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Harmony High School quilts to be displayed at the Osceola County Fair

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Wandering Stitches Quilting Studio, an  authorized BERNINA Dealer in Orlando, Fla., recently donated quilting supplies and expertise to students at an area high school to help improve their math skills.  Cathy Harrington, the fashion design teacher at Harmony High School in Harmony, Fla., challenged her students to create the quilts and display them at the Osceola County Fair, February 8 - 17.  A quilter herself, Ms. Harrington saw this as an opportunity to strengthen her students' math skills because quilting requires a great deal of intricate measuring.  To celebrate the students' achievement, Wandering Stitches is donating a BERNINA 710 sewing machine and a BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) to Harmony High School, to be presented during an April visit by fourth-generation BERNINA owner Hanspeter Ueltschi.

"Through the support of Wandering Stitches Quilting Studio, my students were able to apply the math skills they have been learning in school to a real-world situation," said Cathy Harrington, Harmony High School fashion design teacher.  "The students are very proud of their work, and their families are asking them to make more quilts."

"We were happy to assist the project, through our donated materials and our expertise," said Lisa Mullins, owner of Wandering Stitches Quilting Studio. "We visited the class and spoke to the students about sewing and quilting techniques, and it was amazing to watch their progress.  We look forward to seeing the quilts displayed at the fair."

The Osceola County Fair is one of the leading fairs in the State of Florida and the largest annual event in Osceola County.  During the 10-day fair, visitors can enjoy great food, a variety of shows, entertainment, and youth and commercial exhibits, along with exciting midway rides.  The event will take place at Osceola Heritage Park, located at 1911 Kissimmee Valley Lane in Kissimmee, Fla., on Friday, February 8 to Sunday, February 17.  For more information about the Osceola County Fair, please visit:  www.osceolacountyfair.com.

Wandering Stitches Quilting Studio 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.  Wandering Stitches is Orlando's only BERNINA Dealer and dedicates itself to the care and service of sewing machines by offering master classes, a full service department and various accessories for sewing and embroidery needs. For more information about the Dealer, please visit www.wanderingstitches.com.

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.