2018 BERNINA Software Inspirations Club

This is a 10 month club.

Dive into Embroidery Software 8 in 2018! These ten lessons will cover the new BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 features. V8 is the perfect companion to your embroidery machine. Developed and presented by Debbi Lashbrook, Julie adds an additional twist. 

Clubs include class files on a personalized USB stick, instruction, and camaraderie. Additional supplies (thread, fabric, etc.) may be required. You will receive 20% off store wide on all purchases on the day of the class.

If you are not a club member, and wish to attend one of these classes, please call the store to find out if there's an opening in that class. The cost for attending a single class is $20.

For class files only, bring your USB stick to the store. Class files (without attendance) are $15.

Clubs are a great way to expand your skills!

Software Inspirations Hands on Classes are held on the First Thursday of the month at 10:30 am OR the First Saturday of the month, at 10:30 am. You will be expected to bring a computer, and to work through the exercises.


2018 Software Inspirations

Registration is open now for Software Inspirations 2018! 10 classes for $100 (if you purchased Version 8 from Bits 'n Pieces.) Call the store at (734) 641-4970 or come and see us to sign up!

 Click here for a .pdf of the 2018 Software Inspirations Class Schedule
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#1 February Cuts Like a Knife

Thursday Feb 1 OR Saturday Feb 3 10:30 am

Learn the ins and outs of the knife tool, including the changes that have occurred with version 8.2. The lesson will include how to create split appliqué designs.

#2 March Cut it Out!

Thursday March 1 OR Saturday March 3, 10:30 am

With Software 8, new uses for the CutWork Tool were added to the features of the software. Learn how to create cutwork appliqué for use with the CutWork Tool or for your cutting machine.

#3 April No Holes Barred

Thursday April 5 OR Saturday April 7 10:30 am

Software 8 can create 5 different types of embroidered holes! Learn how to create embroidered cutwork using the new features of Software 8 and learn the difference between the five types.

#4 May Leave Your Imprint

Thursday May 3 OR Saturday May 5, 10:30 am

Create your own style with Elastic Fancy Fills in BERNINA Embroidery Software 8.

#5 June Picture This

Thursday June 7 OR Saturday June 2, 10:30 am

Explore Corel PHOTO-PAINT and learn how this program can be used in conjunction with Software 8 to create one-of-a-kind projects using photographs.

#6 August In an Instant

Thursday, August 2 OR Saturday, August 4, 10:30 am

Autodigitizing has more controls than ever before.  Let's investigate what's new with Auto Digitizing in Software 8 and learn how to improve auto digitized designs by inserting traveling stitches and start and stops.

#7 September What Goes Around

Thursday, September 6 OR Saturday, September 8, 10:30 am (*NOTE: Date Change)

Learn to use all the controls associated with Outlines & Offset tool in Software 8. 

#8 October Painter Essentials

Thursday, October 4 OR Saturday, October 6, 10:30 am

Take a tour of the Painter Essentials program to see what fantastic mixed media projects you can create!

#9 November Wave a Wand

Thursday, November 1 OR Saturday, November 3, 10:30 am

Compare the new Magic Wand tools in Software 8.  Create simple designs, fast and easy!

#10 December Work Smarter

Thursday, December 6 OR Saturday, December 1, 10:30 am

The Smart Fill tool is available in Corel SE.  Learn how to create special designs using this creative tool.