All donations will go to the Asheville MANNA FoodBank and participants have a chance to win a BERNINA 215 Simply Red

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Asheville Cotton Co., a BERNINA Dealer in Asheville, N.C., will host its sixth annual Customer Quilt Show May 23-June 4, 2016. The Customer Quilt Show is a quilt show that brings the community together to help raise money for the Asheville MANNA FoodBank. Members of the community have the opportunity to vote for their favorite quilts by submitting a monetary donation to the MANNA FoodBank. The quilt maker whose quilt receives the highest monetary donation to MANNA FoodBank will win a BERNINA 215 Simply Red (B 215). Anyone is welcome to donate by calling or stopping by the store. In addition to voting with donations, voters will also get one free vote for their very “Favorite Quilt” and one free vote for their favorite “Beginner’s Quilt” (the entrant has been quilting for less than a year). The winners in these categories will also win prizes. The Customer Quilt Show will take place at the Dealer, located at 1378 Hendersonville Road, Suite B. For more information about the show, call (828)277-4100 or visit,
“The Customer Quilt Show is different from other shows in that you don’t have to be an expert to enter the show to win,” said Robin Culbertson, owner of Asheville Cotton Co. “It’s also a chance to bring the community together to raise money for the MANNA FoodBank.”
The B 215 Simply Red is a user-friendly machine that has a distinctive BERNINA look with its sleek white body and red accents, and it can easily handle thick layers of fabric and perform a multitude of creative techniques. Features include a built-in needle threader, thread cutter, backlit LCD, and direct-select keypad for accessing 11 stitch patterns including a buttonhole. The B 215 Simply Red lets users easily vary stitch length, stitch width and needle position for expanded sewing options. In addition, the most commonly used practical stitches can be set at the touch of a button using the large, clear icons next to the direct-selection keys displaying the stitch. The B 215 Simply Red also offers a sewing speed of up to 900 stitches per minute that can be reduced to half-tempo, giving beginners full control, and the needle can be set to stop up or down in the fabric. Additionally, the built-in needle threader lets users quickly rethread the machine when changing spools. Other features include a four-step buttonhole and a darning program. For more information, visit
Asheville Cotton Co. is an authorized BERNINA Dealer which provides top-quality service to area residents. The Dealer offers BERNINA sewing machines, software, and accessories, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. For more information, visit
For more information about the Manna FoodBank, 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, 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 Store, visit or call (630)978-2500.