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Attendees can also experience a variety of BERNINA machines and enter a raffle to win a BERNINA 215 Simply Red

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that it will sponsor the Crown Championship of Cosplay event taking place at the Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) on Saturday, March 19. BERNINA will award a BERNINA 580 (B 580) sewing, quilting and embroidery machine valued at $6,799, to the contestant with the best hand-sewn costume. The event will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at McCormick Place, South Building located at 2301 S Lakeshore Drive in Chicago. BERNINA of America and BERNINA Dealer, Thimbles will exhibit at booth #740 an array of sewing machines including the BERNINA 790 (B 790), BERNINA 580 (B 580), BERNINA 215 Simply Red (B 215 Simply Red), and the bernette Chicago 7 from Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20. Attendees who visit the booth will have an opportunity to enter a raffle for a chance to win a B 215 Simply Red.
The C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay is a celebration of all pop culture and is a craftsmanship award. The winner of the B 580 will be the creator of a hand sewn costume in one of the following categories: comic books, movies/television, video games, anime/manga, and fantasy. For more information on the Crown Championship of Cosplay, visit www.c2e2.com/en/Events/Events-A-H/C2E2-Crown-Championships-of-Cosplay/.
With 838 stitches in all, including 186 decorative stitches, the B 580 is a costume maker’s dream. It is the most versatile of the BERNINA 5 Series line and is packed with features, including a built-in BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) and an accessory box for presser feet. The patented and easy-to-use built-in BSR helps maintain an even and consistent stitch length at any speed using sophisticated sensor technology that monitors the materials moving past the needle while regulating the length of the stitch. The BSR complements the B 580’s built-in embroidery function and 100 embroidery designs that can be mirrored, rotated, combined and scaled in size on the machine’s large color touch screen. The B 580 also features 838 stitch patterns, including 187 decorative stitches and seven alphabets each for sewing and embroidery. MSRP is $6,799
The B 215 Simply Red offers Swiss-engineered quality and the option to add a wide range of BERNINA accessories at an affordable price. It's 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 is available at BERNINA Dealers nationwide and online. MSRP is $999.
Thimbles 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 www.thimblesquilts.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, 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 Store, visit www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.