All classes are open to all sewing machine brands unless there is a BERNINA specific one scheduled.  You must have a good working knowledge of your sewing machine and it must be in good working condition.  We look forward to having you join us.

Classes


QQ
- Oct 19, 2018 10:00 am

annual shop hop

Cost: $ FREE
QUILTER'S QUEST
- Oct 19, 2018 10:00 am

Ten day shop hop

LET'S GET ORGANIZED - DITTY BAGS
- Nov 07, 2018 10:00 am

Back in the days when America was a seafaring nation, apprentice sailors made their own ditty bag as part of their apprenticeship. In the course of making the bag, these apprentices learned all the sewing skills they would need as a sailor: how to sew flat-felled seams, installing grommets, and more. And, they had a useful bag to carry all their tools and personal supplies when they went to sea. As an apprentice purse-maker, you will learn all the skills needed to make bags and purses as you make your own Ditty Bag: - Continue to practice quilting fabric with Soft and Stable. - Learn to make and attach borders and handles. - Learn to attach a single-slide zipper. - Learn tips for sewing along curved edges. - Learn to make and attach bias binding. Ditty Bags are perfect for any gender and any age. The pattern includes three graduated sizes so that you can carry just about anything and everything.

Cost: $ 35.00
LET'S GET ORGANIZED - DITTY BAGS
- Nov 18, 2018 11:00 am

Back in the days when America was a seafaring nation, apprentice sailors made their own ditty bag as part of their apprenticeship. In the course of making the bag, these apprentices learned all the sewing skills they would need as a sailor: how to sew flat-felled seams, installing grommets, and more. And, they had a useful bag to carry all their tools and personal supplies when they went to sea. As an apprentice purse-maker, you will learn all the skills needed to make bags and purses as you make your own Ditty Bag: - Continue to practice quilting fabric with Soft and Stable. - Learn to make and attach borders and handles. - Learn to attach a single-slide zipper. - Learn tips for sewing along curved edges. - Learn to make and attach bias binding. Ditty Bags are perfect for any gender and any age. The pattern includes three graduated sizes so that you can carry just about anything and everything.

Cost: $ 35.00
LET'S GET ORGANIZED - PROJECT BAGS
- Dec 05, 2018 10:00 am

Perfect for organizing everything you need for each of your projects, these handy totes in four sizes have sturdy quilted bases and fun fabric details. Continue to improve and build upon your skills: - Quilting - Piecing (you'll love the way the bag is designed so that the raw edges of all the seams are hidden!) - Adding borders - Sewing with vinyl - Installing zippers - Making and attaching stabilized straps - Binding edges with straight-grain binding and mitering corners The pattern includes complete instructions for four sizes of bags: small, medium, large, and extra-large. You will love this useful way to carry your projects-in-progress, organize toys, or travel with ease.

Cost: $ 35.00
LET'S GET ORGANIZED - PROJECT BAGS
- Dec 08, 2018 10:00 am

Perfect for organizing everything you need for each of your projects, these handy totes in four sizes have sturdy quilted bases and fun fabric details. Continue to improve and build upon your skills: - Quilting - Piecing (you'll love the way the bag is designed so that the raw edges of all the seams are hidden!) - Adding borders - Sewing with vinyl - Installing zippers - Making and attaching stabilized straps - Binding edges with straight-grain binding and mitering corners The pattern includes complete instructions for four sizes of bags: small, medium, large, and extra-large. You will love this useful way to carry your projects-in-progress, organize toys, or travel with ease.

Cost: $ 35.00
You will always have the right needle close at hand when you store them in these convenient cases. These handy cases provides easy-to-locate, compact storage areas for needles of all types and sizes. Learn to print labels on twill tape using your home printer. The secrets? Cotton twill tape and double-faced tape. Laminate the handy chart (included in the pattern) for a quick reference guide to different types and sizes of needles, both hand and machine. Here's a handy tip: Raid the closet or your local thrift shop to find a lady's wool skirt. Then use it to make your own felted wool for these wonderful wool pin cushions. They are simply the best and make wonderful gifts!

Cost: $ 35.00
You will always have the right needle close at hand when you store them in these convenient cases. These handy cases provides easy-to-locate, compact storage areas for needles of all types and sizes. Learn to print labels on twill tape using your home printer. The secrets? Cotton twill tape and double-faced tape. Laminate the handy chart (included in the pattern) for a quick reference guide to different types and sizes of needles, both hand and machine. Here's a handy tip: Raid the closet or your local thrift shop to find a lady's wool skirt. Then use it to make your own felted wool for these wonderful wool pin cushions. They are simply the best and make wonderful gifts!

Cost: $ 35.00
LET'S GET ORGANIZED - OPEN WIDE
- Feb 06, 2019 10:00 am

These cute bags are not only stylish, but they are functional, too! You'll love their design which allows them to open wide for easy access to all their contents. Use them for to carry cosmetics or toys, to store makeup in your gym locker, or to organize lists and purchases while running around town. Now that you've mastered our "normal" style of zipper installation, it's time to learn something new! Open Wide! features a brand-new style of zipper installation as well as a different method of binding the edges of the zipper. This method not only finishes off the raw edges but also forms a great little grab handle. Learn to make a zipper tab to finish the end of the zipper, too.

Cost: $ 35.00
LET'S GET ORGANIZED - OPEN WIDE
- Feb 09, 2019 10:00 am

These cute bags are not only stylish, but they are functional, too! You'll love their design which allows them to open wide for easy access to all their contents. Use them for to carry cosmetics or toys, to store makeup in your gym locker, or to organize lists and purchases while running around town. Now that you've mastered our "normal" style of zipper installation, it's time to learn something new! Open Wide! features a brand-new style of zipper installation as well as a different method of binding the edges of the zipper. This method not only finishes off the raw edges but also forms a great little grab handle. Learn to make a zipper tab to finish the end of the zipper, too.

Cost: $ 35.00
You will have no more tangled jumbles of thread when you make and use these handy thread cases. Special slots in each pocket enable you to easily thread a needle without removing the spools from their pockets and keep everything as neat as a pin. Continue to perfect your skills of quilting fabric with Soft and Stable, attaching zippers, sewing with vinyl, and binding edges. Then add some new skills: Learn to sew with ultra suede, the secret ingredient to keeping your threads in place. Make a stretchy loop to close the case while allowing for expansion as it fills. These cases are perfect for travel and can hold threads, sewing supplies, and more!

Cost: $ 35.00
You will have no more tangled jumbles of thread when you make and use these handy thread cases. Special slots in each pocket enable you to easily thread a needle without removing the spools from their pockets and keep everything as neat as a pin. Continue to perfect your skills of quilting fabric with Soft and Stable, attaching zippers, sewing with vinyl, and binding edges. Then add some new skills: Learn to sew with ultra suede, the secret ingredient to keeping your threads in place. Make a stretchy loop to close the case while allowing for expansion as it fills. These cases are perfect for travel and can hold threads, sewing supplies, and more!

Cost: $ 35.00
LET'S GET ORGANIZED - JUST IN CASE
- Apr 03, 2019 10:00 am

Have you ever found yourself needing a nail clipper or bandages, but you have no idea where they are? These handy cases in two sizes help you keep everything together in one compact, easy-tolocate place. The small case can fit in the glove box of your car so is perfect to use as an emergency travel kit to hold first-aid supplies, flashlights, medications, and more. The larger case can slip under the seat and hold maps, travel guides, car documents, warranties, and so forth. This quick little project offers the perfect chance to review all that you've learned up to now: - Quilting fabric with Soft and Stable - Binding pockets with straight-grain binding - Attaching zippers to mesh pockets - Attaching zippers to vinyl pockets - Rounding corners - Making and attaching bias binding You will also add a couple of new skills to your purse-making bag of tricks: - Secrets to attaching invisible magnetic snaps - Attaching borders and pockets in the proper order You're sure to find the perfect use for these practical bags.

Cost: $ 35.00
LET'S GET ORGANIZED - JUST IN CASE
- Apr 06, 2019 10:00 am

Have you ever found yourself needing a nail clipper or bandages, but you have no idea where they are? These handy cases in two sizes help you keep everything together in one compact, easy-tolocate place. The small case can fit in the glove box of your car so is perfect to use as an emergency travel kit to hold first-aid supplies, flashlights, medications, and more. The larger case can slip under the seat and hold maps, travel guides, car documents, warranties, and so forth. This quick little project offers the perfect chance to review all that you've learned up to now: - Quilting fabric with Soft and Stable - Binding pockets with straight-grain binding - Attaching zippers to mesh pockets - Attaching zippers to vinyl pockets - Rounding corners - Making and attaching bias binding You will also add a couple of new skills to your purse-making bag of tricks: - Secrets to attaching invisible magnetic snaps - Attaching borders and pockets in the proper order You're sure to find the perfect use for these practical bags.

Cost: $ 35.00
LET'S GET ORGANIZED - POWER TRIP
- May 01, 2019 10:00 am

A gift that is perfect for guys, Power Trip provides storage space for lots of electronic gear or other small gadgets and supplies. Learn to make and attach a sturdy padded handle, to make inner zippered pockets, and how to easily bind mesh pockets with fold-over elastic. Practice installing a double-slide zipper as you make a zipper side strip which allows the bag to open flat for easy access. Continue to perfect your binding skills - this time everything is going to be visible on the outside of a bag. You can do it! You've had lots of practice. Be prepared - your sewing skills are about to go to the next level!

Cost: $ 35.00
LET'S GET ORGANIZED - POWER TRIP
- May 04, 2019 10:00 am

A gift that is perfect for guys, Power Trip provides storage space for lots of electronic gear or other small gadgets and supplies. Learn to make and attach a sturdy padded handle, to make inner zippered pockets, and how to easily bind mesh pockets with fold-over elastic. Practice installing a double-slide zipper as you make a zipper side strip which allows the bag to open flat for easy access. Continue to perfect your binding skills - this time everything is going to be visible on the outside of a bag. You can do it! You've had lots of practice. Be prepared - your sewing skills are about to go to the next level!

Cost: $ 35.00
LET'S GET ORGANIZED - ALL ABOARD
- Jun 05, 2019 10:00 am

Take beauty on the go and look stylish while doing so! Whether you are globetrotting or touring closer to home, you will love these stylish cases for carrying cosmetics, jewelry, first aid supplies, and more. In this class, you will learn how to sew a zipper on a curved edge - another new zipper installation style. Discover how to finish the edges and stitch the binding to the bag to refine the shape of the train case. Though this is a bit more difficult, you have had lots of practice by now, so feel confident that you can accomplish this step with ease. Practice really does make perfect!

Cost: $ 35.00
LET'S GET ORGANIZED - ALL ABOARD
- Jun 08, 2019 10:00 am

Take beauty on the go and look stylish while doing so! Whether you are globetrotting or touring closer to home, you will love these stylish cases for carrying cosmetics, jewelry, first aid supplies, and more. In this class, you will learn how to sew a zipper on a curved edge - another new zipper installation style. Discover how to finish the edges and stitch the binding to the bag to refine the shape of the train case. Though this is a bit more difficult, you have had lots of practice by now, so feel confident that you can accomplish this step with ease. Practice really does make perfect!

Cost: $ 35.00
LET'S GET ORGANIZED - CATCH ALL CADDY
- Jul 03, 2019 10:00 am

This over-sized, sturdy caddy has lots of easy-toaccess slip pockets and dividers to hold and organize all your supplies. You will be thrilled to learn how to make bellowed inner dividers. Their ingenious design allows the interior fabric dividers to be fully expandable yet to also be able to fall flat against the caddy when not in use. This project also introduces a new style of handles which are padded with Soft and Stable and attached to the caddy using rectangle rings. You will test your binding skills as you sew the binding on the bulky bottoms and curved edges and make the "grab" handles on the end. But you're an expert, so it's no problem!

Cost: $ 35.00
LET'S GET ORGANIZED - CATCH ALL CADDY
- Jul 06, 2019 10:00 am

This over-sized, sturdy caddy has lots of easy-toaccess slip pockets and dividers to hold and organize all your supplies. You will be thrilled to learn how to make bellowed inner dividers. Their ingenious design allows the interior fabric dividers to be fully expandable yet to also be able to fall flat against the caddy when not in use. This project also introduces a new style of handles which are padded with Soft and Stable and attached to the caddy using rectangle rings. You will test your binding skills as you sew the binding on the bulky bottoms and curved edges and make the "grab" handles on the end. But you're an expert, so it's no problem!

Cost: $ 35.00
For the final project in this year-long project series, we are going to tackle the mother-of-all-bags! You will love this spacious organizer with lots of zippered pockets to hold everything you need - sewing machine feet and accessories, tools, and more. You will take all skills you learned as you worked on the other projects and perfect them with this bag. You'll also learn some new skills: - Expand on the zipper-making skills you learned in Project 1 as you learn to make zippers of any length using Zippers by the Yard. - Discover how to make expandable vinyl pockets which will hold larger items. You will love the handy folding template included in the pattern. - Mesh pockets and bindings will be easy-peasy since you have mastered them in so many projects up to this point. - Learn the secrets to attaching hook-and-loop fastener to pocket pages. Take a bow and show off your year's projects. You have organized your supplies, made some fun gifts, and refined your skills. Kudos!

Cost: $ 35.00
For the final project in this year-long project series, we are going to tackle the mother-of-all-bags! You will love this spacious organizer with lots of zippered pockets to hold everything you need - sewing machine feet and accessories, tools, and more. You will take all skills you learned as you worked on the other projects and perfect them with this bag. You'll also learn some new skills: - Expand on the zipper-making skills you learned in Project 1 as you learn to make zippers of any length using Zippers by the Yard. - Discover how to make expandable vinyl pockets which will hold larger items. You will love the handy folding template included in the pattern. - Mesh pockets and bindings will be easy-peasy since you have mastered them in so many projects up to this point. - Learn the secrets to attaching hook-and-loop fastener to pocket pages. Take a bow and show off your year's projects. You have organized your supplies, made some fun gifts, and refined your skills. Kudos!

Cost: $ 35.00
BERNINA ACADEMY - TAME THAT TECHNIQUE
- Nov 09, 2018 09:00 am

Learn how to successfully sew a variety of seaming, hemming, and embellishment techniques to give your projects a professional finish. Discover ways to make sewing easier by using proper feet, stitches, and features of BERNINA machines for precise sewing. Students will be inspired and encouraged to sew as they learn how to successfully work with new techniques made easy with the right tips and tools. The two-day course exposes you to a wide variety of techniques and will teach you some fundamentals. It will build a solid sewing foundation that will help you through a lifetime of sewing. At the end of the Academy, you will have made a Technique Book to use as a reference guide every time you walk into your sewing studio and turn on your BERNINA to sew your next project. This is the best part, the course is open to everyone! Whether you are a seasoned pro, or you've never touched a sewing machine, you can attend this course.

Cost: $ 225.00
Are you an admirer of Jen Kingwell, but feel intimidated to tackle one of her quilts? Join us each month as we work on Jen's "Long Time Gone" pattern. Our instructor, Carol Gibson-Weik, a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor, will share techniques and tips using Deb Tucker's Tools to complete this amazing quilt one block. One block and one of Deb Tucker's Tools will be featured every month. You will learn to use the tool that corresponds to the monthly block, then immediately put it to use as you complete your block. Class time will be used to work on each block, many of which you will be able to complete during the class. During this process, you will also learn how to convert any quilt in order to use the Studio 180 Design Tools. CLASS FEE: $30/MONTH OR $330/YEAR

Cost: $ 30.00
Are you an admirer of Jen Kingwell, but feel intimidated to tackle one of her quilts? Join us each month as we work on Jen's "Long Time Gone" pattern. Our instructor, Carol Gibson-Weik, a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor, will share techniques and tips using Deb Tucker's Tools to complete this amazing quilt one block. One block and one of Deb Tucker's Tools will be featured every month. You will learn to use the tool that corresponds to the monthly block, then immediately put it to use as you complete your block. Class time will be used to work on each block, many of which you will be able to complete during the class. During this process, you will also learn how to convert any quilt in order to use the Studio 180 Design Tools. CLASS FEE: $30/MONTH OR $330/YEAR

Cost: $ 30.00
TUCKER TOOLS with a TWIST - MARCH 2019
- Mar 02, 2019 10:00 am

Are you an admirer of Jen Kingwell, but feel intimidated to tackle one of her quilts? Join us each month as we work on Jen's "Long Time Gone" pattern. Our instructor, Carol Gibson-Weik, a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor, will share techniques and tips using Deb Tucker's Tools to complete this amazing quilt one block. One block and one of Deb Tucker's Tools will be featured every month. You will learn to use the tool that corresponds to the monthly block, then immediately put it to use as you complete your block. Class time will be used to work on each block, many of which you will be able to complete during the class. During this process, you will also learn how to convert any quilt in order to use the Studio 180 Design Tools. CLASS FEE: $30/MONTH OR $330/YEAR

Cost: $ 30.00
Join us! The bus will return to Bear's Paw Saturday night and take off again on Sunday. Boxed lunches included.

Cost: $ 150.00
THE SLOW STITCHING SOCIETY
- Nov 13, 2018 10:00 am

The 2nd Tuesday of each month has been dedicated to all hand stitchers or knitters. If you have any work done by hand, even a binding on a quilt, come join us! The only electricity in the classroom will be the iron and the lights. It will be a nice quiet environment. Kate will be there til early afternoon to help you and enjoy her English paper piecing.

This class is geared to the 5 series, 7 series and 8 series machines and covers features such as Combi-Mode, Muti-Directional stitching, and Stitch Designer. The Multi-Directional and Stitch Designer features does not pertain to the 5 series or the 740 and 770 machines so we will cover Combi-Mode first then multi-directional and stitch designer features. Those who do not have multi-directional and stitch designer are welcome to stay to see what these features are or may leave if you so desire.

Cost: $ FREE
The BERNINA Stitch Regulator is an innovative accessory that is far more than just a presser foot...it is part of a dynamic interaction between quilter, accessory and BERNINA Sewing Machine. Come in learn the ins and outs of this incredible foot. Our classes are FREE to those who purchased from Bear's Paw, but we open our classes to anyone who has purchased their machine from another dealer for a $50 fee.

Cost: $ FREE
The BERNINA Stitch Regulator is an innovative accessory that is far more than just a presser foot...it is part of a dynamic interaction between quilter, accessory and BERNINA Sewing Machine. Come in learn the ins and outs of this incredible foot. Our classes are FREE to those who purchased from Bear's Paw, but we open our classes to anyone who has purchased their machine from another dealer for a $50 fee.

Cost: $ FREE
NEW MACHINE - EMBROIDERY BASICS
- Nov 08, 2018 10:00 am

Let's get started using and learning about the fabulous embroidery machine you just purchased! You will feel confident embroidering on many fabric surfaces. Preparing to embroider Needles, thread, stabilizers Hoops/hooping/hoop calibration Accessing designs Trace/check Virtual positioning/absolute check Motif center Basting boxes Embroidery sequence control Moving/rotating/duplicating Rescale and mirror image Pinpoint Placement Our classes are FREE to those who purchased from Bear's Paw, but we sincerely open our classes to anyone who has purchased their machine from another dealer for a $50 fee. KIT FEE: $10

Cost: $ FREE
SPICY SPIRAL TABLE RUNNER
- Nov 06, 2018 10:00 am

COMING

Cost: $ 25.00
BEGINNING FREE MOTION QUILTING
- Nov 04, 2018 11:00 am

Have you tried freemotion quilting and just can not seem to get the results you want? This class is for you! You will learn all of the basics and beyond to start you on your way to successful machine quilting.

Cost: $ 40.00
The Smart Fill tool is available in Corel SE. Learn how to create special designs using this new creative tool.

Cost: $ 15.00
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