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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that US Sewing & Vacuum, a BERNINA Dealer with stores in Honolulu and Pearl City, Hawaii, San Francisco, San Jose, and San Rafael, Calif., will host a two-day Sewapalooza event on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Dealer located at 670 Auahi Street in Honolulu. Participants will learn sewing, quilting and embroidery techniques and tricks from Betty Stoltenburg, a BERNINA Event Team member. Betty will lead attendees through an array of projects including a quilted Weekend Clutch, an embroidered fold-over pouch, and a billfold using the BERNINA Cording foot. The BERNINA DesignWorks software suite including CutWork, PaintWork and CrystalWork will be used for the Weekend Clutch and embroidered fold-over pouch projects. The cost is $149.00 and includes lunch and use of BERNINA 880 (B 880) and BERNINA 790 (B 790) machines. Demonstrations on the BERNINA Q 20 (Q 20) Longarm quilting machine will also be conducted. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register, stop by the store or call (808)536-6044.
BERNINA’s DesignWorks Software Suite offers three modules, CutWork, PaintWork and CrystalWork components that can turn an embroidery machine into a mixed media tool. Each module may be used independently or in combination with the others. With CutWork, shapes, patterns and designs are cut from multiple layers of fabric. PaintWork allows the application of pen drawings to fabric and textiles. Crystal appliqué patterns are created for textiles and garments using CrystalWork. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/DesignWorks.
The B 880 is BERNINA’s fastest sewing and embroidery model to-date, with a sewing speed of 1,200 stitches per minute, and boasts innovative features like Shaping, a Jumbo Bobbin, Stitch Designer and Color Wheel as well asthe BERNINA Dual Feed and BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR). The B 880 offers 1,764 built-in stitch patterns, 400 built-in embroidery designs, and 12 inches to the right of the needle. With the one-of-a-kind Stitch Designer, users can draw their own stitches on the B 880’s touch screen and in one click, convert them into a stitch pattern. With the Shaping feature, embroidery designs can be duplicated and arranged into any desired formation. With the Color Wheel, embroidery colors can also be manipulated, allowing users to easily coordinate color schemes. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/8series.
The B 790 is a sewing and embroidery combo machine with a 7-inch high-resolution color touch screen and programmable foot control, and comes standard with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR), which ensures stitches of the exact same length when free-motion sewing. The B 790 is also equipped with the one-of-a-kind Stitch Designer, which allows users to draw their own stitches on the touch screen and in one click, convert them into a stitch pattern. Additionally, it features 554 stitches, including newly designed sideways motion stitches, 270 embroidery designs, and eight embroidery alphabets. The B 790 also comes with the embroidery module that accommodates the Maxi Hoop for a large embroidery area. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/7series.
The Q 20 offers 20 inches of throat space to finish large quilts comfortably. Among its features are an exclusive tension control system, a built-in needle threader, a sewing speed up to 2,200 stitches per minute, two BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulators with dual optical sensors, and a one-of-a-kind electronically controlled tension system with numeric settings. The Q 20 Longarm is also equipped with an intuitive color touchscreen interface that is simple to navigate, customizable, and includes useful functions like a stitch counter and a built-in tutorial. Other features include a built-in needle threader, an M Class Rotary Hook, and an integrated bobbin winder. For more information, visit www.bernina.com/longarm.
Betty Stoltenburg is from Portland, Oregon and left Intel after 25 years to pursue her passion of sewing. She loves to sew, digitize, embroider and serge with her BERNINA machines. She has worked at a BERNINA dealership as a sales associate, 7 Series and Embroidery Software 7 instructor, and is a co-chair of the Embroidery Club.
US Sewing & Vacuum 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.ussewing.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, overlocker, 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.