BERNINA Sewing & Design Center is now accepting registration in person and by phone

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that the BERNINA Sewing & Design Center is hosting a "Made to Create" educational event with BERNINA educator and trainer Debbi Lashbrook. Three classes will be held at the BERNINA Dealer location at 1601 East Lohman Avenue on Friday, November 22 and on Saturday, November 23. Registration is available in-person or by phone, (575)523-2000.

Friday, November 22, Ms. Lashbrook will host her "Dazzling Dimensions with DesignWorks" class from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This class will explore BERNINA's latest software, DesignWorks, which includes CutWork, PaintWork and CrystalWork. From cutting, painting and adding sparkle to design and fabrics, the software suite affords sewist an array of artistic choices. The cost for the class is $10.

Lashbrook will also offer "Creative Organization," a three hour, hands-on embroidery class from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. In this class, attendees will learn how to take a simple placemat and create a unique sewing supplies storage organizer, personalized with embroidery and embellishment. The cost for this class is $24.

Saturday, November 23, the "Peeper Keeper" class will be offered from 9 a.m. until noon and costs $24. This three hour, hands-on class will focus on BERNINA's DesignWorks tools - CrystalWorks and CutWork. Attendees will create an eyeglass case by using the DesignWorks software. Refreshments will be served at all classes.

Debbi Lashbrook is a BERNINA educator and trainer, and one of BERNINA's Experts on its WeAllSew blog. Her blog posts include "Spirograph Quilt," "Decorative Stitches à la CutWork" and "Audition Appliqué Fabrics in Your Embroidery Software."

BERNINA Sewing & Design Center 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. In addition, the Dealer offers a wide-variety of quilting fabrics, notions and embroidery supplies. For more information 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.