A Nimble Thimble is now accepting registrations in person and by phone

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that A Nimble Thimble, a BERNINA Dealer in Tyler, Texas, is hosting two days of classes with BERNINA educator and trainer

Debbi Lashbrook. The classes will be held Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 at the Dealer,1813 Capital Dr. Sewing machines and kits will be provided by A Nimble Thimble. Registration is available at the Dealer or by calling (903)581-4926.

Ms. Lashbrook will teach two different classes:

  • “Made to Create: Journey through Creativity,” on Friday, May 3, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Participants will explore innovative BERNINA machine features, accessories and notions during a lecture and demo class. This class is $15.
  • “Made to Create: Creative Organization,” on Saturday, May 4, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. A hands-on class, participants will turn a simple sewing organizer fabulous with a dash of appliqué, crystals and customization with BERNINA embroidery accessories and DesignWorks Software. This is a try-before-you-buy class with no charge.

BERNINA’s DesignWorks Software Suite offers three modules, CutWork, PaintWork and CrystalWork components, turning your embroidery machine into a mixed media tool. Each module may be used independently or in combination with the others. With CutWork, shapes, patterns and designs are cut from multiple layers of fabric. PaintWork allows the application of pen drawings to fabric and textiles. Crystal appliqué patterns are created for textiles and garments using CrystalWork.

Debbi Lashbrook is a BERNINA educator and trainer, and one of BERNINA’s Experts on its WeAllSew blog. Her blog posts include “Spirograph Quilt,” “Decorative Stitches à la CutWork” and “Audition Appliqué Fabrics in Your Embroidery Software.”

A Nimble Thimble 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. For more information on the Dealer, please 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.