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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that BERNINA Sewing Etc., a BERNINA Dealer in Ridgeland, Miss., is hosting Sewapalooza, a one-day workshop with BERNINA Educator Nancy Bednar that will focus on quilting and sergers. The event will take place Saturday, November 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Dealer, located at 665 Pear Orchard Road, Suite 104. The cost is $50 and includes all project instructions, use of BERNINA machines, and lunch. To register, call (601)991-2120 or stop by the store.
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 creating garment and 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 the Sewing and Serger Update newsletters, and has been published in Sew News.
BERNINA Sewing, Etc. is a BERNINA Dealer that provides top-quality service to area residents. The Dealer offers the full line of BERNINA sewing machines, software and accessories, and also provides a variety of sewing and embroidery classes for people of all skill levels. For more information, 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.