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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Grandmother’s Thimble, a BERNINA Dealer in Vestal, N.Y., is hosting two Sewapalooza events on Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. BERNINA Educator Tari Intardonato will lead attendees through three projects using quilting, embroidery, and BERNINA’s DesignWorks Software Suite. Each day costs $65 and includes all project supplies, use of BERNINA machines and accessories, a goodie bag, door prizes, and lunch. The events will take place at American Legion Post 89, located at 118 S. Jensen Road. To register, call (607)797-7022 or stop by the store.
BERNINA’s DesignWorks Software Suite is comprised of three components—CutWork, PaintWork, and CrystalWork—that turn any embroidery machine into a multimedia tool. With CutWork, shapes, patterns and designs can be cut from multiple layers of fabric. PaintWork allows the application of pen drawings to fabric and textiles. CrystalWork gives the ability to create crystal appliqué patterns for textiles and garments.
Tari Intardonato earned a bachelor’s degree in vocational home economics and taught high school home economics in Oklahoma. She married and moved to the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas area, where she sold BERNINA products and taught classes in sewing techniques and operating BERNINA machines. She later managed a BERNINA Sewing Center and continued to teach classes about BERNINA products, as well as teach sewing projects before becoming a BERNINA Educator.
Grandmother’s Thimble, at 3036 Old Vestal Road, is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service to area residents. Owned and operated by a husband and wife team since 2001, the Dealer sells BERNINA sewing machines and software, and a large variety of books, patterns, stabilizers, and quilting supplies. Grandmother’s Thimble also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for children and adults at 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 over 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 of budgets, with new products being introduced every year. You can follow BERNINA on Facebook:, Instagram: @BERNINAUSA, and Pinterest:, and read BERNINA’s WeAllSew blog at To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.