Get to Know Your Q

Get to Know Your Q

NOV 9–12

In this retreat you will construct a small quilt, learn how to divide and conquer the quilting, and get a lesson on binding the quilt. You will leave feeling comfortable with the Q Series on the Frame and ready to start quilting!


  • Class begins at 8:30 AM CT each day
  • Lunch is from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT each day
  • Class ends at 4:00 PM CT each day

Explore the Q Series with Frame with BERNINA Educator, Denise Jones.


  • Rulerwork Pantographs
  • Free-motion quilting 
  • Threads, needles and tension 
  • Selecting quilting designs 
  • BERNINA quilting feet and accessories 
  • Much, much more!

DAY 1: 

  • Construct project (working on BERNINA 590 sewing machines)
  • Properly load the Quilt Frame
  • Discussion of batting, needles, thread and tension
  • Quilting with Twin Needles
  • Use of various feet available for the Q Series machines 

DAY 2:

  • Ruler Work

DAY 3:

  • Pantographs
  • Free Motion Techniques
  • Dinner at Aspen Lane Wine Company

DAY 4:

  • Discussion on how and what to quilt
  • Quilting the project
  • Binding tips and techniques

SUPPLY LIST (for students to supply)

  • Small scissors for cutting threads
  • Paper and pen for note taking

FEE $899


BERNINA Creative Center
3682 Prairie Lake Ct | Aurora, IL 60504