Bernina World of Sewing

                            A World of Stitching at Your Fingertips!

                                6013 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612-2601
                                Phone:  (919) 782-2945   Hours:  Mon-Sat 10-5, Thurs. 10-6


Upcoming classes are being added here as information becomes available. Stay tuned for updates. Thank you!

Beginners—Start to Finish    $80

Instructor: Sonja Shogren

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August 12, 19 2017 10:00Am-4:30Pm (Full-Day class)
CL-begstart-Nov Saturday(s)
November 11, 18 2017 10:00Am-4:30Pm (Full-Day class)

There will not be a Wednesday Evening Beginners—Start to Finish class this Summer/Fall 2017.

If you always have wanted to learn how to make a quilt - come and join us for four relaxing Tuesday mornings - or, two relaxing Saturdays.

This class will teach you how to make a quilt from start to finish, including straight-line machine quilting and finishing the quilt with a binding. This is a true beginner's class.

This is an ideal class for "busy" people -- almost no homework! Also, a good class for a young person who is experimenting to see if he/she enjoys sewing.

Note: This class requires that you have a sewing machine, at home, for any necessary homework.

Skill level - Beginner

Approx. 39” x 42”
(Class Sample)

(Recent Student's Pieces)

Gelato    $90

Instructor: Sonja Shogren

CL-xxxx Tuesday(s) August 1, 8, 22 2017 10:00Am-1:00Pm (Morning class)

CL-Gelato Wednesday(s) August 9, 16, 30 2017 6:00-9:00Pm (Evening class)

The pattern is fascinating to me and, even better: It is not complicated to sew. I chose for the class sample the Ombre fabric Gelato. Colorful florals or batiks would be great, as well. Come and see how your creation magically falls into place. (Homework is required).

Skill level - Advanced Beginner and Above

(Class Sample)

North-South Bound    $90

Instructor: Sonja Shogren

CL-north-south Tuesday(s) October 24, November 7, 14 2017 10:00Am-1:00Pm (Morning class)

CL-north-south Wednesday(s) October 18, November 1, 8 2017 6:00-9:00Pm (Evening class)

You could design your own quilt - or, you might adopt the class sample. We make the quilt using three different blocks - using lots of colors, offering you flexibility while allowing you to challenge your imagination!

Skill level - Advanced Beginner and Above

(Class Sample)

(A Previous Class Student's Pieces after Final Session)

Design Workshop (Part-2)   $30

Instructor: Sonja Shogren

CL-DESIGNWS Wednesday(s) June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6 2017 10:00Am-1:00Pm (Morning class)

We continue working on a “contemporary” quilt that uses traditional quilt blocks. Lots of homework….. This class is not for beginners.

Skill level - Intermediate and above

Your Piece Will Be Designed by YOU with My Help!

(2017 Design Workshop - Some Work!)

French Fold Binding    $30

Instructor: Sonja Shogren

CL-BIND Wednesday Novevmber 29 6:00-9:00Pm (Evening class)

Do you have a quilt at home that is almost finished -- and you need help with the binding? Let's finish it together. Please note: The quilt must already be quilted to take this class.

You learn how to do the binding with classic mitered French Fold corners. Machine and Hand Sewing is involved.

Skill level - All

Dog Days of Summer    $55 plus pattern

Instructor: Debi Balogh

CL-xxxx Thursday(s) July 24, 31 2017 1:00-4:00Pm (Afternoon class)

Another beautiful art quilt by McKenny Ryan. You can choose to do just one block or the entire quilt. Her applique captures the beauty of nature and animals. It is a simple, raw edge applique with easy to follow patterns.

This is for all skill levels.

Pattern: "Dog Days of Summer " by McKenna Ryan

Skill level - Beginner and Above

My Kinda Town    $55 plus pattern

Instructor: Debi Balogh

CL-xxxx Friday(s) August 11, 25 2017 10:00Am-1:00Pm (Morning class)

This is an exciting paper piecing project! You can choose to do just one block for a cute wall-hanging or do the entire quilt! Left over assorted scraps and assorted background fabrics can be used in this quilt.

This is a project for all quilters.

Pattern: "My Kinda Town" by Peggy Larsen

Skill level - Beginner and Above

Animal Collage Quilts    $55 plus pattern

Instructor: Debi Balogh

CL-xxxx Tuesday(s) August 8, 22 2017 6:00-9:00Pm (Evening class)

These are wonderful animal collage art quilts created from patterns designed by Laura Heine. No two will look alike! Pick your favorite out (if the store doesn't have your pattern they can order it) and it will be made by fussy cutting flowers, leaves, paisleys, butterflies, bird or whatever you want to use in them!

Pattern: (Of your choice) by Laura Heine

Skill level - Beginner and Above

Millefiori the Easy Way    $25 plus book

Instructor: Shirley Usry

July 28, August 18 2017

10:30Am – 12:00 Pm (Morning Class)

Everyone is talking about Millefiori or La Passacaglia quilts. Let Shirley demystify and share her insight and experience as you see how the pieces fit together with different variations.

This quilt is hand-pieces with a running stitch. It’s very portable and stash and scrap friendly.

You can make your piece as large as you want it to be.

Skill level - Beginner

Christmas Tree    $50

Instructor: Amy O'Donnell

CL-xxxxx Saturday October 28 10:00-4:00Pm (Full-Day class)
Kick off the 2017 Holiday Sewing Season with these fun Christmas trees made out of 2.5 inch strips and batting scraps. These trees make great gifts, or can be a perfect addition to your own holiday decor. One package of strips makes two sets of trees. Small tree is 8.5 inches high, large tree is 16 inches high.

Must have a sewing machine capable of stitching through multiple layers of fabric and batting, a good straight stitch and zig zag stitch required. Must have experience using the machine to sew on quilt binding, also hand sewing required.

This is a single all day class which will last from 10am-4pm. Please bring your lunch so that we can keep the momentum going and get as much done as possible!

Skill level - Advanced Beginner

Small Tree: 8.5 inches high
Large tree: 16 inches high

Leave the Light On    $65 plus Pattern

Instructor: Amy O'Donnell

CL-xxxxx Wednesday(s) October 11, 25 10:00-2:00Pm (Mid-Day class)
Here's a challenging but very rewarding project to enhance your holiday decor. You won't want to give this one away.

Fabric holiday house is made of 2.5 inch strips fused onto Bosal pre-cut forms specific to this project. Sides and roof are attached to lining pieces and bound, then hand sewn together. Finished house measures 8 x 8 x 5 inches. 

This project is for advanced beginner and intermediate / advanced sewers. Maximum of 6 students, must have experience using fusibles, sewing on binding by machine, and hand sewing.

This class consists of two sessions and has many steps.  Not difficult but time consuming. 

Please bring your lunch so that we can keep the momentum going and get as much done as possible!

Skill level - Advanced Beginner

8" x 8" x 5"

Hexagon Table Topper    $40 plus Pattern

Instructor: Amy O'Donnell

CL-xxxxx Wednesday November 8 10:00-2:00Pm (Mid-Day class)
This is a quick and fun project that can be made as a seasonal item, or to coordinate with your own personal decor.

These make great hostess gifts when paired with a candle or some cookies, or even on their own.

You can increase or decrease the size as desired, or depending on how much fabric you have. Once you have made one, you won't be able to stop!  Great way to use leftover fabric.

Great project for all skill levels.

Please bring your lunch so that we can keep the momentum going and get as much done as possible!

Skill level - Beginner and up

Holiday Table Runner    $45 plus Book

Instructor: Amy O'Donnell

CL-xxxxx Wednesday December 6 10:00-2:00Pm (Mid-Day class)
Using the "Vanilla Creme Table Runner" pattern from the book Cozy Modern Quilts by: Kim Schaefer, we will use precut 2.5 inch strips to make a 20 x 44 inch table runner.

Use holiday fabric or the fabric of your choice.

This is a perfect project for beginners, and a great way to use up leftover strips from the Aunties Two holiday projects.

In class, we will assemble the table runner top - creating the quilt sandwich, quilting, and binding will be done on your own, although Amy will be happy to help you get started on finishing if we have time.  

Please bring your lunch so that we can keep the momentum going and get as much done as possible!

Note: We are planning to use this same book for another project in early 2018 - I will be teaching a class on the "Carousel Lap Quilt", so you potentially could use this book again. There are many great projects in this book, could even be doing more from it in 2018 - highly recommend. 

Skill level - Beginner and up

Drunkard Path    $70 plus Pattern

Instructor: Stephanie Pennington-Grant

CL-xxxxx Saturday September 30 10:00-3:00Pm (Full Mid-Day class)
Gain comfort with curved piecing. This class will share the ease of curve piecing, while helping you learn the Drunkards Path Block. The block placement is so versatile; you will be able to design several layouts for your quilt.

Skill level - Advanced Beginner

Wall-hanging size and up

Mastering your BSR -  BERNINA Stitch Regulator    $20

Instructor: Sue Miskovic

CL-xxxxx Monday September 11 10:00am-12:00Pm (Morning class)
Now that you have a BSR let me show you how to use it. The Bernina Stitch Regulator is the best tool for free motion quilting.  This hands on class is designed to familiarize you with the operation of the Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR).

Skill level - Beginner

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