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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
This weekly 2 hour class builds on the skills learned in the Learn to Sew class. New techniques will be taught based on the skill set of those enrolled.

Cost: $ 225.00
From beginners to more advanced, this weekly 1.5 hour class teaches kids the basics of sewing and following patterns. The teachers adapt each lesson to the skill set of those enrolled.

Cost: $ 175.00
From beginners to more advanced, this weekly 1.5 hour class teaches kids the basics of sewing and following patterns. The teachers adapt each lesson to the skill set of those enrolled.

Cost: $ 175.00
In these weekly 2 hr classes, the students will sew garments suited to their sewing ability. This class is for teens 13 & up.

Cost: $ 225.00
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
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.

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
Show some team spirit by creating this one of a kind quilt for your favourite sport's fan (or yourself!) This project is an easy way to incorporate a theme (NHL or other) into an aesthetically pleasing quilt. Join instructor Opal and stretch your skills to have fun with three different sizes of flying geese! Licensed prints can now be purchased locally or online. Makes for a wonderful birthday or Christmas gift!

Cost: $ 90.00
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 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
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
Time to flex your "software" muscles- join Bev as she puts you through your paces in Bernina V8 Designer Plus! Bring your computer with the software installed and use a variety of tools and techniques to get the most out of your program. Take home a video CD after the class with each topic recorded for later viewing and practice. Intermediate to Advanced class.

Cost: $ 50.00
Time to flex your "software" muscles- join Bev as she puts you through your paces in the Premier+2 Ultra Software! Bring your computer with the software installed and use a variety of tools and techniques to get the most out of your program. Take home a video CD after the class with each topic recorded for later viewing and practice. Intermediate to Advanced class.

Cost: $ 50.00
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
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
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
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
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