Eddie’s Quilting Bee will supply and service BERNINA 350 sewing machines

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Eddie's Quilting Bee, a BERNINA Dealer in Sunnyvale, Calif., is providing BERNINA 350 sewing machines and service for Etsy Meet and Make events in San Jose and San Francisco, Calif. starting this month. Etsy Meet and Make is a monthly opportunity for people to engage and learn from creative professionals while getting their hands into something new, such as sewing, beadmaking and screenprinting.

On Friday, September 6, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the San Jose Museum of Quilt and Textiles, 520 South First Street, San Jose, local Etsy artist Jen Johnson will teach attendees how to make reusable fabric sandwich bags on BERNINA sewing machines.

On Thursday, September 12, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street, San Francisco, Etsy expert Rebecca Saylor of OodleBaDoodle will teach attendees the basics of using a BERNINA sewing machine and how to sew a fun and functional case for sunglasses. Eddie's Quilting Bee and FabMo will provide a variety of materials for the project, including reclaimed denim and gingham.

For more information about the events, including how to register, please click here.

BERNINA began supplying machines for Etsy Craft Nights in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 2010. Now growing nationally as Etsy Meet and Make, BERNINA will continue its support with events in Los Angeles and Chicago in addition to the programs in San Jose and San Francisco.

The BERNINA 350 is a superb combination of compact design and BERNINA technology, including the BERNINA Free Hand System, which allows the presser foot to be raised and lowered while keeping both hands free. Other features include a memory function for stitch combinations, direct stitch selection, a high-definition LED screen, a built-in threader, an extension table and a slide speed control.

Eddie's Quilting Bee, located at 480 S. Mathilda Ave., is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service to northern California since 1974. The Dealer offers BERNINA sewing machines and software, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. Eddie's Quilting Bee includes three years of free instructional classes and an exclusive membership to its “Millennium Club” with the purchase of any machine. For more information on the Dealer, please click here.

Etsy is an e-commerce Web site focused on handmade or vintage items as well as art and craft supplies. Headquartered in Brooklyn, it was conceived in 2005 by painter, carpenter and photographer Rob Kalin as a viable marketplace to exhibit and sell his creations online. Etsy's mission is to re-imagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world. For more information about Etsy, please click here.

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 or call (630)978-2500.