BERNINA DEALER ONCE UPON A QUILT TO HOST SEWAPALOOZA WITH A TWIST THURSDAY MAY 1– SATURDAY MAY 3 AT OLD DAVIE SCHOOLHOUSE HISTORICAL MUSEUM IN DAVIE FLORIDA
Registration is being accepted by phone and in-person
Register a friend and receive a special gift
BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Once Upon a Quilt, a BERNINA Dealer in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., is hosting Sewapalooza With a Twist, a sewing festival where enthusiasts will gather to sew, learn new techniques and be inspired by sewing experts. The event will feature BERNINA Educator, Betsy Carlson and Once Upon a Quilt Educator, Janine Babich. The events will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day at the Old Davie Schoolhouse Historical Museum located at 6650 Griffin Road, Davie, Fla. Event-goers can choose to join the festivities May 2 – 3 by registering for Option 1, which includes 6 projects and costs $150 or Option 2, from May 1 – 3, for $225 for 7 projects. In addition to the projects, the event fees include a Sewapalooza Festival Package complete with kits, project supplies, use of BERNINA sewing machines, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. To register, call (954)987-8827 or stop by Once Upon a Quilt located at 3404 Griffin Road, Ft. Lauderdale. Register a friend and receive a special gift.
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.
Once Upon a Quilt is an authorized BERNINA 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 www.onceuponaquilt.com.
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 www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.