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BERNINA SEWING CENTER

CLASS SCHEDULE JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER, 2022

WHAT’S NEW – IN STOCK

COMING IN THE FUTURE:

A Ghastlie Getaway – DeLeon Design – Alexander Henry

Ups A Daisy – Michael Miller

Chic Escape – Tilda – Tilda Fabrics

Morning Light – Linzee Kull McCray – Moda

Flower Pot – Lella Boutique – Moda

Decorum – Basic Grey – Moda

Boots & Blooms – Wendy Sheppard – P & B

Nantucket Summer – Camille Roskelley – Moda

Whimsical Fleur DeJoy – RJR Studio – RJR Studio

Things Are Looking Up – Kim Schaefer – Andover

Between – Alison Glass – Andover

Sweet & Spookier – AGF Studio – AGF

Gnome-ster Mash – Jennifer Pugh – Wilmington

Halloween Whimsey – Teresa Kogut – Riley Blake

Practical Magic – Laundry Basket – Andover

Ale House – Kanvas Studios – Benartex

Pixie Noel – Riley Blake

O’Christmas Tree – Annie Downs – Henry Glass

Hoffman Christmas (variety) – Hoffman

Laundry Basket Favorites 3 (linen-look) – Andover

In a Web –Halloween Spirit – Benartex

Tinsel Town – Robert Kaufman

Scaredy Cat – Rachel Hauer – Free Spirit

Coriander Seeds – Corey Yoder – Moda

Santa’s Tree Farm – Northcott

Chambray Dots – Tilda - Tilda Fabrics

Candelabra – Northcott

House and Home – Michal Marko – Poppie Cotton

Soar – Deborah Edwards – Northcott

D is for Dream – Paper & Cloth – Moda

Joyful Joyful – Stacy Iest Hso – Moda

Timberland Trail – Stonehenge – Northcott

Blue Escape – Laundry Basket – Andover

Snowy Weather – Sue Penn – Free Spirit

Tropicolor – Connie Haley – 3 Wishes

Dogs in the City – Weekday Best – 3 Wishes

Daisy Fields – Beverly McCollough – Riley Blake

Dragonfly Dreams – Deborah Edwards – Northcott

Autumn Gatherings – Primitive Gatherings – Moda

Bee Ginghams – Lori Holt – Riley Blake

Poinsettia Plaza – 3 Sisters – Moda

Snowkissed – Sweetwater – Moda

Spirited – Elise Genest – Northcott

Pearl Splendor – Kanvas Studio – Benartex

Cottage Cloth – Renee Nanneman – Andover

LaVie en Rose – Pat Bravo – AGF

Colorful – Jason Yenter – In The Beginning

Merry Memories – Yuan Xu – RJR

Skygazing – Giuccy Giuce – Andover

Thicket – Alison Glass – Andover

Sweet Ride – Laundry Basket Quilts – Andover

Astrologika – Eye Candy Quilts - Andover

 

JULY

 

Kimberbell Embroidery Projects

Saturday, July 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

 

Quilt As-You-Go

Tuesdays, July 5 & 19                                                    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, July 5                                                              Time:  6:00 – 8:00                    

In this class, we will digitize a 14-inch trapunto pillow, using echo quilting with a design in each corner and a flange.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5 plus supplies

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, July 6                                                         Time:  10:00 – 12:30

We will watch the video and do the lesson on using the Auto-Digitize toolbox using lesson 6 in Software Inspirations.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Fun, Easy Quilting Projects with Myrt

Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27                         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

 

Kids’ Pillowcase Class

Thursday, July 7                                                            Time: 1:00 – 3:00

Ages 9 and up are welcome to come make their own pillowcase. Class will start with each individual picking out their fabrics in store. Students will not but cutting their pieces but will use an iron and sewing machine. We will be using the burrito method and embroider their name on the cuff if time allows.

Instructor:  Stephanie Demaray                           Cost:  $20 (includes supplies)

 

NO Advanced Software on July 12

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, July 13                                                       Time:  10:00 – 12:30

We will complete the lesson on Auto-digitizing and choose a graphic to use to apply the lesson for our own use.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Crafty Cutting Club

Saturday, July 16                                                           Time:  1:00

This month’s project is a bleached T-shirt with HTV stencil.  Please bring your own t-shirt and vinyl.  We will apply the vinyl design and then spray bleach around.  I will have the bleach, Hydrogen Peroxide, buckets and plastic bags for you to take your wet t-shirts home.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, July 19                                                            Time:  6:00 – 8:00

We will begin stitching the top of the pillow using our digitized design.  We might even get to adding the border. 

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, July 20                                                       Time:  10:00 – 12:30

In this class we will view the video on Lesson 7 and complete the lesson.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Pickle Blooms Table Runner

Friday, July 22                                                               Time:  10:00 – 4:00

A fun project for the summer?  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, July 26                                                            Time:  6:00 – 8:00

We will complete the pillow envelope back and flange.  We will return to software for a lesson in V9.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, July 27                                                       Time:  10:00 – 12:30

We will continue with Lesson 7

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Catching Up With Terry

Friday, July 29                                                               Time:  11:00 – 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, July 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

 

AUGUST

 

Beginning Quilting (Daytime)
Mondays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Sept. 12 & 19               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)

 

Quilt As-You-Go

Tuesdays, August 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

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, August 2                                                         Time:  6:00 – 8:00

We will digitize a fall wall-hanging using couching, stump-work and applique.  You will need to bring Bernina foot #43 for the couching and cord of your choice. I will have the wire for the stump-work and fabric scraps for the applique.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5                      

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, August 3                                                     Time:  10:00 – 12:30

We will digitize a trapunto pillow or table runner using V9 software – Layout and Echo quilting.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Fun, Easy Quilting Projects with Myrt

Wednesdays, August 3, 10, 17 & 24                                 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

 

Necessary Clutch Wallet

Fridays, August 5 & 12 (2 session class)                           Time:  11:00 – 4:00

This small clutch by Emmaline Bags is amazing.  It has a zipper pocket, 12 card slot pockets, and two long pockets for cash or check books.  Room for a cell phone and more.  You can add a wrist strap or shoulder strap.  Size 8”x4” by 1” depth width at bottom.

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

 

Kimberbell Embroidery Projects

Saturday, August 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

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, August 9                                                         Time:  6:00 – 8:00                                
We will complete the design and begin stitching the wall-hanging.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

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

We will refine the design until it is to our liking.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, August 16                                                        Time:  6:00 – 8:00

We will continue with stitching the wall-hanging.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, August 17                                                   Time:  10:00 – 12:30

We will explore the Corel side of the software, watch the video, and complete the lesson.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Just In Case

Friday, August 19                                                           Time:  11:00 – 4:00

These folding organizers By Annie have inner pockets made of mesh and vinyl, zipper closures, and magnetic snaps.  They come in two sizes 7”x6”x2” (small) and 10½”x8”x1/2” (large).  Can be used as sewing organizers or as purse organizers.

Instructor:  Terry Kelling                                                Cost:  $10 plus supplies

 

Crafty Cutting Club                                                    

Saturday, August 20                                                       Time:  1:00

We will attempt etching glasses with color.  Please bring your own glasses or plates or both.  I will have the transfer tape.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, August 23                                                        Time:  6:00 – 8:00

Continue with placement and decorating the wall-hanging with 3D leaves and flowers.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, August 24                                                   Time:  10:00 – 12:30

We will continue to explore the Corel side of the software.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Catching Up With Terry

Friday, August 26                                                           Time:  11:00 – 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, August 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

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, August 30                                                        Time:  1:00

Complete the wall-hanging with some quilting in the negative spaces using decorative stitches and fills in the machine and software.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

NO Basic Software on August 31

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Running With Scissors

Fridays, September 2, 9 & 16 (3-session class)                 Time:  11:00 – 4:00

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, September 3                                                   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

 

Quilt As-You-Go

Tuesdays, September 6 & 20                                          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, September 6                                                    Time:  6:00 – 8:00

In this class we will attach the binding using Bernina binding foot #88.  We will learn to complete the mitered corners using this foot.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, September 7                                                           Time:  10:00 – 12:30

We will revisit some V8 lessons and complete them using the improvements in V9, such as branching.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Fun, Easy Quilting Projects with Myrt

Wednesdays, September 7, 14, 21 & 28                           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

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, September 13                                                  Time:  6:00 – 8:00                                            
Back to lessons in the software.  We will be using the new features in V9.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, September 14                                                         Time:  10:00 – 12:30

In this class we will apply the special effects and use stamps to create a mug rug or table-runner.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Crafty Cutting Club

Saturday, September 17                                                Time:  1:00

We will make a fall floral arrangement using paper or crepe paper.  We will cut the flower petals and roll them to shape them.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, September 20                                                  Time:  6:00 – 8:00

Continue lessons in V9 software.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, September 21                                             Time:  10:00 – 12:30

We will watch the video and complete the lesson in Software Inspirations.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Pumpkin Placemats

Friday, September 23                                                     Time:  10:00 – 4:00

Come make fun placemats for fall or Halloween.  You will learn applique, wide ric-rac placement and more.  The pattern includes placemats for spring, summer and winter so you can have a festive table for all four seasons.  Can also be used for wall hangings.  Pattern:  Seasonal Placemats by The Whole Country Caboodle.

Instructor:  Terry Kelling                                                Cost:  $15 plus supplies

 

Monthly Open Machine Embroidery
Saturday, September 24                                                 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

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, September 27                                                  Time:  6:00 – 8:00

Using Halloween illustrations, we will digitize a Halloween wall-hanging or table runner.  Remember to choose well-defined graphics that are more along simpler lines.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, September 28                                                         Time:  10:00 – 12:30

We will use last week’s lesson and apply it to a mug rug and play with ways to decrease and increase the density of a design.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

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

August 25

 

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

 

September 1

 

 

           September 8

 

Session 4 – 880 Plus and 790 Plus machines only

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

           Septmber 15

 

 

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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