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CLASS SCHEDULE APRIL, MAY, JUNE 2021

 

UPDATE ON CLASS GUIDANCE

We are so excited to continue 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. 

-       Masks are required in the classroom to benefit both the students and the instructor.

-       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!!

 

APRIL

 

Kimberbell Embroidery Projects

Saturday, April 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

 

Bernina Embroidery
Tuesday, April 6                                                            Time:  6:00 – 8:00                    

Continuation monthly embroidery with Maureen

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                            Cost:  $5 plus supplies

 

Basic Software

Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28                                   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 to this version of software and feel somewhat intimidated by the program.  Or maybe you need a refresher class to get you back in to using software to customize your projects. Continuing to work through workbooks.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                            Cost:  $5/session

 

Fun, Easy Quilting Projects with Myrt

Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28                                   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, April 13                                                          Time:  6:00 – 8:00                                
Blending Colors with Debbi Lashbrook

Investigate different ways to blend threads in BERNINA Embroidery Software

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                            Cost:  $5                      

 

Quilt As-You-Go

Tuesdays, April 13 & 27                                                 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

 

Begin-ish Quilting

Wednesdays, April 14, 21, 28, May 5 & 12                      Time:  6:00 – 9:00

If you have only a quilt or 2 under your belt and would like to have another come sew up a simple Jelly Roll Race top or one of Donna Robertson’s 3-Yard Quilts. Books available at the store as well as lots of fabrics to choose from to keep the quilt bug fed.

Instructor: Phyllis Hansen                                              Cost: $30 for all 5 sessions plus supplies

 

Clutter Catchers by Aunties Two

Fridays, April 16 & 23 (2 session class)                           Time:  12:00 – 5:00

Come make this large organizer to help streamline your space or add handles for a cute way to transport your biggest projects!  Comes in medium or large sizes.

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

 

Crafty Cutting Club

Saturday, April 17                                                          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 wine glasses using our cutting machines and monograms of your choice.

Maureen will have the supplies for this class, so you just need to bring your cutting machine and mats, plus the usual tools. 

Instructors:  Maureen Piesik
 

April Software

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

Using software techniques taught in April.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                            Cost:  $5

 

KIMBERBELL’S KITCHEN

Saturday, April 24                                                          Time:  9:30 – 5:00

Come have a fun, machine embroidery day with projects from Kimberbell’s Kitchen.  During the day, you will be making 3 Kimberbell projects and learn techniques you may have not tried.  You will make a chenille hot pad, recipe book cover and a bread basket.  Included in the class will be the Kimberbell project bag and fabric kit with all the Kimberbellishments, plus step-by-step instructions and CD for 6 complete projects!  Sign up soon! Limited spots available!

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                            Cost:  $120 (this includes supplies)

 

Beginning Quilting (Daytime)
Mondays – April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 7 & 14        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)

 

DesignWorks

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

We will be working through the DesignWorks workbook.  Learn about PaintWork, CrystalWork and CutWork.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                            Cost:  $5

 

Catching Up With Terry

Friday, April 30                                                              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

 

MAY 

Kimberbell Embroidery Projects

Saturday, May 1                                                            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, May 5, 12, 19 & 26                                    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

 

Bernina Embroidery

Tuesday, May 4                                                             Time:  6:00 – 8:00

Pillow Panels for Every Season

Be ready for the changing seasons and make four embroidered pillow panels. We’ll create our own seasonal sayings and designs using built-in embroidery fonts and designs. Then, we’ll stitch out the designs with buttonholes using Pinpoint Placement. When you finish these, you’ll want to make more for holidays and special occasions!

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                            Cost:  $5                      

 

Basic Software

Wednesdays, May 5, 12, 19 & 26                                    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 to this version of software and feel somewhat intimidated by the program.  Or maybe you need a refresher class to get you back in to using software to customize your projects. Continuing to work through workbooks.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                            Cost:  $5/session

 

Catch All Caddy/In Control

Fridays, May 7, 14 & 21 (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

 

Becca Bag

Saturday, May 8                                                            Time:  11:00 – 4:00

This little bag has become a FAVORITE with our customers!  You can stow and go with these handy bags for multiple uses.  Three fat quarters will be one large and one small bag.  Easy and great for gifts!

Instructor:  Terry Kelling                                                Cost:  $10 plus supplies

 

Quilt As-You-Go

Tuesdays, May 11 & 25                                                  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

 

Software Inspirations

Tuesday, May 11                                                           Time:  6:00 – 8:00                                
Digitizing for Trims with Debbi Lashbrook

Learn how to create your own pattern runs in the Bernina Software

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                            Cost:  $5

 

Crafty Cutting Club

Saturday, May 15                                                          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 revisiting how to do infusible ink projects.  Maureen will have coasters but if you wish to do something else, you will have to purchase it.  Joann’s or Michaels have a nice selection of infusible supplies. 

Instructors:  Maureen Piesik

 

May Software

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

Using software techniques taught in May.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                            Cost:  $5

 

Cutting and Machine Embroidery Class - Scalloped Table Runner

Saturday, May 22                                                          Time:  10:00 – 5:00

Come and join us for a fun cutting and machine embroidery class.  This class a Maureen original design! We will use our cutting and embroidery machines to make this project which is designed for hand embroidery so we will finish it much faster.  Instructions provided in class.  This is a fun project that can be adapted for any holiday.  Digitized format will be included in the class.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                            Cost:  $35 plus supplies (Supply list on request)

 

DesignWorks

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

We will be working through the DesignWorks workbook.  Learn about PaintWork, CrystalWork and CutWork.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                            Cost:  $5

 

Catching Up With Terry

Friday, May 28                                                               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 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

JUNE

Bernina Embroidery

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

Embroidered In-the-Hoop Coasters

Embroidery adds both flair and dimension to a simple coaster. But why stop there? While the top of the coaster is already in the hoop to be embroidered, why not assemble the coaster at the same time? With a simple demonstration of how the in-the-hoop coaster design was created, you can create a set of coasters in one hooping and in no time at all.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                            Cost:  $5

 

Basic Software

Wednesdays, June 2, 9, 16 & 23 (not June 30)             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 to this version of software and feel somewhat intimidated by the program.  Or maybe you need a refresher class to get you back in to using software to customize your projects. Continuing to work through workbooks.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                            Cost:  $5/session

 

Bondi Top by Sew To Grow (simple garment class)

Wednesdays, June 2, 9, 16 & 23                                    Time:  6:00 – 9:00

Have you ever wanted to make a simple top that you could wear in so many ways? Could be worn with jeans, pants or tucked in a skirt.  Also, the Bondi Top could be made longer and it becomes a comfortable dress.  Darla will help you to be successful at this!  Come Wednesday nights in June and be creative!  Patterns available at our store.

Instructor:  Darla Arthur                                                 Cost:  $20 (includes all 4 evenings!) plus supplies

 

Camden Bags/Camden Bowls

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

You have seen these bags and bowls at the store and they are beautiful!  Designed by Aunties Two Patterns, these bags are zigzag stitched with no shaping required. These colorful bags and bowls come in different sizes and embellished with large buttons.  Which will you make – bag or bowl (or both)?

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

 

Kimberbell Embroidery Projects

Saturday, June 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, 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, June 2, 9, 16 & 23                                    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

 

Quilt As-You-Go

Tuesdays, June 8 & 22                                                   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

 

Software Inspirations

Tuesday, June 8                                                            Time:  6:00 – 8:00                                            
What’s New With Software with Debbi Lashbrook

Learn how software can elevate your creativity in new and exciting ways.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                            Cost:  $5

 

Desert Stars Table Runner

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

Desert Stars, designed by Atkinson Designs, is a sweet table runner inspired by the twinkling stars in the desert sky.  Can be made scrappy or more structured.  Finished size is approx. 12” x 41”.

Instructor:  Terry Kelling                                                Cost:  $10 plus supplies

 

June Software

Tuesday, June 15 & 29                                                  Time:  6:00 – 8:00

Using software techniques taught in May.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                            Cost:  $5

 

Dresden Pillow

Friday, June 18                                                              Time:  10:00 – 5:00

Have you ever wanted to do a Dresden plate quilt block but never got around to it?  In this class, you will design a Dresden plate block and make it into a pillow.  You could also make it into a table runner, if you desire.  This pattern is found in the Labor of Love: Scrappy Quilts at the Heart of Home book by Sherri L. McConnell.  This book includes several other of Sherri’s popular “scrappy” projects.

Instructor:  Terry Kelling                                                Cost:  Purchase the book at Bernina and the class is FREE!!

 

Crafty Cutting Club

Saturday, June 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.  Print and Cut is on the menu for this month.  We will learn how to make stickers or labels using the registration marks feature on our cutting machines. 

Instructors:  Maureen Piesik

 

DesignWorks

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

We will be working through the DesignWorks workbook.  Learn about PaintWork, CrystalWork and CutWork.

Instructor:  Maureen Piesik                                            Cost:  $5

 

Catching Up With Terry

Friday, June 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, June 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

 

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 13

 

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 20

 

 

               May 27

 

Session 4 – 880 Plus and 790 Plus machines only

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

               June 3

 

 

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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