Bernina Connection . . . 
Connect with the Best!

4219 E. INDIAN SCHOOL RD #103
PHOENIX, AZ 85018


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Guess Who's Coming to Town?
If you guessed...or you hoped, that the answer was Ricky Tims, then you were right!!

It's been quite a few years since Ricky was here.  If you missed him before or you just have to hear what he has to say and show you, then call to sign up now!!  Just ask us, no one should miss this event as Ricky is so amazing!!!

Master Class with Ricky Tims 

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 9-4:30
$125

DoubleTree by Hilton

2100 S Priest Dr
Tempe AZ 85282

  Click here or call to register  602-553-8350

Friday and Saturday
November 18-19, 2016, 9-4 PM 

New Location

We are relocating  Destination Creativity III  to the Phoenix Airport Marriott
1101 N 44th Street , Phoenix, AZ  

Two days of fun and creativity - Two classes each day/ Three hours each
There are only 80 spots so don't delay 

Four great teachers/ Four fabulous classes 

All kits and sewing supplies are provided, Boxed lunch each day 

BERNINA sewing machines provided - Prizes totaling over $8,000 

Special pricing on all machines plus great financing!


Early Bird Prices 

Sign up before September 1 for $249!!! 

After that date the price is $299

  Click here or call to register  602-553-8350

Linda Lee Lecture & Workshop-Great Style at Any Age
Thursday Aug 25, 6-9pm  
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Age is nothing but a number when it comes to looking fabulous and no one does it better than The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection. From beautiful fabrics to stunning colors, this showcase of handmade garments will challenge you to rethink how you dress and what you want to sew. The Sewing Workshop is known for its carefree chic combinations of daring fabrics, textures and patterns in layers of drape and shape. Linda interprets how to read the trends of the moment and fit those concepts into making real clothes for you. You’ll leave knowing a lot more about fabrics, where to buy the good ones, how to work with them in unique ways and how to blend them into your wardrobe, eventually building a core wardrobe of quiet confidence with the add-ons that have plenty of personality.

DIY Pants Fitting 
Fri & Sat     Aug 26 & 27 10-4
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Using the Valencia, Hudson, or Helix Pants patterns from The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection, Linda will show you how to measure yourself and how to use your measurements to determine your starting size. Then she will guide you through basic steps to alter your personal pattern. You will make a fitting muslin and Linda will tweak the fit so you can fine tune your pattern even more. Then you will construct the pants in fashion fabric in preparation for a final fitting.

EXTRA!  EXTRA! EXTRA!!
Linda is offering an additional class on Friday evening!
Alabama Chanin Stitch Studio
Friday, August 26, 7-9

Linda has added this extra class for us!  She is bringing stenciled pieces of Alabama Chanin organic cotton knit and we will put together a kit for you.
 In class Linda will teach you how to do reverse applique and negative reverse applique.  She will  bring samples of her new eTee pattern that you
can make with 1 1/4 yards of the Alabama Chanin knit for an easy and cute Tee.

Space is limited so please call to sign up now. Call 602 553 8350 to sign up.

 

 

Why is Our Store Called BERNINA Connection?

Fourteen years ago when we were planning to open, choosing a name was an important part of the process. The Two Words “BERNINA” and “Connection” both held significance. BERNINA needed to be in our name because we are BERNINA loyalists* through and through. The word Connection was also important as we wanted to truly connect with our community; us to you, you to each other and to be the Connection to all the best in the sewing and quilting world!

Why are We BERNINA Folks?

We feel we sell the best machine made; it’s the only family owned sewing machine company left, and that combined with Swiss technology and pride in craft, makes us so proud to sell these wonderful machines. We have been BERNINA dealers for a total of 36 years! That’s a lot of selling, demoing, problem solving and happy customers. We sold a 7 Series machine to a customer this month. It was their 6th BERNINA purchased from us. They had been customers since 1996.

Our Experienced BERNINA Tech Staff

We are 6 strong in this department. They have been trained and certified as BERNINA technicians. Their combined years of experience total 83 years. Our lead tech, Larry Delceg, who has been with us since we opened here has 47 years of experience. His years before he started working for us, were in his father’s Viking dealership where he also had lots of experience working on other brands of machines. Even though we are a BERNINA dealership, we do service all makes and models of other machines. David is our 7 & 8 Series tech. Larry has told us that he believes that David is the best tech for this series in the entire southwest…and our customers seem to agree! BERNINA holds regional and national trainings that our techs attend. When they first start, they attend technical training at BERNINA headquarters in Chicago.

Our Machine Mastery Teachers

Our mastery teachers have been teaching our mastery classes for a combined total of 37 years. That’s a lot of classes and a lot of happy, well informed customers. Our machine mastery classes are FREE to anyone who purchases a machine from us. We welcome our customers to take these classes over again if they would like. Life often is busy and they may feel like they want a refresher class and we understand. Many customers who have not purchased from us also come to take classes from our very knowledgeable staff. We have a tuition fee for anyone who would like to learn from ourteachers. They, along with many of our staff, attend BERNINA University each summer where they are kept abreast of all the latest and greatest in BERNINA products. Whennew machine models or software is introduced they attend the trainings that BERNINA offers.

 *But we are ecumenical too and welcome ALL machines in our classes except mastery.

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Guess Who's Coming to Town?
It's been quite a few years since Ricky was here.  If you missed him before or you just have to hear what he has to say and show you, then call to sign up now!!  Just ask us, no one should miss this event as Ricky is so amazing!!!

Master Class with Ricky Tims 
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 9-4:30
$125

DoubleTree by Hilton
2100 S Priest Dr
Tempe AZ 85282
  Click here or call to register  602-553-8350

Contact Us:

Phone: 602-553-8350
Address: 4219 E. Indian school Rd #103
                 Phoenix, AZ 85018
Hours: Mon-Sat  9:30-6
            Closed Sunday

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