BERNINA Creative Center

BERNINA Creative Center

Learn, create and sew with the experts.

  • Courses for beginners to advanced sewist
  • Quilting and Longarm events
  • Software and embroidery classes

BERNINA Presser Feet and Accessories 101

From the standard feet that come with your machine to specialty feet and attachments, BERNINA has a foot for everything. Using the most popular and versatile feet and accessories you will learn a variety of sewing techniques, including hems, applique, zippers and buttonholes. By the end of class, you will have a binder full of samples, notes and ideas! Quilters, garment sewers, and crafters will all benefit from this class. You’ll wish you took this class sooner! $399

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BERNINA Presser Feet and Accessories 102

This class is a continuation of Presser Feet and Accessories 101. You’ll expand your creativity with sewing techniques using specialty feet and accessories not covered in 101, such as couching, pintucks and machine binding. Also, you’ll learn unique sewing techniques you didn’t know were possible with standard presser feet. By the end of class, you will have a binder full of samples, notes and ideas! Quilters, garment sewers and crafters will all benefit from this class. Sign up today! $399

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Exploring Q-matic

Join BERNINA Educator, Donna Bularz, in an extensive four-day retreat at the BERNINA Creative Center where you will explore the many functions and features of the BERNINA Q-matic Automated Quilting System. This class is designed for Q-matic owners and is a start-to-finish look at all of the tools and functions of this system. Basic Q Series sewhead understanding and threading is a prerequisite. $899

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Get to Know Your BERNINA L 890

Spend two days immersed in the BERNINA L 890 and discover all of its amazing features. Join BERNINA Educator, Mary Beck, as she guides you through the ins and outs of different stitches and how to work with a variety of fabrics. At the end of class, you will have a notebook full of notes and samples to refer to again and again. You will also make a project that will bring together everything you have learned. $399 Consider staying for the 2-day Overlocker Feet & Accessories class that follows this one

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Overlocker Feet & Accessories

Join BERNINA Educator, Mary Beck, as she inspires and guides you to unlock the creative possibilities of your L 8 Series overlocker. Using specialty feet, your overlocker can achieve many techniques, from blindhems to zippers and everything in between. You will learn tips and tricks to use the feet in a variety of applications. At the end of class, you will take home a notebook full of notes and samples, as well as a project that brings it all together. $399

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Exploring Free-Motion & Rulerwork

Join BERNINA Educator Nancy Scott for a 3-day beginner exploration of free-motion and rulerwork on your Q Series Longarm Frame. This class will focus on basic hand-guided designs and rulerwork techniques. Working with panels to follow a quilting plan, you will learn new designs, expand your skillset, and watch your confidence soar. This class is a great place to start whether you already own a longarm or not. Attention: This class is taught on a Longarm Frame ONLY (not a sit-down table or domestic machine) $599

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Advanced Software

Ready to learn more about manual digitizing? You’ve mastered using the digitizing tools, but wish to know more about the theory behind digitizing. Learn all that’s involved with digitizing choices—choosing artwork, colors, techniques, stitches, and more. If you are interested in creating your own designs, learn the process from beginning to end. $599 Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Digitizing or Digitizing Beyond the Basics. Supply List DesignerPlus Version 8 or 9 software; External Mouse and power cord, and mouse pad

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BERNINA Boot Camp

Get ready to master your machine with BERNINA Educator, Sylvain Bergeron! In this 4-day class, go beyond the basics for an in-depth training into your machine. Learn some of the key features that make a BERNINA special, all while visiting a series of basic sewing techniques. From calibrating the seam to using the features on your machine that let you focus on your project. In the end, you’ll have a series of building blocks that you can apply to your various sewing projects, all with the confidence that you now have mastery of your machine. The first 3 days focus on sewing related techniques. Day 4 focuses on embroidery, including Pinpoint Placement exercises. $799

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Exploring Q-matic

Join BERNINA Educator, Donna Bularz, in an extensive four-day retreat at the BERNINA Creative Center where you will explore the many functions and features of the BERNINA Q-matic Automated Quilting System. This class is designed for Q-matic owners and is a start-to-finish look at all of the tools and functions of this system. Basic Q Series sewhead understanding and threading is a prerequisite. $899

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