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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Pine Needles Quilt & Sew, a BERNINA Dealer in Rochester, Minn., is hosting Sewapalooza, a hands-on sewing, embroidery, and quilting workshop featuring BERNINA Educator, Nancy Bednar on Monday, October 20 and Tuesday, October 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Ramada Event Center located at 1517 16th St SW. The event costs $99 for both days and includes lunch, a Sewapalooza t-shirt and bumper sticker, project kits, a CD with complete project instructions, a $20 voucher for machine service, a micro vacuum attachment set, and an opportunity to experience BERNINA machines. Attendees will make a trendy, embroidered wristlet, an embellished travel shoe sack using BERNINA’s DesignWorks software, a quilted mini travel pillow, an upcycled t-shirt to backpack using BERNINA’s overlocker/serger set, a suitcase sachet, and a travel cord caddy. To register, call (507)226-8480 or stop by the store, which is located in the TJ Maxx Plaza at 1300 Salem Road SW in Rochester.
BERNINA Educator, Nancy Bednar teaches embroidery, overlocker/serger and machine quilting tips and techniques. Nancy is from Brookfield, Ill., and is a sewing educator, freelance instructor and author, who uncovered her passion for sewing when she explored creative and practical aspects of sewing in elementary school. From garment, home decoration projects to bridal and special occasion sewing, Nancy’s true love is the overlocker/serger. Nancy has trained BERNINA Dealers and consumers about all aspects of sewing with a special emphasis on garment stitching and creative machine techniques. She is a regular contributor to Sewing and Serger Update Newsletters and has been published in Sew News and Through the Needle.
Pine Needles Quilt & Sew is an authorized BERNINA Dealer and who provides 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.