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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that US Sewing & Vacuum, a BERNINA Dealer with five locations in California and Hawaii, will host Sewapalooza, a hands-on embroidery and quilting workshop Saturday, June 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Honolulu. BERNINA Educator Christine Gist will lead attendees through four projects that use embroidery and BERNINA Embroidery Software 7.  The event costs $89.95 and includes all supplies, lunch, door prizes, and a CD complete with project instructions.  The workshop will take place at US Sewing & Vacuum, located at 670 Auahi St.  To register, call (808)536-6044 or stop by the store.  Registration is also available by calling (808)488-8889 or visiting the Pearl City, Hawaii store, which is located at 719 Kamehameha Highway.
BERNINA’s Software 7 places a host of powerful design tools at the fingertips of sewists, including 3-D effects like StumpWork, Trapunto and PunchWork, as well as advanced monogramming and lettering, autodigitizing and full manual digitizing functionality to complement hundreds of built-in and ready-to-stitch designs.  BERNINA has also included the most requested enhancements to its embroidery software:  easy-to-select colors; an artistic view of pattern fills, borders and stamps; a shortcut to insert a design or artwork; the ability to switch from inches to metrics; and a choice of options for the mouse wheel. 
BERNINA Educator Christine Gist, of Tucson, Ariz., is an experimental, mixed media sewist who brings her imaginative ideas to life by using her BERNINA sewing machine tools.  Gist worked and taught at a BERNINA Dealer in Florida and is now at The Sewing Room, a BERNINA Dealer in Tucson.
US Sewing & Vacuum 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.