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Classes | Machine and Software Specialties

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Classes: Machine and Software Specialties

The classes on this page encourage you to go beyond the basics. Learn new techniques. Play with new patterns. Take your skills to the next level.

Students: Please remember that you must be comfortable using your sewing machine if you wish to take a machine-oriented class. If you cannot bring your machine, ask about reserving one of our Bernina classroom machines. IF YOU NEED TO PURCHASE REQUIRED BOOKS, PATTERNS, ETC., PLEASE LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE TO ASSURE THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH IN STOCK FOR CLASS NEEDS. We can reserve your items for you.

Machine & Quilting Classes

Embroidery School
New to machine embroidery or just want to brush up on your skills? Here are the ABC's of embroidery. Time will be divided between lecture/demo followed by an opportunity to work on your own projects with help from an instructor. Topics will include: Hoops (sizes and uses), Stabilizers, Threads and Needles, Downloading Designs. Format will be similar to our other "schools" – bring your own projects and get help as needed. Limited to 8 students. Machine w/Embroidery capability required. NOT limited to Bernina owners. Ask for a supply list.
$80 (Pro-rated if joining late)
4 sessions
All levels
SUN 12:30PM- 4:30PM: (2018) Aug 19, Oct 21

Machine Specialties

Machine Mastery

For those of you who have purchased a new Bernina from us, our FREE Machine Mastery Classes are listed below. In addition, we also include a CD "Mastering Your Machine" which retails for $95. We feel these are so important in helping you get the most from your machine, they are a little thank you gift from us. Please sign up for the appropriate class for your specific machine. For those of you who feel you need to refresh your skills, we welcome you to take the classes as often as you need to, as long as we are offering a class on your machine and we have new owners in the session. Class size is limited to 8 students in order to give everyone as much attention as possible. If you have purchased your machine elsewhere, but wish to take your owner's classes with our excellent teachers, you are welcome to do so at a cost of $25 per class hour, on a space available basis.
Please note: If you own an older model machine and still need your mastery classes, please call the shop so we can schedule a private lesson with an instructor ($25/hour)

NOTE: We have changed the format for some Mastery Classes. Now that the navigation system for all models from 560-880 is uniform, we will teach all of these machines together. All instruction for the machines with embroidery capability will be taught the following day. If you do not have embroidery then you will sign up for the class but only come the first day. Embroidery students will come both days. If space allows and a student cannot come to both days we will try to accommodate you in the next class. Bernina's policy is that mastery classes should be taken within 90 days of purchase. We realize how busy people are and try to work with your schedules, but please keep the Bernina guidelines in mind when scheduling.

BERNINA 535/570/590/700e/740/770/790e/880e – SAT (10am-3pm), SUN (12-4pm): JAN 13, 14 or SAT (10am-3pm), SUN (12-4pm): MAR 10, 11

BERNINA 700e – SUN 12-4pm: JAN 14 or SUN 12-4pm: MAR 11

BERNINA 215, 330, 350 – FRI 10am-2pm: JAN 12 or SAT 10am-2pm: FEB 17 or SAT 10am-2pm: MAY 5

BERNINA SERGERS – This class is taught as Serger Basics and is free to new Bernina Serger owners who purchase their serger from the Quilt Patch SUN 12-4pm: JAN 21

No Fee