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BERNINA SEWING CENTER

CLASS SCHEDULE APRIL, MAY & JUNE, 2022

WHAT’S NEW – IN STOCK

COMING IN THE FUTURE:

Hooked – Al Agnew – Northcott Fabrics

Beautiful Day – Corey Yoder – Moda

Halcyon – Jason Yenter – In the Beginning Fabrics

Hibiscus – Simple Simon – Riley Blake Designs

American Dream – Dani Mogstad – Riley Blake Designs

Daybreak – Fran Gulick – Riley Blake Designs

Wanderlust – Stephanie Peterson Jones – P & B Textiles

Mint Crush – Lisa Audit – Wilmington Prints

Ale House – Kanvas Studios

Tulip Tango – Robin Pickens – Moda

Cotton Beach – Tone Finnanger – Tilda

More Pie – Dana Willard – Figo Fabrics

Saddle Up – Ellen & Clark Studio – Northcott Fabrics

Morning Light – Linzee Kull McCray – Moda

Garden & Globe – Erin McManness – Cotton & Steel

Frankie – Basic Grey – Moda

Unruly Nature – Jen Hewett – Ruby Star Society

Astra – Janet Clare – Moda

Nice Ice Baby – Deena Rutter – Riley Blake Designs

Mystic Mountain – Hoffman Spectrum – Hoffman Fabrics

Jewel Basin – McKenna Ryan – Hoffman Fabrics

Hey Y’All – Alli K Design – Moda

Renew – Sweetwater – Moda

Promenade – 3 Sisters – Moda

Decorum – Basic Grey – Moda

Flower Pot – Lella Boutique – Moda

Candy Cane Lane – April Rosenthal – Moda

Cheer & Merriment – Fancy That Design House – Moda

Christmas Faire – Cathy Holden – Moda

Tiny Beasts – Tula Pink – Free Spirit Fabrics

Tiny Stripes & Dots – Tula Pink – Free Spirit Fabrics

Ups-A-Daisy – Michael Miller Fabrics

Blossom & Grow – Maureen Florellini – Studio E

All Is Well – AGF Studio

Halloween Spirit – Kanvas Studios

Halloween Whimsy – Teresa Kogut – Riley Blake Designs

Between – Alison Glass – Andover

Practical Magic – Laundry Basket Quilts – Andover

Oracle – Eye Candy Quilts – Andover

Nantucket Summer – Camille Roskelley – Moda

Chic Escape – Tone Finnanger – Tilda

Seashore Drive – Sherri & Chelsea – Moda

Coriander Seeds – Corey Yoder - Moda

APRIL

 

Kimberbell Embroidery Projects

Saturday, April 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, 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

 

Quilt As-You-Go

Tuesdays, April 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, April 5                                                             Time:  6:00 – 8:00                    

We will stitch out the egg that we digitized last week.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5 plus supplies

 

Basic Software

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

Introductory lesson to icons in V9. We will work V9 Workbook.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Fun, Easy Quilting Projects with Myrt

Wednesdays, April 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

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, April 12                                                           Time:  6:00 – 8:00                                
We will explore the nine new fonts in V9 and their applications in the Designer Plus workbook.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5                      

 

Basic Software

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

We will explore the nine new fonts in V9 and their applications in the Designer Plus workbook.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Project Bags 2.0

Fridays, April 15 & 22 (2-session class)                            Time:  12:00 – 5:00

Project Bags, designed by Annie, are totes to keep each of your projects organized!  The pattern includes 4 sizes from small to extra-large.  The sturdy bases are quilted, a zippered closure keeps everything contained, and see-through vinyl lets you see what’s inside!

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

 

Crafty Cutting Club

Saturday, April 16                                                          Time:  1:00

In this lesson we will explore cutting vinyl and apply vinyl to a bleached t-shirt.

Supplies needed are vinyl of your choice and a t-shirt plus your cutting machine and tools and a computer with software loaded on.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik

 

Advanced Software

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

In this class we will explore mapping keyboard lettering and its application, pages 12 -14 in the Designer Plus workbook.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

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

In this class we will explore mapping keyboard lettering and its application, pages 12 -14 in the Designer Plus workbook.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Demo Daze

Tuesday, April 26                                                           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 ideas* What’s New* Out of the Box projects* One thing is for sure, it will be fun, informative and quilty!  We can’t wait to see you all!!!  Sign up ahead of time and get entered into a give-away!                                                              FREE

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, April 26                                                           Time:  6:00 – 8:00

Introduction to manual digitizing using V9 pages 18-22 in workbook.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

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

Introduction to manual digitizing using V9 pages 18-22 in workbook.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Catching Up With Terry

Friday, April 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, April 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

MAY

Beginning Quilting (Daytime)
Mondays – May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 6, 13 & 20                    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, May 3 & 17                                                    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, May 3                                                            Time:  6:00 – 8:00

In this class we will explore Quilting Effects, pages 23 and 24 in the workbook.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5                      

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, May 4                                                         Time:  10:00 – 12:30

In this class we will explore Quilting Effects, pages 23 and 24 in the workbook.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Fun, Easy Quilting Projects with Myrt

Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18 & 25                                    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

 

Ruler Wrap

Fridays, May 6, 13 & 20 (3-session class)             Time:  12:00 – 5:00

You will make a project designed by Annie to store and carry rulers, an 18” x 24” mat, rotary cutters and more to classes.  This organizer may be hung or folded for travel.  A detachable padded strap makes carrying easy. Finished project opens up to 67” long and has 6 interior mesh compartments!  Comes in 2 sizes.

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

 

Kimberbell Embroidery Projects

Saturday, May 7                                                             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, May 10                                                           Time:  6:00 – 8:00                                
This class is about advanced applique, we will practice using artwork to turn into applique and reshape to ensure closed shapes. Pages 25, 26 and 27 in the workbook.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, May 11                                                       Time:  10:00 – 12:30

This class is about advanced applique. We will practice using artwork to turn into applique and reshape to ensure closed shapes.  Pages 25, 26 and 27 in the workbook.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, May 17                                                           Time:  6:00 – 8:00

We are going to diverge for a moment in this class and explore multi-hooping.

There will be a handout to accompany for this class.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, May 18                                                       Time:  10:00 – 12:30

We are going to diverge for a moment in this class and explore multi-hooping. There will be a handout to accompany for this class.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Crafty Cutting Club                                                    

Saturday, May 21                                                           Time:  1:00

We will revisit print and cut using white sticker paper. We will learn how to set up the page and apply registration marks to cut stickers.

Supplies needed are print and cut vinyl sticker paper, your cutting machine and computer.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, May 24                                                           Time:  6:00 – 8:00

We will begin working in the Creator Workbook for V9 which focuses on lettering and monogramming. In this lesson we will tour the screen and toolbox icons and complete the basic lettering lesson to include pages 1-15 of the workbook.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, May 25                                                       Time:  10:00 – 12:30

We will begin working in the Creator Workbook for V9 which focuses on lettering and monogramming. In this lesson we will tour the screen and toolbox icons and complete the basic lettering lesson to include pages 1-15 of the workbook. Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                        Cost:  $5/session

 

Catching Up With Terry

Friday, May 27                                                               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, May 28                                                           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, May 31                                                           Time:  1:00

In this lesson we will do an editing review lesson using branching and resequencing colors.  Pages 16-18 in the workbook.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

JUNE

Basic Software

Wednesday, June 1                                                        Time:  10:00 – 12:30

In this lesson we will do an editing review lesson using branching and re-sequencing colors p.16-18 in the workbook.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Fun, Easy Quilting Projects with Myrt

Wednesdays, June 1, 8, 15 & 22                                      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

 

Catch All Caddy/In Control

Fridays, June 3, 10 & 17 (3-session class)                        Time:  12:00 – 5:00

Take control of your belongings with this small caddy – perfect size for your sewing table or to take to classes.  Featuring 5 outer pockets to slip tools in, zippered pocket on one end, dividers on inside for organization and padded handles.  You can stuff this bag full with everything you need! 

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

 

Kimberbell Embroidery Projects

Saturday, June 4                                                            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

 

Quilt As-You-Go

Tuesdays, June 7 & 21                                                   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, June 7                                                             Time:  6:00 – 8:00

In this lesson we will explore monogramming using the updates in version 9 pages 19 – 20 in the workbook.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, June 8                                                        Time:  10:00 – 12:30

In this lesson we will explore monogramming p. 19-20 in the workbook.  We will also digitize artwork using Auto-digitize in the software p. 21-22.  We will edit the design by changing stitch angles and reshaping.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, June 14                                                           Time:  6:00 – 8:00                                            
In this lesson we will digitize artwork using Auto-digitize in the software, pages 21 and 22 in the software. We will edit the design by changing stitch angles and reshaping.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, June 15                                                      Time:  10:00 – 12:30

We will learn how to digitize using the magic wand tools.  When using the magic wand tools, the stitch order needs to be considered to decrease the amount of editing necessary to have a good stitch out.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Crafty Cutting Club

Saturday, June 18                                                          Time:  1:00

We will revisit using sublimation paper on coasters or a tote bag which can be purchased from any craft store and cutting a design of your choice.

Supplies needed are sublimation paper, your cutting machine and computer.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, June 21                                                           Time:  6:00 – 8:00

We will learn how to digitize using the magic wand tools. When using the magic wand tools, the stitch order needs to be considered to decrease the amount of editing necessary to have a good stitch out.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesday, June 22                                                      Time:  10:00 – 12:30

In this lesson we will learn how to create an applique from the new basic shapes included with V9 and edit the applique p. 25-26.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5/session

 

Advanced Software

Tuesday, June 28                                                           Time:  6:00 – 8:00

In this lesson we will learn how to create an applique from the new basic shapes included with V9 and edit the applique, pages 25-26.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                             Cost:  $5

 

REMINDER:  No Basic Software on Wednesday, June 29.

 

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

May 19

 

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

 

May 26

 

 

               June 2

 

Session 4 – 880 Plus and 790 Plus machines only

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

              June 9

 

 

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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