BERNINA Dealer is also offering a one-day Sewapalooza class, six weeks of coupons and a chance to win a BERNINA 330 machine

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Hanspeter Ueltschi, fourth-generation owner of BERNINA International, will visit Mel’s Sewing & Fabric Center on Monday, April 21 to celebrate the BERNINA Dealer’s 58th anniversary.  Mr. Ueltschi will meet guests and sign a limited number of BERNINA machine faceplates and owner manuals from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Anaheim, Calif. store, located at 1189 North Euclid St.  In addition, the Dealer will host Sewapalooza, a one-day accessories, quilting and embroidery class with BERNINA Educator Sandra Larson Swick from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The cost for Sewapalooza is $40, which includes lunch, supplies and use of BERNINA machines.
Mel’s Sewing & Fabric Center will continue its anniversary celebration through Saturday, May 31.  Each week, through its electronic newsletter, the Dealer will offer special coupons to customers at its Anaheim and Tustin, Calif. locations.  Customers who use the coupon will be entered into a daily drawing and a grand prize drawing for a BERNINA 330 on May 31.  Entrants do not need to be present at the drawing to win.  For more information, visit the Anaheim store or call (714)774-3460, visit the Tustin location at 600 E. 1st St. or call (714) 669-0583, or go to  To register for Sewapalooza, stop in or call either location.
BERNINA Educator Sandra Larson Swick has been selling, sewing and teaching on BERNINA machines professionally for more than 20 years.  She is an award-winning quilter whose Quilt in Space traveled to the International Space Station with astronaut Barbara Morgan.  Sandra is a master teacher in embroidery, garment construction, quilting, specialty projects and crafts.  She is also a certified BERNINA technician with extensive knowledge of sergers, embroidery software and design, and provides professional and individualized sales consultation to help customers select the perfect BERNINA machine for their individual sewing needs.
Mel’s Sewing & Fabric Center is an authorized BERNINA Dealer that has been serving Orange County, California since 1956.  The third-generation, family owned-and-operated Dealer sells BERNINA sewing machines and software, and provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels.  For more information about Mel’s Sewing & Fabric Center, 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.