Registration available in person or by phone

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Merrily We Quilt Along, a BERNINA Dealer in Springfield, Mo., is hosting a two-day Sewapalooza event featuring BERNINA Educator Carrie Wells.  On Friday, April 25, Carrie’s projects will use embroidery, BERNINA Embroidery Software 7 and the DesignWorks Software Suite.  On Saturday, April 26, the projects will include machine quilting, BERNINA accessories and sergers.  The sessions will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Merrily We Quilt Along, located at 1718 S. Ingram Mill Road.  The cost is $55 for either session or $99 for both, including supplies, giveaways and brochures.  To register, call (417)890-9000 or stop by the store.

BERNINA Educator Carrie Wells is a BERNINA enthusiast who loves the technology and innovations that come with the BERNINA machines.  She feels there are no boundaries when creating a garment, quilt, pillow, or any other project in the works.  Carrie learned to sew from her mother and continued in the 4-H program.  She later set up a Web site to sell her wares and when she realized that she needed a new machine with greater capabilities, Carrie went to a BERNINA Dealer.  She’s been in love with BERNINAs ever since.

BERNINA Embroidery Software 7 places a host of powerful design tools at the fingertips of sewists, including 3-D effects like StumpWork, Trapunto and PunchWork, as well as advanced monogramming and lettering, autodigitizing and full manual digitizing functionality to complement the hundreds of built-in and ready-to-stitch designs.  Software 7 also sports an easy-to-use interface that features larger icons and icon grouping, and easy-to-change outline stitches and fill stitches.

DesignWorks features CutWork, PaintWork and CrystalWork, which can transform the B 780 from an embroidery machine into a mixed media tool.  With CutWork, shapes, patterns and designs can be cut from multiple layers of fabric; PaintWork allows pen drawings to be applied to fabric and textiles; and CrystalWork offers the option of creating crystal appliqué patterns for textiles and garments. 
Merrily We Quilt Along is a BERNINA “Excellence” Dealer providing 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 on Merrily We Quilt Along, please 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.