Modern Domestic will be home to mini-classes, a kickoff party and a charity sewing day August 16 – 17

BERNINA of America, the world's premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Modern Domestic, a BERNINA Dealer in Portland, Ore., will be the site of the Second Annual Pacific Northwest Modern Quilt Guild Meet-Up on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17. Hosted by the Portland Modern Quilt Guild, an official kickoff party, mini-classes and a charity sewing day will all take place at the Dealer, 1408 NE Alberta St. The meet-up will be attended by more than 100 stitchers from 10 quilt guilds on the West Coast and the Pacific Northwest. The event is for Modern Quilt Guild members only. Any stitchers interested in joining the Portland Modern Quilt Guild are encouraged to learn more by visiting

The mini-classes on Friday, August 16 will run from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and teach a variety of topics, including freemotion quilting, paper piercing and curve quilting. For admission prices and to register, please visit The kickoff party will be later that day from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The charity sewing day will take place on August 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Quilts will be donated to Hopes and Dreams by ALS and distributed to local residents.

Modern Domestic recently tripled its original space to 3,858 square feet after another spot opened up adjacent to the Dealer. This was the second expansion in three years, and allowed the Dealer to add a new area for selling fabric. Modern Domestic is a certified BERNINA Dealer that offers the full line of BERNINA sewing machines, software and accessories, and provides top-quality service. The Dealer also offers two fully equipped classrooms for people of all ages and skill levels. The store's staff is warm and knowledgeable, and a community of creative makers. For more information about Modern Domestic, visit

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.