Derrel’s Sewing Center to receive a visit from BERNINA of America President Paul Ashworth

BERNINA of America, the world’s premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Robert Gray is celebrating his 30th year of owning Derrel’s Sewing Center, a BERNINA Dealer in Pensacola, Fla., that first opened in 1950.  On Tuesday, March 12, Derrel’s Sewing Center will mark its anniversary with a visit from BERNINA of America President Paul Ashworth, who will be available for a meet-and-greet from 8 a.m. to noon.  The Dealer will also be demonstrating BERNINA’s new 7 Series line of machines and offering visitors a chance to win a BERNINA 215 sewing machine.

BERNINA’s new 7 Series line of sewing, quilting and embroidery machines features the BERNINA 780 E (Embroidery), the BERNINA 750 QE (Quilter’s Edition), and the BERNINA 710.  Each 7 Series machine includes an extended freearm area with 10 inches of space to the right of the needle and a practical extension table with ample space to hold larger sewing projects.  The 7 Series is also equipped with a color touchscreen and the integrated BERNINA Dual Feed, which tames hard-to-manage and fine fabrics. 

Located at 5559-E N. Davis Highway, Derrel’s Sewing Center is Pensacola’s only BERNINA Dealer.  It provides top-quality service to area residents and offers the full line of BERNINA sewing machines, software and accessories, along with a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels.  For more information about Derrel’s Sewing Center, please visit

Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world’s premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering state-of-the-art sewing and embroidery systems, sergers and embroidery software.  BERNINA’s leadership is marked by an impressive number of industry leaders, influencers and artisans who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of approximately 450 fully trained independent dealerships.  In 2008, the company introduced the revolutionary BERNINA 830, a machine designed to change the home sewing industry.  To learn more, visit or call (630)978-2500.