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The machine is valued at $6,799

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that it awarded Christine Diep with a BERNINA 580 (B 580) for winning the best sewn costume at C2E2, during the Crown Championship of Cosplay. The event took place on March 19, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at C2E2 in Chicago. The C2E2 Crown Championship of Cosplay is a celebration of all pop culture and is a craftsmanship award. Christine crafted a Dalek Victorian Steampunk costume from the television show Doctor Who. The B 580 is valued at $6,799.
“Christine put a lot of hard work and creativity into her costume and we are excited to award her with a B 580,” said Amy Gutierrez, Director of Marketing for BERNINA of America. “The B 580 will turn her creative sewing ideas into reality. BERNINA is proud to support the efforts of emerging costume designers and cosplayers.” 
“To be recognized as the winner of the best sewn costume at the Crown Championship of Cosplay is a huge honor and I am grateful that all of my hard work paid off,” said Christine, also known as The Shining Polaris. “Winning the B 580 is a dream come true and it I can’t wait to use it to create a winning costume for next year.”
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 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.
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.