Registration is now being accepted at Sew & Quilt stores in Killeen, Temple and Waco

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that the Sew and Quilt Store, a BERNINA Dealer with three locations in central Texas, is hosting a two-day Software Bonanza workshop with BERNINA Educators Elaine Cibelli and Elva Mungai. The workshop will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25 at La Quinta Inn Suites, 229 W. Loop 121 in Belton. The cost is $20. BERNINA Educators Elaine Cibelli and Elva Mungai will share their expertise using BERNINA Embroidery Software DesignerPlus V6 during this hands-on workshop for beginner and intermediate users. Registrations are now being accepted in person or by calling BERNINA Sew & Quilt, 4300 W. Waco Drive, Suite B, Waco, (254)772-2887; Killeen Sew & Quilt, 2201 S. WS Young Drive, Suite 111C, Killeen, (254)616-2200; or Temple Sew & Quilt, 1510 S. 31st St., Temple, (254)774-9797.

Software Bonanza attendees will expand their knowledge of BERNINA Embroidery Software DesignerPlus V6 through easy-to-understand skill building techniques and will work with lettering, monograms, editing, art canvas basics and quilter. Appliqué techniques will also be covered. Participants will also receive a CD containing the workshop exercises.

Elaine Cibelli has a degree in Art Education. She has managed a BERNINA dealership/quilt shop, has been a part of the BERNINA national trade show team and is a BERNINA resource educator. Ms. Cibelli has contributed a variety of samples and projects for BERNINA of America and Oklahoma Embroidery Supplies Designs (OESD). Her work has been featured in BERNINA advertising and embroidery design covers.

Elva Mungai is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Home Economics Education. She has been teaching classes on BERNINA Embroidery Software since the earliest software versions. Ms. Mungai is part of the BERNINA national show team, has been an organizer for many webinars, and has been a part of the staff for some BERNINA Software Extravaganza events. She has also contributed projects for the BERNINA Web magazine, Through the Needle Online.

Sew & Quilt 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 Sew & Quilt, 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.