Hinkletown Sewing Machine Shop event at Shady Maple Banquet Facility Registration is now being accepted

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Hinkletown Sewing LLC, a BERNINA Dealer in Ephrata, Penn., is hosting sewing technology experts, Susan Fears and Amanda Whitlatch in a "Creativity Extravaganza" at the Shady Maple Banquet Facility located at 129 Toddy Drive in East Earl on Wednesday, November 6. The "Creativity Extravaganza," held at the same location, will showcase sewing machines, accessories, new products, projects and sewing demonstrations. Many door prizes will be awarded at the event. The "Creativity Extravaganza" will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Susan and Amanda will present sewing tips and new sewing, embroidery and quilting technologies. Two programs will be offered. The morning program will take place from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and the evening, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The programs are the same and cost $25 per person. Lunch will be included in the morning program and a light dinner will be served at the evening session. Registration is now available by contacting John Groff by email at or by phone, (717)355-9616.

The event will highlight BERNINA's newest software, DesignWorks, a suite of software that offers three unique modules - CutWork, PaintWork and CrystalWork. In addition to the software, Hinkletown Sewing will showcase and the latest BERNINA machines, including the 7 Series and the BERNINA 880.

Susan Fears, from Florida, is one of BERNINA's Experts on its WeAllSew blog who loves to sew clothes. Her latest blog post, "My newest favorite thing - TAP!" focuses on Transfer Artist Paper, a method for transferring images to fabric, glass or any other type of surface.

Amanda Whitlatch, a BERNINA educator and trainer from Texas, is also a BERNINA WeAllSew blog expert and has a passion for sewing and technology. She has worked in the sewing industry for the last 14 years and has won numerous national awards and competitions for her wearable art creations. Whitlatch's latest blog post, "One-Hour Wonder - Upcycled Swing Coat," showcases what the BERNINA Cutwork tool can do to transform a fuchsia thrift shop swing coat.

Hinkletown Sewing LLC is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service to area residents. The Dealer sells BERNINA sewing machines and software, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels.

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 or call (630)978-2500.