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Sells only BERNINA machines and accessories, is an authorized BERNINA repair shop, and offers free sewing classes to anyone who purchases a BERNINA

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Pintuck and Purl, located at 50 Lincoln St. in Exeter, N.H., has joined the BERNINA Dealer network as an exclusive BERNINA Dealer. Pintuck and Purl sells only BERNINA sewing machines and accessories, is an authorized BERNINA repair shop, and offers free sewing classes to anyone who purchases a BERNINA machine.
The new Dealer, which opened this month, takes a fresh and modern approach to sewing and quilt-making, and offers quality fabrics, patterns and supplies. The store strives to recapture the past where style, grace and creativity were the norm. Additionally, the Dealer also has a classroom that features BERNINA 215 sewing machines for the community to use and enhance their skills. The store also offers an array of sewing, quilting and knitting classes and hosts special events such as Friday night’s Sip & Stitch and Open Sew on Sundays. For more information visit, www.pintuckandpurl.com or call (603)418-7157.
“We are delighted to add Pintuck and Purl to the BERNINA Dealer network and congratulate owner Maggie Smith,” said Paul Ashworth, President of BERNINA of America. “BERNINA stands for excellence and with this new Dealer location, the Exeter community will now have the opportunity to experience BERNINA machines, software, accessories and education.”
Dealer owner Maggie Smith said she got great pleasure doing projects in first grade and loved the sense of pride she felt doing hand work. From that day, she knew she wanted to continue to create and design. As an adult, it dawned on Maggie that there was a lack of quality tools and supplies in her community, so she made it her mission to create a crafter’s heaven where people of all skills and interests could come together to work on projects. Maggie wants to inspire others so that they too, take pride in their handiwork and experience the feeling of satisfaction she has since first grade.
“Working with my hands brought me a sense of accomplishment at a young age and I knew it was something I wanted to share with others,” said Maggie Smith, owner of Pintuck and Purl. “Being a BERNINA Dealer has been a dream come true and has given me the opportunity to share my love of sewing with the Exeter community.”
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.