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BERNINA Academy - Creative Quilting





Experience our BERNINA Quilting machines in a round-robin style classroom. BERNINA 770 QE Plus with upgraded BSR, BERNINA Q16 PLUS Table Model, BERNINA Q20 Table Model. Taught by BERNINA Educator Betsy Carlson. 

The BERNINA Academy Creative Quilting Course will give you hands-on experience in free-motion quilting - including stipples, pebbles, loops, couching, and rulerwork - all the the guidance of an Expert BERNINA Instructor!

Special Event pricing and packages will be available to all event attendees.




The BERNINA Stitch Regulator gives you the perfect stitches, so now you can focus on creating beautiful designs. This session includes a little rulerwork made easier with stitch regulation. This is a great event if you want hands-on experience (beyond the demo) or if you have been longing to try our Q16 and Q20 Table Models.

Kits, machines, and light refreshments are provided for this 3-hour course. Four Sessions are available with 6 seats open in each session. 

Friday, January 28th at 9:30am - Owner's Training Class, open to Q16 and Q20 Owners Only.
Friday, January 28th at 2:00pm - Student Session Session Full, Call Lucy 804-418-8001
Saturday, January 29th at 9:30am - Student Session Session Full, Call Lucy 804-418-8001
Saturday, January 29th at 2:00pm - Student Session




Betsy Carlson travels across the country representing BERNINA as a member of the Event Team, Product and Sales Training Team. She has recently joined the Q Series Event Team to promote BERNINA Q 20 and Q 24 Longarm Quilting Machines at quilt and sewing shows.

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. When Betsy has an opportunity to sew for herself, she is creating art quilts, inspired by yearly retreats with Nancy Crow at the Crow Barn.






Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Materials Included: All materials included in class fee
Instructor: Betsy Carlson
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