MARCH 2019 NEWSLETTER
425-255-8673 or 800-432-8673
SEW EXPO IS GOING ON NOW THROUGH SUNDAY!
You still have plenty of time to come to the Expo at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. And remember, we are the ONLY Bernina dealers at the Expo and you will find our main machine booth in the Pavillion! If you are looking for a Q20 or 24 longarm machine, you will find them in the Showplex building. We also have those fabulous RMF cabinets for sale AND be sure to try out the Q20 sit down quilting machine! We have something for everyone!

In the Bernina Classroom this year we are providing the 770 Gold Edition machine for the use of those taking classes. The 770 Gold package is sold out everywhere, but we were lucky enough to have reserved 35 of these machines for use at Expo. We will be offering these machines at a reduced price and you will want to come try one, either in the classroom or in our show booth in the Pavillion.
ANOTHER FUN CLASS FOR YOU EMBROIDERERS!
Each month will feature a project-based class that includes information about stabilizers, thread, needles and processes appropriate for various embroidery projects such as free standing lace, quilting by embroidery machine, borders and alignment, mastering T-shirts and sweatshirts, piecing in the hoop, multi-hooping, monogramming, and many more topics.

Classes will be taught by Debbie Bean, an OESD Certified Embroidery Specialist.
Each month students will receive an instructional video, step by step instructions, supply list and project design files.

All brands of machines and experience levels are welcome. Knowledge of loading designs to your machine and its operation in embroidery mode is needed.

Be watching for date, time and cost details. Cost of kit will vary from month to month. We are planning to begin classes on Wednesday, April 24th 10 to 2 pm.. Click here to email Debbie Bean with your questions.
UPCOMING CLASSES
CLICK HERE  or call 425-255-8673 to sign up

BERNINA SOFTWARE 8 CLASSES  - taught by Natalie
MARCH 14th (Thursday) 10:30 to Noon or 1 to 2:30 or 5:30 to 7 pm
APRIL 11th (Thursday) 10:30 to Noon or 1 to 2:30 or 5:30 to 7 pm
C lick here  or call 425-255-8673 to sign up

Pick the class that works best with your schedule. These classes are free for those who have purchased their software from us. There is always something new to learn each month. Don't miss it!

BERNINA 4 SERIES MASTERY CLASSES  - taught by Patty
I Thursday, March 28th 10 to 12:30 pm
II Thursday, April 4th 10 to 12:30 pm
III Thursday, April 18th 10 to 12:30 pm

BERNINA 5 SERIES MASTERY CLASSES  - taught by Patty
I Friday, March 29th 10 to 12:30 pm
II Friday, April 5th 10 to 12:30 pm
III Friday, April 12th 10 to 12:30 pm
IV Friday, April 26th 10 to 12:30 pm

BERNINA 770 MASTERY CLASSES  - taught by Patty
I Tuesday, March 26th 10 to 12:30 pm
II Tuesday, April 2nd 10 to 12:30 pm
III Tuesday, April 9th 10 to 12:30 pm
IV Tuesday, April 16th 10 to 12:30 pm

ALL DAY BERNINA 770 MASTERY CLASS - Especially for those who live out of the area
Saturday, April 27th 10 to 4 pm
Click here to sign up

BERNINA 790/880 MASTERY CLASSES  - taught by Debbie
I Tuesday, April 23rd 10 to 1:30 pm
II Tuesday, April 30th 10 to 1:30 pm
III Tuesday, May 7th 10 to 1:30 pm
IV Tuesday, May 14th 10 to 1:30 pm
V Tuesday, May 21st 10 to 1:30 pm

BLOCK OF THE MONTH - RETRO CAMPER QUILT  - taught by Patty
Saturday, March 16th 10 to 1 pm
Saturday, March 30th 10 to 1 pm
Saturday, April 13th 10 to 1 pm

BEGINNER RULER WORK CLASS  - taught by Patty
III Wednesday, March 20th 10 to 2 pm
$20 fee per class
click here  or call 425-255-8673 to sign up

BERNINA JUBILEE QUILT BLOCK OF THE MONTH CLASS  - taught by Patty
III Thursday, March 21st 10 to 1 pm
$20 fee per class

KIMBERBELL EMBROIDERY CLUB  - taught by Debbie
Friday, March 22nd 10 to 1 pm  or
Saturday, March 23rd 10 to 1 pm
click here  or call 425-255-8673 to sign up

RULER BAG CLASS - taught by Patty
Wednesday, March 27 th 10 to 1 pm
C lick here to sign up

WOOL CAPE CLASS – taught by Sandy
with Embellishments Cost is $40
Wednesday, April 17 th 10 to 3 pm
Click here to sign up

NEW OESD EMBROIDERY CLASSES - taught by Debbie
Wednesday, April 24th 10 am to 2 pm
"SEWING FILLS MY LIFE.....
AND MY KITCHEN TABLE, LIVING ROOM, CLOSETS AND BEDROOM!"
Let's make a CAPE/PONCHO!
And embellish it
This is a lined wool poncho. Simple enough for beginners and we will be using wool roving on the collar to embellish OR rhinestones if you prefer, OR NO EMBELLISHMENT. Cost is $40. We provide the pattern. This class will be held on Wednesday, April 17th from 10 am until 3 pm. Taught by Sandy
Click here for more details and to sign up.
SANDY'S SPOTLIGHT
Bernina Ruler Set
If you are a quilter and you would like to finish all those tops yourself instead of sending them out to get quilted, then listen up!

I wanted to try out these Bernina rulers and I'm glad I did. There IS a learning curve so plan accordingly. I worked on a multi colored quilt with small piecing and although my thread doesn't match all of those colors, I was able to make it work. I got better at it as I spent more time. I am not yet ready to tackle a whole cloth quilt!! BUT, I'm sure feeling more confident than I was in the beginning. In addition to the rulers, you will need the adjustable Ruler Foot #72 for your Bernina. AND LOOK BELOW....THIS FOOT IS 25% OFF THROUGH MARCH!

Please consider purchasing this set from our store. It will provide you with hours of endless creativity! Here is a link to the Bernina webinar that I found very helpful. You will too!
RULER BAG CLASS
Let Patty show you how to make this fun and useful ruler bag. Though it is similar to the Bionic Gear Bag, there are some significant differences. It is taller and longer (to hold your rulers) and the side doesn't drop down. It also has inside pockets. Class will be Wednesday, March 27th from 10 to 1 pm. Cost is $45. You will need to provide your own fabrics and once you sign up and pay, the supply list will be emailed to you. THIS CLASS WAS RESCHEDULED FROM FEB. 13TH DUE TO SNOW! Call us at 425-255-8673 or click here sign up.
TIP OF THE MONTH
Do you use Hoop Grip on your embroidery hoops? Once you have this on the inside of your hoop, you will wonder how you ever got along without it! Stop by the store and pick up a roll. One roll is all you need. This stuff stays put on your hoop and will allow you many, many hoopings before you need to think about replacing it. It has an adhesive side so you just need to peel off the protective liner, apply to your hoop and you are off an running. Instructions are included in the package.