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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Strawberry Patches, a BERNINA Dealer in Bakersfield, California, is hosting Sewapalooza, a hands-on embroidery and quilting workshop on Saturday, November 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Dealer located at 6433 Ming Ave. in Bakersfield. The event costs $35.00 and includes lunch, a CD with project instructions, special discounts on BERNINA machines, software and accessories, and the opportunity to experience BERNINA machines. BERNINA Educator Betty Stoltenburg will lead attendees through three projects including an embroidered wristlet, a mini quilted travel pillow and an embellished shoe sack using BERNINA’s DesignWorks software. To register, call (661)835-1738, stop by the store or go online Registration is recommended as seating is limited.
BERNINA Educator Betty Stoltenburg is from Portland, Oregon, and left Intel after 25 years to pursue her passion for sewing. She loves to sew, digitize, embroider and serge with her BERNINA machines. She has worked at a BERNINA Dealer as a sales associate, 7 Series and Embroidery Software 7 instructor, and is a co-chair of an embroidery club.
Strawberry Patches is an authorized BERNINA Dealer which 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.