Tuesday 8/15/23 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, MDB204X, MDB264X

The Patchwork Quilted Jacket, Annie Smith

These quilted jackets are everywhere in ready-to-wear! You see them on Instagram, Pinterest and Etsy. In this class, you will get to create an original. Yours! Join Annie as she guides you through every single step. You will discover how truly easy it is to put together. Your jacket will have a bias binding to finish it off, which, of course, you will learn how to make. Your jacket creation will be extra special and look professionally sewn. You will be proud to say "Yes, I made it!".

Wednesday 8/16/23 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, MDB304X, MDB364X

Wardrobe Essentials for Your Favorite 18-inch Doll, Linda Davis

We invite you to join us as we create essential fashion items for your 18-inch doll. Making smaller scale clothes is a great opportunity to learn a number of sewing skills. You will learn how to put in an invisible zipper, make perfect gathers, and finish the inside edges with a serger. With these basic techniques in hand, you will be ready to make this dress over and over again!

Thursday 8/17/23 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, A 9X, B25

Introduction to Machine Applique, Annie Smith

Annie Smith shares her award-winning technique for machine appliqué, which is sure to make the art of appliqué easy and fun through her simple and straightforward methodology. In this class, you will learn the fundamental steps of how to use fusible web to secure your applique shapes prior to stitching, as well as how to set up your machine for the best stitches, from the all-important blanket stitch, to stitching on the inside and outside curves of your project. The kit includes everything you will need to make samples, however, please bring a basic sewing kit.

Thursday 8/17/23 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, A12X, B28

Trendy Table Settings, Linda Davis

Custom placemats and napkins can add just the right touch to your table. But they can be expensive, and they are often hard to find! We have the solution for you: make your own and do it quickly and professionally—on your serger! In this class, you will use the amazing Bernina Air Threading serger—and a few pro tips—to make a beautiful custom set of canvas placemats and coordinating cloth napkins that you can take home and use right away. You will master the cover stitch as well as how to do a perfect roll hem - even how to turn a corner with a rolled hem. Quick, custom, sustainable! Join us in the BERNINA Serger Studio for a fun and informative class!

Thursday 8/17/23 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, C41, D57XY

Even Easier Edge-to-Edge Quilting, Joline Wunderl

If you have been afraid to quilt your own projects, be afraid no longer! You will be amazed at the professional results you can achieve by quilting with your embroidery machine. We will use the amazing BERNINA Clamp Hoop and a few expert tips to quilt a sample that you can finish later as a placemat or table-topper. You will be proud to say, I quilted it myself --with my embroidery machine!

Thursday 8/17/23 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, C44, D60XY

Serger 101: Making a Child's Hoodie, Thomas Friedenbach

What is a serger? How does a serger work? Why do I need a serger? We will answer these questions and more as you use the new Bernina L890 to make a cozy, child/teen sized hoodie. We will start with the anatomy of a serger to give you a foundational knowledge of what is going on under-the-hood so that you feel comfortable with the serger and understand the strengths and weaknesses of the machine. Next, we will talk about troubleshooting and work through the steps to not just get a stitch but to get the perfect stitch. Finally, we will move on to our project. We will play to the strengths of the serger by serging on a comfy soft jersey knit. We will put together the entire hoodie, start to finish on our serger. You willl be surprised just how quick and easy it is.

Friday 8/18/23 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, H121X, J137

Magic Charm Quilt - Fast and Easy Baby Quilt, Linda Davis

Using just one Charm Pack plus a pretty fabric for the borders is all you need to make a quick and delightful small quilt. In this class, you will learn how to sew a perfect quarter inch seam as you construct a classic patchwork layout. Linda will teach you how to have all of your pieces match up perfectly. Then, with a few magic cuts, this simple design will transform into an exciting on-point quilt. The Magic Charm quilt is a great pattern to have in your recipe box for a quick, easy and fun gift. Surely, you need an excuse to buy more charm packs! Join us in the BERNINA Sewing and Embroidery Studio and be amazed! - you will definitely want to make this quilt again and again!

Friday 8/18/23 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, H124X, J140

Serger Test Drive, Annie Smith & Joline Wunderl

If you have been wrestling with the idea of trying out a serger, this is the class you do not want to miss! In this class, we will use the exciting new air-threading Bernina L-890 to explore serger basics from rolled hems to four-thread overlock stitches to the chainstitch and, yes, the coverstitch. From tension to differential feed to micro-thread control, by the end of the class, you will feel comfortable using your serger to its fullest potential and ready to rock and roll. We hope to see you in our BERNINA Serger Studio!!

Friday 8/18/23 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, K153, L169, M185

Wool Applique by Machine, Annie Smith

With her tremendous creative talents as an appliqué artist, Annie Smith will share her expertise as you work together to craft a number of charming floral appliqués.  You will walk away with a beautifully embellished piece that could form the basis of a pillow, a needle case or even a zipper-bag. These appliqué techniques are transferable to so many quilting and fiber arts projects, and what better person to learn them through than the acclaimed artist, Annie Smith!

Friday 8/18/23 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, K156, L172XY

Fast and Easy Baby Quilt, Linda Davis

Did you know that you can make a quilt completely on a serger?! You will experience the revolutionary Bernina Air-Threading serger to construct a quilt quickly and easily: you will learn how to sew with Cuddle (by Shannon Fabrics) as you piece one side of the quilt; the other side will be a beautiful cotton print. With the addition of a binding — also applied with the serger — an adorable baby quilt will be yours in no time at all! So easy and FAST! You will experience how truly easy it is to use a serger, how perfect the stitches are all the time and what amazing feature that guarantees this. Come have fun serging with us in the BERNINA Serger Studio!

Saturday 8/19/23 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Q233X, R249

Freearm Machine Embroidery Makes it Easy, Joline Wunderl

Have you ever wanted to embroider on something that is a closed object; such as a tote bag, a t-shirt, a Christmas stocking … ? You can now!!! In this class, we will introduce you to a totally NEW embroidery hoop! You will have a chance to experience the wonders of this new freearm Hoop from BERNINA. For our project, we will be embroidering on a black ready-made tote bag that will be beautiful and trendy as it is embellished Kaffe Fassett style! Yes, we will be using his fabrics and ribbon. So, get ready to love those embroidery projects that you have avoided up until now in our beautiful BERNINA Kaffe Sewing and Embroidery Studio!

Saturday 8/19/23 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Q236X, R252

Decorative Threads for Your Serger Equals Fun!!, Thomas Friedenbach

If you think that seam finishing is all your serger can do, you are in for a treat! By making subtle changes to the settings on your serger and using a great variety of Wonderfil Specialty threads, you will discover some greatnewstitches!! Did you know that sergers can handle thicker threads than your sewing machine? You will see how easy it is to transform a project, such as a quilt, a garment or home decor, into something extra special. You will learn how to take a basic 2-thread Overlock stitch and create several of your own unique stitches. After this fun foray into the world of surface embellishing, your serger just might become your favorite embellishment tool!

Saturday 8/19/23 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, R243X

Quilted Coats: Then and Now, Annie Smith

Quilted Coats have gone in and out of style over the years. Right now they are the new hottest thing out there. When did quilted coats come into fashion? What did they look like in the 90's and in between? Join Annie as she takes you through the fashion history of the Quilted Coat. Pieced, appliquéd -- every quilting technique you can think of will be shared, including a fashion show of coats and jackets. Get ready to be inspired!