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BERNINA SEWING CENTER
CLASS SCHEDULE JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER 2020
 
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 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!!
 
JULY
 
Kimberbell Embroidery Projects
Saturday, July 11                                                           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 Quilts with Myrt
Wednesdays, July 15 & 29                                             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
                                                                                                                                       
Crafty Cutting Club
Saturday, July 18                                                           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. Come cut with us!
Instructors: Maureen Piesik
 
Bernina Embroidery
Tuesday, July 21                                                            Time: 6:00 - 8:00
In-the-Hoop Scissor Holder with Judy Hahner
This in-the-hoop embroidered scissor case is the perfect size to keep any pair of scissors safe and sound in your sewing room. Personalize the design using the editing features available on the embroidery machine - quick, easy and so creative!
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                            Cost: $5/session
 
Basic Software
Wednesdays, July 22 & 29                                             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.
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                            Cost: $5/session
 
Monthly Open Machine Embroidery
Saturday, July 25                                                           Time: 9:30 - 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
 
Software Inspirations
Tuesday, July 28                                                            Time: 6:00 - 8:00
StumpWork
Learn to create a Stumpwork design from beginning to end. We'll discuss how to create the design and how to stitch it.
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                         Cost: $5                                              
 
Ruler and Free-Motion of the Month
Thursday, July 30                                                         Time: 1:00
The monthly club is a great opportunity to challenge your quilting skills and build rulerwork confidence. Each month features an acrylic ruler, step by step directions and personal instruction. You will be introduced to new ruler styles and techniques and how to incorporate some free motion with the rulers. This class will apply to ANY sit-down or longarm machines. The rulers will include a variety of brands. The cost for this class will vary according to the ruler that month (type and brand) - but you will get 25% off whatever ruler is featured.
Instructor: Brenda Dean                  Cost: $10/class or free with purchase of ruler!
 
 
AUGUST
 
Kimberbell Embroidery Projects
Saturday, August 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, wall hangings or ask for suggestions. Kimberbell has a wide range of levels for machine embroidery each with a variety of techniques. They are always coming out with new projects. And they are SO fun to do!
Instructor: Myrt Wittenberg                               Cost: $20 or Free with $50 purchase
 
Beginning Quilting (Daytime)
Mondays - Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Sept. 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)
 
Serger Club - Class size subject to current CDC guidelines
Tuesday, August 4                                                         Time: 10:00
Serger Club is the first Tuesday of every other month at Bernina Sewing Center. All serger brand owners are welcome! Marj has more wonderful presentations planned for 2020. She has years of serger experience, much information to share, great projects and lots of fun. If you have not attended before, please join us! We would love to have you. Lecture/Demo. A 10% discount on purchases will be extended to all Serger Club attendees. Please, call to reserve your spot.
Instructor: Marj Ostermiller                                           Cost: $5
 
Bernina Embroidery
Tuesday, August 4                                                         Time: 6:00 - 8:00                    
Freestanding Lace Applique with Judy Hahner
Freestanding lace embroidery designs combined with an applique element create unique projects that can even be three-dimensional! Fill your hoop with lace and create this pretty lace ornament.
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                            Cost: $5 plus supplies
 
Basic Software
Wednesdays, August 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.
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                            Cost: $5/session
 
Running With Scissors
Fridays, August 7, 14 & 21 (3-session class)                    Time: 12:00 - 5:00
This pattern, designed by Annie, is for constructing a zip-up tool case. It has pockets in mesh, vinyl and fabrics to fit your tools including scissors, rotary cutters, rulers and more.
Instructor: Terry Kelling                                             Cost: $15/session plus supplies
 
Iron Caddy with Pad
Saturday, August 8                                                        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: $10 plus supplies
 
Quilt As-You-Go Made Vintage
Tuesdays, August 11, 25 & September 8                         Time: 12:00 - 4:00
Using this book, authored by Jera Brandvig, you make a project without putting the entire thing through your sewing machine to quilt it. In this class, you will make a project of your selection from the book. Each block will 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.
Instructor: Terry Kelling                                                Cost: $10/afternoon plus supplies
 
Bernina Technique with Non-stick Feet
Tuesday, August 11                                                       Time: 6:00 - 8:00
Bernina Non-Stick Feet #52, 53 & 56
The Bernina Non-Stick Feet are very useful because the sole of the foot is coated so that it glides easily over "sticky" fabrics, like vinyl, suede and leather. Learn how easy it is to sew on challenging fabrics by simply using one of the Non-Stick Feet!
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                            Cost: $5
 
Fun, Easy Quilts with Myrt
Wednesdays, August 12 & 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
 
DesignWorks Software
Tuesday, August 18 (6:00 - 8:00)                    
Creating Applique in DesignWorks
Did you know you can create applique designs in DesignWorks? Explore how in this primer - you'll learn multiple applique types and see how easy it is to create your own!
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                            Cost: $5
 
Crafty Cutting Club
Saturday, August 22                                                      Time: 1:00
Come learn the basics of using your new Silhouette Cameo machine. Or maybe you want to see exactly what a Silhouette Cameo can do! This class is free to you if you bought your Cameo at Bernina. You will need to bring your Cameo, computer, mats, blades and usb cable. Some months will have a small kit fee. Come cut with us!
Instructors: Maureen Piesik
 
Software Inspirations
Tuesday, August 25                                                       Time: 6:00 - 8:00
Digitizing Cutwork Designs
In this lesson, we will explore how to create a Cutwork design from beginning to end, as well as how to use the CutWork Tool for embroidered cutwork and heirloom embellishments.
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                          Cost: $5                                     
 
Ruler and Free-Motion of the Month
Thursday, August 27                                                     Time: 1:00
The monthly club is a great opportunity to challenge your quilting skills and build rulerwork confidence. Each month features an acrylic ruler, step by step directions and personal instruction. You will be introduced to new ruler styles and techniques and how to incorporate some free motion with the rulers. This class will apply to ANY sit-down or longarm machines. The rulers will include a variety of brands. The cost for this class will vary according to the ruler that month (type and brand) - but you will get 25% off whatever ruler is featured.
Instructor: Brenda Dean                  Cost: $10/class or free with purchase of ruler!
 
Catching Up With Terry
Friday, August 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: $12
 
Monthly Open Machine Embroidery
Saturday, August 29                                                      Time: 9:30 - 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
 
SEPTEMBER
 
Bernina Embroidery
Tuesday, September 1                                                   Time: 6:00 - 8:00
Show Your Love of Sewing Pincushion with Sylvain Bergeron
Celebrate the sewing tradition by making something beautiful and practical out of a sewing-themed embroidery design. Beginning with a heart-shaped embroidery design, we will use Bernina Software V8 to create an in-the-hoop project, transforming an embroidered layer into a pincushion. We will consider stabilizers and review the simple tools in V8 Software.
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                            Cost: $5 plus supplies
 
Basic Software
Wednesdays, September 2, 9, 16 & 23                           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.
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                            Cost: $5/session
 
Travel Duffle Bag 2.0
Fridays, September 4, 11 & 18                                       Time: 12:00 - 5:00
This duffle bag, designed by Annie, will hold all your gear but still fit in the overhead bin of an airplane. Dimensions are 13"H x 21" W x 8"D. It features a detachable, adjustable carrying strap, quick grab handles, slip and zippered organizational pockets, and lots of room!
Instructor: Terry Kelling                                                Cost: $15/session plus supplies
 
Kimberbell Embroidery Projects
Saturday, September 5                                                  Time: 10:00 - 4:00
This class is for anyone working on Kimberbell Embroidery projects. You can work on ANY Kimberbell project you want and get assistance from Myrt with any questions. It might be a quilt, bench pillow, mug rugs, wall hangings or ask for suggestions. Kimberbell has a wide range of levels for machine embroidery each with a variety of techniques. They are always coming out with new projects. And they are SO fun to do!
Instructor: Myrt Wittenberg                          Cost: $20 or FREE with $50 purchase
 
Using Software for Creative Binding
Tuesday, September 8                                                   Time: 6:00 - 8:00
In this software class, we will be learning how to create some creative bindings with a yarn edge that looks like wool.
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                            Cost: $5
 
Fun, Easy Quilts with Myrt
Wednesdays, September 9 & 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
 
Jelly-Roll Rugs (4-sessions)
Thursdays, September 10, 12, October 1 & 8                  Time: 1:30 - 4:30
Come make a jelly-roll rug, choose one of three rugs: Jelly-Roll Rug plus, Jelly-Roll Rug 2, or the Slice Rug. Learn an easy technique for an old fashioned homey rug. After learning the technique, the creations are limitless. They turn out so cute! (Hint: use 2 ¼" batting on a roll)
Instructor: Phyllis Hanson                                          Cost: $10/session plus supplies
 
Project Bags
Saturday, September 12                                                 Time: 10:00 - 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 plus supplies
 
DesignWorks
Tuesday, September 15                                                 Time: 6:00 - 8:00                   
In this class we will be working in the DesignWorks workbook - Lesson 2. If you have DesignWorks but have not used it or are not using it to its fullest extent, please join us.
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                            Cost: $5
 
Crafty Cutting Club
Saturday, September 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. Come cut with us!
Instructors: Maureen Piesik
 
Software Inspirations
Tuesday, September 22                                                 Time: 6:00 - 8:00              
Multi-Media
With the inclusion of CorelDRAW in our software, we have lots of opportunity to mix pictures with stitching. Let's investigate some of these combination possibilities.
Instructor: Maureen Piesik                                     Cost: $5                                              
 
Ruler and Free-Motion of the Month
Thursday, September 24                                                           Time: 1:00
The monthly club is a great opportunity to challenge your quilting skills and build rulerwork confidence. Each month features an acrylic ruler, step by step directions and personal instruction. You will be introduced to new ruler styles and techniques and how to incorporate some free motion with the rulers. This class will apply to ANY sit-down or longarm machines. The rulers will include a variety of brands. The cost for this class will vary according to the ruler that month (type and brand) - but you will get 25% off whatever ruler is featured.
Instructor: Brenda Dean                    Cost: $10/class or free with purchase of ruler!
 
Catching Up With Terry
Friday, September 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: $12
 
Monthly Open Machine Embroidery
Saturday, September 26                                                 Time: 9:30 - 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
 
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 September 3  
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 10
 
 
 September 17
 
Session 4 - 880 Plus and 790 Plus machines only
Sideways Motion Stitches, Multi-Directional, All-Over Directional, Connecting Stitches, Stitch Designer, Distortion
September 24  
 
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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