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Join us for Bernina's monthly Creative Studio Club! Focused on quick and easy projects, each lesson showcases the best of BERNINA products, features and benefits that will enhance your sewing, crafting, quilting and hobbies. Some of the lessons will cover free motion quilting skills and overlocker as well! Each contains a video featuring a camera demonstration, project and/or technique instruction handouts. Leave each lesson with new knowledge, skills and techniques to take your projects to the next level!

Cost: $ 160.00
Get the most out of your BERNINA EMBROIDERY MACHINE. Join Bev in these webinar format classes as you learn all there is to know about your machine?s embroidery and embroidery editing features. You do not have to bring your embroidery machine. Just come to class and learn all of the steps necessary to complete the project while learning editing features on your machine. Then you will take home a CD with the complete instructions, video of class instructions as well as the embroidery files(s). Each lesson will cover a different topic and project.

Cost: $ 160.00
You asked and we answered! Join us for Central's first hands-on, ongoing embroidery club that will have you leaving with expanded knowledge as well as fun and funky projects once a month! Explore which products and tools will give you the most optimum results, learn new embroidery techniques, tips and tricks from the embroidery experts and MORE! Classes include info on freestanding lace, in the hoop projects, embroidering tea towels, mastering t-shirts, and more to come.

Cost: $ 180.00
You asked and we answered! Join us for Central's first hands-on, ongoing embroidery club that will have you leaving with expanded knowledge as well as fun and funky projects once a month! Explore which products and tools will give you the most optimum results, learn new embroidery techniques, tips and tricks from the embroidery experts and MORE! Classes include info on freestanding lace, in the hoop projects, embroidering tea towels, mastering t-shirts, and more to come.

Cost: $ 180.00
In this class you will learn the parts of your serger, your accessories, threading and basic 3 and 4 thread techniques.

Cost: $ 100.00
From beginners to more advanced, this weekly 2.5 hour class teaches adults the basics of sewing and following patterns. The teachers adapt each lesson to the skill set of those enrolled (so don't worry if you haven't taken sessions 1 and 2 yet!)

Cost: $ 200.00
Using your selected pattern for a blouse, skirt, pants or jacket, learn to sew in zippers, buttons and buttonholes, sleeves, pockets and linings.

Cost: $ 200.00
Instructor Opal is back to kick it up a notch with this gorgeous cubed One Block Wonder quilt! Having a high visually impacting fabric with a repeat of at least 12" and preferably 16" or more is critical to achieve variety. The final quilt is stunning and is sure to WOW everyone who sees it. Come with us and reconnect with the joy of quilting!

Cost: $ 120.00
This traditional styled quilt is striking, and yet it can be mastered by an experienced beginner! Learn techniques to manage a large volume of pieces and their assembly. Having a high visually impacted print (be it border print, or just yardage with a large print) is essential to create to this stunning quilt.

Cost: $ 90.00
Instructor Lois is here to help you create this beautiful work of art, perfect for a wall hanging or quilt- the choice is yours! You can create this lovely 40 inch star with an interesting twist: the colours spiral outward from the center to add a unique new look for a lone star and the best part, it?s all done with strip piecing! You can use the star by itself or add some borders to enlarge it to a bed sized quilt.

Cost: $ 60.00
This impressive quilt can be mastered with a few techniques that result in a masterpiece that will become a cherished quilt and heirloom! Eliminate the typical frustration associated with making a quilt with so many pieces by attending this class. Learn techniques on how to manage a large volume of pieces and their assembly, and yes, imperfect squares can be sewn in a way that does not create a distortion in your quilt!

Cost: $ 100.00
Have you always wanted to learn to sew but dont have time to take a long class? Then this is your opportunity to learn basic sewing skills and how to operate a sewing machine, in one day. You will use one of Centrals classroom sewing machines. Learn how the sewing machine works, threading it, practice stitching, cutting out fabric, sewing seams and seam finishes, applying pockets, topstitching plus more. Go home with a finished tote bag and confidence to continue more sewing projects!

Cost: $ 80.00
You love to sew, but want to make garments that have that designer precision! Learn to do it right the first time.. With no ripping! You will create beautiful effects using industry and couture methods. Build a detailed reference/sample book including fast front facing, mitered hem corners, blind hems, no bulk collar points, exposed zipper, buttonhole placement, and understitching, edgestitching, interfacing tips.

Cost: $ 80.00
Learn how to make the perfect tote bag to take to class! Lots of pockets (both open and zipped), an optional strap to attach to a rolling suitcase, two bottle pockets on the outside and a zipper at the top to keep everything safe inside. Pattern comes in a large or small size.

Cost: $ 50.00
Invisible stitched patched pocket is a Royals Royce when it comes to pockets! In this workshop do an invisible stitch patch pocket with the lining that is completely stitched down by machine for strength with no visible stitching on the outside. Learn how to do seven cool seam finishes, which includes Hong Kong, Bound, Flat Fell, Faux Flat Fell, French and Striped, along with a great way to finish off underlined pants with a Double French Seam and more. Learn also how to make 142? of continuous bias tape at 1 3/4? wide out of 16 1/2? square of fabric for some of these great seams. Make an unbelievable dart and pleat using one thread on your sewing machine, using only your bobbin thread in your sewing machine; great for shear fabrics or a designer detail. Master a rounded curved patch pocket with flap...do you have problems with getting your curved patch pockets to look symmetrical? A trial for most home sewers if you follow pattern instructions....not any more after this workshop!

Cost: $ 100.00
Learn top of the line designer techniques to produce results with construction that is simple! See results in an edge treatment that is great for facing that will complete the garment and doesn?t have a single visible stitch. Sew darts and tucks with only one thread on your sewing machine with no back stitching to give that designer result. Learn how to perfect the invisible zipper with a smooth seam from the end of the zipper to the continuous seam. If you love the look of a bound button hole, but were never happy with the results, come and sew one of Ron?s sought after techniques for this posh buttonhole.

Cost: $ 120.00
In this hands-on workshop you will learn to identify the fitting problems and how to solve them. Ron will show how to correct fitting problems regarding sloping and square shoulders, large bust, high and low bust, removal of a bust dart, broad and round upper back, sway back or down-sloping back waistline, large upper arm, tight armholes, flat seat and many more.

Cost: $ 140.00
Three days with Ron Collins and the ultimate sewing retreat. Is fitting your nemesis? Bring your favorite patterns and muslins to uncover tips and techniques for fitting. Go home with patterns altered just for you. Is it time to liberate some of those fabrics you are afraid to cut into? With Ron by your side and you working on whatever you want, he will teach you some time saving techniques for professional looking results. It's time for you to come and relaxed and have a great time, bring any sewing project your heart desires and Ron will help you overcome those trouble spots in fit and construction. Get ready to sew!

Cost: $ 325.00
FOUR days with Ron Collins and the ultimate sewing retreat. Is fitting your nemesis? Bring your favorite patterns and muslins to uncover tips and techniques for fitting. Go home with patterns altered just for you. Is it time to liberate some of those fabrics you are afraid to cut into? With Ron by your side and you working on whatever you want, he will teach you some time saving techniques for professional looking results. It's time for you to come and relaxed and have a great time, bring any sewing project your heart desires and Ron will help you overcome those trouble spots in fit and construction. Get ready to sew!

Cost: $ 435.00
Uncover great techniques for this knit know-how-to workshop. Ron will cover tips on layout, marking, cutting, interfacing, thread and appropriate needle sizes and types. Followed by a hands-on segment on making samples on seam and hem finishes, stabilizing darts, necklines and shoulder seams; plus cool seam finishes for armholes and necklines, closures and more (all samples that you take home)! Learn how to use a twin needle for decorative seams and hem along with techniques from ready-to-wear. Come learn how to sew the fabric of choice for most people....comfortable to wear, great for traveling, a great staple in your wardrobe!

Cost: $ 100.00
Pro Stitcher Designer is a full featured, vector-based drawing software giving you the ability to quickly design, edit, customize, export and import any quilting motif you can imagine. This class will start with a basic overview of the easy to use features. New users will be creating their own digital designs for their next quilting project by the end of this class!

Cost: $ 30.00
Ready to move on to some more advanced Pro-Stitcher Designer techniques? We?ll focus on more of the features available to create your own design. Create designs using Carousel, Reflect, Echo Quilting and Rays! All these great designs start with simple designs created using the Artwork tools.

Cost: $ 30.00
Pro-Stitcher Designer has many great features that allow you to easily create custom designs. In this class, start with the Magic Wand to take a backdrop image and convert it into a digital design. Next, create fun edge to edge designs and creative fills using the Repeat on Path tool. Designs using true type fonts will add the final custom element to any quilting project.

Cost: $ 30.00
Ready to move on to some more advanced Pro-Stitcher Designer techniques? In this class, we?ll learn how to use the Shape tool to edit and transform designs. Connecting your designs gives you limitless options to create all the designs of your dreams.

Cost: $ 30.00
Is meandering your go-to design? Are you ready to try something new? We'll explore other basic background designs, including continuous curve, straight lines, and crosshatching. Learning how to quilt these designs continuously gives you a whole new collection of designs to use for backgrounds, fills and texture on all your quilting projects. From large to small scale, we'll explore how these great designs can spice up your next quilt.

Cost: $ 20.00
Bring your domestic sewing machine and create a simple stitch sampler while learning the basics of machine quilting in this virtual class hosted by Handi Quilter. Expert machine quilting educators walk step-by-step through the process from setting up a machine for best success, to stitching out designs. You'll learn how to use different threads and marking tools to achieve the look of beautiful quilting.

Cost: $ 20.00
Building a library of free-motion quilting designs is fun and it's easier than you think! By exploring different designs - from simple blocks to an all-over design you can create designs that can be used to complete any quilt. Learn how drawing a simple shape and then connecting it or just using a part of it can make finishing your quilts fast and fun.

Cost: $ 20.00
The foundation of many great quilting designs are curves and you can make precise ones every time using the right rulers! Learn how to create perfect circles, undulating waves and meandering arcs to spice up your quilting designs. Using the markings, we'll explore curved crosshatching, half circles, ovals, arcs and slices. Get ready to add a classic curve to all your quilts!

Cost: $ 20.00
Tired of doing edge to edge? Have you ever wanted to layout a design for your whole quilt? It's easy to plan with a few simple steps. We?ll start with exploring how to find one motif then breaking it down into pieces for every area of your quilt. Select and customize designs to complement each area, and learn how to accomplish the quilting quickly and easily. Classic fillers and modern designs will all be explored.

Cost: $ 20.00
Ready to move on to some more advanced Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher techniques? We?ll focus on more advanced techniques to take full advantage of all of the great features of Pro-Stitcher. We?ll set up a border, including corners, skew blocks to fit in any size of area, and set up edge to edge designs with wraps. Digitizing your own designs is a snap with Record or Mark and setting up triangles is even easier with our Triangle Skew.

Cost: $ 30.00
A true classic, feathers make any quilt look extra special. Learn how to make feathers fit into any space, how to echo your feathers so they really pop, and how to fill your feathers with beautiful swirls and curls. Feather designs range from classic to modern, and we'll explore all these different styles. Filling your quilts with feathers is easy and fun with the designs from this class.

Cost: $ 20.00
Are you ready to take your feathers to the next level? Feathers are a classic quilting motif that have lots of design possibilities. Build on your basic feather skills by learning new shapes and styles to your quilting repertoire. Then we'll round it all off by diving into exciting ways to fill, echo and emphasize your beautiful feathers.

Cost: $ 20.00
Interested in seeing what you can do with Handi Quilter's new Ruler of the Month Club recent releases? This class explores all the great design combinations you can create with this set of 6 rulers. Everything from creating a classic block design to accomplishing a fabulous edge-to-edge design can be done with these versatile rulers.

Cost: $ 20.00
Join Husqvarna educator Elaine Theroux for this exciting and informative virtual Embroidery Series! There are six sessions in total: Intro to Embroidery, Getting Started with Applique/Lace/Cutwork/Quilting, Fun with Fonts, Repetition Embroidery, Discovering Textual Embroidery, and Creativity Beyond Your Hoop!

Cost: $ 49.95
Join Husqvarna educator Margaret Sweet for this exciting and informative virtual Quilting Series! There are six sessions in total: Intro to Quilting, Quilting with your Feeding System, Freemotion Techniques, Ruler Work, Quilting with your Embroidery Machine, and Finishing and Binding!

Cost: $ 49.95
Have you ever wanted to see what a Handi Quilter longarm can really do? It's just a big sewing machine you can do all kinds of projects on your longarm! Everything from piecing, doing a project from start to finish, and adding texture to unique fabrics can all be accomplished on a longarm. With great tips and quick projects, this class will give you lots of great ideas for your next project.

Cost: $ 20.00
Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed especially for use with Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines. User-friendly and simple to operate, the step-by-step process for each function is easy and fun. Whether finishing your own quilts or consider a quilting business, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with Pro-Stitcher. New owners start here!

Cost: $ 30.00
This class is part 2 of the Introduction to the Pro Stitcher class, and moves beginners from overview to quilting applications on your Handi Quilter longarm machine. This class addresses specific functions and basic techniques a quilter will use on a regular basis to finish quilts with the Pro Stitcher! Tips and shortcuts for using features of the program are included. Must have taken part 1.

Cost: $ 30.00
Have you ever wanted to try quilting in an improvisational style? This is a great class that will explore using improve techniques in quilting. Looking at your fabric motifs, block shapes, and even using surprising thread colors can all be used to quilt in unexpected ways. We'll stretch your design choices and give you great ideas for completing your next quilting project.

Cost: $ 20.00
Do you quilt on your domestic sewing machine? Are you looking for more throat space so you can finish your largest quilts easily? Come discover how Handi Quilter Stationary longarm machines give you that wide-open throat space to complete all your quilting projects. Learn the ins and outs of different basting techniques, using the proper thread, needles and tension, and explore basic free-motion quilting. We will also discuss all of the great accessories that are available for this versatile machine.

Cost: $ 20.00
Curious about solving the mystery of longarm quilting? Or are you looking for a chance to brush up your longarm skills? This class hosted by Handi Quilter demystifies longarm quilting by teaching all the basics! We'll start with machine and frame features and maintenance, then demonstrate loading a quilt. We'll move on to picking the perfect thread for your project, setting your tension, and choosing designs for your quilt. This class is full of great tips and tricks while exhibiting all the great features found in the Handi Quilter machine lineup.

Cost: $ 20.00
Looking for a more modern way to finish your quilts? Straight lines are very hot right now and give simple style to quilts with a more modern feel. We'll look at different ways to create motifs using all straight lines with rulers and channel locks. We'll break down these edgy designs using the simple straight line.

Cost: $ 20.00
Ready to tackle that pile of finished quilt tops? This is the perfect class for you! In this virtual class hosted by Handi Quilter you will learn how to prepare your quilt top, mark designs for quilting, choose batting and backing fabrics, baste, and picking the perfect thread to stitch it all together. Bring a pieced quilt top, if desired, to explore ideas and approaches to finishing your first quilt. Great for domestic or long arm machine owners alike!

Cost: $ 20.00
Looking for the perfect circle or wave? Or how about a heart or arc? These shapes are all possible with consistency and precision when you use a ruler or template. Learn the safe way to use these tools in this class hosted by Handi Quilter, starting with the right foot. We'll explore designs like waves with channels, curved crosshatching, and echoing around applique. Rulers will become your new favorite quilting design tool.

Cost: $ 20.00
Handi Quilter is always coming up with new fun ways to help you be the very best quilter! In this show and tell style class, we'll play with all the latest gadgets, rulers, and feet and show you how to incorporate them into your quilting tool box. Come and try out these tools and you'll find your new favorite!

Cost: $ 20.00