BERNINA DEALER SEW MUCH MORE SUPPORTS THE RECONSTRUCTION OF UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS – AUSTIN GARMENT CONSTRUCTION LAB AND DONATES BERNINA SEWING MACHINES AND SERGERS
Lab also features new desks and chairs, updated power lines, and efficient lighting
BERNINA of America is pleased to announce that its Dealer in Austin, Texas, Sew Much More, has remodeled and revamped the Garment Construction Lab at the University of Texas – Austin. The Lab, located in Gearing Hall, now features 40 BERNINA sewing machines and sergers along with new workspace furniture, studio mirrors, updated wiring and cables, and more efficient lighting. The refurbished Lab will enable students to design garments in a professional, creative environment that is conducive to learning.
“We are grateful to Sew Much More owners Ron and Barbara Goldkorn for their generosity and willingness to help reconstruct the lab and for donating BERNINA machines so that our students can create, design and be inspired,“ said Eve Nicols, Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Division of Textiles and Apparel, School of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences.
The Goldkorn’s have had a long-standing relationship with the University where they have maintained BERNINA sewing machines in the Lab for more than a decade. They have also played an active role in the annual University of Texas – Austin Fashion Show and have had the opportunity to judge over 130 designs presented by senior students each year.
“After touring the Lab, we realized it desperately needed a makeover,” said Ron Goldkorn, owner of BERNINA Dealer, Sew Much More. “Having immigrated to the USA over 30 years ago, we felt a need to express our appreciation for the opportunities afforded us here in Austin as well as in the United States and being able to remodel the Lab and in so doing enhance the student experience sparking their creativity is our way of giving back.”
Sew Much More is an authorized BERNINA Dealer which 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 www.sewaustin.com.
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 www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.