Registration is now being accepted at Thread Play for two days of hands-on embroidery software instruction

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Thread Play, a BERNINA Dealer in Centennial, Colo., is hosting a two-day Software Bonanza with BERNINA Educators Elaine Cibelli and Elva Mungai. The hands-on workshop will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10 and Wednesday, December 11 at the Dealer, which is located at 8223 S. Quebec St. The cost for both days is $129. Beginners and intermediate users will expand their knowledge of BERNINA Embroidery Software DesignerPlus V6 and the new BERNINA Embroidery Software 7 through easy-to-understand skill building techniques. Attendees will work with lettering, monograms, editing, art canvas basics and quilter. Registrations are now being accepted at Thread Play, or by calling (303)237-6462.

BERNINA embroidery software works in a manner similar to a graphics program, giving completely free rein in turning ideas into reality. The latest version, BERNINA Embroidery Software 7, places a host of powerful design tools at the fingertips of sewists, including three-dimensional (3D) effects like StumpWork, Trapunto and PunchWork, as well as advanced monogramming and lettering, autodigitizing and full manual digitizing functionality to complement the hundreds of built-in and ready-to-stitch designs. BERNINA Embroidery Software 7 also sports an easy-to-use interface that features larger icons and icon grouping, and easy-to-change outline stitches and fill stitches.

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.

Thread Play 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 about Thread Play, 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.