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UPDATE ON CLASS GUIDANCE
We are so excited to resume some of our classes at Bernina Sewing Center. We have put in place some guidelines for our classroom use for the time being to keep everybody safe. 
-      Each class will be limited to an enrollment of 6 people so we can keep people separated.
-      Masks are required in the classroom to benefit both the students and the instructor.
-      For your peace of mind, you may want to consider bringing your own sewing machine, travel iron, rulers, etc. We will still have machines available at the store.
-      We will provide sanitizer and wipes for the cutting and ironing areas; also extra ironing boards will be available.
-      You must sign up for classes or you will not have a spot guaranteed. On the same note, if you cannot make a class you signed up for, please let us know in a timely manner in case we have someone waiting for that class.
We hope you will feel safe and comfortable with our new guidelines in place. See you soon!!
 
JANUARY
 
Kimberbell Embroidery Projects
Saturday, January 2                                                     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, wallhangings 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
 
Fun, Easy Quilting Projects with Myrt
Wednesdays, January 6, 13, 20 & 27                            Time: 1:00 – 4:00
Let’s do some EASY quilts just for the fun of getting together and sewing! This class is open to ALL adult levels. We will select the majority of the projects from the Villa Rosa patterns. Fabrics are each individual’s choice. 
Instructor: Myrt Wittenberg                                          Cost: $10/afternoon
                                                                                                                                       
Software Inspirations
Tuesday, January 12                                                     Time: 6:00 – 8:00
Color PhotoStitch with Debbie Lashbrook
Let’s go back to the basics with Color PhotoStitch. Learn about preparing to take the right photograph, editing the photograph, and creating with PhotoStitch.
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                           Cost: $5                                             
 
Love Grows Kit
Wednesdays, Jan. 13, 20, 27, February 3 & 10               Time: 6:30 – 9:00
Come make this adorable wall hanging and spread some love during this crazy time. The kit has a panel for the base and pieced blocks for borders. Finished size will be 32” x 44”.
Instructor: Phyllis Hansen  
Cost: $70 (This includes the required kit for project plus all five classes!)
Sew Together Bag
Fridays, January 15 & 22 (2 session class)                     Time: 12:00 – 5:00
This little bag, designed by Sew Demented, will hold so many things for you, keeping them organized! It has three zippered pockets and four open pockets. Finished size will be 10” wide x 5” high x 5” deep. Keep sewing supplies, office supplies, even use as a wallet.
Instructor: Terry Kelling                                               Cost: $10/session plus supplies
 
A Very Coriander Christmas – BOM
Mondays, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20
Time: 11:00
This BOM features Holliberry Fabrics by Corey Yoder for MODA. We will have a brief meeting every third Monday of the month for 12 months to go over tips and tricks to help making these beautiful 18½” blocks. Have a beautiful sampler quilt just in time for Christmas 2021.
Cost: Kit $230 which includes the fabric for the top, Book for BOM, binding and the classes!
Instructor: Brook Haag
 
Quilt As-You-Go
Tuesdays, Jan. 19, Feb. 2, 16, Mar. 2, 16 & 30               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
 
DesignWorks
Tuesday, January 19                                                     Time: 6:00 – 8:00
We will be working through the DesignWorks workbook. Learn about PaintWork, CrystalWork and CutWork.
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                           Cost: $5
 
Iron Caddy with Pad
Saturday, January 23                                                    Time: 10:00 – 5:00
Make a carrier for your iron to take to classes or retreats. You will have a choice of 3 sizes from small, travel size or full size. It will have a heat resistant lining and can be used as an ironing pad. Clever and cute!
Instructor: Terry Kelling                                               Cost: $15 plus supplies
 
Valentine’s Table Runner
Tuesday, January 26                                                     Time: 10:00 – 5:00
This heart table runner is from the pattern Modern Holiday designed by Cluck Cluck Sew. The pattern contains six different, modern, table runners that span the entire year. This one will be perfect for February with hearts for “love day”.
Instructor: Terry Kelling                                               Cost: $15 plus supplies
 
Crafty Cutting Club
Saturday, January 16                                                    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 working with heat transfer vinyl. Come cut with us! 
Instructors: Maureen Piesik
 
January Software
Tuesday, January 26                                                     Time: 6:00 – 8:00
Using software techniques taught in January.
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                           Cost: $5
 
Catching Up With Terry
Friday, January 29                                                        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, January 30                                                    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
 
Beginning Quilting (Daytime)
Mondays – February 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8 & 15           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)
 
Bernina Embroidery
Tuesday, February 2                                                     Time: 6:00 – 8:00                   
Sassy Stitches ITH Zipper Pouch with Judy Hahner
Have fun making this quick zipper pouch completely in the hoop. Create a textured background design using Endless Embroidery and sewing stitches, then use Group and Rearrange tools to place the applique stitches on top of the textured background design. Easily accomplished on the BERNINA 880 PLUS & B790 PLUS embroidery machine!
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                           Cost: $5 plus supplies
 
Fun, Easy Quilting Projects with Myrt
Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17 & 24                           Time: 1:00 – 4:00
Let’s do some EASY quilts just for the fun of getting together and sewing! This class is open to ALL adult levels. We will select the majority of the projects from the Villa Rosa patterns. Fabrics are each individual’s choice. 
Instructor: Myrt Wittenberg                                          Cost: $10/afternoon
 
EZ Breezy Quilt As You Go Table Runner
Friday, February 5                                                        Time: 10:00 – 5:00
Make this modern, wavy table runner, designed by Annie, using your large scale prints. It is a quilt-as-you-go so when you are finished piecing, it is complete! Finished size is 15” x 47”. Pattern also includes place mats!
Instructor: Terry Kelling                                               Cost: $15 plus supplies
 
Kimberbell Embroidery Projects
Saturday, February 6                                                   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
 
Software Inspirations-Cancelled
Tuesday, February 9                                                    Time: 6:00 – 8:00
Applique with Debbi Lashbrook
Compare and contrast the two applique tools in software. Learn quick applique methods as well as those that will take more time to create.
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                           Cost: $5                                             
 
A New Take On A Tuffet
Fridays, February 12 & 19 (2-session class)                   Time: 12:00 – 5:00
These are the tuffets designed by Aunties Two Patterns which uses the firm foam inserts. They come in two sizes (18”x15” and 14”x12”) and use jelly rolls, Bali Pops (or cut your own 2½ strips) or even a single quilted fabric. They are so cute, make a great footstool, and a delightful addition to any room!
Instructor: Terry Kelling                                               Cost: $10/session plus supplies
 
Clam Up Zippered Pouches
Saturday, February 13                                                  Time: 10:00 – 5:00
What fun these little bags are designed by Annie. There are five sizes included - all so very cute. You can use them for make-up, sewing supplies, golfing extras, children’s gadgets, travel . . . And when you are not using them, they all nest together to store!
Instructor: Terry Kelling                                               Cost: $15 plus supplies
 
DesignWorks
Tuesday, February 16                                                   Time: 6:00 – 8:00
We will be working through the DesignWorks workbook. Learn about PaintWork, CrystalWork and CutWork.
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                           Cost: $5
 
Crafty Cutting Club
Saturday, February 20                                                  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 etching on glass. Come cut with us! 
Instructors: Maureen Piesik
 
February Software
Tuesday, February 23                                                   Time: 6:00 – 8:00
Using software techniques taught in February.
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                           Cost: $5
 
Catching Up With Terry
Friday, February 26                                                       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 27                                                 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
 
Bernina Embroidery
Tuesday, March 2                                                         Time: 6:00 – 8:00                      
Put a Pocket on It! With Judy Hahner
Transform a plain T-shirt into a “one-of-a-kind” shirt with an in-the-hoop Pocket Peeker. Controlling knit fabrics in the embroidery hoop can be challenging if not stabilized correctly. With a few tips on stabilizer, needles and design placement, you’ll be successful at taming stretch knits and embroidering those one-of-a-kind projects.
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                           Cost: $5 plus supplies
 
Fun, Easy Quilting Projects with Myrt
Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17 & 24                                Time: 1:00 – 4:00
Let’s do some EASY quilts just for the fun of getting together and sewing! This class is open to ALL adult levels. We will select the majority of the projects from the Villa Rosa patterns. Fabrics are each individual’s choice. 
Instructor: Myrt Wittenberg                                          Cost: $10/afternoon
 
Versatile Wave Interchangeable Purse
Fridays, March 5 & 12 (2-session class)                          Time: 12:00 – 5:00
This smart, stylish handbag, designed by Susan Rooney Patterns, gives you many options in a purse. It is a basic zippered purse but has interchangeable covers. Keep the same bag but make several covers to give it a fresh look! Purse size is 12” x 8½”. Includes checkbook clutch instructions.
Instructor: Terry Kelling                                               Cost: $10/session plus supplies
 
Kimberbell Embroidery Projects
Saturday, March 6                                                      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
 
Software Inspirations
Tuesday, March 9                                                         Time: 6:00 – 8:00              
Creating Fringe with Debbi Lashbrook
Learn how to create fringe to embellish your embroidery.
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                           Cost: $5                                             
 
What’s In Your Bag
Saturday, March 13                                                       Time: 10:00 – 5:00
Tired of searching through your organizational bags looking for that one thing. Then make these bags designed by Stitchin’ Sisters which contain a clear vinyl window down the front. You can see exactly what is in them, even at the bottom of your tote or sewing case. Finished size is 7” x 8½”
Instructor: Terry Kelling                                               Cost: $15 plus supplies
 
DesignWorks
Tuesday, March 16                                                       Time: 6:00 – 8:00
We will be working through the DesignWorks workbook. Learn about PaintWork, CrystalWork and CutWork.
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                           Cost: $5
 
Just In Case Organizer
Friday, Mar. 19 & Thursday, Mar. 25 (2-session class)    Time: 12:00 – 5:00
These folding organizers have two inner pockets made of mesh and vinyl – each pocket zips shut. They come in two sizes both easy to fit in bags and backpacks. Perfect for first aid kit, cords & chargers, cosmetics, sewing notions, writing supplies. Make in darker colors for guys to keep in their cars or throw in their gym bags!
Instructor: Terry Kelling                                               Cost: $10/session plus supplies
 
Crafty Cutting Club
Saturday, March 20                                                     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 doing a layered Easter design with vinyl. Come cut with us! 
Instructors: Maureen Piesik
 
March Software
Tuesday, March 23                                                       Time: 6:00 – 8:00
Using software techniques taught in March.
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                           Cost: $5
 
Catching Up With Terry
Friday, March 26                                                           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, March 27                                                       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
 
 
We appreciate you purchasing your class supplies from our Bernina store so that we can continue offering exciting, new classes.  Thank you.
 
 
MASTERY SCHEDULES
Machine Mastery is for BERNINA 880 Plus, 790 Plus, 770QE, 740
BERNINA 590, 570QE, 535, 480, 475QE, 435
10:00 – 1:00
February 18 
Session 1 – Machine Overview and menus. Needles, Thread, Feet, Securing stitches, Backstepping, Pattern Repeat, Pattern Functions, Elongation, Altered Memory
February 25
Session 2 – Permanently Altered Stitch, Saving Stitch, Triple & Edgestitching, Vari-Overlock, Long Stitch, Blind Hem, Stretch Stitch, Dual Feed, Balance
March 4
Session 3 – Button Holes, Attaching Buttons, Creative Consultant, Combi Mode with Stitch Patterns & Lettering, Free-Motion, Stitch Regulator          
March 11
Session 4 – 880 Plus and 790 Plus machines only
Sideways Motion Stitches, Multi-Directional, All-Over Directional, Connecting Stitches, Stitch Designer, Distortion
Mastery classes are FREE to our customers who have recently purchased a Bernina Sewing Machine. You do need to register before as we have to limit class sizes at the moment. 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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