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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Ann Silva’s BERNINA Sewing Center, a BERNINA Dealer in Albuquerque, N.M., will host Sewapalooza workshops on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18. The workshops will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Dealer, 4520 Alexander NE. BERNINA Educator Christine Gist will lead attendees through two different projects each day. The first day will use embroidery techniques and BERNINA Embroidery Software 7 for the projects. The second day’s projects will use BERNINA presser feet and other accessories, including the BERNINA Stitch Regulator, which provides consistent free-motion stitching, even at high sewing speeds. The cost is $59 for one day or $99 for both. The costs include all project materials, use of BERNINA machines, accessories and software, prizes, and lunch. To register, call (505)881-5253 or stop by the store.
BERNINA Embroidery Software 7 places a host of powerful design tools at the fingertips of sewists, including 3-D 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 includes the most requested enhancements for BERNINA’s embroidery software: easy-to-select colors; an artistic view of pattern fills, borders and stamps; a shortcut to insert a design or artwork; the ability to switch from inches to metrics; and a choice of options for the mouse wheel.
BERNINA Educator Christine Gist of Tucson, Ariz. is an experimental, mixed media sewist who brings her imaginative ideas to life by using her BERNINA sewing machine tools. Gist worked and taught at a BERNINA Dealer in Florida and is now at a BERNINA Dealer in Tucson.
Ann Silva’s BERNINA Sewing Center 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.