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Also announced WeAllSew Sweepstakes winner

BERNINA of America, the world's premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Julie G. from Los Gatos, Calif., is the winner of the third and final WeAllSew Challenge, and Cheryl R. from Cleveland is the randomly selected winner of the WeAllSew Sweepstakes. Julie G. received a $1,000 BERNINA gift card and a post about her other projects on the WeAllSew blog, located at www.weallsew.com/2012/10/31/julie-grantz-lefrancois-challenge-3-winner/. Cheryl R. received a BERNINA 730 E sewing machine, valued at approximately $5,000.

"I feel honored and lucky to have won BERNINA's final WeAllSew Challenge, which gave me a burst of creativity when I really needed it," said Julie G. "With the help of my beloved BERNINA Aurora 450 sewing machine, I was able to upcycle my old and scary maternity pants into a fun costume."

"I was shocked to learn I was chosen as BERNINA's WeAllSew Sweepstakes winner," said Cheryl R. "Now I'm excited to use my new BERNINA 730 E for several fun and exciting projects that I cannot wait to create."

The theme of the third WeAllSew Challenge was "Break the Spell of Routine Halloweens!," in which participants were asked to upcycle the "scariest" items in their closet into a stylish new costume for the Halloween season. Julie G. turned her old black and white maternity pants into a "Baby Snoopy" costume for her son. Challenge entries were judged by a panel of BERNINA experts based on three criteria: the number of votes each project received on Facebook, the project description, and the finished project.

The WeAllSew Sweepstakes for a BERNINA 730 E sewing machine was open to anyone who filled out an entry form at participating BERNINA Dealers.

The WeAllSew blog is designed for sewing enthusiasts of all ages to share a love of sewing through ideas, projects, patterns and tips, and to inspire a whole new group of sewers. WeAllSew.com offers a place for sewers, embroiderers and quilters to connect with blog contributors and sewing experts. Readers will also find tutorials, easy step-by-step instructions, new product information and inspirational ideas, including ways to help those in need.

Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world's premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering state-of-the-art sewing and embroidery systems, sergers and embroidery software. BERNINA's leadership is marked by an impressive number of industry leaders, influencers and artisans who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of approximately 450 fully trained independent dealerships. In 2008, the company introduced the revolutionary BERNINA 830, a machine designed to change the home sewing industry. To learn more, visit bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.