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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that 3 Ladies Sewing Shoppe, a BERNINA Dealer in Leavenworth, Kan., is hosting a two-day Sewapalooza event on Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6. The event will take place at the Shoppe, located at 421 Delaware St., from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Betty Stoltenburg and Carrie Wells will lead event-goers in creating six separate projects using quilting, embroidery, and BERNINA software and accessories. The cost is $125 and includes use of BERNINA machines, accessories and software, all project supplies, a goodie bag valued at $75, prizes, giveaways, and lunch on both days. In addition, participants are invited to an exclusive cocktail party, which will start at 4:30 p.m. on December 5 at Candle Queen Candles Gift Boutique, located at 500 Shawnee St. in Leavenworth. To register, stop by the store, call (913)828-4003, or visit  
Betty Stoltenburg is from Portland, Ore. After 25 years of working at Intel, she left to pursue her passion of sewing. Betty loves to sew, digitize, embroider and serge with her BERNINA machines. Since 2012, she has worked part-time at a BERNINA Dealer as a sales associate, an instructor for BERNINA 7 Series machines and BERNINA Embroidery Software 7, and as co-chair of the All About Embroidery Club.
Carrie Wells is a BERNINA enthusiast. She loves the technology and innovations that come with BERNINA machines and software. From sewing and embroidery to BERNINA’s DesignWorks Software Suite, Carrie feels there are no boundaries when creating garments, quilts, pillows, or any other project. Carrie began sewing at a young age and decided that it was something that she wanted to do for a living. The first time she went to a local BERNINA Dealer, she fell in love with the machines. Carrie eventually started selling them in Houston and then relocated to California, where she became a top seller of BERNINA machines.
3 Ladies Sewing Shoppe is an authorized BERNINA Dealer that provides top-quality service to area residents. The Shoppe 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, please visit
Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world’s premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering quality state-of-the-art sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, overlockers, sergers, and embroidery software. BERNINA’s leadership is marked by an impressive number of ambassadors, industry leaders, influencers and bloggers, who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of approximately 400 fully trained independent dealerships that also offer support and education. Select BERNINA and bernette machines, and BERNINA software can also be purchased through BERNINA’s eCommerce site, BERNINA products are designed for beginning to advanced sewists and priced to meet a variety budgets, with new products being introduced every year. You can follow BERNINA on Facebook:, Pinterest:, and read BERNINA’s WeAllSew blog at To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.