Join us for this special 2-day BERNINA Event
Thursday October 5 - Friday October 6

Learn from a BERNINA Instructor and FEAR NO FABRIC!

Register by September 18th for $125 ($25 savings)
Class fee after 9/18 will be $150

Welcome to BERNINA Academy Mastering Challenging Fabrics Course where we FEAR NO FABRIC! Join our team of experts and learn how to successfully sew challenging fabrics such as leather, fur, chiffon, cork, knit and more. Learn seam anf hem finishes and discover ways to make sewing easier using proper feet, stitches and features of BERNINA machines for precise sewing. Let the Creative Consultant, built in the BERNINA machines, be your guide as you learn how to successfully work with unique textiles and traditional techniques.

Create the BERNINA Academy Technique Book as you work through lessons that will be yours to keep as a reference every time you walk into your sewing studio. Sewing tips and free patterns are included on the collectible BERNINA USB stick and all supplies, technique book and machines are provided for you during the two-day course.

Wool Club

This year's wool club will be led by Karen Hendrickson, who has been a member of the group since its inception, and a teacher for several years.  She has been an avid quilter and hand stitcher for over 35 years, with sewing and embroidery experience going back to her childhood, and loves to share ideas and inspiration with others. 

Wool club members may choose one of two year-long projects to work on, with assistance tips for success, inspiration and encouragement from the teacher and other participants.  All group members will receive a store discount, a first look at new releases and products, and other surprises during the year.

My Enchanted Garden (top photo) by Gretchen Gibbons is one of the projects members may choose to work on in 2017. A traditional block-of-the-month project, there are 9 wood appliquéd blocks plus a pieced and appliquéd border.  This quilt offers lots of opportunity for members to flex their embroidery creativity as they personalize their embellishment of the blocks in this quilt.  Lots of teaching and help in perfecting and learning new stitches will be available.  A pattern book and optional monthly wool kits are offered.

'Round the Garden (bottom photo) by Wendy Williams is the second project being done by wool club members this year.  Less traditional, this project provides lots of opportunities for members to personalize the buildings and landmarks in the quilt to their own community or perhaps to one they fondly remember from their childhood.  The pattern calls for this quilt to be worked as a 56" square whole cloth quilt, but some members may wish to break it down into smaller increments.  A working group will offer ideas.  This quilt is not for beginners. 

Bernina Club

It's fun to share your sewing interests with others!  This club is for owners of Bernina sewing machines, embroidery machines and sergers purchased from Bigsby's who want to share their sewing fun.  Meetings Feature:

*Sew and Tell by club members who want to share their sewing projects* *What's new in the sewing world* * Sewing techniques, tips and project ideas* Class date(s):  3rd Monday of each month Time:  10:30am or 6pm Cost:  1st year after purchase...No Charge Club members receive a 20% discount off regular retail price of most items on club day

Hoopsisters Charmed Adventure

Any embroidery machine can make these quilts.  Join in the fun and create this one-of-a-kind quilt!  

*Paper pieced center
*Blocks take 30 minutes or less to stitch
*Create in your choice of 5", 6", 7", 8" or 9" blocks.
*Amazing One Block Wonder Quilt options and new techniques 

Class date(s): Wed or Thurs classes monthly starting March 22.  See calendar for all dates
Time:  Wednesday classes 6:30pm
or Thursday classes 9:30am

Cost:  $150

Sew-cial Virtual Club 2017

A year-long Bernina Virtual software class.  Each lesson will emphasize a different software technique with practical application.  It's a fun way to learn your software.  Class fee includes a CD with Software Inspirations, Design Works Decoded, All About Embroidery Fearless and Lifestyles Club.

Class date(s):  3rd Saturday of each month

Time:  10:30am-1pm

Cost:  $100/yr

HELP me embroider before I cry!

Do you have any embroidery projects that you're not sure how to finish?  Bring the project to class and get the help you need to finish it.  Bring your favorite snack to share, as we all need to eat while we embroider!!!

Date:  August 18, 2017

Time:  9:00am - 2:00pm

Cost:  $45.00

Beginning Piecing / Quilting

Learn the basics of quilting in this simple block.  In the first class we will start by cutting your fabrics and piecing a few squares together.  In the second class we will sew the squares together and discuss the different ways to quilt using the walking foot, quilting in the hoop and meandering on the longarm.  Finished project can be a table runner or 54" X 54" baby quilt.

Teacher:  Koretta

Fee:  $45


Important Class Policy Info!

  •  Our classes have a list of required supplies that you should receive when you pay for the class.  Please be sure to read it carefully so that you are prepared for class.
  • If you find it necessary to cancel a class, you will receive store credit if cancellation is made at least one week prior to start of class.
  • We may find it necessary to cancel a class if minimum  enrollment is not met.  If we do, you will receive a full class fee refund.
  • We have worked hard to offer you great classes with the most up-to-date techniques and information.  All classes require supplies.  We realize that notions, supplies, and fabric can be expensive.  In order for you to have a successful class it is important for you to have all the supplies listed on our supply sheets.  We do not list any unnecessary supplies.
  • We also respect all copyright laws.  If a pattern or book is required, each student in class must purchase their own copy, unless otherwise noted.
  • When you are purchasing class supplies, tell us at the register and you will receive a 20% discount on qualifying merchandise.