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BERNINA Sewing Machine Mastery Class
- Jul 31, 2021 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
Mastery 201: Mastery and Beyond 1-4
- Aug 01, 2021 01:00 am

This is the perfect class following you Machine Mastery Class! You will utilize the techniques learned in Mastery and create a fun zippered bag!

Cost: $ 30.00
Bag of the Month, August Edition 6-9
- Aug 06, 2021 06:00 pm

The Flora Wristlet will accompany you on any occasion! Learn beginning bag making techniques. Students will insert a zipper, dd a bag tag, work with hardware, and work with a variety of stabilizers to create this sleek wristlet. This wristlet stitches up very easily and its presentation is professional and elegant. Leave the wrist strap off and use it as a clutch, or add two strap tabs and shoulder strap for a cute shoulder bag.

Cost: $ 30.00
Finishing Workshop
- Aug 07, 2021 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: $ 40.00
Choose one of our featured patterns - Boho 4 Corners or the Farmhouse Apron - both simple, easy, and stylish designs to fit your individual style. The Boho 4 Corners Apron has straight sleek lines and a scooped neck, pockets and a longer line. The Farmhouse Apron has a skirt that is slightly curved for a very feminine silhouette. Regardless of the pattern you choose, you will learn about applying a semi-circle skirt for soft fullness without gather, adding a facing, attaching pockets and waist ties. This is a great class for beginners and advanced sewists alike. They also make great gifts for the cooks in your life!

Cost: $ 30.00
AccuQuilt Club August 2021 1-5
- Aug 15, 2021 01:00 pm

Learn how to sew curves as we create a modern twist on the classic clamshell pattern. We will practice sewing curves with the help of the AccuQuilt Die markings and square up a project with "undefined" edges. This is a great one block scrap buster!

Cost: $ 40.00
In this technique rich event you will learn how to successfully quilt your next project. You will experience the features and benefits of the BERNINA Quilting machines and will fall in love with their precision stitching. Students will be inspired and encouraged to quilt their next quilt while they learn how to successfully work with all the features of the BERNINA Stitch Regulator on the BERNINA Q Series Sit-down Longarm Quilting Machine or on a domestic machine equipped with the BSR.

Cost: $ 125.00
Now that you have owned your BERNINA Q 20 or 16 for a while, you are ready to dive further into the features of the machine while learning a few quilting techniques. The Creative Quilting Training Course will give you the same learning techniques as the Creative Quilting Event, but also go into a few advanced quilting features with the Q 20 machine. Students will be inspired and encouraged to quilt their next quilt while they learn how to successfully work with all the features of the Q 20 machine, BERNINA Stitch Regulator, double needle quilting, rulerwork, and free-motion machine couching on the Q 20 sit-down machine

Cost: $ 125.00
This class will focus specifically on the Q24 on the Frame and Q-matic Features. This lecture/Demo will include hands-on practice for participants. If you own a Q-matic, consider bringing your laptop equipped with the Art&Stitch software. More detailed information is coming. Jodie and the instructor are custom designing this class to meet the needs of our participants and shop.

Cost: $ 100.00
This class will focus specifically on the Q24 on the Frame and Q-matic Features. This lecture/Demo will include hands-on practice for participants. If you own a Q-matic, consider bringing your laptop equipped with the Art&Stitch software. More detailed information is coming. Jodie and the instructor are custom designing this class to meet the needs of our participants and shop.

Cost: $ 100.00
BERNINA Embroidery Mastery
- Aug 25, 2021 06:00 pm

Call the shop when registering for this class. The Embroidery Mastery is not offered as often and can be rescheduled to work around the customer's schedule. BERNINAs were "made to create!" And, creating with embroidery is simply amazing! In this course we will use the MY BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook to usher you into the colorful world of embroidery. This hands on class will provide you with learning opportunities that will help you confidently begin your embroidery journey. You will experience a variety of techniques/skills including setting up your machine for embroidery, customizing your machine's settings, navigating your embroidery screens, adding lettering, editing your designs, placing designs, changing thread colors and more. We will guide you step by step through the hands-on activities from the My BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ FREE
BERNINA Sewing Machine Mastery Class
- Aug 28, 2021 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
Mastery 201: Mastery and Beyond 1-4
- Aug 29, 2021 01:00 am

This is the perfect class following you Machine Mastery Class! You will utilize the techniques learned in Mastery and create a fun zippered bag!

Cost: $ 30.00
Members will be creating Fidget Quilts.

Cost: $ FREE
Bag of the Month, September Edition 6-9
- Sep 03, 2021 06:00 pm

Switchback Convertible Backpack/Shoulder Bag - it's a versatile satchel to wear cross-body, over the shoulder, or as a backpack! Learn to make a variety of zippered pockets, use mesh and elastic binding, and work with bag making hardware. Color blocking makes this bag not only fun, but versatile. This project is great for a very confident beginner. Coming to class with fabrics pre-quilted and ready for cutting is most beneficial.

Cost: $ 30.00
Serger Stitches
- Sep 06, 2021 10:00 am

This course equips the participant with the skills needed to successfully serge a project. Participants will practice threading, 4-thread and 3-thread applications. Practice will focus on seams, tying off seams, turning corners, adjusting tensions to achieve rolled hems, flat-lock seams, gathered edges, and more. Serger Basics or equivalent threading knowledge will be covered during this course. This class will focus on the L850, L450, L460 and the bernette 64 models.

Cost: $ 75.00
You'll be prepared to handle hot items in the kitchen once you've mastered the techniques in this second Skillbuilder class! We will make three fun projects to protect you and your surfaces from heat. Two oven mitts and a trivet. Create a stylish oven mitt and matching trivet using 100% food grade silicone that withstands heat up to 450 degrees as well as a classic oven mitt using heat resistant batting. You will learn how to use Hot Stuff silicone as well as create a classic oven mitt with a quilted lining.

Cost: $ 30.00
AccuQuilt Club September 2021
- Sep 19, 2021 01:00 pm

More Information Coming Soon

Cost: $ 40.00
BERNINA Sewing Machine Mastery Class
- Sep 25, 2021 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
Mastery 201: Mastery and Beyond 1-4
- Sep 26, 2021 01:00 am

This is the perfect class following you Machine Mastery Class! You will utilize the techniques learned in Mastery and create a fun zippered bag!

Cost: $ 30.00
BERNINA Embroidery Mastery
- Sep 29, 2021 06:00 pm

Call the shop when registering for this class. The Embroidery Mastery is not offered as often and can be rescheduled to work around the customer's schedule. BERNINAs were "made to create!" And, creating with embroidery is simply amazing! In this course we will use the MY BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook to usher you into the colorful world of embroidery. This hands on class will provide you with learning opportunities that will help you confidently begin your embroidery journey. You will experience a variety of techniques/skills including setting up your machine for embroidery, customizing your machine's settings, navigating your embroidery screens, adding lettering, editing your designs, placing designs, changing thread colors and more. We will guide you step by step through the hands-on activities from the My BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ FREE
Bag of the Month, October Edition 6-9
- Oct 01, 2021 06:00 pm

The Pixie Crossbody Bag - Compact but sized perfectly for all your essentials! The bag features numerous pockets including a generously sized interior zippered area that is perfect for larger items.

Cost: $ 30.00
Skillbuilder Workshop Series: Bowl Cozy
- Oct 09, 2021 09:00 am

Make a set of bowl cozies - for you or for gifts! This class will teach you how to insert a dart and stabilize the fabric and batting. If you have an AccuQuilt cutter, die #55208 GO! Big Bowl Cozy, will also be featured in this workshop. We will talk about how to create a bowl cozy for any size bowl. Join us to learn the tips and tricks for creating these useful projects. This is a great project for beginners and is incredibly awesome for stash busting!

Cost: $ 30.00
Holiday Tree Skirt
- Oct 16, 2021 10:00 am

More information coming soon!

Cost: $ 60.00
Cover Up
- Oct 18, 2021 10:00 am

Select your project from our featured 'cover-up' patterns - In the Mix for a sturdy mixer cover or Under Cover for a handy sewing machine cover. These projects use zippers, pockets, handles and mesh for a multi-purpose cover for your "tools". The project utilizes classic byAnnie techniques including quilted Soft and Stable, exterior bound seams to replicate piping, and contrasting zippers for a fun addition to your kitchen or sewing room...maybe both! More Information coming soon!

Cost: $ 60.00
Folded Star Hot Pad
- Oct 23, 2021 09:00 am

Learn to make a folded star hot pad using this unique method that is EASY and FUN! The star is built using a layering system and it will be thick enough to function as a hot pad! The hot pads make wonderful gifts for Christmas, hostess gifts, or any special event.

Cost: $ 35.00
BERNINA Embroidery Mastery
- Oct 27, 2021 06:00 pm

Call the shop when registering for this class. The Embroidery Mastery is not offered as often and can be rescheduled to work around the customer's schedule. BERNINAs were "made to create!" And, creating with embroidery is simply amazing! In this course we will use the MY BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook to usher you into the colorful world of embroidery. This hands on class will provide you with learning opportunities that will help you confidently begin your embroidery journey. You will experience a variety of techniques/skills including setting up your machine for embroidery, customizing your machine's settings, navigating your embroidery screens, adding lettering, editing your designs, placing designs, changing thread colors and more. We will guide you step by step through the hands-on activities from the My BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ FREE
BERNINA Sewing Machine Mastery Class
- Oct 30, 2021 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
Mastery 201: Mastery and Beyond 1-4
- Oct 31, 2021 01:00 am

This is the perfect class following you Machine Mastery Class! You will utilize the techniques learned in Mastery and create a fun zippered bag!

Cost: $ 30.00
Bag of the Month, November Edition 6-9
- Nov 05, 2021 06:00 pm

The Ultimate Travel Bag. The perfect travel companion, this functional bag includes a comfortable padded adjustable carrying strap and quick-grab side handles, as well as a handy trolley sleeve on back to secure the bag to rolling luggage.

Cost: $ 30.00
Just in time for holiday gift giving! This project is a great hostess gift. Learn to quit-as-you-go to assemble the body of the wine bottle carrier and then use bias binding to finish the opening. This class is beginner friendly and a great stash buster.

Cost: $ 30.00
BERNINA Sewing Machine Mastery Class
- Nov 27, 2021 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
Mastery 201: Mastery and Beyond 1-4
- Nov 28, 2021 01:00 am

This is the perfect class following you Machine Mastery Class! You will utilize the techniques learned in Mastery and create a fun zippered bag!

Cost: $ 30.00
BERNINA Embroidery Mastery
- Dec 01, 2021 06:00 pm

Call the shop when registering for this class. The Embroidery Mastery is not offered as often and can be rescheduled to work around the customer's schedule. BERNINAs were "made to create!" And, creating with embroidery is simply amazing! In this course we will use the MY BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook to usher you into the colorful world of embroidery. This hands on class will provide you with learning opportunities that will help you confidently begin your embroidery journey. You will experience a variety of techniques/skills including setting up your machine for embroidery, customizing your machine's settings, navigating your embroidery screens, adding lettering, editing your designs, placing designs, changing thread colors and more. We will guide you step by step through the hands-on activities from the My BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ FREE
Bag of the Month, December Edition 6-9
- Dec 03, 2021 06:00 pm

Create a sturdy caddy with space to hold just about everything! Learn how to work with bag making hardware, insert zippers, add expanding dividers, and construct several exterior pockets. This classic byAnnie bag has binding on the exterior seams and uses Soft and Stable and other stabilizers. This is a great project for a confident beginner.

Cost: $ 30.00
BERNINA Embroidery Mastery
- Dec 29, 2021 06:00 pm

Call the shop when registering for this class. The Embroidery Mastery is not offered as often and can be rescheduled to work around the customer's schedule. BERNINAs were "made to create!" And, creating with embroidery is simply amazing! In this course we will use the MY BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook to usher you into the colorful world of embroidery. This hands on class will provide you with learning opportunities that will help you confidently begin your embroidery journey. You will experience a variety of techniques/skills including setting up your machine for embroidery, customizing your machine's settings, navigating your embroidery screens, adding lettering, editing your designs, placing designs, changing thread colors and more. We will guide you step by step through the hands-on activities from the My BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ FREE

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 - 8 | SAT 10 - 6 | 
    • Sunday: 12 - 5

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