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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that A Nimble Thimble, a BERNINA Dealer in Tyler, Texas, is hosting two Sewapalooza events on Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. BERNINA Educator Tari Intardonato will lead attendees through three projects using quilting, embroidery, and BERNINA’s DesignWorks Software Suite. Each day costs $59 and includes all project supplies, use of BERNINA machines and accessories, a goodie bag, a $20 gift certificate good toward merchandise at the Dealer, and lunch. The events will take place at A Nimble Thimble, located at 1813 Capital Drive #300. To register, call (903)581-4926, stop by the store, or register online at
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.
BERNINA Educator Tari Intardonato learned to sew in her early teens and has been sewing ever since. The BERNINA brand has always been a part of her life. Both her grandmothers sewed on BERNINA machines. Tari 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 in a local Hancock Fabrics and continued to teach classes in the BERNINA line, as well as sewing projects.
A Nimble Thimble is an authorized BERNINA 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 the Dealer, 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.