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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that The Presser Foot, a BERNINA Dealer with locations in Fort Collins and Longmont, Colo., is hosting Sewapalooza, a hands-on embroidery, and quilting workshop on Saturday, June 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  BERNINA Educator Kathy Schalda will lead attendees through three projects that use BERNINA’s DesignWorks Software Suite, the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) and BERNINA accessories.  The event costs $69 and includes use of BERNINA machines and accessories, all supplies, and lunch.  The workshop will take place at the Pacific Event Center, 1330 Main St.  To register, call (303)485-6681 or stop by The Presser Foot in Longmont, located at 2001 N. Main St. 
BERNINA’s DesignWorks features CutWork, PaintWork and CrystalWork software that can transform a compatible BERNINA embroidery machine into a mixed media 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.
The BSR produces neat, consistent stitching during free-motion sewing.  It reacts to the movement of the fabric, adjusting the speed of the machine automatically for stitches of precisely the same length.  The BSR can sew straight and zigzag stitches, and is suited for ambitious professional-level sewing projects on all fabrics.
For as long as she can remember, Kathy Schalda has enjoyed sewing.  Her grandmother gave her a used sewing machine as a gift for her high school graduation.  Kathy continued her love of sewing after marrying two years later, and when her husband saw her struggling with her machine, he surprised her with a BERNINA 830 for her birthday.  She’s been a loyal BERNINA owner ever since.  Kathy has done all types of sewing, from making clothes for her three sons to pillows and window treatments for her homes. Her real passion is quilting, and she's been an avid quilter for 15 years.  Not long after becoming a quilter, Kathy also discovered machine embroidery and has kept her BERNINA humming ever since.
The Presser Foot 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.  The Presser Foot also services most brands of home sewing machines.  For more information about 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.