Learn how to successfully sew a variety of seaming, hemming, and embellishment techniques to give our 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 the learn how to successfully work with new techniques made easy with the right tips and tools.
Create a BERNINA Academy Technique Book as you work through the lessons that will be yours to keep as a reference every time you walk into your sewing studio.
Sewing tips and free patterns are included on the exclusive download link provided only to BERNINA Academy attendees.
Supplies, technique book, and machines are provided for you during the two-day course.
Sandra Larson Swick has the unique distinction of sending one of her prize quilts into outer space! The quilt was signed by more than one hundred former students of astronaut and Teacher in Space, Barbara Morgan, and traveled with her to the International Space Station in 2007. But Sandra is equally thrilled to share her passion for sewing and textiles with earthbound students of all ages and abilities!
With degrees in education from the University of Oregon, Sandra blends classic teaching skills with spunky humor to present project oriented one-day or multi-day events and retreats that send participants home with fresh enthusiasm and inspiration. She?s a master instructor in not only quilting, but embroidery, garment construction, overlockers, and specialty projects and crafts.
A certified BERNINA technician, Sandra has more than 15 years? experience selling, sewing and teaching professionally with BERNINA machines, overlockers, and embroidery software and design. She eagerly shares her extensive knowledge and experience, providing expert and individualized sales consultations to help customers select the perfect BERNINA machine that will launch them into their next sewing orbit.
Sandra loves crisscrossing the United States as a fifth-year member of the BERNINA Event and Trade Show Team, but happily returns to a log home she shares with her husband, two cats and an enormous fabric collection in the woods on the edge of Lake Coeur d?Alene, Idaho.