Sunflower Creations to be recognized March 12 by Kansas legislature

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Sunflower Creations, a BERNINA Dealer in Copeland, Kan., has been named a 2012 Business of the Year by the Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC).  An official proclamation for the award will be presented to Sunflower Creations by the Kansas state legislature in Topeka, Kan., on March 12. 

The KSBDC recognizes 16 small businesses for this award each year – eight as emerging businesses and eight as existing businesses – from a field of 2,500.  Sunflower Creations, which opened in 2007, was selected for the existing business category.  Each of the winning businesses is being honored for its success and adaptation during tough economic times.  For more information about the KSBDC and its Business of the Year award, please visit

Located at 23403 2 Road, in rural Copeland, Sunflower Creations Sewing Center and Quilt Shop is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service to area residents.  The Dealer sells BERNINA sewing machines and software, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels.  Sunflower Creations also offers the All About Me and Virtual BERNINA clubs, designed to ignite creativity by teaching different sewing techniques using 45-minute presentations by BERNINA Educators Kay Hickman and Susan Fears.  For more information on the Dealer, 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 and to find a dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.