Learn five valuable sewing techniques that work together to reveal your mystery project. Plus take home your personal technique book to reference for future projects!

In this two-day event, you will explore creative possibilities as you learn new sewing, quilting, and embroidery techniques. On the first day of the event, attendees will create samples and build a
reference book of select techniques. On day two, attendees will use the techniques from day one on a fun mystery project!

When you attend a BERNINA Academy, you will receive the best education using various techniques and accessories, and complete a reference book you can use for years to come


Product Focus:
B 790 PLUS, BERNINA Accessories, BERNINA Software 8

We recommend non-owners to attend in person. Owners can bring their machines to class, or select the Virtual Option.

★Circular Sewing and Stitch Designing
★Pintucks and Double Needles
★Free-motion Quilting
★Couching with Embroidery
★Customized Monograms

Mystery Make Includes
★Technique book with your sewing samples and tips
★Finished mystery project
★Exclusive projects and materials


Date: Fri, Aug 27 – Sat, Aug 28, 2021
Time: 10 AM - 5 PM
This includes a 45-minute lunch break and a morning & afternoon break for shopping

Details For In-Store Attendees:

★ At this time masks are required for all attendees in stores
★ We will have staff on hand to assist you
★ B790 Plus Owners can bring their machines to participating locations, or select the virtual option.
★ Non Owners must attend in person and a machine will be provided
★ Lunch provided for in-store attendees
★ Choose from these locations:

  • 20415 Highland Road
    Baton Rouge, LA 70817-7348

  • 796 East I-10 Service Road,
    Suite 100, Slidell, LA 70461

  • 18203 Egret Bay Blvd
    Houston, TX 77058

  • 11777 West Ave
    San Antonio, TX 78216

    Details For Virtual Attendees:

    ★ The private link to join will be emailed to you prior to the event.
    ★ Participate live through a virtual zoom.
    ★ Kits will begin shipping about one week before the event date if attending virtually.
    ★ Feet and accessories that are loaned, must be returned within 10 days with the provided labels or you will be charged for them.
    ★ You should already own the BERNINA 790 or 880 machine to get the full effect of attending virtually
    ★ Afterward, the recording will be available for attendees to rewatch privately.
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icon BERNINA ACADEMY EVENT INSTRUCTOR: Emily Dunlap Originally from the Midwest, Emily now calls Dallas Texas home.

She is new to the BERNINA Event Team in 2021 but has a long history with BERNINA machines and teaching. Her background is in sculpture and fine arts, however, she traded her welder for a BERNINA and never looked back.

Her passion for sewing is contagious. In a unique reversal of roles, she taught her grandmother how to quilt and has since taught many others. Emily has a few simple rules for quilting: measure twice, cut once, don’t point out your flaws, there are always more quilts to make, and the right tools make ALL the difference.

Emily worked at a multi-brand dealership before becoming an educator and knows how to make BERNINA shine against the competition, although she admits it’s not that hard. While her time is mostly spent quilting, she is excited to share techniques with embroidery machines and overlockers as well. She believes learning should be fun and can’t wait to create with you.

icon Featuring the BERNINA B790 PLUS Sewing and Embroidery Machine

*Large Sewing & embroidery field
*Sew longer with the extra large bobbin
*9mm stitch width
*Bernina Stitch Regulator
*Pinpoint placement and on screen editing