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Berger's
Sewing Classes & Clubs
Here at Berger's we offer a wide variety of sewing classes. Don't see something you like, simply call and ask, we are more than happy to make a class around what YOU want to learn. Whether you are new to sewing or an old pro just looking for some fun and new crafting projects. Check back often to see what's New! 


 

Upcoming Classes & QESS Clubs:

Classes:


Berger's Sewing Machine Sew Powerful Charity Sewing Event

As part of National Sewing Month, join us for a special charity sewing event that benefits Sew Powerful. We're hosting an exclusive event where you'll use a Baby Lock sewing machine to make and donate cute purses that discretely carry reusable feminine hygiene products for girls in Zambia.

September QESS Club

Fall is in the air, so what better time to update your wardrobe than with a Scarf Collar Top from Jalie Patterns. I will then show you how to quilt in the hoop using Amelie Scott?s Edge to Edge technique and designs. Then there are the Kimberbell Quilted Baskets, an in-the-hoop embroidery design pack for that super quick gift (or make some for yourself!). And for our serger series, we will be doing the next technique in Pam Damour?s Power Serge book, serger lace.

Enhancing your IQ (IQ Designer) Class 2

This is a hands on class featuring the "Enhancing your IQ" USB Series. You will need to bring your machine. If you are unable to bring your machine this can be a lecture/demo but hands on is preferable for the best learning experience.


QESS Club:
September QESS Club - September 21, 2019  10:00 am

Fall is in the air, so what better time to update your wardrobe than with a Scarf Collar Top from Jalie Patterns. I will then show you how to quilt in the hoop using Amelie Scott’s Edge to Edge technique and designs. Then there are the Kimberbell Quilted Baskets, an in-the-hoop embroidery design pack for that super quick gift (or make some for yourself!). And for our serger series, we will be doing the next technique in Pam Damour’s Power Serge book, serger lace.

Meet Our Instructor:



Gail Reinke
Gail has over 50 years of sewing experience. She has a vast knowledge from basic to advanced sewing techniques, construction and design as well as  sewing machine usage from the basic machines to elite computerized machines such as the Destiny II embroidery and sewing combination Machine and the Triumph serger. One of Gail’s greatest love is sharing her sewing knowledge and skills with others.

Frequently Asked Questions


Class FAQs


How to register for classes?
  • Call the Store to register by phone (703) 368-7169
  • Buy via PayPal
  • Stop by the store to see us!


What should I bring to class?

  • If you are doing a one on one or private lesson please speak with the instructor to determine what types of materials you will be needing for your class.
  • Group classes will have materials sent to you after payment for the class is received.


What if there is a storm or inclement weather?
  • If there is a storm or weather is preventative of safe travel for either our teachers or our students the class will be rescheduled for the next convenient safe date. If you do not feel safe coming out in weather conditions on your end although the class was not cancelled, we would be happy to reschedule your class time. For class cancellations you will be notified by phone first then an e-mail will be sent as well notifying you of the cancellation.


What are the classroom policies?
  • All Machines used in the classroom should be in good working order before the day of your lesson. (If you are unsure of the condition of your machine, simply bring it in for a going over a week before your class.)
  • To Schedule a Class, payment in full must be received in order to lock in your class time. Scheduling is on a first come first served basis.
    • I do not mind if you are tardy, however the end time of your scheduled class is the end time. If someone is scheduled 3-4, arriving at 3:10, no longer means the lesson will go to 4:10.


What if I am late or I miss a class?

  • No Shows will be handled with the one strike and you are out policy with no refund.( I understand life gets hectic, one no show will be allowed one reschedule, after that payment is forfeited.
  • If you call 24 hours before your lesson, we are willing reschedule up to 1 time. After the second cancellation payment is forfeited.


What is QESS Club?
  • Quilting, Embroidery, Serging and Sewing (QESS) club is a lecture and demonstration series where each month we will present books, patterns (both sewing and embroidery), notions, specialty threads, feet and expert instructions pertaining to sewing, quilting, embroidery, and serging.


When is QESS Club?
  • QESS Club meets every third Saturday of the month.


How much does QESS Club cost?
  • Yearly Membership cards available for $120.00 which includes 20% discount on all notions/fabrics on club day. Walk-ins are available at $15.00 per session, but no discounts.