Artistic Artifacts offers Mastery Classes on a regular basis, in-person at our shop in Alexandria, VA as a FREE benefit to those who purchased their BERNINA from us! Enjoy learning on a hands-on basis from Artistic Artifacts staffer Katherine Nichols, BERNINA owner and a lifelong sewist and quilter.

    There is limited seating in each session. Please reply promptly to any email from Artistic Artifacts so we can ensure that everyone has a place. Due to the retirement of our BERNINA Ambassador Kathy Lincoln, currently we are no longer offering our Master classes online (via Zoom); classes are in-person only.

    BERNINA Skill Building Classes in 2024

    Katherine Nichols teaching at Artistic ArtifactsArtistic Artifacts hosts bi-monthly BERNINA Skill Building Classes, open to paid registrants on a first come, first served basis. There’s no longer a requirement to register for the full year of ‘club’ classes — you’re able to attend individual classes as desired and your schedule permits.

    Machine Embroidery Skill Building

    Katherine Nichols selects a different embroidery project for each session; you purchase and bring your own supplies to customize your projects. 2024 Machine Embroidery Skill Building classes take place on the third Saturdays of odd-numbered months, from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm —

    • January 20
    • March 16
    • May 18
    • July 20
    • September 21
    • November 16

    Remember, choose embroidery designs, stabilizers and other supplies from the Artistic Artifacts store at Embroidery Online (OESD)!

    Decorative Stitch/Machine Explorations Skill Building

    Learn more about the decorative stitches on your machine and how to use various presser feet and accessories as you explore techniques outlined in the book Machine Magic by Deborah Louie, available at Artistic Artifacts. Plus Judy Gula will demonstrate an additional embellishment technique! 2024 Decorative Stitch/Machine Explorations classes take place on the third Saturdays of even-numbered months, from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm —

    • February 17
    • June 15
    • August 17
    • October 19

    Each Machine Explorations class is independent, focusing on building your skills and confidence in using the decorative stitches on your machine.

    Note: due to our Creative Minds Summit, there was class/meeting in April.

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