Dealer will also sell new BERNINA machines and offer routine maintenance on all BERNINA models

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Eddie’s Quilting Bee, a BERNINA Dealer in Sunnyvale, Calif., is hosting BERNINA Educator Debbi Lashbrook on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 in Monterey, Calif.  Three workshops will be conducted at the Hyatt Regency Monterey, located at 1 Old Golf Road, in which attendees will gain helpful tips and techniques for sewing and quilting projects.  The cost is $45 per workshop session.
In addition, Eddie’s Quilting Bee will have the entire line of BERNINA machines available for purchase and authorized BERNINA technicians will be on site to perform routine maintenance on any BERNINA model brought in.  Sales and service will be available to the public regardless of whether they are attending a Debbi Lashbrook workshop.
Ms. Lashbrook will lead three different workshops:

  • Friday, April 25 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  750/780 Free Motion Frenzy, attendees will learn about free motion quilting using the BERNINA 780 and BERNINA 750 QE machines. 
  • Friday, April 25 from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  DesignWorks, participants will work with appliqué, crystals and customization using BERNINA DesignWorks Software.
  • Saturday, April 26 from from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  880 Exploration, attendees will learn about the many features of the new top-of-the-line BERNINA 880 sewing, embroidery and quilting machine.
To register, stop by Eddie’s Quilting Bee, located at 480 S. Mathilda Ave., call (408)830-9505, or visit online at
BERNINA’s DesignWorks Software Suite offers CutWork, PaintWork and CrystalWork, which turn embroidery machines into mixed media tools.  With CutWork, shapes, patterns and designs are cut from multiple layers of fabric.  PaintWork allows the application of pen drawings to fabric and textiles.  Crystal appliqué patterns are created for textiles and garments using CrystalWork. 
The B 880 boasts plenty of space, with a full 12 inches to the right of the needle for sewing and jumbo embroidery, and has a fast sewing speed of 1,200 stitches per minute.  Sewists can create unique embroidery arrangements with the new Shaping feature and modify the colors of their embroideries with the new Color Wheel.  They may also choose from among the 1,764 built-in stitches, creatively distort stitches, or create their own patterns with the innovative new Stitch Designer. 
Debbi Lashbrook is a BERNINA Educator and Trainer, and one of BERNINA’s Experts on its WeAllSew blog.  Her blog posts include “Spirograph Quilt,” “Decorative Stitches à la CutWork” and “Audition Appliqué Fabrics in Your Embroidery Software.”  Ms. Lasbrook’s specialties include garment construction, pattern drafting and fitting, BERNINA embroidery software, and DesignWorks.
Eddie’s Quilting Bee is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service to Northern California since 1974.  The Dealer offers BERNINA sewing machines and software, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels.  Eddie’s Quilting Bee includes three years of free instructional classes and an exclusive membership to its “Millenium Club” with the purchase of any machine.  For more information on 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.