Registration is taking place now for the November 11 and 12 workshop

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that it is accepting registration for the two-day BERNINA Great 8-Scape BERNINA 880 (B 880) Retreat taking place at the BERNINA Creative Center in Aurora, Ill. The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12. A team of expert BERNINA educators will lead hands-on activities demonstrating the best in sewing and embroidery using the B 880’s features. The BERNINA Creative Center is located at 3682 Unit B Prairie Lake Court, next to the BERNINA of America headquarters.
Participants will have a chance to experience innovative B 880 features like Stitch Designer, Distortion and Shaping, and learn what makes the B 880 so great and why creative sewers love it. The event fee is $299, which includes kit supplies, an instructional CD, BERNINA store shopping opportunities, and lunch. BERNINA machines and accessories are also provided. For more information and to register, please visit:
The BERNINA 880 is BERNINA’s top-of-the-line model and one of its fastest sewing and embroidery machines to-date. The B 880 also features more built-in stitch patterns and embroidery designs to choose than ever before. It comes with 400 built-in embroidery designs, as well as the ability to create unique embroidery designs and adjust their color before embroidering begins. In addition, the B 880 has a Jumbo Bobbin with 80 percent more thread capacity than standard bobbins.
The 4,500-square-foot BERNINA Creative Center opened in 2013 and consists of three rooms with enough space to hold up to 50 attendees and BERNINA machines. Events at the Center are designed to help consumers and BERNINA Dealers advance their sewing, quilting and embroidering skills.
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.