Early registration price of $50 ends July 19

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Creative Sewing Center, a BERNINA Dealer with two locations in San Antonio, Texas, is hosting a Sewapalooza event that will focus on sewing, embroidery and quilting. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on separate days at both Dealer locations. On Thursday, July 31, Sewapalooza will take place at Creative Sewing, 10242 W. Loop 1604 N., Suite 108. On Saturday, August 2, the event will be held at Creative Sewing Center, 11777 West Avenue. BERNINA Educator Betsy Carlson will guide participants through embroidery, BERNINA’s DesignWorks Software Suite, and accessories projects that are suitable for beginning, intermediate and advanced sewing enthusiasts.
The early registration price is $50 until July 19. After July 19, the cost increases to $75. The fee includes all supplies, the use of BERNINA sewing machines and accessories, a CD with all of the projects, and lunch. To register, call (210)344-0791, stop by either store, or enroll online at the following link:
BERNINA’s DesignWorks is comprised of three components—CutWork, PaintWork, and CrystalWork—that turn any embroidery machine into a multimedia tool. With CutWork, shapes, patterns and designs can be cut from multiple layers of fabric. PaintWork allows the application of pen drawings to fabric and textiles. CrystalWork gives the ability to create crystal appliqué patterns for textiles and garments.
Betsy Carlson, from Grand Rapids, Mich., has been a BERNINA Educator and BERNINA machine owner for 20 years. After making her first project, a zippered turtle pillow for pajamas, she was hooked on sewing. Years later, after a career in public relations and being a stay-at-home mom, Betsy started her own business, Nine Patch Sewing Company. She was also president of 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.
Creative Sewing Center is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service and education to San Antonio, Texas for 19 years. 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 about the Dealer, please 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.