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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Stitch, a BERNINA Dealer in Toledo, Ohio, is hosting two Sewapalooza events on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. BERNINA Educator Betsy Carlson will guide participants through projects using quilting, embroidery and BERNINA’s DesignWorks Software Suite. The cost for each event is $39.95 and includes supplies for three projects, use of BERNINA machines and accessories, lunch, and door prizes. In addition, prizes will be awarded on both days for the best Halloween costumes. The events will take place at the Dealer, located at 4024 N. Holland Sylvania Road #10. To register, call (419)517-7092 or stop by the store.
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.
Betsy Carlson, from Grand Rapids, Mich., has been a BERNINA Educator and BERNINA machine owner for 20 years. After making her first project, a zippered turtle pillow for pajamas, she was hooked on sewing. Years later, after a career in public relations and being a stay-at-home mom, Betsy started her own business, Nine Patch Sewing Company. She was also president of 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.
Stitch is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service to area residents. The Dealer sells BERNINA sewing machines and software, and provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. Stitch also offers a large selection of quilting fabric and supplies, and a number of events and contests. 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.