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BERNINA Sewing Machine Mastery Class
- May 28, 2022 10:00 am

Learn to use your New BERNINA! BERNINA sewing machines were "made to create!" In this class we will equip you with the skills necessary to successfully take care of and use your new sewing machine. You will learn to customize your machine's settings to your needs. You'll experience the most commonly used utility stitches on your machine, including straight stitches, overlock stitches, long stitches, blind hem, and buttonholes. In addition, you?ll learn about the many creative options of your machine, including decorative stitches, combi mode, free-motion stitching and more. We will guide you step by step through hands-on activities using the My BERNINA Sewing Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ FREE
Carry everything you need for a day trip in this handy knapsack. This compact and feature-rich backpack is sized to work well for adults as well as children by adjusting the lengths of the shoulder straps. Making the ByAnnie's bags during the workshop will require prep-work be completed prior to the workshop. HOMEWORK is detailed on the Class Supply List available at RTQ.

Cost: $ 30.00
Summer Sewing 5 Day Camp
- Jun 06, 2022 10:00 am

Learn to sew this summer! Or, continue on your sewing journey. This camp is open to youth from 10 years old and up. (We we offer a children's camp later.) Students will learn how to use a sewing machine, and how to work with patterns and fabrics. The first day of camp students will explore sewing patterns, learn how to determine supplies needed, learn how to select appropriate fabrics and begin the process of cutting patterns and fabrics in preparation for sewing. We typically start with simple projects designed to build a foundation of skills needed for garment sewing. By the end of the week students are making pajama pants.

Cost: $ 500.00
The Clover bag easily converts from a backpack to a cross body bag and features a handy train case style bottom that unzips almost completely for easy viewing and access.

Cost: $ 60.00
Children's Sewing Camp
- Jun 20, 2022 01:00 pm

This camp is designed for children in 1st through 4th grades. Students will experience sewing machine use. The level of use will be dependent on their developmental skills and eye-hand coordination. RainTree uses the bernette 37 sewing machines with younger children. These machines allow for push button sewing and have a very slow speed option. Each day's class starts at 1pm, after lunch, and will end at 5pm. Students will be working on small projects. The class fee covers all supplies. It is OK to bring students over as early as 12:30.

Cost: $ 275.00
The Coneflower cross body bag is a great, medium-sized unisex bag. It is an easier project, perfect for confident beginners. The Coneflower has an exterior zippered pocket on one side and a concealed hidden iPad size pocket on the other. Have fun choosing your fabrics for this project as it lends itself to quilting cottons, cork, waxed canvas or OtterTex Canvas.

Cost: $ 30.00
Summer Sewing 5 Day Camp
- Jul 18, 2022 10:00 am

Learn to sew this summer! Or, continue on your sewing journey. This camp is open to youth from 10 years old and up. (We we offer a children's camp later.) Students will learn how to use a sewing machine, and how to work with patterns and fabrics. The first day of camp students will explore sewing patterns, learn how to determine supplies needed, learn how to select appropriate fabrics and begin the process of cutting patterns and fabrics in preparation for sewing. We typically start with simple projects designed to build a foundation of skills needed for garment sewing. By the end of the week students are making pajama pants.

Cost: $ 500.00
Carry everything you need in this well thought out laptop computer carrier. Making the ByAnnie's bags during the workshop will require prep-work be completed prior to the workshop. HOMEWORK is detailed on the Class Supply List available at RTQ.

Cost: $ 30.00
Finishing Workshop 10am-4pm
- Oct 01, 2022 10:00 am

This workshop provides individualized support in order to finish your projects- making the quilt sandwich, quilting, and binding. This is also an opportunity to finish up any projects you started and are "stuck" on what to do next. This workshop is for quilters and garment makers alike. Come spend time with fellow makers!

Cost: $ 50.00
Finishing Workshop 10am-4pm
- Nov 05, 2022 10:00 am

This workshop provides individualized support in order to finish your projects- making the quilt sandwich, quilting, and binding. This is also an opportunity to finish up any projects you started and are "stuck" on what to do next. This workshop is for quilters and garment makers alike. Come spend time with fellow makers!

Cost: $ 50.00
Finishing Workshop 10am-4pm
- Dec 03, 2022 10:00 am

This workshop provides individualized support in order to finish your projects- making the quilt sandwich, quilting, and binding. This is also an opportunity to finish up any projects you started and are "stuck" on what to do next. This workshop is for quilters and garment makers alike. Come spend time with fellow makers!

Cost: $ 50.00

Quilting Classes / Small Project Classes / Garment Classes / Seminars


See the calendar of upcoming classes or download class descriptions in list format...

See pictures of class samples in the Class Gallery.
Class descriptions indicate how much experience is required to get the most out of the class.

Quilting and Small Project Classes are offered at a variety of levels.  These levels are defined accordingly: 

Beginner

  • Little or no quilting experience
  • Must know how to thread and use your machine.  Machine mastery is not necessary.  If you do not have any experience with your machine, register for a "Learn to use Your Machine" class.

Confident Beginner:

  • Can operate sewing machine
  • Familiar with using rotary cutter and can cut accurately
  • Understands the importance of and can sew an accurate 1/4" seam for Quilting Classes
  • Has taken Quilting 101

Intermediate:

  • Has pieced several tops
  • Understands the importance of and can sew an accurate ¼” seam
  • Has experience with half-square triangles and bias edges
  • Is looking for a new quilting experience or challenge.


Garment Classes

All garment class participants need to know how to thread their sewing machines and/or overlock machines confidently. 

"Learn to Use Your Machine" class is offered at RainTree the last week of most months; this class provides the beginner with basic sewing machine skills.  It is a recommended prerequisite.  Other possible prerequisites are:  "Learn to Thread Your Serger" (if you own a serger).

Seminars

Seminars are 2 - hour events hosted in one of our classrooms.  You will need no supplies!  The instructor will typically demonstrate and facilitate discussions about the selected topic.  The object is to offer enough instruction so participants can refresh their knowledge or consider taking classes to learn more about the topic.

BERNINA Academy events occur occasionally on our schedule.  These events are highly recommended to all.

General Class Policies


  1. Class fee is required to register. The supply list is provided at the time of registration.  If you register online you will still need to pick up a class supply list at the store.
  2. Read the supply list completely and follow any preparation instructions, prior to attending the first class.
  3. Classes start on time. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to set up and have all supplies purchased before start of class.
  4. Please, no children, babies or cell phones in class.  
  5. If, after registering, you find you are unable to attend the class and you notify RainTree seven days prior to the class date, we will give you a store credit for the amount of the class fee.
  6. Minimum enrollment for all classes is four students. RainTree Quilting will make every effort to avoid canceling a class, however, if a class has not met the minimum number of enrollees within seven days of the first class session, it may be canceled. Students will be contacted by phone and issued a store credit or refund.
  7. Phone registration can be taken with bank card payment only.
  8. Students receive a 10 percent discount on fabrics, supplies and book or pattern as listed on the supply list, not to be combined with other promotions or sale prices. It is your responsibility to inform the sales associate that your purchase is for a class.
  9. Quilting 101 students receive a 10 percent discount on one each: Rotary Cutter, Ruler and Matt as listed on the supply list as well as a 10 percent discount on fabric required for Quilting 101.
  10. Please refrain from wearing fragranced products during classes.  We strive to offer an air environment friendly to all.  If you need to pre-wash your fabrics, do so in just water without the use of fabric softeners or dryer sheets.  We have instructors and customers sensitive to scented products.  Thank you so much for your kind understanding.

Copyright Policy


Many classes offered at RainTree require the purchase of a book or pattern. If a class is taught from a book or pattern, the quilt shop and teacher must require that each student have a copy of that book or pattern. Copying a pattern without permission is a violation of copyright law and denies the copyright holder, usually the author or pattern designer, from benefiting from their hard work. To help cut down on your class costs, RainTree offers a 10 percent discount on all books required for a quilt class taught at the store.
CONTACT RainTree Quilting
  • 9105 Mendenhall Mall Rd Ste 350
    Juneau, AK 99802
    Ph: (907) 789-7900

  • Hours: Effective 7/1/2021
    • MON-FRI: 10 - 7 | SAT 10 - 6 | 
    • Sunday: 12 - 5

  • Holidays Closed: Jan 1, Easter Sunday, July 4th, Christmas Day
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