Learning, Creating, Making with the BERNINA Embroidery Software! Teri Hall is a leading educator who helps others learn the essentials of this popular artform. Spring and summer are a good time to learn or refresh your skills, get creative again and start making!

Teri’s live and on-demand classes and workshops are complete with videos, resources and user-friendly PDF handouts. She provides a treasure of information available when you need it, not just when the class is taught. Each of her programs includes additional Zoom support, so you’ll have no worries or frustrations.

Join Teri on her 2manyLizards Facebook group for free lessons on “Stay Software Sharp” and “Easy Embroidery Essentials,” filled with software and embroidery tips, tricks, handouts and videos.

Virtual Quilt FestivalVirtual Quilt Festival — Creative Variety Forum with Teri Hall, Kim Jamieson-Hirst, Margarita Korioth, RaNae Merrill and Cecile Whatman
Teri Hall: Quick Tips for Using Mylar in Appliqué
Sat., June 18, 2022 4-5:30 pm CDT
Mylar has been used for years with machine embroidery to replace metallic threads. Imagine what you can create when you use it to replace some of the fabric in your appliqué projects!


mysteryNEW! “The Mystery 3” Workshop 2022 (Virtual)
Create & Make or Watch & Learn
August 10, 17 and 24, 2022  10 am and 1pm CDT
BERNINA Designer V7 V8 V9 Software.
On-Demand, Recorded. Always ready when you are.

Software doesn’t have to be complicated! Join Teri on a new, 3-part software adventure using 3 filled shapes and 9 digitizing techniques. You’ll be amazed what you can produce, and wait ‘til you see the results! Teri will help you create and make, or you can just watch and learn. You can access the courses and hand-outs through Dropbox.


The Cross Stitch Class

cross stitchLearn to use your cross stitch program!
On-Demand Access. Always ready when you are.
This class explores the BEST ways to create those memorable cross stitch designs using your BERNINA Designer V7 V8 V9 Software. Class will also cover stabilizers, hooping for success, fabric counts and threads. No experience needed!

Class includes a step-by-step handout, video, and other resource materials that live in the Cross Stitch Class Dropbox folder for you to access on-demand with no time limits.


Teri’s entertaining style makes learning interesting and fun

With over 20 years’ experience teaching and using BERNINA software, Teri takes joy in encouraging people of all ages to be inspired by learning how to be successful with their machines and software programs — and she takes pride in their results.

Teri says: “With embroidery software, I believe you must know why to pick that particular tool, not just what the tool does . . . my software teaching style is tool-based, not project-based. My hope is that you become as passionate and knowledgeable about your software as I am.”

Teri first purchased the BERNINA Customizer Designer V1 in 1998 to make a Baltimore Album Quilt for her husband and began teaching software classes using V3. She did finish the Baltimore Album quilt using the tools in V4, but gave the quilt to a church for auction. The new tools in V8 have inspired her to make another quilt for her patient husband, so stay tuned! She fine-tuned her diverse sewing and embroidery skills by working and teaching at a multi-store BERNINA dealership for more than 15 years.

A sought-after speaker who continues to teach around the USA about all things embroidery, she has years of experience with multiple machine brands, sewing, quilting, threads and needles.

A properly digitized design is only the beginning of your adventure. “I’ll also teach you about needles, stabilizers and thread,” Teri says, “so you will be crossing the finish line with knowledge and style!”

“Teri is enthusiastic and motivating. She keeps up with the growing sophistication of the sewing/fabric crafting machines and constantly updates her instruction to take advantage of the software.”

What’s in a name?
2 MANY Lizards

It’s not a name that makes you think of machine embroidery or digitizing software — unless you have taken classes from Teri.

The lizard is from the BERNINA artwork folder, and it has been the perfect graphic for my beginning class exercise for creating designs from graphics. For example, the lizard graphic has a thick outline, common with many graphics, so it is a great exercise for how to create thin outlines.

Through the years and the different versions of the BERNINA embroidery software, I continued to use the lizard graphic in my beginning digitizing classes. My software classes were nicknamed by stores and students alike, as “The Lizard,” “The Cactus” and “The Magnolia,” instead of using my published class name, such as “Graphics to Designs.” There have been four versions of “The Lizard” class, hence the name “2 Many Lizards.”

My students love to tell me how many lizards they had done as a way to know how many versions they have used. My computer (and my husband) would tell you there are too many lizards in my life!

— Teri Hall

stabilizers and thread

Tools of the trade: stabilizers and thread.


From graphic to finished embroidery.