Event will take place at the Marriott Courtyard. Register in person or by phone.

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Timeless Quilts and Friends, a BERNINA Dealer located in Missoula, Montana is hosting Sewapalooza, a hands-on sewing, embroidery, and quilting workshop on Tuesday, December 9 and Wednesday, December 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Marriott Courtyard located at 4559 North Reserve Street in Missoula. BERNINA Educator Sandra Swick will lead attendees through six sewing, embroidery and quilting projects including an embroidered wristlet, upcycled t-shirt to backpack, mini travel pillow, suitcase sachet, embellished shoe sack using BERNINA’s DesignWorks software suite, and a cord caddy. The event will cost $109 and includes lunch, giveaways and discounts on product, software and accessories and the opportunity to experience the new BERNINA 880 Sterling Edition (B 880 SE), BERNINA 880 and BERNINA 780. To register for the event, call (406)542-6566 or stop by store located at 2412 River Road in Missoula. Attending travelers can also secure a discounted room rate at the Marriott Courtyard by calling (406) 549-5260.
Sandra Larson Swick has been selling, sewing and teaching on BERNINA machines professionally for more than 20 years. She is an award-winning quilter who has had a quilt taken to the International Space Station. Sandra is also a master teacher in embroidery, garment construction, specialty projects and crafts. She provides inspired projects and classes for the youngest to most experienced students. Additionally, Sandra is a certified BERNINA technician with extensive knowledge of embroidery software and design, and provides professional and individualized sales consultations to help customers select the perfect BERNINA machine for their individual sewing needs.
The B 880 SE comes with all of the advanced and innovative features of the BERNINA 880, plus a stylish new faceplate and a number of special extras valued at more than $2,600. The extras include an ornamental silver plate for engraving, special accessory and software coupons, and the “It’s a Sterling Life” Embroidery Kit, which contains:  A USB stick with the “It’s a Sterling Life on Berkeley Square” modular quilt and embroidery design collection created for BERNINA by Sarah Vedeler; PaintWork tool; CutWork tool; CrystalWork tool; Needle Punch tool; Needle Plate for Punch tool; and a commemorative holiday ornament.
In addition, B 880 SE owners also receive an exclusive invitation to purchase a three-day Sterling Retreat at BERNINA’s Creative Center in Aurora, Ill., at a reduced fee. The retreat is designed to inspire and educate new owners on the use of their B 880 SE through a hands-on experience presented by the BERNINA Education team and special guest instructor Sarah Vedeler. The retreat will also cover B 880 SE machine features, including Stitch Designer, Shaping, Distortion, and more.
Timeless Quilts & Friends is an authorized BERNINA Dealer which provides top-quality support, education and 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 quality state-of-the-art sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, overlockers, sergers, and embroidery software. BERNINA’s leadership is marked by an impressive number of ambassadors, industry leaders, influencers and bloggers, who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of approximately 400 fully trained independent dealerships that also offer support and education. Select BERNINA and bernette machines, and BERNINA software can also be purchased through BERNINA’s eCommerce site, BERNINA products are designed for beginning to advanced sewists and priced to meet a variety of budgets, with new products being introduced every year. You can follow BERNINA on Facebook:, Pinterest:, and read BERNINA’s WeAllSew blog at To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.