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Bernina Software Mastery

Do you own Bernina DesignerPlus Software V8 or V9 and need some help getting started? This 11-part class will explore all the tools in these software packages.

This class is a hybrid class: You may attend in person or online. You will receive a link for the class a few days before the first session.

If you have already taken Software Mastery and would like a refresher on certain aspects of the software, you may sign up for only the classes that you want. Please see below for specific details.

Please follow this link to download the V8 Mastery Workbooks: BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 - DesignerPlus - BERNINA. These will be required for class.

If you purchased your software from Quilting Mayhem, these classes are free of charge. Please call the store at 425-533-2566 to register.

All classes 10:30am – 12:30pm

(Please see class on January 25 for Software V9 Update.)


January 2: Software Basics – This class will look at good software habits, using the reference manual, and a tour of the screen and icons.

February 6: Lettering Basics, True Type Fonts, and Monograms – This session will explore all the different tools for lettering.

March 6: Editing Overview and Mirror-Merge Tools – Learn the basics of editing a design and some tools to quickly duplicate and distribute designs.

April 3: Auto Digitizing Tools – Learn several methods of converting pictures to stitches.

May 1: Advanced Editing – This class will focus on the editing tools found in the Edit Toolbox.

June 5: Manual Digitizing – This section will focus on the tools in the Digitizing Toolbox that allow you to create whatever you wish to create.

July 3: Applique – Learn how to create your own applique designs using the Applique and Advanced Applique tools.

August 7: Multi-Hooping and Embroidery Library – Multi-hooping is an important tool in embroidery. The Embroidery Library in the software allows you to organize your designs.

September 4: 3D Effects and Special Effects – Learn to use the tools that will give your designs dimension and depth.

October 2: Creating Patterns, Borders, and Templates – Use tools in the software to create your own patterns, custom borders, and templates.

November 6: Quilter and Cross Stitch – These are programs inside your software that allow you to create your own quilts, add embroidery to quilts, and create your own cross stitch designs.

To continue to keep our staff and customers healthy, we ask you to follow these guidelines:


1. Please wash your hands at our hand-washing station or use the hand sanitizer provided at the entry of either the fabric or machine sales floor. 2. If you are not feeling well or have had a recent Covid-19 exposure, please shop with us online at 3. We will continue to offer porch pick up and shipping services for anyone who does not feel comfortable shopping in-store. 4. We will continue to support our quilting community and ask that everyone follow our lead in supporting our employees and fellow quilters who choose to continue to wear a mask for their own personal reasons. 5. If you are at risk and need assistance, please let us know so we can do the best we can to accommodate your needs.


Skill Details:
All Skill Levels
Instructor Name:
DeeAnn Forrest

Bernina Software Mastery

$ 25.00
Free if purchased software at Quilting Mayhem. Call 425-533-2566 to register.
Sun, Jun 5, 2022 at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Jul 3, 2022 at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Aug 7, 2022 at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Sep 4, 2022 at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Oct 2, 2022 at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Sun, Nov 6, 2022 at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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