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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Mel’s Sewing & Fabric Center, a BERNINA Dealer with locations in Anaheim and Tustin, Calif., will host a Sewapalooza event on Saturday, May 30 at the Anaheim store. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 1189 N. Euclid St. Tari Intardonato will lead attendees through two projects using embroidery, quilting and BERNINA’s DesignWorks software. The cost is $49 and includes all project supplies, use of BERNINA machines and accessories, a goodie bag, and lunch. To register, stop in the store or call (714)774-3460; or stop in the Tustin store, located at 600 E. First St., or call (714)669-0583.
Sewapalooza is the last event of Mel’s Sewing and Fabric Center’s month-long celebration of its 59th anniversary. Through May 30, the Dealer is offering daily coupons and weekly specials at both locations. Additionally, customers can fill out a form when making a purchase for a chance to win a prize. On May 30, both stores will offer hourly door prize drawings, special prices and refreshments. The Tustin location will also host a project to create a mug rug from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $5.
BERNINA’s DesignWorks Software Suite is comprised of three components, CutWork, PaintWork, and CrystalWork, which 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.
Tari Intardonato has a bachelor’s degree in vocational home economics and taught high school home economics in Oklahoma. She later sold BERNINA products and taught classes for a BERNINA Dealer in the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas area. Tari is now an educator for BERNINA of America. 
Mel’s Sewing & Fabric Center is an authorized BERNINA Dealer that has been serving Orange County, California since 1956. The third-generation, family owned-and-operated business sells BERNINA sewing machines and software, and provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. For more information about Mel’s Sewing & Fabric Center, please visit www.melssewing.com.
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 over 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, shop.bernina.com. 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: www.facebook.com/berninausa, Instagram: @BERNINAUSA, and Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/WeAllSew, and read BERNINA’s WeAllSew blog at www.weallsew.com. To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Dealer, visit www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.