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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that The Smocking Shop, a BERNINA Dealer with two locations in Louisville, Kentucky is hosting a Sensational Serger Extravaganza, a two day hands-on serger workshop with BERNINA Educator Nancy Bednar, May 15 and 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Nancy will provide attendees with helpful overlock and coverstitch tips and techniques. On Friday, May 15, Nancy will conduct a lecture trunk show from 9:00 a.m. until noon. The cost for the lecture is $20.00. From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. she will assist attendees in how to make plaids with the BERNINA 1300 MDC Overlock/Coverstitch. On Saturday, May 16, Nancy will focus on making a bolster pillow project using the BERNINA 1300 MDC Overlocker/Coverstitch machine. The events will take place at 169 S. English Station in Louisville. The two-day event costs $89.95 and includes the lecture trunk show, lunch, supplies, use of BERNINA machines and door prizes. To register, call (502)409-9664 or stop by the S. English Station store location.
BERNINA Educator, Nancy Bednar teaches embroidery, overlocker/serger and machine quilting tips and techniques. Nancy is from Brookfield, Ill., and is a sewing educator, freelance instructor and author, who uncovered her passion for sewing when she explored creative and practical aspects of sewing in elementary school. From garment, home decoration projects to bridal and special occasion sewing, Nancy’s true love is the overlocker/serger. Nancy has trained BERNINA Dealers and consumers about all aspects of sewing with a special emphasis on garment stitching and creative machine techniques. She is a regular contributor to Sewing and Serger Update Newsletters and has been published in Sew News and Through the Needle.
The BERNINA 1300 MDC offers a wide range of different stitches, and supports creativity with a host of convenient functions including: micro thread control system (mtc) a swing-out upper-knife arm, safety switch and LCD screen.
The Smocking Shop 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. The Smocking Shop has two stores in Louisville: 169 S. English Station and 3829 Staebler Avenue. For more information, call (502)409-9664 or 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 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, 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:, Instagram: @BERNINAUSA, and Pinterest:, and read BERNINA’s WeAllSew blog at To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.