Special events will take place Friday August 15 through Sunday August 17

BERNINA of America, the world’s premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Cottonwood is celebrating 15 years as a BERNINA Dealer in Charlottesville, Va. Cottonwood will host three special events from Friday, August 15 to Sunday, August 17 at its location, 2035 Barracks Road. Door prizes and refreshments will be offered all three days.
Special events include:

  • Regional embroidery expert Venita McCall will teach a class August 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. covering projects titled “Stupendous Sewing” and “More Machine Magic.”  The cost is $49, plus the purchase of a supply kit for $15. Participants must bring their own machine.
  • An open house will take place August 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Cottonwood will demonstrate all BERNINA products, including the BERNINA 880 and BERNINA DesignWorks Software Suite.
  • “Store N Go,” a class featuring BERNINA’s Circular embroidery attachment #83, will take place on August 17 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $25, and participants will have a chance to use the BERNINA attachment.
To register for a special event, stop by the Dealer, call (434)244-9975, or email
Additionally, Cottonwood is currently accepting donated quilts for a Quilts for Caring Auction that will take place November 1. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Mountainside Senior Living center in Crozet, Va. For more information, visit
Cottonwood 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, Cottonwood carries the latest fabric collections from Moda's many fabric designers, including Edyta Sitar, Red Crinoline Quilts, Jo Morton from Andover Fabrics, and many more. More information is available at
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.