Early Bird registrants receive a $5 discount until March 7

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Lilies of the Field, a BERNINA Dealer in Easton, Md., is hosting Sewapalooza, a hands-on sewing, embroidery, and quilting and creative sewing software workshop featuring BERNINA Educator, Betsy Carlson on Saturday, March 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Church located on Rt. 50 in Easton, Md. To register, call (410)822-9117 or stop by the store.

Event attendees will have a chance to learn about machine quilting, using the dual feed and walking foot, presser feet, the advantages of a free arm, and the latest techniques using DesignWorks tools, CutWork, CrystalWork and PaintWork from BERNINA. The Early Bird cost is $39.99 until March 7 and includes the use of BERNINA sewing machines (B 880, B 830, B 780, B 750 QE, B 580, B 560), BERNINA Embroidery Software 7, DesignWorks software suite including CutWork, PaintWork, CrystalWork, lunch and a Sewapalooza festival package. Registration after March 17 is $45.00. For more information on Sewapalooza, please visit

A BERNINA Educator and BERNINA owner for 20 years, Betsy Carlson, from Grand Rapids, Mich. began sewing in junior high school, when she made her first project, a zippered turtle pillow for pajamas. After that there was no turning back. She was hooked. Years later, after her career in public relations and being a stay-at-home Mom, Betsy started her own business, Nine Patch Sewing Company, and held the president title for 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. When Betsy’s not sewing or training, she can be found using power tools like a tile saw or chop saw she’s used in remodeling her home.

Lilies of the Field is an authorized BERNINA Dealer and a 2013 BERNINA Excellence 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. 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.