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Class Policies

  1. Upon registration, you will receive a supply list and/or applicable kit fees. Our staff will assist you in selecting fabrics and supplies appropriate for the class project.
  2. Class will be cancelled if the minimum number of students is not met 2 weeks prior to the scheduled class date.  Your class fee will be refunded or credited on a store Gift Card. Classes will be cancelled 3 weeks prior to the class date if no students are registered.
  3. Should you need to cancel, refunds will be made up to two weeks prior to the scheduled class date or if your seat is refilled.
  4. Unless otherwise stated, class supply purchases will apply towards our rewards program - Cotton Club.
  5. BERNINA machines are available for in-class use. Advance notice is requested.
  6. Private lessons are available and must be scheduled in advance to allow teachers to prepare your lesson. Fees are $50 per hour for most topics. Check with us for details.
  7. Inclement Weather Policy: If Charlottesville City and Albemarle County Schools are closed, classes will be cancelled and rescheduled. Your class fee will be refunded or credited if you are unable to attend the snow make-up date.
  8. The shop may/may not be open, depending on the severity of the travel conditions. Call the shop at 434-244-9975 for message updates regarding shop hours and classes.


Monthly meetings, discounts, members only magazine and you will make and learn cool stuff. Kids ages 7 to 17 (or to 22 with student ID) Visit 2 times and join for $25

Cost: $ 25.00
Hoop Sisters Embroidablok

Cost: $ 199.00
Quilting on the QSeries and the 770QE. Register early - space is limited.

Cost: $ 50.00
Mastery class for noted machine owners.

Cost: $ FREE
Sewing Machine - Basic Operation For all BERNINA and Bernette Sewing Machines Learn what you need to know about the basic operation, accessories, needles, threads, care, and maintenance of your new machine.

Cost: $ FREE
All BERNINA and Bernette Embroidery machines

Cost: $ FREE
Learn basic quiltmaking skills as you make a 48" x 48" wall-hanging. You will learn about fabric selection, rotary cutting, proper piecing techniques, hand and machine quilting and binding.

Cost: $ 110.00
Learn how to quilt your own quilts. Mary W. will teach you the basics of free motion quilting with fun exercises to increase your confidence and expertise.

Cost: $ 30.00
Spring & Easter embroidery

Cost: $ 125.00
You?ll be given a clue each month and choose your own fabrics following the guidelines provided to make a 87?x 87? or 64?x 88? quilt.

Cost: $ 75.00
A Block of the Month project that will begin in April and finish in October.

Cost: $ 75.00
Learn how to make a bowl or small basket using clothesline, fabric and your sewing machine.

Cost: $ 30.00
Bring 16 different fabrics to make 16 blocks using the accuracy and efficiency of the GO! Die cutter.

Cost: $ 55.00
Turn a jelly roll and batting strips into a beautiful rug for any room in your house.

Cost: $ 30.00
Decorate a piece of felted wool, using wool roving and a barbed needle. No sewing required.

Cost: $ 30.00
Learn paper piecing skills to make a beautiful small table runner from the book Jo?s Little Favorites III by Jo Morton.

Cost: $ 30.00
A fun tote bag using scraps or fat quarters sewn to window/pet screen. Instructions for four different sizes.

Cost: $ 55.00
Learn the stack n whack technique in the easiest possible way. Turn your blocks into a table runner or small quilt.

Cost: $ 55.00
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Drop-ins welcome!

Bring a project, lunch and a snack and join other sewists for the day in our classroom. Bring your own machine or reserve a BERNINA.

Join Susan the 3rd Sunday of each month.

Cost: $ 160.00
Join us for a monthly Software Inspirations lesson, one of the BERNINA Sew-cial Clubs. Venitta will lead you through the monthly lesson

Cost: $ 160.00