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Bernina Creative Quilting Academy

This is an in-person class that meets at Quilting Mayhem with proper Covid-19 procedures in place. Please read the note at the bottom of the page.

This is a hands-on event! Using machines provided, come learn how to quilt your quilts with more style, precision, and fun! Bernina Creative Quilting Academy is eight lessons in a half-day session that will get you excited to ramp up your quilting style. Learn more about your Bernina machine screen, the various BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator) modes, gripper rings, ruler work, feathers, and couching. You’ll also learn stippling, McTavishing, hearts, leaves, and so much more! This event is taught by Bernina expert Betsy Carlson.

Note: Your safety is our priority and is taken seriously. When you register for any class, you acknowledge that you are agreeing to Quilting Mayhem’s rules in regards to COVID-19 safety precautions, which includes agreeing to wear a medical grade or cloth face mask that entirely covers both nose and mouth, to wash your hands upon entry, and to socially distance at all times a minimum of six feet from other people.  When registering for any class/club/event, you also acknowledge the COVID-19-related risks associated and/or involved with indoor gatherings, and you hereby assume any and all risks related to and/or associated with the planned indoor gathering at Quilting Mayhem, including, without limitation, being exposed to COVID-19 and/or becoming infected with COVID-19. You release and hold harmless Quilting Mayhem, and its owners, officers, agents, and employees from any and all claims, actions, and/or damages. Anyone found not following Quilting Mayhem rules will be asked to leave without refund of class fees.


Skill Details:
All Skill Levels
Materials Included:
Machines are provided
Instructor Name:
Betsy Carlson, Bernina Educator
Instructor Bio:
Betsy Carlson travels across the country representing BERNINA as a member of the Event Team, Product and Sales Training Team.
Betsy?s love affair with BERNINA began as a teenager, pining over BERNINA machines at the fabric store. The Free Hand System caught her eye, reminding her of the machines she used while working in an alterations department. Finally, she bought a BERNINA 1130, and created Nine Patch Sewing Co., performing alterations and creating custom window treatments, custom clothing and slip covers, while making clothing for her children. When Betsy learned to quilt, she was hand piecing and quilting, then transitioned to using her machine for both tasks.
BERNINA became part of Betsy?s career when she joined a dealership as the Mastery, Embroidery and Software instructor. Joining the BERNINA Event Team created an opportunity to share her love of BERNINA at BERNINA stores and quilt/sewing shows across the country.

Bernina Creative Quilting Academy

$ 50.00
20% off class supplies **excludes kits and buy-ins