 15                                                    Time:  6:00 – 8:00

We will explore planning a project from piecing to quilting in the software using the quilting program in the software.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, February 16                                                Time:  10:00 – 12:30

Today we will learn how to create a couching design.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Crafty Cutting Club                                                     Time:  1:00

Come learn the basics of using your new Silhouette Cameo machine.  Or maybe you want to see exactly what a Silhouette Cameo can do!  This class is free to you if you bought your Cameo at Bernina.  You will need to bring your Cameo, computer, mats, blades and usb cable.  Some months will have a small kit fee.  All brands of cutting machines are welcome.  This month is Irish T-shirt month using heat transfer vinyl and design.  We will create the design using silhouette software or modify a design of your choice.  You may choose glitter HTV or holographic or both types.  Change it up a little. 

Instructors:  Maureen Piesik

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, February 22                                                    Time:  6:00 – 8:00

Using V8 or V9 we will design a placemat using the shapes in the software and stumpwork.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, February 23                                                Time:  10:00 – 12:30

The lesson for today is creating special effects using the tools in the software either V8.2 or V9.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Catching Up With Terry

Friday, February 25                                                        Time:  12:00 – 4:00

This is for students in Terry Kelling’s classes who may need a little extra help on her projects or maybe be making up a missed class.  She will be available to assist you on anything she has taught (bags, patterns by Annie, etc).

Instructor:  Terry Kelling                                                Cost:  $10

 

Monthly Open Machine Embroidery
Saturday, February 26                                                    Time:  10:00 – 4:00
Come join others who also enjoy machine embroidery.  This is for ALL levels of machine embroiderists! Bring your own embroidery project and work on it at your own pace – with some staff help available if needed. Finish up previous projects or start something new.  Maybe you are new to machine embroidery and just need a little encouragement.  Machines are available. 

Classroom Attendant:  Myrt Wittenberg                            Cost:  $20 or FREE with $50 purchase

 

MARCH

Quilt As-You-Go

Tuesdays, March 1, 15 & 29                                            Time:  12:00 – 4:00

In this class, you will learn to make projects without putting the entire thing through your sewing machine to quilt it.  This class meets every other Tuesday afternoon; you will make a project of your selection (or Terry will make suggestions for projects if wanted).  Each block will be pieced, then sandwiched with batting and quilted. It is fun to quilt and practice when it is only on a single block! Then you will use a sashing technique to join the blocks.  You can use this technique with any quilt block, traditional to modern. This class is beginner friendly. Come join the fun!

Instructor:  Terry Kelling                                                Cost: $10/afternoon plus supplies

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, March 1                                                          Time:  6:00 – 8:00

We will continue working on placemat to complete the project.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, March 2                                                      Time:  10:00 – 12:30

Today’s lesson will be on creating alternate fills using the fills in the software.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Fun, Easy Quilting Projects with Myrt

Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16 & 23                                   Time:  1:00 – 4:00

Let’s do some EASY quilting projects just for the fun of getting together and sewing!  This class is open to ALL adult levels.  We will select the projects from quick, easy patterns – nothing overwhelming!  Fabrics are each individual’s choice. 

Instructor:  Myrt Wittenberg                                            Cost:  $10/afternoon

 

Tools of the Trade (3 session class)             

Fridays, March 4, 11 & 18                                               Time:  12:00 – 5:00

Tools of the Trade, pattern by Annie, is a sturdy organizer that comes in two convenient sizes.  It has pockets, dividers, easy access and can carry rulers, cutting mats, projects, tools and more.

Instructor:  Terry Kelling                                                Cost:  $10/session plus supplies

 

Kimberbell Embroidery Projects

Saturday, March 5                                                          Time:  10:00 – 4:00

This class is for anyone working on Kimberbell Embroidery projects.  You can work on ANY Kimberbell project you want and get assistance from Myrt with any questions.  It might be a quilt, bench pillow, mug rugs, wall hangings or ask for suggestions.  Kimberbell has a wide range of levels for machine embroidery each with a variety of techniques.  They are always coming out with new projects.  And they are SO fun to do!

Instructor:  Myrt Wittenberg                                            Cost:  $20 or Free with $50 purchase

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, March 8                                                          Time:  6:00 – 8:00                                            
We will use software cutwork tool to create designs for napkins using either designs in software or creating our own.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, March 9                                                      Time:  10:00 – 12:30

In today’s lesson we will learn how to create a monogram border using the Monogram program.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Pickle Blooms Table Runner

Saturday, March 12                                                        Time:  10:00 – 5:00

Thinking about spring?  This table runner pattern (which includes the placemats also) is a cute, large-scale applique with huge, funky flowers trimmed in rick rack.  You will also cut bias strips and learn to make bias tape.

Instructor:  Terry Kelling                                                Cost:  $15 plus supplies

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, March 15                                             Time:  6:00 – 8:00

We will continue making napkins using the software.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, March 16                                                    Time:  10:00 – 12:30

In todays’s lesson we will learn how create a custom pattern using shapes in the software V8 or V9.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Crafty Cutting Club

Saturday, March 19                                                        Time:  1:00

Come learn the basics of using your new Silhouette Cameo machine.  Or maybe you want to see exactly what a Silhouette Cameo can do!  This class is free to you if you bought your Cameo at Bernina.  You will need to bring your Cameo, computer, mats, blades and usb cable.  Some months will have a small kit fee.  All brands of cutting machines are welcome.  This month we will make an Easter candle holder to welcome the holiday using cardstock and a tealight.  This is an easy and fun project; make one or make several.  You will need a tacky glue for this project.  Aleene’s tacky glue is pretty good.

Instructors:  Maureen Piesik

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, March 22                                                         Time:  6:00 – 8:00

We will create an Easter egg-shaped wall hanging using applique and designs.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, March 23                                                    Time:  10:00 – 12:30

We will learn to create design templates and how to remove them and change their defaults.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

REMINDER:  No Basic Software on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.

 

Catching Up With Terry

Friday, March 25                                                            Time:  12:00 – 4:00

This is for students in Terry Kelling’s classes who may need a little extra help on her projects or maybe be making up a missed class.  She will be available to assist you on anything she has taught (bags, patterns by Annie, etc).

Instructor:  Terry Kelling                                                Cost:  $10

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, March 29                                                         Time:  6:00 – 8:00

We will continue with our Easter wall hanging.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

 

MASTERY SCHEDULES

Machine Mastery is for BERNINA 880 Plus, 790 Plus, 770QE, 740

BERNINA 590, 570QE, 535, 480, 475QE, 435

 

Mastering Your Bernina Sewing Machine

                Class times

Thursdays

10:00 – 1:00

 

 

Session 1 – Machine Overview and menus. Needles, Thread, Feet, Securing stitches, Backstepping, Pattern Repeat, Pattern Functions, Elongation, Altered Memory

            February 17

 

Session 2 – Permanently Altered Stitch, Saving Stitch, Triple & Edgestitching, Vari-Overlock, Long Stitch, Blind Hem, Stretch Stitch, Dual Feed, Balance

 

Session 3 – Button Holes, Attaching Buttons, Creative Consultant, Combi Mode with Stitch Patterns & Lettering, Free-Motion, Stitch Regulator

 

           February 24

 

 

               March 3

 

Session 4 – 880 Plus and 790 Plus machines only

Sideways Motion Stitches, Multi-Directional, All-Over Directional, Connecting Stitches, Stitch Designer, Distortion

              March 10

 

 

Mastery classes are FREE to our customers who have recently purchased a Bernina Sewing Machine. Please call and register so we know how many to plan materials.  Thank you!

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

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