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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Mel’s Sewing & Fabric Center, a BERNINA Dealer with locations in Anaheim and Tustin, Calif., will host a Sewapalooza event on Saturday, December 6 at the Tustin store. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 600 N. 1st St. Christine Gist will lead attendees through three different projects using embroidery, quilting and BERNINA’s DesignWorks Software Suite. The cost is $40 and includes all project materials, use of BERNINA machines, accessories and software, prizes, and lunch. To register, stop in the Tustin store or call (714)669-0583; or stop in the Anaheim store, located at 1189 North Euclid St., or call (714)774-3460.
BERNINA’s DesignWorks Software Suite is comprised of three components including 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.
BERNINA Educator Christine Gist of Tucson, Ariz. is an experimental, mixed media sewist who brings her imaginative ideas to life by using her BERNINA sewing machine tools. Christine worked and taught at a BERNINA Dealer in Florida and is now at a BERNINA Dealer in Tucson.
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 business 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 quality state-of-the-art sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, overlockers, sergers, and embroidery software. BERNINA’s leadership is marked by an impressive number of ambassadors, industry leaders, influencers and bloggers, who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of approximately 400 fully trained independent dealerships that also offer support and education. Select BERNINA and bernette machines, and BERNINA software can also be purchased through BERNINA’s eCommerce site, BERNINA products are designed for beginning to advanced sewists and priced to meet a variety budgets, with new products being introduced every year. You can follow BERNINA on Facebook:, and Pinterest:, and read BERNINA’s WeAllSew blog at  To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.