Music, awards, 52 quilts and donations to Operation Homefront

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Patchwork Plus Quilt Shop, a BERNINA Dealer in Marcellus, New York, is hosting the Quilted In Honor Traveling Exhibit on Friday, September 26 at 1:00 p.m. This special event, being held at the Dealer located at 2532 Route 20, will give the community a chance to admire 52 quilts made by quilters from the United States and Canada. Quilted In Honor is a nonprofit organization which provides financial support to families of service members and Wounded Warriors, and is intended to harness the collective power of the quilting industry to support troops. Quilting celebrities Ricky Tims, Eleanor Burns, Alex Anderson and local quilter, Joan Ford are among the designers who donated patterns to the Quilted In Honor project. While the Quilted In Honor Traveling Exhibit will be housed at Patchwork Plus Quilt Shop until mid-October, it is the last stop on the tour. The event is free.  
Island Batik, lead sponsor of Quilted In Honor and manufacturer, importer and distributor of cotton from Indonesia, will sell fabrics and provide a portion of the proceeds to Operation Homefront. The company will auction off the Quilted In Honor quilts at the end of October. For more information visit,
“We’d like to thank Island Batik for inviting us to be part of the Quilted In Honor tour and hope the community will take advantage of the opportunity to see the amazing quilts,” said Judi West, BERNINA Dealer, Patchwork Plus Quilt Shop.
In addition to the quilt exhibit, members of the Marcellus High School Band will play music, and the Thumbstall Quilt Guild, the local quilt guild, will present a Quilt of Valor to Purple Heart recipient, Staff Sergeant Cory Powers who was wounded in Afghanistan. Colonel Greg Semmel, Commander of the 174th Attack Wing and Installation Commander of Hancock Field Air National Guard Base will address attendees and Tonia Russell, a representative from Operation Homefront, will also discuss the program.
Patchwork Plus Quilt Shop is an authorized BERNINA Dealer that provides 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 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.