Registration is now being accepted by phone or in-person

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Bear Paw Quilting & BERNINA, a BERNINA Dealer in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is hosting Sewapalooza, a hands-on sewing, embroidery, and quilting workshop on Saturday, June 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the store located at 600 W. Kathleen Ave. #10. BERNINA Educator Nancy Bednar will lead event-goers through three unique projects – an embroidered wristlet, a quilted mini travel pillow and an embellished shoe sack using BERNINA’s DesignWorks software suite. Each attendee will take home one complete project. The event costs $40 and includes a CD with all project instructions, a Sewapalooza t-shirt, tote and bumper sticker, a vacuum attachment kit and maintenance package, lunch, and the opportunity to use an array of  BERNINA sewing machines. To register, call (208)664-1554 or stop by the store. Registration is recommended as seats are limited.
BERNINA Educator, Nancy Bednar teaches embroidery, overlocker/serger and machine quilting tips and techniques. Nancy is from Brookfield, Ill., and is a sewing educator, freelance instructor and author, who uncovered her passion for sewing when she explored creative and practical aspects of sewing in elementary school. From garment, home decoration projects to bridal and special occasion sewing, Nancy’s true love is the overlocker/serger. Nancy has trained BERNINA Dealers and consumers about all aspects of sewing with a special emphasis on garment stitching and creative machine techniques. She is a regular contributor to Sewing and Serger Update Newsletters and has been published in Sew News and Through the Needle.
Bear Paw Quilting & BERNINA is an authorized BERNINA Dealer and who provides 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. 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.