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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Charlton Sewing Center, a BERNINA Dealer in Charlton, Massachusetts, is hosting Sewapalooza, hands-on sewing, embroidery, and quilting workshops on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 12 Stafford Street in Charlton, Massachusetts. BERNINA Educator Betsy Carlson will lead event-goers through a number of unique projects that focus on embroidery and the jumbo hoop, BERNINA’s Software 7 monogram program, BERNINA’s DesignWork software suite, and quilting with BERNINA’s Stitch Regulator, dual feed and walking foot. In addition, Betsy will showcase BERNINA’s quality presser feet and demonstrate overlocker/serger projects using the L 460 and L 220. The event costs $50 for both days and includes lunch, project kits, a goodie bag, and use of BERNINA machines. Tickets are $25 per person, for both days, when a BERNINA owner brings a friend who doesn’t own a BERNINA to the event. And, the event is free to those who buy a BERNINA machine at the event. All event-goers will have an opportunity to be part of a BERNINA 350 Patchwork Edition giveaway. Betsy Carlson will draw the winner on Saturday. To register for the event call (508)248-6632 or stop by the store. Registration is recommended as seats are limited.
A BERNINA Educator and BERNINA owner for 20 years, Betsy Carlson, from Grand Rapids, Mich. began sewing in junior high school, when she made her first project, a zippered turtle pillow for pajamas. After that there was no turning back. She was hooked. Years later, after her career in public relations and being a stay-at-home Mom, Betsy started her own business, Nine Patch Sewing Company, and held the president title for the West Michigan Quilters’ Guild. As a BERNINA educator, Betsy enjoys visiting the BERNINA Creative Center in Aurora, Ill., where she continues to learn more about how to use BERNINA machines, accessories and software. When Betsy’s not sewing or training, she can be found using power tools like a tile saw or chop saw she’s used in remodeling her home.
Charlton Sewing Center is an authorized BERNINA Dealer that 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.