BERNINA DEALER BLAINE’S SEWING MACHINE CENTER TO HOST SEWAPALOOZA FEATURING BETSY CARLSON ON THURSDAY MAY 8 IN WARWICK RHODE ISLAND

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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Blaine’s Sewing Machine Center, a BERNINA Dealer in Cranston, R.I., is hosting Sewapalooza, a one-day event that will focus on sewing, embroidery and quilting on Thursday, May 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  BERNINA Educator Betsy Carlson will guide participants through projects that are suitable for  beginning, intermediate and advanced sewing enthusiasts.  The event will take place at the Radisson Hotel Providence Airport, 2081 Post Road, Warwick, R.I.
 
The cost is $109 and includes the use of a new BERNINA sewing machine, all supplies, a commemorative t-shirt, lunch, and snacks.  Register in person at Blaine’s Sewing Machine Center, located at 1280 Oaklawn Ave.; call (401)463-8824; email info@blainesewing.net; or visit http://www.blainesewing.net/join.asp?ID=Sewapalooza.
 
Betsy Carlson, from Grand Rapids, Mich., has been a BERNINA Educator and BERNINA machine owner for 20 years.  After making her first project, a zippered turtle pillow for pajamas, she was hooked on sewing.  Years later, after a career in public relations and being a stay-at-home mom, Betsy started her own business, Nine Patch Sewing Company.  She was also president of the West Michigan Quilters’ Guild.  As a BERNINA Educator, Betsy enjoys visiting the BERNINA Creative Center in Aurora, Ill., where she continues to learn more about how to use BERNINA machines, accessories and software. 
 
Blaine’s Sewing Machine Center is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service and education 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 the Dealer, please visit www.blainesewing.net.
 
About BERNINA
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 www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.