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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Janean’s BERNINA, an exclusive BERNINA Dealer in Pasco, Washington, is hosting Sewapalooza, a two-day, hands-on embroidery and quilting workshop on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The workshops will be held at the store located at 6303 Burden Blvd. in Pasco. BERNINA Educators Carrie Wells and Sandra Swick will lead attendees through six projects including an embroidered wristlet, an upcycled project turning a t-shirt into a backpack using BERNINA’s overlocker/serger set, an embellished shoe sack using BERNINA DesignWorks Version 7 software, a quilted mini travel pillow, monogrammed suitcase sachet, and a travel cord caddy. The event costs $75.00 and includes all supplies, lunch, a goodie bag, a CD complete with project instructions, and the opportunity to experience BERNINA machines. To register, call (509)544-7888 or stop by the store. Registration is highly recommended as seating is limited.
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 DesignWorks, 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. So, she set up a Web site to sell her wares. When she realized that she needed a new machine with greater capabilities, she went to a local BERNINA Dealer. There she fell in love with the machines. Given Carrie’s love of BERNINA machines, she began selling them in Houston and then relocated to California where she became a top seller of BERNINA machines.
BERNINA Educator Sandra Larson Swick has been selling, sewing and teaching on BERNINA machines, professionally, for more than 20 years. She is an award-winning quilter, who made the first “Quilt in Space,” a quilt that traveled to the International Space Station with astronaut, Barbara Morgan. As a professional educator and graduate of the University of Oregon, she shares her love of sewing and textiles with students in the Pacific Northwest. She is a master teacher in embroidery, garment construction, quilting, specialty projects and crafts and has extensive knowledge about sergers. Sandra lives in Las Vegas.
Janean’s BERNINA is an exclusive BERNINA Dealer offering 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, 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.