7 Series

World Premier: The New BERNINA 9 Hook

With the launch of the 7 Series, BERNINA presents a world's first:

The BERNINA 9 Hook (B 9 Hook)!


Lot's of fun and laughter came from our classroom during this June's Kids Kamp. The young sewers made a 4 patch pillow, girly gored skirt and swing shoulder bag.  Thanks to Miss Louisa and Miss Sue for all their guidance during Kamp. Cannot wait for Kids Kamp in July.

Claudia's Creations Pillow Talk


New Christmas Fabric, Adorable!!


3D Christmas Trees

Creative, fun and easy to make.  Go to www.berninaconnection.com for class schedule and to view all of our upcoming classes.


Celebrating with LOVE

Gather 'round and pay attention, because this kind of news only comes around every 100 years or so. We continue our AZ Centennial Celebration, culminating of course on the BIG DAY ... Tuesday, February 14th. You can see we have embellished some fun and practical tins so you can look all cool and coordinated when your wear this same (unique) design on some fabric of your choice. See here.

Take a gander at the plethora of Arizona Activities that will fill the day. Don't overlook those two special words ... Sales and Food.

We love you Arizona. Happy ... Happy Birthday!!
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Look Who's turning 100!!

No ... it is NOT any of the employees at The Bernina Connection, but thanks for asking. On February 14th (not just for Valentines anymore!), the Great State of Arizona is turning 100 and we are celebrating in style. And by that we mean, we have personally made it very stylish to show off your AZ pride.

Thanks to Diane's uber-talented daughter Allison who created the design and our very own Claudia D. who digitized it for your convenience, you can now embroider this unique-&-only-found-here design on the clothing, bag or picture of your choice.

You can see how easily it sews out as we demonstrate right here on our own Bernina 830 ... utilizing the oh-so-handy-dandy jumbo hoop as seen below.

We are pretty partial to our Arizona roots around here and we want that to be known. Stay tuned for more information on our jam-packed Centennial Day.

You will be Happy AZ Can Be. Trust us.

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I'm Floored !

Our very own Val S. teaches a class on floorcloths and you really ought to try it out.

One of her students ... Candy D. ... did and let's just say she got carried away.

Every single one of these beauties was made by her following Val's superb instruction.

I do believe she has moved to the head of the class.

You TOO can be a star student in this class or one of a kajillion others. Start the new year off by expanding your mind, expanding your creativity and expanding your circle of friends.

C'mon. Everybody's doin' it.
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To Market. To Market.

Just in case you didn't have the honor/pleasure/trip-of-a-lifetime to go to Houston for the International Quilt Market ... do not, I repeat, do NOT feel alone. Most of us are looking from the sidelines and living vicariously through Claudia and her crew who took the trip with their bags full of quilts and their hearts full of ... us. Here we are in Claudia's booth with Claudia, Sandee Streech, Mary Lewkowitz, and Pat Andrews.

Here is Claudia with Eileen LaRoche. Claudia said, "Eileen Roche who puts out DESIGNS in Machine Embroidery! She said she would create a grid for the Magna Hoop so my designs could be sewn out in her hoops!!"

You probably recognize these fellow AZ-ers ... Renee Plains of Liberty Star and Cindy Taylor Oates of Taylor Made. We AZ quilters like to stick together.

Here we have people mulling around the booth because ... well ... who wouldn't want to mull in the center of so much creative fun.

Thanks Claudia for the pics and the chance to hop in your lovely, embroidered pocket for the ride of a lifetime.
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