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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Linda Z’s, a BERNINA Dealer and BERNINA Excellence Partner in Arlington Heights, Ill., is hosting Sewapalooza, a hands-on embroidery, and quilting workshop on Saturday, September 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. BERNINA Educator Kathy Shalda will instruct attendees in creating two exciting quilting and embroidery projects. The event costs $49, plus a $10 fee for a project kit, and includes use of BERNINA machines and accessories. The workshop will take place at the Dealer, located at 1216 E. Central Road. To register, call (847)394-4590 or stop by the store.   
For as long as she can remember, Kathy Shalda has enjoyed sewing. Her grandmother gave her a used sewing machine as a gift for her high school graduation. Kathy continued her love of sewing after marrying two years later, and when her husband saw her struggling with her machine, he surprised her with a BERNINA 830 for her birthday. She’s been a loyal BERNINA owner ever since. Kathy has done all types of sewing, from making clothes for her three sons to pillows and window treatments for her homes. Her real passion is quilting, and she's been an avid quilter for 15 years. Not long after becoming a quilter, Kathy also discovered machine embroidery and has kept her BERNINA humming ever since.
Linda Z’s is a certified BERNINA Dealer and a BERNINA Excellence Partner that has been providing top-quality service to area residents for over 40 years. The Dealer offers the full line of BERNINA sewing machines, software and accessories, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for consumers of all skill levels. For more information on Linda Z’s, please call (847)394-4590 or 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.