Featuring world-renowned quilter Kaye England and BERNINA Educators Kellie Rushing and Sandra Larson Swick

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Quiltique, a BERNINA Dealer in Henderson, Nevada, will host a three-day Sewapalooza event Friday, June 26 to Saturday, June 28 at the former Explore Knowledge Academy located at 4801 S. Sandhill, in Las Vegas. The hands-on sewing, embroidery, and quilting workshop, will feature BERNINA Educators, Kellie Rushing, Sandra Larson Swick, and world-renowned quilter, Kaye England. Attendees will spend one day with each expert. On Friday, Quiltique will host an after-hours party at the store, where event-goers will enjoy great discounts. The event costs $349 and includes breakfast on Thursday, lunch, a CD with project instructions, a Sewapalooza t-shirt, bumper sticker and tote bag, and the opportunity to use BERNINA sewing machines. In addition, attendees will receive a copy of Kaye England’s book, Christmas with Kaye, a ticket to the Quiltique after-hours party on Friday, and an opportunity to win a $300 gift card. To register, call (702)563-8600 or stop by the store located at 213 N. Stephanie Street in Henderson. Registration is required as seats are limited.
BERNINA educators Kellie Rushing and Sandra Swick will lead attendees through mini-sessions that will cover machine embroidery, quilting, serging, monogramming, embellishments, and machine accessories. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to learn quilting techniques and tips from Kaye England. Both BERNINA and Kaye will showcase projects, machines and accessories during a trunk show that will take place throughout the three-day event. The sessions will take place on Thursday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Kaye England began quilt making and fabric collecting in the early 1980’s, but was influenced early on by a family of needle workers. She now designs fabrics for Wilmington Prints and heads her own publishing company, Kaye England Publications. She travels the world conducting sell-out lectures and workshops, showcasing her wonderful and infectious fabrics, patterns and quilts, and can be seen on several episodes of HGTV’s Simply Quilts. Kaye was born and raised on a farm in Glasgow, Kentucky and resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.
BERNINA Educator, Kellie Rushing began sewing at age 5 when her grandmother taught her how to hand-embroider. After marrying and becoming a stay-at-home mom, Kellie used her skill to start a home-based business making custom draperies. She fell in love with her first BERNINA in 1988 and BERNINA has been her passion ever since. Kellie has been a BERNINA Dealer, a freelance educator and BERNINA National Tradeshow team member.
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.
Quiltique 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.