February 9, 2018 - In This Issue

Welcome to our first "All Things BERNINA" newsletter for 2018.  We have lots of news and classes to share with you!

- 2018 BERNINA Excellence Dealer
- How to oil 9mm (5/7 Series) Machines - Updated Tech Info
- Big Book of Feet
- February Accessory Special
- National Embroidery Month
- February Classes
- Upcoming BERNINA Events



We're proud to announce that, once again, we've been named an Excellence Dealer by BERNINA. The Excellence Program recognizes dealers who create strong relationships with their customers by providing superior customer service and support. Thanks to our wonderful customers who support us as their BERNINA dealer!


How to Oil 9mm (5/7 Series) Machines
Updated Tech Info

There seems to be some confusion where to lubricate this hook system. BERNINA has just informed dealers of a new way of doing this. In the current user manual BERNINA shows to lubricate the reservoir. With the latest Firmware updates for the 7/5 Series machines the lubrication animation shows how to lubricate the actual shuttle race.

It is recommended to use the new process to lubricate the shuttle race directly. BERNINA has had many cases reported where extensive reservoir filling caused oily threads and discoloration of the fabric.

The old way shown like this:

The new way shown like this:

For additional information and color images showing the process step-by-step please click here.


Big Book of Feet

This Book will tell you everything you want to know about the many, many presser feet and accessories that are available including suggested techniques. The Big Book of Presser Feet was recently revised to include new accessories and feet (the new Ruler Feet for example). If you have the book, you can download the new pages that are included in the newest version by clicking here.

If you don't already have a copy of this great resource, come by today to pick one up.


February's Accessory Special

Invisible Zipper Foot #35

The two diagonal grooves in this foot act as a guide, making zipper insertion a breeze. Foot #35 is a must have for garment sewing and home decorating projects where an invisible zipper is used. Enjoy 25% off on this foot February 1-28, 2018.


BERNINA is Celebrating
National Embroidery Month!

Purchase a BERNINA embroidery compatible machine, and receive 50% off of :

• Embroidery Modules
• Hoops
• Software

Special February Finance Offer: February 8-12, 2018

BERNINA is offering 5 years (60 months) no interest, equal payment financing February 8-12 on purchases of $3,000 and up (on approved credit, of course). Now is a great time to come take home a new BERNINA!


February BERNINA Classes

We are so happy that we have added quite a few new embroiderers to our customer base and want to make sure they get classes to increase their skills and confidence. If there is specific type of embroidery project you would like to make in a class, let us know. Also, we are trying a variety of times for classes. What works best for you?

BERNINA Embroidery Club
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
$18, embroidery design required

Help us celebrate National Embroidery Month! These coasters, found on Embroidery Design Studio, feature a fun paper piecing technique that creates great texture and opportunities for color customization. Each one features bold typography and whimsical accents that enhance each coaster’s unique theme. Cindy Dahl will be your instructor.

BERNINA Club – Invisible Zipper Pillow
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Demonstration is free, Supplies needed if sewing the project

BERNINA’S February Accessory Special is Invisible Zipper Foot #35.  The two diagonal grooves on the foot act as a guide, making zipper insertion a breeze.  This class will start with a demonstration on how to use Foot #35.  Participants can stay to work on this fun patchwork pillow, which includes putting in an invisible zipper. Sue Maxwell will be your instructor.


Upcoming BERNINA Events

- March is National Quilting Month.
- BERNINA Feet Retreat, March 13 & 14: Here is an excellent way to learn about feet
  and make a pillow in the process.
- 25% off BERNINA Presser Feet: Start making your wish list now.
  Feet will all be 25% off March 15-19.
- Designer Plus Software Club: We will be having an organizational meeting for this
  club the beginning of April. Stay tuned!


Embroidery Designs

Cortez Quilt Company is affiliated with Embroidery Design Studio. If you don’t have an account yet, you may want to go to cortezquiltcompany.com and click on the butterfly representing Embroidery Design Studio. If you are asked to select your store, please choose us. There are thousands of designs and Cortez Quilt Company gets a little credit when you purchase through EDS.


As always, thank you for supporting Cortez Quilt Company, your local independent quilt shop.


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