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BERNINA Academy – Find Your Sewing Identity

With BERNINA Presenter Mary Beck

Fri. Oct 11 and Sat. Oct 12, 9am-4pm

BERNINA Academy Technique Book – Create a BERNINA Academy Technique Book as you work through the 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 exclusive download link provided only to BERNINA Academy attendees.

Supplies, technique book, and machines are provided for you during the two-day course.

Learn 13 Different Techniquies to Enhance your Sewing Style!

  • Texture Fabric
  • Paintworks
  • Designing Stitches
  • Rulerwork Quilting
  • Needle Felting
  • Embroidery Appliqué
  • Embroidered Buttonholes
  • Corded Buttonholes
  • Designing Shapes in Embroidery
  • Sashiko Stitching by Machine
  • Sashiko Stitching with Embroidery
  • Mock Trapunto Quilting
  • Satin Stitch Scallop Hem

Cost: $199

Quilting in the Hoop

Fri. Oct 25, 9am-2pm

Do you have quilts to finish and afraid to do free motion?

Quilting with an Embroidery Machine is easy, fun and rewarding. If you own an embroidery machine or have thought about buying one, here’s an exciting class for you! Now you can learn how to finish your quilts with quilting designs that you stitch out with your home embroidery machine! With just one press of the button, your embroidery machine will stitch the selected designs perfectly onto your quilt projects.

Cost: $45

AccuQuilt Event – Cut Time. Quilt More.

Fri. Nov 1, 10am-12pm

If you are new to AccuQuilt or just curious about it, this two-hour presentation is for you! Upon completion, you will understand the difference between the Ready. Set. GO! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System and GO! Big fabric cutter. You will also be familiar with the GO! Qube Mix & Mach Block System and the GO! Strip Cutter. These are the foundational tools from which all other events build upon.

Cost: $10

AccuQuilt Event – There’s a Die for That!

Fri. Nov 1, 2pm-4pm

This event is designed to teach the basics of converting existing rotary cut patterns to the GO!® Fabric Cutting System method. Attendees should have already participated in the Cut Time. Quilt More and GO! Beyond the Basics events. Upon completion you will have mastered math magic and how to read patterns for clues. You will also have had the opportunity to convert four rotary patterns of varying difficulty to GO!

Cost: $10

AccuQuilt Event – First Date with BOB®

Sat. Nov 2, 10am-12pm

This presentation is designed to introduce you to the Block on Board® (BOB®) dies. BOB dies give you the ability to cut an entire block from a single die. This saves even more time when creating a quilt top and other projects. It is perfect for beginning quilters or those new to GO! who might be intimidated by the cutting process. For those who have been using the GO! system for years, this presentation will open up a whole new world of die possibilites. Attendees should have participated in the Cut Time. Quilt More. event before registering.

Cost: $10


Class meeting: Last Thursday of the month, 9:30am – 10:30am (10 month class began Jan. 31st, 2019)

See what your embroidery machine can really do! Fleur de Lis Wall Hanging is stunning on its own and can also be turned into a larger quilt as shown. Simply purchase the optional border CD, turn it on point and add the borders! The Fleur de Lis quilt is available in 5″ – 9″ block sizes and printable instructions.

Cost: $150 plus supplies

Fresh Cut

Class meeting: First Saturday of the month, 1pm-3pm

Cost: $TBA

Sew-Fun Club

Club meeting: 3rd Monday of each month twice a day at 10:30am or 6pm

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

Cost: 1st year free with purchase of a BERNINA machine from Bigsby’s.

Club members receive a 20% discount off the regular retail price of most items on club day

Wool Club

Club meeting: 3rd Thursday of the month twice a day at 1pm or 6pm

Cost: $60

HELP me embroider before I cry!

Class meeting: 3rd Friday of the month with some exceptions – see calendar

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

Cost:  $45

SEW-cial Club

Class meeting: 3rd Saturday of the month twice a day at 10:30am – noon

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 download with Software Inspirations and school of embroidery.

Cost:  $100/yr

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.

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