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BERNINA ACADEMY - Find Your Sewing Identity

Find Your Sewing Identity

Are you a perfectionist, an over-achiever or a true creative? Learn sewing, quilting and embroidery techniques tailored to your unique sewing profile. Create a technique reference book featuring 13 techniques, including sashiko, buttonholes, needle felting, rulerwork, and more.

The two-day course exposes students to a wide variety of techniques and will teach them sewing, quilting, and embroidery techniques. They will build a solid sewing foundation that will help them through a lifetime of sewing. At the end of the Academy, participants will have made a Technique Book to use as a reference guide every time they walk into their sewing studio and turn on their BERNINA to sew their next project.

This event will be held at the Paul Nigra Center. It will not be held in the store. 
Paul Nigra Center, 2736 NY-30, Gloversville, NY 12078

Requirements: None. 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. Everyone will walk away with tips and techniques to improve their sewing skills or inspire them to learn and sew more!
Instructor: Kathy Shalda
Instructor Bio: Kathy Shalda has been a BERNINA owner and lover for over 40 years. Her first BERNINA was the original 830. Her Grandmother taught her to sew at an early age and she has enjoyed the creativity sewing inspires ever since. Kathy has a degree in Dental Hygiene and practiced in the field for 25 years. After making an out-of-state move, Kathy retired from dental hygiene and began a new career with a local quilt shop. She spent 13 years working at that shop teaching, selling on the floor and creating patterns. About that time, the BERNINA store that serviced her machines was looking for some help, and Kathy went to work for them. She taught classes, worked the floor and helped plan and execute special events, eventually becoming the assistant store manager. Kathy moved to Texas in 2013. Later that year she was invited to join a new team that BERNINA was putting together. She has enjoyed being a part of the BERNINA Event Team ever since and is starting the 6th year with them. Kathy resides in the Dallas, Texas area with her husband Jim. Together they have 3 sons and 7 grandchildren.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.