BERNINA AWARDS A B 215 SEWING MACHINE TO AMITY HARBOR, N.Y. RESIDENT IN DRAWING TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL SEWING MONTH

Sandra O’Reilly entered the drawing on AllFreeSewing.com in September

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Sandra O'Reilly of Amity Harbor, N.Y. is the winner of a BERNINA 215 (B 215) sewing machine from the AllFreeSewing.com drawing to celebrate National Sewing Month in September. More than 140,000 entries were received for the drawing, which was sponsored by BERNINA. Ms. O'Reilly chose to pick up her machine recently at Pieceful Quilting, a BERNINA Dealer in East Northport, N.Y.

The BERNINA 215 is ideal for beginners or occasional sewers. It features a built-in needle threader, a needle stop up/down button and control over the sewing speed for simple and safe sewing. The B 215 also comes with a range of the most commonly used practical stitches and makes them available at the touch of a button. In addition, the B 215 is easy to upgrade with additional special accessories, allowing its potential applications to grow with a sewist's skills and expectations.

AllFreeSewing.com is a Web site dedicated to the best free sewing patterns, tutorials, tips and articles on sewing. The site finds and delivers patterns from all over the Web, from easy-to-sew projects to the more complex.

About BERNINA
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 and to find a dealer, visit www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.