The Fabric Store is also entering its own quilts in the show and giving anyone who test drives a B 330 machine a chance to win it

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that The Fabric Store, a BERNINA Dealer in Jonesboro, Ark., will be showcasing its BERNINA 780 at the 6th Annual Threads of Life Quilt and Fiber Art Show hosted by the St. Bernards Development Foundation.  The show is being held at St. Bernard’s Auditorium, 505 E. Washington, Jonesboro, on April 13 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and on April 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The event is free, but donations will be accepted.  The Fabric Store will also exhibit the BERNINA 830, and visitors will be able to test drive a BERNINA 330 sewing machine.  Anyone test driving the B 330 – either at the show or at The Fabric Store, 1405 Larkwood Drive – is eligible for a drawing to win the machine.  The giveaway is in celebration of the Dealer’s 20th anniversary.  
The Fabric Store has exhibited at all the previous Threads of Life Quilt and Fiber Art Shows, but this year for the first time, Dealer owner Edie Lancaster is submitting her own quilts in the show.  Her quilts include a Chloe Quilt created using the BERNINA Chloe Embroidered Quilt kit, and Traditions: A Rose of Sharon Quilt.  The Threads of Life Quilt and Fiber Art Show is hosted by the St. Bernards Development Foundation, which was established to support and enhance the mission of St. Bernards Healthcare through funding, volunteerism and community awareness.  The event is one of many fundraising events hosted by the Foundation and will feature a quilt raffle and a silent auction, with proceeds going to benefit the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.  For more information about the St. Bernards Development Foundation, please visit
The BERNINA 780 is part of BERNINA’s new 7 Series line of sewing, quilting and embroidery machines that features the BERNINA 780 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. 
The Fabric Store is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service to area residents.  It sells BERNINA sewing machines and software, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels.  For more information about the Dealer, please contact The Fabric Store at (870)972-6722 or
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.