BERNINA TO HOST TWO-DAY HEIRLOOM BEGINNINGS RETREAT SEPTEMBER 11 – 12 AT THE BERNINA CREATIVE CENTER IN AURORA ILLINOIS
Registration is taking place now
BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that it is accepting registration for a two-day retreat called Heirloom Beginnings taking place at the BERNINA Creative Center in Aurora, Ill. Attendees will learn the basics of heirloom sewing using a sewing machine and manufactured trims to replicate the needlework of French hand sewing from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The retreat will be held Thursday, September 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, September 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Attendees will learn how to sew lace-to-lace, lace-to-entredeux and entredeux-to-fabric. Basic techniques using the overlocker/serger and embroidery machine will also be taught while each attendee makes an heirloom baby bonnet and smocked pillow. The cost is $299 and includes kit supplies, a CD of instructional materials, BERNINA store shopping opportunities, use of the BERNINA 880 machine, along with lunch and snacks each day. For more information about the Heirloom Beginnings retreat and to register, please visit
The 4,500-square-foot BERNINA Creative Center, located at 3682 Unit B Prairie Lake Court, next to the BERNINA of America headquarters, opened in 2013. The Center 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 www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.