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This week I was teaching at BERNINA Canada in Whitby Ontario for Sept 20 & 21. My topic "Learn Your Long Arm", discussing the operation of the Q24, Q20 & Q16 BERNINA Long Arm Machines. This involved may subtopics about these incredible machines, including maintenance, software, mechanical knowledge and a whole host of creative possibilities.
My sister (Alison) & I made 15 gorgeous tote bags with Benartex Fabric as gifts to this inaugural class & door prizes for all.
We also had some awesome sponsors including: BERNINA Canada, www.sillymonquiltingco.ca (rulers), Uh Oh Creations Patterns, HA Kidd (Unique Quilting Notions), Alison Lumb Sewing Studio, www.quiltingintheloft.com, Schmetz Needles,, Benartex Fabric, Northcott Fabric, Sew Tite Magnets, Madeira Thread & Creekbank Sewing Shop (Mountforest). In addition, Kawartha Quilting & Sewing offered to do a last minute pop up shop!. A total of 12 participants (dealers & consumers) from all over Ontario, Quebec & BC attended the first 2 days .
This was an awesome event with great participation, questions from the audience, lot's of camaraderie & laughter.
We finished off day 2 with a rapid fire thread painting session where we tested out 10 very willing students & a Q Frame & Q Sit Down Model machines. Team Frame vs Team Sit Down. The laughter & competitive spirit that ensued was contagious to put it mildly.
On Sept 22, Adrienne Gallagher BERNINA Educator taught a fantastic Q Matic Class with about 7 participants in attendance. Lot's to learn & again more fun to imagine all of the possibilities of this amazing computer equipment.
Deb Yew also a BERNINA Educator was essential to coordinating this with me over many months, she took a real leap of faith and then was there to help me & participants throughout the whole event. Deb you are the best! 😊
I have already gotten lots of positive feedback so I am hoping to present this class & format again soon, stay tuned.
If you are a shop owner & you need a class like this, please feel free to contact me via my contact tab above. I will also be sure to post about upcoming teaching events on this blog.
Thanks so much again to BERNINA Canada, Adrienne, Deb, Jay Trudy & Andrew , all of our awesome sponsors, my sister Alison for all of her help (our timer, bell ringer & sewist extraordinaire!). A big thank you to all of the wonderful participants who took their valuable time to attend. I sincerely hope you are inspired. I know I was inspired by your energy, brand loyalty, questions & ideas so THANKS VERY MUCH!
Enjoy the videos & images below:
Rapid Fire Thread Painting Videos Karon Team Frame & Bizz Team Table Below:
and the winner is...... Team Sit Down, all 10 participants did a great job but the judges had to decide
I hope you enjoyed this visual montage from the event and please don't hesitate to contact me if you need BERNINA Q series training, Thanks again to all BERNINA Staff, Participants & Sponsors!
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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