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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that BERNINA Dealer, Ardmore Creative Sewing Center, LLC, is hosting Sewapalooza, a hands-on quilting, embroidery and overlocker/serger workshop on Saturday, October 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Community Room, Santa Fe Depot, located at 251 East Main Street in Ardmore, Okla. BERNINA Educator and Idahoan, Shelly Fitzgerald, will lead attendees through three projects including a quilted mini travel pillow, a trendy wristlet, and an up-cycled t-shirt to backpack project using BERNINA’s quilting, embroidery and overlocker/serger machines. Tickets are $69.95 and includes a catered lunch, all supplies, door prizes, a CD complete with project instructions, and the opportunity to experience BERNINA machines. To register, call (580)223-6655 or stop by the store located at 320 N. Commerce Street, Suite 10 in Ardmore. The store is located in the Ardmore Mall, behind Sears.
BERNINA educator, Shelly Nash Fitzgerald, is experienced with teaching mastery for all BERNINA sewing and embroidery machines, sergers, and software, including BERNINA DesignWorks and BERNINA Embroidery Software 7. She also teaches free motion quilting, designs patterns and has private sewing and quilting classes for clients of all ages. Shelly’s mom taught her sewing as a small child and by junior high Shelly was making most of her own clothes. Currently, her focus has shifted to machine embroidery, quilting, home decorating and bags-crafts, with an occasional garment.
Ardmore Creative Sewing Center, LLC, is an authorized BERNINA Dealer of Excellence that offers 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. The store also carries over 1,000 bolts of fabric, notions and quilting products to complete your projects. 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 8 series with an 830, a machine designed to change the home sewing industry. Since the initial 8 series has been introduced, they have released the BERNINA 870 in 2014. To learn more and to find a dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.