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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Cross Patches, a BERNINA Dealer in Collinsville, Ill., is hosting Sewapalooza, a hands-on embroidery, and quilting workshop on Tuesday, June 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  BERNINA Educator Lyn Lackey will lead attendees through two projects and discuss how valuable embroidery knowledge is for quilting.  Attendees will make a quilted mini travel pillow that utilizes the BERNINA Stitch Regulator and BERNINA Walking Foot, and an embroidered wristlet.  The event costs $49 and includes all supplies, lunch, door prizes and CD complete with project instructions.  The workshop will take place at Cross Patches, which is located at 1966 Vandalia.  Cross Patches will offer up to 30 percent discounts on machine and software packages, and a zero percent – 60 month financing option.  To register, call (618)345-3661 or stop by the store.  Registration is highly recommended as seating is limited.
BERNINA Educator Lyn Lackey is from Cary, N.C., and has been sewing and teaching most of her life.  She started as a Home Economics teacher and later taught at a BERNINA Dealer.  In 1986 she fell in love with BERNINA after purchasing a BERNINA 930.  Shortly after, she became a BERNINA Educator.  Lyn was also a District Manager for BERNINA of America from 1999 to 2013.  She enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for creativity and BERNINA products with new and experienced students.  Modern Quilting is her latest passion, but Lyn enjoys every segment of sewing and teaching. 
Cross Patches is an authorized BERNINA Dealer 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.