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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
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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) Feb 18, Apr 15, Aug 19, Oct 21
NEW! Express Yourself
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This clever quilt is done entirely with your embroidery machine. Not only is this a great quilt to make for yourself but what a perfect gift for the graduate or engaged couple. Choose your words carefully (always good advice!) and incorporate them into a crossword puzzle style representation of individual attributes. It will be so much fun. Bring bag lunch. Embroidery machine and pattern required. Ask for a supply list.
$99
3 Sessions
All Levels
Instructor: Kathy Lincoln
SAT 10:00AM- 2:00PM: (2018) Mar 24, Apr 28, May 26
NEW! Flower Dance (A Block of the Month)
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I found this beauty by Smith Street Designs at Quilt Market. When I showed it to Kathy, it was love at first sight. This gorgeous quilt is made on your embroidery machine with a combination of embroidery and applique. There are a series of blocks and includes an ornate border to complete piece. *Embroidery machine required. Ask for a supply list.
$225 (includes CDs)
6 Sessions
All Levels
Instructor: Kathy Lincoln
SAT 10:00AM- 1:00PM: (2018) Jan 06, Feb 03, Mar 03, Apr 07, May 05, Jun 02
Quilting With Rulers
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Here is something new Kathy and I discovered at Bernina University and now that she has had time to play and perfect the technique, she’s excited to share it with you. Using acrylic rulers and shapes, learn how to guide the specialized foot along the ruler to achieve perfect straight lines and a variety of motifs, including feathers. A starter kit is available for purchase if you wish to practice in class (we need 2 weeks’ notice) or you may come for lecture/demo. *Sewing machine optional. Ask or click here for a supply list.
$36
1 Session
All Levels
Instructor: Kathy Lincoln
SAT 10:00AM- 2:00PM: (2018) Feb 17

Machine Specialties

Machine Mastery
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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
BERNINA 5, 7, 8-series – THURS (10am-3pm), FRI (10-2pm): SEPT 7, 8 or SAT (10am-3pm), SUN (12-4pm): JAN 13, 14 or SAT (10am-3pm), SUN (12-4pm): MAR 10, 11

BERNINA 700e –FRI 10am-2pm: SEPT 8 or SUN 12-4pm: JAN 14 or SUN 12-4pm: MAR 11

BERNINA 215, 330, 350 –FRI 10:30am-2:30pm: SEPT 8 or SAT 1-5pm: OCT 21 or FRI 10am-2pm: JAN 12

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. SAT 1-5pm: OCT 7 or SUN 12-4pm: JAN 21
The Care and Feeding of Your Bernina
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A regular service of your machine every 12-18 months is recommended by Bernina, but there are things you can do yourself to help keep your machine running smoothly in between. Learn how to clean the bobbin area, oil the hook, and check the tension plus other great hints for maintaining your machine from the best Bernina tech in the area. *Sewing machine required. Ask for a supply list.
$24
1 session
All levels
Instructor: Fred Adkins
FRI 10:00AM-12:00PM: (2018) Feb 09